Senior Cybersecurity Engineer with Security Clearance

Published September 15, 2023
Location San Diego, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Description SAIC is looking for a Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA Position Description: SAIC is looking for cleared Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineering candidates who are experienced in Information Assurance (IA) and Cybersecurity to support an Information Operations (IO), Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR) and Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) customer within Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Computers, Communications, and Intelligence (PEO C4I). The individual will determine if engineering and security solutions are practical, reliable, compliant and interoperable for the execution/implementation on Navy and Intelligence Community (IC) Networks and within other Navy infrastructures, ISR tools, and Command and Control (C2) systems/capabilities. Responsibilities:

• Develop cogent and actionable security requirements that result in robust security postures, heightened cyber resilience and protection of sensitive data/information.

• Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support Assessment and Authorization (A&A).

• Design security architecture overlays to overarching system architectures that deliver increased security balanced against time and cost metrics.

• Provides secure configuration management (CM) in support of information systems, security software, hardware and firmware.

• Manage changes to systems and assess the security impact of those changes. Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, A&A packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs).

• Draft Program Protection Plans (PPPs), Cybersecurity Strategies, Security Classification Guides (SCGs), Anti-Tamper (AT) Plans and other Navy Acquisition program security-related documents.

• Perform Criticality Analyses (CAs) to include Critical Program Information (CPI) surveys. Perform Critical Functionality (CF) and Critical Component (CC) identification reviews.

• Review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks, recommending mitigations or countermeasures and resolving integration issues. Provide technical assistance and recommendations regarding the planning, implementation, and management of Battlespace Awareness with existing and emerging infrastructures.

• Perform General Service (GENSER) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Risk Management Framework (RMF) support for Department of Defense (DoD) IT systems to include development and maintenance of RMF package components, conduct risk assessments and develop test plans.

• Assist in development and update of technical documentation for system development. Documents may include Concept of Employment, Requirements Traceability, training, white papers and capability assessment reports.

• Use operational experience to interpret and provide feedback on system requirements. Provide analysis of capabilities and software tools and recommendations for technical solutions to access and exploit information available from source as required. Assist the customer with Test and Evaluation (T&E) cybersecurity-focused test events (e.g., Coordinated Vulnerability Penetration Assessment [CVPA] and Adversarial Assessment [AA]).

• Provide support for the organization's cybersecurity program.

• Provide support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.

• Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed.

• Provide for the operation and maintenance of cybersecurity testbeds, including patch management.

• Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience. 4+ additional years of experience in lieu of degree. Active TS/SCI Desired Skills and Certifications:

• Understanding of the DOD acquisition process, PEO C4I and NAVWAR.

• Certifications: PMP, INCOSE, DevOps, CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security + Network Plus.

• Prior Military experience with ISR systems.

• Experience with RMF and NIST compliance standards.

• Experience with US Navy C4I systems, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.

• Knowledge of Linux or Windows OS, network protocols, web services, databases, scripting, and firewalls. Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors. Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.