Security Systems Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Jun 29, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced engineer with breadth and depth across the systems engineering and security disciplines to be part of an exciting and important customer project supporting national security.  The successful candidate will apply hands-on implementation experience to help the customer implement required security policies and practices to the development of their technical systems.  The candidate must have good attention to detail, be well organized and be driven to solve challenging problems. Join the SAIC Team!

Job Functions

  • Develop and maintain system security policies, to include physical and electronic security measures
  • Provide expertise in applying system security component best practices and standards related to information security, physical security and security auditing
  • Work with engineering team members to understand system boundary requirements from a security perspective, and draft documents related to accreditation
  • Be the focal point for coordination with Information System Security Officer personnel related to security controls, requirements and documentation
  • Maintain configuration management for a variety of documents, such as vulnerability scans, system security plan CONOPs, plans of action and milestones (POA&M) and risk assessment memos
  • Help define high-level security components within a CONOP for projects/systems
  • Support incorporation of information security goals into technical phases of development and O&M activities
  • Support the customer in obtaining system accreditation as well as applying risk management approaches to projects
  • Develop consistent processes and procedures in support of corporate security audit requests (account, access, configuration logs, etc)
  • Develop remediation plans, as needed, to address issues found with system scans


Required Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly
  • 5+ years of security engineer experience and a Bachelors degree (additional years experience accepted in lieu of degree)
  • Experience supporting IT system, network engineering or software development projects
  • Experience applying best practices for hardening network infrastructures, software operating systems, applications and databases from a security perspective
  • Experience with the following:
    • IT/Domain system administration access control and analysis
    • Network/host-based intrusion detection/prevention systems and anti-malware countermeasures
    • Network access control and analysis (Firewalls, Routers, Switches)
    • Security anomaly review, analysis and response
    • Documentation of security architectures
    • Implementation of PKI and digital certificates
    • Implementation of DISA STIGS or CIS benchmarks
    • Implementation of, and cryptographic solutions for, data in transit (VPNs, SSL, etc) and data at rest (BitLocker, LUKS, etc)

Desired Qualifications

  • Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
  • Familiarity with computer operating systems (Linux and Windows) and network architectures