Cybersecurity Engineer, Space Focus

Colorado Springs or Los Angeles Based Preferred (Virtual)

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Our Cyber Security R&D-focused client is looking for an experienced cyber security engineer with deep knowledge of space systems and the drive to pursue impactful, long-term solutions. Direct experience with space systems is a must and experience and knowledge of military space systems is highly preferred. This role works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team in support of the nation’s complex, global, national, homeland and energy security challenges. We are looking for creative, innovative individuals with a passion for cyber, space systems and the national security mission.

What's in It for YOU

The opportunity to:

  • Design, deploy, and operate systems, networks, applications, and tools that underpin cyber security and cyber defense
  • Expertly integrate hardware, software, and other components to solve operational challenges for cyber defenders
  • Leverage your experience in data and systems engineering functions to support cyber operations activities and systems 
  • Develop and deploy security and defensive countermeasures and controls, ensuring successful execution of security requirements, systems analysis, systems design, security hardening, security test and evaluation, and certification and accreditation. 
  • Directly support operational systems through vulnerability scanning, network, and system security configuration, etc. 
  • Conceptualize and architect new approaches, methods and techniques for cyber defense and resiliency 
  • Interface with external entities including law enforcement, intelligence and other government organizations and agencies
  • Collaborate with partners, providing experience and guidance to research and development applying cybersecurity to space-based missions. Contribute to and directly impact critical initiatives in the national security space
  • Satisfy your curiosity and your natural inclination for continuous learning 
  • Enjoy outstanding benefits and the ability to truly make a difference 

What You Offer

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS and 5+ years of relevant space and cyber experience; or MS and 3+ years of relevant experience, or PhD with 1 year of experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • BS with 7+ years relevant experience in military space operations or acquisitions, or MS with 5 years of relevant experience or PhD with 3 years of experience
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • Experience conceiving, developing, and executing R&D
  • Broad space system research and development understanding and experience
  • Space system testing and evaluation experience
  • Wide understanding of current cybersecurity vulnerabilities and operational landscape
  • Experience with two or more of the following: 
  • Satellite Control
  • Satellite Communications Systems
  • Global Position, Navigation, and timing
  • Space Superiority
  • Space Launch and Range systems
  • Remote Sensing Systems
  • Space Warning systems
  • Space Intelligence, Surveillance, reconnaissance
  • Tactical SATCOM operations Demonstrated ability to understand, deploy, and operate a range of cybersecurity tools
  • Intermediate level knowledge in computer science and cyber security, experience with programming languages, and understanding of secure design and/or operations principles
  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients and laboratory scientific staff and management
  • Strong analytic ability and leadership potential

You also must be an U.S. citizen in order to acquire a DOE Q Level security clearance, as well as higher clearance levels as required.

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