Senior Principal Cyber Engineer- -Onsite

VA541: 22110 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22110 Pacific Boulevard Building CC3, Sterling, VA, 20166-6913 USA

The Aerospace Corporation

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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United States of America


VA541: 22110 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22110 Pacific Boulevard Building CC3, Sterling, VA, 20166-6913 USA

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Collins Aerospace, an RTX company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

We are seeking a Senior Principal Cyber Engineer for our cyber team on the Department of Defense (DoD) Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) program.  This is a prime contractor level position leading a DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) process effort. Our cyber team provides guidance and support to geographically dispersed hardware/software development teams.  This role is primarily responsible for leading Cross Domain Solution (CDS) and Cyber Resiliency efforts leading to successful integration of CDS components, SABI/TSABI authorizations, RMF enclave authorizations, interfacing with other teams (Software, Hardware, Systems), customer and assessor engagements, management of vendor subcontracts, and execution of technical tasks in a fast-paced Agile development environment.

This position is located on-site in Dulles, VA.  An active Secret Clearance is required. This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

Note: This position is contingent on a contract award.


  • Lead the Cross Domain Solution effort (i.e., artifact/package development, implementation of security controls/requirements, mitigation tracking, and controls validation) necessary to lead to successful authorizations of the CDS architecture.

  • Evaluate and monitor Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and Government off the Shelf (GOTS) systems, applications, and services against our current architecture, RMF requirements, and application requirements.

  • Plan and guide cybersecurity engineering implementations in DoD weapon systems

  • Partner with IPTs and the USG customer to ensure tasks are completed on schedule and within budget.

  • Form strong relationships with United States Government (USG) customers, subcontractors, and other IPT leads to facilitate effective communications and successful integration.

  • Develop continuous monitoring plans and perform related tasks in compliance with minimum required intervals.

Qualifications/ Experience Needed:

  • Prior experience in defensive cybersecurity with recent experience with RMF on a DoD weapon systems development program and proven experience using the RMF process to obtain an ATO.

  • Knowledge of CDS capabilities and understanding of CDS best practices

  • Ability to support periodic travel.

  • DoD Approved DoDD 8570.01 IAT Level III and IAM Level III Certified (e.g., CISSP)

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience.

  • Active and transferable U.S. government issued Secret security clearance is required prior to start date.

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Counterintelligence (CI) poly preferred.

  • Experience with current DoD programs cyber scope with specific experience in large, complex systems.

  • Experience with Cyber Architecture development, DevSecOps processes, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

  • Advanced knowledge of cryptography, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), and centralized auditing tools.

  • Experience conducting technical trade studies.

  • Computing environment certification (e.g., CompTIA Server+, Windows /RHEL Administration) related to network or system security administration.

  • Knowledge of information security toolsets including anti-virus, Vulnerability Assessment, HIDS/ NIDS, host-based or endpoint security solutions, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), and Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) and centralized auditing tools.

Collins Aerospace, an RTX company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.


This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program.  The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey.  Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience.  Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

Minimum Program Qualifications
To qualify for the Raytheon Technologies, Re-Empower Program, candidates should:

  • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application.

  • Have prior experience in functional area of interest.

  • Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

*Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.


The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 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: Agile Audits CI/CD CISSP Clearance Compliance CompTIA Cryptography DevSecOps DoD DoDD 8570 Endpoint security IAM Mathematics Monitoring Privacy Risk management RMF Security Clearance SIEM STEM Top Secret Windows

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Country: United States
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