Cyber Mission Operations Systems Security Engineer


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Cyber Mission Operations Systems Security Engineer.

Job Summary: Perform and support cyber mission operations system security assessments to include cyber threat assessment, risk analysis and mitigation, and system architecture and design, and contribute to the development of innovative cyber mission defenses.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

1. Lead projects as a Project Manager and/or Technical Lead to develop robust solutions as part of a defensive system for mission operational networks. (25%)

2. Utilize systems engineering concepts and methods to examine existing or emerging cyber mission systems, identify deficiencies and needed changes, and develop innovative concepts for the creation of solutions/systems to improve mission operation defenses. (25%)

3. Apply sound security engineering principles to develop resilient, robust cyber mission defense systems. Mature advanced defense concepts through the creation of proof of concept solutions, experimentation, modeling and simulation techniques, and pilot deployments in operational networks. (25%)

4. Work collaboratively with researches and scientists to understand current threats, uncover gaps in enterprise security solutions, and identify opportunities for the creation of new approaches to defend mission systems. (25%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications: BS CS, CE, EE or related field with 7 years of experience. Must have experience with securing mission systems, evaluating cyber security threats, designing/deploying operational networks, and knowledge of mission security technologies and products. Position requires an active TS clearance.

Desired Qualifications: MS CS, CE, EE or related field with 10 years of experience. Strong background in computer/network security concepts and technologies, including extensive knowledge of mission security operations and computer network vulnerabilities and exploits. Active TS/SCI clearance.

Special Working Conditions: Local travel as needed.

Security: Applicant selected 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.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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