Cyber Systems Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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Qualis Corporation is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer to support the Ground Support Systems (GSS) product team on the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System (GWS) program. In this role, the candidate will perform Systems Engineering functions with an emphasis in program protection and security (PP&S) and Cyber risk management framework (RMF) analysis, plan development, and implementation. The individual fulfilling this role will work closely with the Program's PP&S / Cyber team to ensure GSS specific considerations are detailed planned and executed in accordance with (IAW) the requirements and timeline. The candidate will be tasked to support the GWS cyber working group and responsible for ensuring GSS inputs and outputs are captured, communicated, implemented, and completed within standard and on schedule. The candidate will work directly with SW development teams to ensure proper implementation and verification of Application Security and Development (ASD) STIGs and General-Purpose Operating System (GPOS) STIGs. Responsibilities include supporting accreditation activities, vulnerability assessments and RMF alignment analysis.

This position is located in Huntsville, AL. Due to the nature of the role, this is not being offered as a teleworking or hybrid position.

Product Team Summary
GSS hardware and software products enable tactical or flight test launch. GSS products support interceptor lifecycle activities such emplacement in silos, periodic maintenance, and software upgrade. The GSS product architecture must be extensible to accommodate additional interceptor types and must be scalable to support large missile fields hosting a mixed fleet of interceptors. GSS manages critical pre-launch interceptor actions via mechanical, electrical, power and message interfaces to these interceptors. For Flight Tests, GSS products support interceptor range tracking and flight termination systems as well as pre and post launch telemetry interfaces. GSS products ensure operational readiness of interceptors and availability for mission tasking via its interface with GMD Fire Control (GFC). The GWS system provides missile defense capabilities that protect and defends the United States of America.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM with 2 years of experience; 1 years with Masters; 0 years with PhD
  • Possess verbal and written skills to effectively communicate with program personnel
  • Familiarity with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) standards, direct risk management framework (RMF) requirements exposure, plan of action and milestone (POAM) development and implementation knowledge, and vulnerability analysis and mitigation.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Working experience with Linux, preferably Red Hat
  • Experience with or a working understanding of Static/Dynamic Code Analysis
  • Working experience with System Auditing (Linux)
  • Understanding of Automation and Containers
  • SIEM, IDS and IPS Understanding
  • Security+
  • US Citizenship is a requirement for employment
  • Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security and 2 years direct experience with Risk Management Framework
  • Current CISSP or equivalent
  • Experience reviewing Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and/or utilizing the DISA STIG Viewer/Explorer.
  • Knowledge of system audits, vulnerability scanning, and RMF package development
  • Experience with User-based analytics
  • Exposure to Jira/Confluence
  • Red Hat Linux (RHEL)
  • Kubernetes familiarity
  • Understanding of and ability to read code in C++, Python or Java
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (EMASS)
  • Familiarity with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
  • Familiarity with Coverity - Code Analysis tool


Qualis Corporation is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and talented workforce who can contribute to the mission and vision of the Company. Our employees are our greatest asset and we promote a positive work environment, teamwork, professional growth, innovation, community involvement, flexible scheduling and a family-friendly work environment.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

Tags: ACAS Agile Analytics Application security Audits Automation C CISSP Clearance Code analysis Compliance IDS Industrial IPS Java Jira Kubernetes Linux NISPOM PhD Python Red Hat Risk management SIEM STEM

Perks/benefits: Flex hours

Region: North America
Country: United States
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