Cyber Cryptography Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Aug 05, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Cyber Cryptography Systems Engineer to join our team in El Segundo, CA.
The MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (MSEIT) effort provides leading edge Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) for the Space Force’s Space and Missiles System Center. We support the Space Force’s acquisition of state of the art Military Satellite Communications systems, providing global secure, survivable, and protected communications for our nation’s warfighters. Core cryptographic elements of these systems require NSA certification for which we provide system lifecycle support. We seek technical individuals who will thrive in a highly collaborative work environment of small teams, using the most modern tools and methodologies to tackle the challenges of integrating complex space and ground communications systems.
  • 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 Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, information technology or equivalent
  • 2+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design
  • 2+ years of work experience in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Security 
  • Understanding of the discipline and practice of Systems Engineering throughout the system lifecycle phases of concept, development, production, use, support, and retirement
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and teambuilding skills
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills; ability to write final-version deliverable technical documents and reports
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance to be considered for this position
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering with emphasis in IA/Cyber Security
  • Understanding of the NSA end cryptographic unit certification process
  • DoD Space program experience
  • 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)
  • End Cryptographic Unit (ECU) design experience
  • Security certification (CISSP, SANS, or CEH)
  • An active or current TS/SCI clearance