Cyber Security Engineer

Requisition ID: 44328

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia)

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?


Aerospace's Cyber Security Subdivision is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to help design, implement, assess and deploy cyber solutions that defend our nation's most valuable assets in space. We are seeking a highly motivated engineer with experience supporting customers in crypto security, full spectrum information assurance (IA), planning for COMSEC, and network security engineering and architecture knowledge.

Key Functions

  • Perform research in the areas of cyber and network security
  • Advise various DOD and Intelligence programs on RMF
  • Work with customers to understand and implement security controls
  • Review network architecture designs identify dataflow and performance deficiencies
  • Understand and mitigate the security vulnerabilities in various SW and HW designs
  • Support multiple space systems customers
  • Leading or participating in projects involving one or more of the following areas: Cyber Resilience, Cloud Security, Software Assurance, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical System (CPS), Program Protection Planning (PPP), Risk management Framework (RMF), cyber system trade-off studies for various system designs or protocols, validation of network system requirements.
  • Providing recommendations on network architectures and solutions based on technical performance assessments.


  • B.S or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar technical area of study
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • 5 or more years of professional experience in cyber security
  • Network engineering and architecture and web-related protocol knowledge (TCP/IP, IPSEC, HTTP/S, routing protocols)
  • Capable of using network modeling tools (I.e., RedSeal, SkyBox)
  • Experience with configuring routers and switches
  • Experience with firewalls
  • Proficient in Linux and Unix based operating systems
  • Knowledge of or an interest in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Experience with Computer Network Defense (CND)/Defensive Cyber Operations
    • IDS Sensor deployment
    • IDS sensor tuning
    • Working knowledge of Wireshark
    • Regular Expressions (RegEx)
  • Excellent communication skills

  • Advanced technical degree
  • Experience with space systems, including familiarity with space, ground and user segments, as well as legacy software
  • Experience securing high level complex systems such as data centers
  • RedSeal Network modeling experience
  • Ability to code in C, Java, JavaScript
  • Proficiency with network and host based scanning tools (i.e., Nessus)
    • Splunk
    • Bro
    • LogRhythm
    • Elastic Stack
    • Security Onion
    • Suricata
    • TensorFlow
  • Familiarity with implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Experience with Agile methodology and team collaboration tools
  • Certifications: OSCP, CEH, CISSP, Security+

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

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.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Cyber Security, Computer Science, Engineer, Network Security, Security, Technology, Engineering

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