Information Security Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, IT, Security, Engineer, Artificial Intelligence, Computer, Systems, System
Full Time

Job Description

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

Enterprise Information Services is responsible for Aerospace's classified and unclassified enterprise IT environment. The Information Security Engineer will be responsible for assisting in the development, documentation, implementation, operation, and transition of security technologies with a focus on cybersecurity tool administration, vulnerability management, incident response, forensics and education and awareness. The Information Security team is responsible for incident response, security assessments, risk mitigation programs, vulnerability scanning, identity and access management and integrating systems across the enterprise.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Develop, maintain, or oversee the implementation of security technologies with a focus on security operations, incident response, forensics, vulnerability management and insider threat
  • Refine Information Awareness education and outreach program to encompass latest cybersecurity threats
  • Mature current processes and provide guidance for improvements based on industry best practices
  • Setup, install, and configure Enterprise cybersecurity tools, including usage of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities
  • Discern patterns of incidents and reports, determine proactive solutions, and communicate areas of enhancement to management
  • Complete data analysis to include forensics investigations and incident reviews
  • Work closely with other departments within IT on corporate technology development to fully secure information, computer, network, and processing systems
  • Remain informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies and policies
  • Where necessary, provide Tier 3 support to help troubleshoot complex issues and architect new solutions.

This position is available as Information Security Engineer Level III and Level IV

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements level III:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent field of study or equivalent experience
  • Typically, 5 years of experience
  • Understanding of enterprise information security and technologies and how these technologies relate to prevention, detection, and response of threats
  • Hands-on experience with building, operating or maintaining cybersecurity tools
  • Data gathering, analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Minimum Requirements level IV:

Same requirements as level III noted above, in addition to:
  • Typically, 8 years of experience

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Experience maturing security operations center processes and work-flows
  • Experience implementing large-scale solutions across unique enterprise infrastructures
  • Experience maturing pre-existing environments and transitioning them over to appropriate teams
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through day-to-day management
  • Experience with developing and implementing system security policies and requirements
  • Experience in Incident Response and Threat Hunting and gathering threat intelligence
  • Experience documenting system security requirements and authoring System Security Plans (SSPs)

Grade-Based Pay Range

(Min - Mid - Max)
$94,000 - $140,000 - $192,000

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

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 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 : R002030
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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