Senior Cyber Security Engineer

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required USD 150K - 190K

LinQuest

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Position Summary

LinQuest is seeking a Senior Cyber Security Engineer to join our team in Albuquerque, NM. This is an excellent opportunity to join a small, hand selected systems security engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting US Space Force and Space Systems Command (SSC) Advanced MILSATCOM Division (SZM).  You will support Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. You will work onsite, co-located and closely integrated with the Government Customer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead cybersecurity engineering across stakeholders in our Albuquerque, NM based efforts
  •  Participate in IT architecture design reviews to assess and ensure compliance with cybersecurity requirements
  • Ensure cybersecurity principles are embedded in systems engineering efforts for ground and space systems
  • Integrate the Risk Management Framework throughout the system acquisition lifecycle
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement cybersecurity strategies as a sub-component of the Program Protection Plan
  • Create, review, and assess RMF related artifacts for acceptable implementation of cybersecurity principles
  • Evaluate and apply government cybersecurity (DoD, NIST, FIPS, and CNSS) policies and instructions and provide timely and effective recommendations on system implementation to maintain or achieve compliance
  • Conduct program and technical risk assessments to determine necessary cybersecurity protection measures, and effectively advocate for resources as required
  • Consult with customer and developers to provide solutions to challenging cybersecurity architectures, and clearly articulate those solutions to leadership
  • Interface with other government organizations during security evaluation of engineering design solutions
  • Provide technical security evaluation support to the SCA during contractor assessment and authorization activities
  • Integrate cybersecurity assessments into developmental and operational testing and evaluation plans
  • Evaluate the continued effectiveness of implemented protection measures within the authorization boundary

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
  • 7 years of work experience in Cybersecurity may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years of work experience in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
  • Experience as an Information Systems Security Officer for a complex system
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification or equivalent 
  • Ability to translate cybersecurity related policies and guidance into system requirements
  • Experience with cybersecurity assessment and authorization processes such as the Risk Management Framework
  • Understanding of common vulnerabilities and associated risk mitigation strategies
  • Experience with cybersecurity policy and processes, architectures, testing and evaluation procedures
  • Articulate complicated security concepts in cross-functional planning, coordination and task execution across the spectrum of systems engineering and integration activities
  • With minimal oversight, be able to sort through complex issues, prioritize them accordingly, advocate for resources, and elevate to management as necessary
  • Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the engineer and management levels to build confidence and collaboration between team members
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Understanding of risk management principles and their application within an information system
  • Experience with COMSEC key management and familiarity with cryptographic equipment lifecycle management concepts
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level III approved cybersecurity baseline certification
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for this position

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 15+ years of work experience in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
  • Master’s degree in Cybersecurity, Engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
  • Computing Technology Industry Association Security + Certification
  • Understanding and experience in the acquisition life cycle for information systems
  • Experience in security control evaluation, testing, and assessment in complex system environments
  • Familiarity with security tools for implementing and assessing security compliance (e.g. SCAP, STIGS, ACAS)
  • Experience deploying and maintaining a Security Information and Event Management system for a multiple operating system enterprise

 

Compensation for California: Starting salary ranges from $150,000 to $190,000 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.

Benefits:

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: https://www.linquest.com/careers/our-benefits

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