Principal Cyber Engineer - ISSO (P4)

CO220: 411 Galileo Ave, Schriever AFB 411 Galileo Avenue Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, CO, 80912 USA

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Aerospace operates 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.

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CO220: 411 Galileo Ave, Schriever AFB 411 Galileo Avenue Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, CO, 80912 USA

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.  

Job Summary:

Raytheon is looking for an individual to join the Cyber Security Engineering team for a Principal Cyber Security Engineer ISSO position supporting the operations and maintenance of custom solutions and Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities at Schriever Space Force Base in Falcon, Colorado. The ideal candidate will have a strong cyber experience across the full spectrum of cyber operations from a mission execution perspective, to include vulnerability management, compliance management, database, and enterprise information security infrastructure.  

Work Location: Schriever Space Force Base in Falcon, Colorado

Position Type: Onsite

Responsibilities To Anticipate:

  • Assessing known systems vulnerabilities and verifying system hardening and patching activities to ensure compliance with the most current applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)/Security Requirements Guides (SRGs) and related checklists

  • Preparing documentation (artifacts and bodies of evidence) to support assessment and authorization (A&A) activities necessary to ensure system sustained Approval to Operate (ATO)

  • Assisting in defining of cyber requirements and design solutions, providing guidance and direction related to security technologies, performing analysis on cybersecurity collected data and test results, identifying, and implementing cybersecurity design, and preparing and maintaining engineering and security related documentation

  • Performing and providing vulnerability assessment results and recommendations to the leadership.

  • Ensuring the security integrity of GPS OCX systems of record by maintaining mission systems basic cyber hygiene, implementing cyber resiliency solutions, and performing associated compliance validation/verification

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and 8+ years of engineering experience

  • An active and transferable DoD Secret security clearance is required on Day 1 and ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

  • Experience with performing assessments of various operating systems with DISA STIGs and SRGs

  • Experience with IA vulnerability testing and related network and system test tools, e.g., ACAS and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)

  • Experience with network and system security administration, including operating system security configuration and account management best practices for LINUX, Microsoft, and CISCO Systems (Previous experience with RHEL 6 and 7 is highly desired)

  • Experience with DoD RMF Certification and Accreditation Processes, assessing and validating compliance with IA controls and developing and maintaining associated certification and accreditation documentation

  • Must possess Security Certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M IAT-III (CISSP or equivalent) Compliant Certification 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in STEM with 8+ years of engineering experience

  • Hands on experience in manual hardening and system compliance

  • Familiar with NIST Risk Management Framework as described in NIST Special Publication 800-37

  • Experience with information security toolsets such as LogRhythm and/or SPLUNK or other related Intrusion Detection Tools

  • Self-Starter requiring limited direction and supervision

  • Ability to support periodic travel (less than 10%)

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Tags: ACAS Automation CISSP Clearance Compliance DISA DoD DoDD 8570 DoD RMF Intrusion detection Linux LogRhythm Mathematics NIST Privacy Risk management RMF SCAP Security Clearance Splunk STEM STIGs Top Secret TS/SCI Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Flexible spending account Flex vacation Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave

Region: North America
Country: United States
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