Cyber Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Feb 18, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to join our MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (MSEIT) team in El Segundo, CA. 

The MSEIT contract performs work in support of the Space and Missiles Systems Center Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate (SMC/MC) in many areas including Information Assurance (IA) and Cybersecurity support. The MILSATCOM portfolio of programs have ongoing needs for IA/Cybersecurity support, to meet the needs of our emerging next-generation protected SATCOM.


  • Perform systems engineering activities in the areas of cybersecurity, Assessment & Authorization (A&A), cryptographic System Security Engineering (SSE), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A), in accordance to NIST 800-53 RMF and NSA requirements and regulations
  • Define security requirements, architecture, and design for embedded and large-scale, distributed DoD space and ground control systems
  • Apply risk management concepts to mitigate vulnerabilities in system security architectures
  • Interface with Space Force customer, system stakeholders, and external contractors to coordinate cybersecurity/cryptographic requirements and architecture flow down from the system level to individual elements of the system


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or technical equivalent
  • Understanding of the discipline and practice of Systems Engineering throughout the system lifecycle phases of concept, development, production, use, support, and retirement
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills; ability to write final-version deliverable technical documents and reports
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • 2+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design
  • 2+ years of work experience in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Security
  • Understanding of modern computing architectures including CI/CD, microservices, cloud, and container technologies
  • Background in software design

Preferred skills/experience:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering with emphasis in IA/Cyber Security
  • RMF or DIACAP Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
  • NIST 800-53 and CNSSI 1253 RMF Analysis and Accreditation
  • Network Engineering
  • Communications Systems
  • Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E)
  • Security certification (CISSP)
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • 5+ years of work experience in IA/Cyber Security
  • 5+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design
  • DoD Space program experience