Lead Cyber Security Engineer, TS/SCI & Poly Required

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Chantilly, VA, USA
  • Aug 30, 2021

Job Description


SAIC has just won a 3 year contract, and we have an immediate opening for a results-oriented, mission-driven Cyber Security Lead!  In this role you will manage a small team of cyber security engineers to oversee security posture, the data security architecture, development of security guardrails in support of national security objectives.  You’ll be part of agile teams responsible for increasing innovation capacity and driving the velocity of development of data ingestion and data analysis.  You will synchronize efforts with other tasks in assembling data technologies to control the flow of data from source to value, with the goal of speeding up the process of deriving value and insight.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for unlocking the secrets held by a dataset and developing and implementing security controls to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data across information systems. Cyber Security Engineers will produce artifacts for certifications and accreditations submissions in accordance with Sponsor’s regulations by utilizing the Sponsor’s Risk Management Framework (RMF) to successfully obtain system accreditation.  As the Cyber Security Lead, you will stay abreast Sponsor’s directives, regulations, guidance, and standards on cybersecurity. Join SAIC to support this three year contract, and stay with SAIC for the rest of your career!


  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Sponsor’s accreditation process 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience using the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to apply security controls and assess security risk profile 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with COTS security scanning & monitoring tools (Nessus, Splunk, etc.) 
  • Experience in Windows and Linux operating systems 
  • Experience with database and operating system security 
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience working with Linux OS
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence, and the rest of the Atlassian suite

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with managing data in relational databases and distributed computing systems in cloud storage 
  • Familiarity with ingesting data into SQL and NoSQL database systems
  • Familiarity with developing and maintaining data processing flows using NiFi

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.