Cyber Security Engineer

Requisition ID: 40401

All Locations: Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking Cyber Security Engineers for The Cyber Operations and Resilience Department (CORD). This department provides technical support in researching and engineering cyber solutions for Aerospace internal and external customers in all segments of national security space systems. Support is provided across multiple functional areas to include ground network and space-based systems for multiple mission partners to include Space Security and Defense Program (SSDP), SMC Directorates, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the nuclear enterprise, and Civil Agencies. A primary focus is to support the Space Enterprise Vision (SEV) and Space Warfighting Construct (SWC).

Key Functions

  • Support test, study and improve mission resiliency for Space Mission Systems from advanced cyber threats
  • Develop and test Defensive Cyber Operations tools and capabilities
  • Applies standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or cyber security tasks
  • Participate in risk management activities to ensure cybersecurity risks are evaluated and mitigations applied in accordance with security directives
  • Prioritize work and meet deadlines; must be energetic and self-motivated
  • Proactively support program management of multiple projects and facilitate in-depth working groups to identify credible threats, relevant vulnerabilities, and assess operational impacts
  • Assist in development of mitigating courses of action and creation of comprehensive strategies to include system design modifications
  • Closely collaborate with the Aerospace, Government, SETA and mission partner representatives


Qualifications

This position can be filled as a Cyber Security Engineer or Sr. Cyber Security Engineer

Required for Cyber Security Engineer
  • Bachelors of Science or technical degree from an accredited University
  • 5 or more years of cyber security/cyber operations experience
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity


Required for Sr. Cyber Security Engineer
  • Bachelors or Masters of Science or technical degree from an accredited University
  • 8 or more years of cyber security/cyber operations experience
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Ability to act as a leader and mentor junior technical staff in a team environment
  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity


Preferred
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Current SAP/SAR access
  • Master of Science or technical degree from an accredited University
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification or equivalent cyber certification such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • 10 or more years of cyber security/cyber operations experience
  • Demonstrated Cyber Security/cyber operations experience as it relates to Space Mission Systems
  • Experience working with program office personnel on Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), or National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Systems
  • Familiarity with cyberspace operations planning, wargaming and experiments
  • Experience with Space Mission Resiliency and the Space Warfighting Construct (SWC)
  • Knowledge of DoD cybersecurity policies, including Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Cyber Penetration Tools (e.g. NMAP, Metasploit, etc.)
  • Experience managing and leading teams/projects, handling multiple tasks, and working closely with government customers, contractors, and other FFRDCs


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : MEMBR-TCH STF SR

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

Access: SCI

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs
Job Segment: Engineer, ERP, Cyber Security, Information Systems, Security, Engineering, Technology


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