BMD Lead Cybersecurity Engineer

Do you have experience with cybersecurity systems engineering for Navy systems?

Are you passionate about leading innovation and technology to solve technical challenges involving the defense of the US Navy?

If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

As a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Lead Cybersecurity Engineer, you will...

Provide strategic thought-leadership and drive day-to-day research, innovation, and the application of cutting edge cybersecurity solutions needed to defend our nation's air and missile defense systems from cyber threats.

Exercise your cybersecurity and engineering expertise in support of our nation's air and missile defense systems. More than simply satisfying compliance, cybersecurity engineering is a multi-faceted technical discipline aimed at driving rigorous systems engineering principles into the design, development, and operation of cybersecurity capabilities within complex systems. Merging state-of-the-art cyber resilience techniques with risk management, cybersecurity engineers are integrated into systems engineering teams and drive the deliberate definition and implementation of cybersecurity controls, technologies, and solutions.

  • Lead teams of up to fifteen (15) staff in the engineering, development, integration, and testing of cybersecurity solutions for BMD Radar, Missile, Command and Control, and Combat Systems.
  • Define and drive full systems engineering support across the system development lifecycle including concept definition, requirements, architecture, design, development, integration, and testing.
  • Lead teams of experts to integrate COTS, GOTS, and Open Source cybersecurity products into comprehensive cybersecurity solutions specifically tailored for defense systems.
  • Define measures and objectives, interact with sponsor leadership and expertise, and motivate and guide teams of cybersecurity engineers in the analysis of complex mission systems for cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks.
  • Demonstrate system strengths and weaknesses through hands-on testing.
  • Devise innovative ways of applying sound cybersecurity principles within a constrained system.
  • Contribute to task definition, execution planning, staff composition, and cost estimation for complex system cybersecurity support.
  • Work with Laboratory leadership to define multi-year investment, research, and sponsor-engagement strategies; support staff development including hiring, training, and mentoring; and refine cybersecurity engineering methodologies, tools, and offerings.

You meet the minimum qualifications for this position if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics or related technical field.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in systems engineering, cybersecurity engineering, or concept development for complex systems with at least two (2) years of leadership experience.
  • Expertise in requirements development, architecture product development, high-level design, product development, or test and evaluation.
  • Mastery of fundamental principles, MDA and DoD policy, and NIST guidance on Cybersecurity, Cyber Resilience, Cyber Risk Management, System Hardening, and Vulnerability Assessment.
  • Experience defining and applying cybersecurity principles to complex systems.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation).
  • Leadership abilities to independently plan, problem solve, motivate, and guide diverse staff teams to produce positive results for highly challenging sponsor needs.
  • Ability to occasionally travel and work at military facilities including underway on US Navy ships and aircraft, requiring occasional work outside of and in excess of normal working hours.
  • Current Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have:
  • MS or PhD: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Cyber Security, Computer Information Systems Security or related field.
  • Fifteen (15) or more years of experience performing systems engineering for C2BMC, AEGIS BMD, THAAD, GMD or similarly complex MDA BMDS systems, sensors, and weapons with more than five (5) years of leadership experience.
  • Experience defining and driving the implementation of a new concept or technology within one of the Cyber Security knowledge domains. Operational experience with DoD systems.
  • Current Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance above Top Secret.


WhyWork at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied PhysicsLaboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most criticaldefense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection ofchallenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APLpromotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefitsand healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in theBaltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Actionemployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexualorientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any othercharacteristic protected by applicable law.


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