Cyber SME (Horizon)

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Jul 30, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Cybersecurity SME on the Horizon Program.  The Horizon Program serves the US Space Force and assists the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Special Programs Directorate (SMC/SP) in their mission to develop, deliver and sustain unrivaled space control systems and capabilities and equip US forces to gain, maintain and exploit space superiority for our nation.  To support this complex and dynamic portfolio of next generation space control systems, Horizon is seeking cleared engineers across planning, development, integration and testing and deployment.


Cybersecurity SME will provide guidance and direction on subjects relating to the conduct and activities of cybersecurity strategy development. The successful candidate communicates complex programmatic cybersecurity planning information, orally and in writing, elicits understanding and support from professional peers and non-specialists. Demonstrates broad, expert knowledge of the Directorates mission, authorities, and capabilities as well as equivalent information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the external program mission partners which includes (but not limited to) other DoD components, other U.S. Government agencies and test organizations such as Lead Developmental Test Organizations and Operational Test Agencies. Evaluates and conducts development of corresponding and necessary system security requirements and assists in creating cybersecurity strategies.



Daily activities include:


  • Provides technical knowledge and analysis of complex problems that need knowledge of current best practices and Government mandated policies for effective development and implementation of cybersecurity solutions

  • Possesses understanding and has experience in the application of cybersecurity principles, theories, and concepts in the required technical field, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines

  • Provides technical expertise in areas such as Information Systems Architecture, Weapon Systems Architecture, Information Systems Integration, Software Development Methodologies, Security Engineering, Communications, Network Systems Management, etc.

  • Provides technical expertise in areas that have system security and/or cybersecurity touch points such as logistics/supply chain management, defensive cyberspace operations, joint operations planning, policy, technical intelligence, etc.

  • Initiates action for providing support to various on-going and/or required working groups such as system security working groups, cybersecurity working groups, change management boards, etc.





Basic Qualifications:   

  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.
  • Experience with program security and information systems security best practices, expertise and hands-on experience with security accreditation process

  • Familiarity with applicable IC and DoD policies, procedures, and operating instructions related to program security, information assurance, information management, configuration management, and cyber defense

  • Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized, detail oriented, and prepared to lead

  • Qualified candidates must possess an active TS//SCI clearance and be willing to consent to a Polygraph


Desired Qualifications:


  • CISSP, Security+, and Network+ certifications preferred

  • Relevant experience and knowledge of Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO)