Cyber Security Analyst Principal

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Fairmont, WV 26554, USA
  • Apr 01, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is the sole provider of Systems and Software Assurance Services to the NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program located in Fairmont, West Virginia. At the NASA Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility, we support NASA's IV&V Program, delivering cybersecurity analysis to safety-critical and mission-critical software, ground systems, spacecraft, and other communication mediums for numerous NASA programs, including both human and robotic exploration, and earth and space science collection platforms.

The successful candidate will apply extensive technical expertise and full knowledge of other the cybersecurity discipline to work independently and as a member of a team to support cybersecurity analysis of one or more of NASA’s programs.

The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing systems with the goal of guiding an organization or system development project to properly implement and/or improve its security posture. This is a highly analytical and somewhat technical role that will utilize innovation and creative thinking skills while leveraging a strong understanding of and experience in implementing federal and organizational system security mandates, guidance, and requirements (i.e. FISMA, NIST). 

The successful candidate will have the ability to write as they will be responsible for providing cybersecurity guidance to clients to achieve goals in accordance with established policies.  Likewise, they may be responsible for establishing and recommending changes to policies.  They will be responsible for developing and documenting technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and persuasive and creative writing.

The successful candidate will be able to develop presentations and be a spokesperson for the cyber work.  They will represent the cyber organization as prime technical contact on projects.  They may interact with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations. 

This position requires a security analyst to think outside of the box of securing a typical network system and think about potential End-to-End (E2E) missions that include ground system, spacecraft, and all communication mechanisms in between.  The cyber analyst will be responsible for the evaluation of networks and space systems to identify potential vulnerabilities that could jeopardize an organization or space mission. The work is exciting and dynamic, and you must have a strong work ethic, love to have fun, and work well with others. This position affords an awesome opportunity for a team player to enhance cybersecurity, learn and apply new skills, and explore the world of space through a cyber lens.



Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS and 9 years of experience in Information Technology/Cybersecurity.
  • 5-8+ years’ knowledge/experience of FISMA/NIST (Principally in Risk Management Framework, system categorization, and security controls).
  • Be able to review, modify and develop software programs or scripts in Assembly, C++, C#, JavaScript, Java,  for systems/applications exploitation, data analysis, systems configuration and task automation

  • Excellent verbal and written communication are required.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.

Desired Skills

  • Experience/Ability to develop and test cyber exploits in a test environment