Cyber Security Test Engineer

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate Clearance required USD 65K - 90K


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LinQuest is seeking a Cyber Security Test Engineer to join our team supporting a MILSATCOM Program Management Office (PMO) within the US Space Force’s (USSF), Space Systems Command (SSC) at Peterson Space Force Base (PSFB), CO.

LinQuest is the prime contractor on the MSEIT contract. By applying to this position, you are in consideration for LinQuest employment. However, you also have the option to be hired by one of our subcontractor teammates.

The candidate will provide support to the cyber security operations staff in resolving cyber security issues as requested. Also, the candidate will assist in the identification of non-compliant system settings, exploitable threats, and other system vulnerabilities.

The MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (MSEIT) effort provides leading edge Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) for the Air Force’s Space and Missiles System Center. We support the Air Force’s acquisition of state of the art Military Satellite Communications systems, providing global secure, survivable, and protected communications for our nation’s warfighters. We seek technical individuals who will thrive in a highly collaborative work environment of small teams, using the most modern tools and methodologies to tackle the challenges of integrating complex space and ground communications systems.


  • Assist in authoring technical documentation including test plans, test procedures, technical white papers, and test reports
  • Use industry accepted and in-house developed tools to collect and aggregate cyber security data for use in identifying non-compliant system settings, exploitable threats, and other system vulnerabilities
  • Assist in the communication with system developers to further understanding of cyber security concepts and implemented controls
  • Provide the collected data to Information Systems Security Engineers (ISSE) in support of their assessment of system cyber security posture and support the cyber security operations staff in resolving complex cyber security issues as requested
  • Assist in the authoring and peer-reviews cyber security test plans and detailed test procedures that include step-by-step instructions for using advanced cyber security tools
  • Enhance cyber security testing processes and procedures through feedback and implementation
  • Assist in the reporting on cyber security program activities to upper management as requested
  • Travel: approximately 10%

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, or equivalent technical discipline
  • 2+ years of experience with Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) processes
  • 2+ years of experience in military, aerospace, DoD government, academia, or industry
  • 2+ years of experience using Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and benchmarks
  • Understand fundamentals of various Operating Systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems involving complex systems
  • Within 6 months of hire, must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoDD 8140 and DoDD 8570.01-M for Information Assurance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Motivated, self-starter capable of autonomous on-the-job learning/improvement with minimal supervision
  • Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD SECRET Security Clearance 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certification (i.e. ASEP, CSEP, ESEP)
  • Understand fundamental concepts of software design and implementation
  • Ability to undertake new challenges with limited guidance
  • Knowledge of DoD mission system sustainment
  • Experience with Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker (SCC) and STIG Viewer
  • Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
  • Experience using the Command-Line-Interface (CLI)
  • Experience with administrating Linux and Windows systems
  • Experience with Database Management (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Experience with Cisco network devices
  • Experience with developing and maintaining scripts (primarily PowerShell)
  • Experience with working in a highly competitive multi-contractor environment
  • Familiarity with software vulnerability assessment and code analysis
  • Familiarity with DoD RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process
  • Familiarity with AF/DoD/CNSSI/NIST security policy/manuals and other guiding policy documents
  • Familiarity with penetration testing methodology and tools

Compensation for Colorado:  The salary for this position ranges from approximately $65,000 to $90,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications.

Why LinQuest?

LinQuest Corporation has a stellar 40-year track record of providing end-to-end system-of-systems (SoS) architecture definition, engineering design, integration and test, and operations expertise to enable full lifecycle development and deployment of pre-eminent Space, Air, Land, Sea, Ground, and Cyberspace game-changing capabilities across US DOD and IC Customers’ portfolios. Unique combination of in-depth domain knowledge, lessons learned-honed best practices, and mission-specific applications of principles, tools, and techniques of Digital Engineering (DE), DE Ecosystem (DEE), and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) set LinQuest apart from the competition to consistently deliver stellar high-value results for our customers. LinQuest’s corporate vision and values place the employee at the center of utmost customer satisfaction, strategic business growth, and tactical execution excellence. Our employees’ creative and inspirational drive, sense of fulfillment of personal and professional growth, and tightknit camaraderie within and across lines of business are essential in gaining and maintaining exceptional LinQuest corporate-wide results of new business awards and renewed contracts.


LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit:

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