Senior Cyber Security Engineer (Supporting NASA at Johnson Space Center)

    • KBR
  • Houston, TX
  • Posted 41 days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


NIST SP 800 Series
Training and development
Cyber security
System administration
IT security
Risk management
System security
Security controls
Network design
Incident management
Life insurance
Regulatory Compliance
Intrusion detection

Job Details


Senior Cyber Security Engineer (Supporting NASA at Johnson Space Center)

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The Mission Systems Operations Contract (MSOC) is seeking a Senior Cyber Security Engineer dedicated to expanding their experience and knowledge in Cyber Security Engineering to join a developing team of Cyber Security professionals. Our ideal candidate for the Cyber Security Engineer role will be motivated to apply and continually update their skill base. They will also possess the skills to manage and assist with IT Security Strategy, train Junior Engineers, Cyber Security, and Compliance and Risk Management in collaboration with IT Security and Compliance Teams.

Responsibilities may include:

- Managing one or more IT System Security Plans

- Train and mentor junior security engineers

- Identify potential risks and vulnerabilities across the organization, develop strategies to mitigate them and track them to closure

- Managing Plan of Actions and Milestones (POAMs) and Risks

- Performing security impact assessments of changes impacting the overall security posture of the system

- Providing security recommendations and guidance to senior leadership to improve the overall security posture of the system

- Supporting security projects and new security initiatives from the customer

- Stay up to date on the latest security trends and tools to continuously improve the security program of the customer


- Typically requires an undergraduate degree, relevant certifications, or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree

- 15 years of related experience.


- Experience in security configuration implementation, documentation, assessment, and management of NIST SP 800-53 Security Controls on Federal Government Systems

- Experience in evaluating Security Risks throughout the System Development Life Cycle

- Strong background in System and Network design and implementation

- Understanding of a wide range of advanced persistent threats and vulnerabilities typical of modern-day cyber-attacks

- Strong communication skills, both verbally and written

- Understanding of incident management roles and security/compliance auditing


- Strong understanding of exploits, common vulnerabilities, common network intrusion methods, and various attack patterns and tactics as outlined in the MITRE ATT&CK Framework

- Experience in establishing or managing FedRAMP security plans

- Familiarity with the DevSecOps Methodology

- Relevant certifications may include: CISSP, GIAC GDSA, GIAC, CompTIA Security+

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