Defensive Cyber Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Security, Engineer, Systems, Computer, Python, Java, Linux, Windows, Test
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to join our growing team who design, implement, and deploy cyber solutions to defend our nation's most valuable assets in space. We support a variety of customers including the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA) by protecting their ground networks and satellite systems from sophisticated adversaries. The qualified candidate will become part of the Defensive Cyber Operations section in the Cyber Defense Solutions Department.

Key Functions
  • Perform vulnerability assessments of mission systems and provide recommendations on mitigations
  • Develop novel tools and techniques to detect abnormal activity on space mission systems
  • Leverage orchestration and cyber security tools and technologies to measure effectiveness and impact on mission systems
  • Integrate various cyber security products and tools to deliver guidance and best practices tailored to customer needs
  • Proactively interact with customers and coworkers by presenting project status, technical findings and technical demonstrations

This position can be filled as a Member of Technical Staff or a Senior Member of Technical Staff.

Qualifications

Required for Defensive Cyber Engineer - Member of Technical Staff:
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Systems or similar discipline
  • Proficient with one or more programming languages including but not limited to C/C++, Python, Java
  • Proficient with bash, shell, PowerShell, and/or basic scripting on Linux and Windows platforms
  • 2 or more years of experience using and securing commercial and/or open source technologies such as operating systems, firewalls, routers, switches, software applications, or embedded applications
  • 2 or more years of cyber security experience including the use of SIEM tools, SOAR/Orchestration tools, EDR tools, Penetration Test or Vulnerability Assessment tools, or Incident Response procedures and tools
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

Required for Sr. Defensive Cyber Engineer - Sr. Member of Technical Staff:
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Systems or similar discipline
  • Ability to lead teams and projects in the areas of software, hardware, cloud security, orchestration and automation, and/or network security
  • Proficient with one or more programming languages including but not limited to C/C++, Python, Java
  • Proficient with bash, shell, PowerShell, and/or basic scripting on Linux and Windows platforms
  • 5 or more years of experience using and securing commercial and/or open source technologies such as operating systems, firewalls, routers, switches, software applications, or embedded applications
  • 5 or more years of cyber security experience including the use of SIEM tools, SOAR/Orchestration tools, EDR tools, Penetration Test or Vulnerability Assessment tools, or Incident Response procedures and tools
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

Preferred
  • Active security clearance
  • Working knowledge of satellite system operations and technologies
  • Experience in cryptographic systems design (i.e., algorithms, key management)
  • Experience with various cloud offerings and services (AWS, VMWare, Azure, DISA milCloud)
  • Experience with container technologies (Kubernetes, Docker, Twistlock, Prisma)
  • Experience using static code analysis tools and analyzing results (Fortify, SonarQube, Coverity)
  • Experience building, maintaining, and integrating additional security tools into DevSecOps CI/CD pipelines

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.


Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R001009
Originally Posted : 5 months ago

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