Enterprise 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 Enterprise Systems Security Engineer for the nation's most pressing cyber security challenges.

Job Summary:

Are you interested in making critical contributions that impact national security systems? JHU/APL's Enterprise Systems Group in the Asymmetric Operations Sector is seeking critical problem solvers with deep expertise in systems architecting and security engineering to tackle the nation's most pressing cyber security challenges. Opportunities exist on research/engineering teams staffed with world-class experts to develop resilient enterprise architectures capable of defending, detecting, and responding to advanced cyber attacks.

Play a major role in pursuing leading edge approaches to enterprise defense while advancing the science of systems security engineering, threat assessments, and risk analysis. Work alongside engineers and scientists who are passionate about innovation and are driven to make a real difference in defending our nation. Are you interested in the opportunity to influence the enterprise security architecture of government agencies? Are you interested in working in an intellectually stimulating, professionally rewarding, and fun environment? Come join our team!

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

1. Direct and conduct research to advance the science of systems security engineering, threat assessments, and risk analysis. Mature advanced cyber defense research through the creation of proof of concept solutions, experimentation, modeling and simulation techniques, and pilot deployments in operational networks. (45%)

2. Lead projects as a Technical Lead and/or Project Manager to develop and engineer resilient systems for operational Enterprise networks. (45%)

3. Share knowledge and expertise by collaborating with APL staff, engaging with Government stakeholders, and participation at conferences and in working groups. (10%)

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: PhD CS, CE, EE or related field with 3-5 years of experience. Experience with securing enterprise systems, evaluating cyber security threats, and designing/deploying operational networks. Detailed knowledge of enterprise security technologies and products. Excellent witten and oral communication skills. Position requires an ability to obtain a TS clearance.

Desired Qualifications: PhD CS, CE, EE or related field with 10+ years of experience. Strong background in computer/network security concepts and technologies, including extensive knowledge of enterprise security operations and computer network vulnerabilities and exploits. Experience writing published papers and presenting results to conferences/workshops. An active Secret clearance and prior experience working with Government agencies.

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 www.jhuapl.edu.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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