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Cyber Systems Engineer Mid Level Lackland

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is looking for an experienced Cyber Systems Engineer to join our team in San Antonio, TX building the next generation of the Air Force Intelligence and Cyber capabilities and providing intelligence support to warfighters around the world.
This individual will be working to ensure these leading edge technologies are secure and that they meet the information security standards as defined by the government under the Risk Management Framework and related governance policies (e.g. NIST, DCID 6/3). This individual will be responsible for monitoring systems within the program for any vulnerabilities and then working within the RMF team to implement and update controls and procedures to harden the system.
This position requires experience with Information Assurance or Cybersecurity implementations based on NIST, CNSSI, or DIACAP, and RMF. This position also requires knowledge and experience using systems engineering best practices. The candidate must be able to prepare technical documents, support ongoing authorization inputs, develop procedures, and work in a fast changing dynamic environment with minimal direction. The role is responsible for Cyber Systems Engineering duties as assigned.
In addition to the security tasks, this position will include hands-on system administration in one of the leading cyber intelligence units in the US Air Force.
Tasks include:
  • Demonstrate the skill and abilities to perform moderately complex security information technology tasks independently.
  • Knowledge of fundamental information technology principles, concepts and techniques to including software languages, design concepts, test methods, and integration practices.
  • Provide input to Risk Management Framework process activities and related documentation (e.g., system life-cycle support plans, concept of operations, operational procedures, and training materials).
  • Provide engineering support to security/certification test and evaluation activities; ensure security deficiencies identified during security/certification testing have been mitigated, corrected, or a risk acceptance has been obtained by the authorized representative.
  • Compliance verification of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Service security alerts and bulletins, and DISA/DoD standards.
  • Identify, assess, and recommend IA or IA-enabled products; Ensure recommended products are in compliance with the DoD evaluation and validation requirements.
  • Must possess familiarity/knowledge of both Enterprise Commercial off the Shelf software (Windows and UNIX/Linux) and embedded computing platforms.
  • Document system security design features and provide input to implementation plans and standard operating procedures.
  • There is the expectation that the hired candidate has the ability to provide recommendations for improvements and enhancements of platforms, systems and labs. A qualified candidate must be able to work in a dynamic and fast paced team environment.
Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in a STEM Field (Science, Technical, Engineering or Math) and a minimum of5 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Cyber Security or another Engineering field of experience. We will also accept3 years of experience with a Master's Degree or0 years of experience with a PhD.

  • CompTIA Security + CE Certification.
  • A minimum of Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI.
  • Proven knowledge of computer security principles and DoD security protocols.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Appropriate certification as required by DoD Directive 8570 (such as CISSP, Security+) for an IASAE Level II Position
  • Experience with network technology; preferred in the following areas: complex network infrastructures, including routers, switches, gateways, firewall systems, multi-function switches, hubs, load balancers, security devices
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-53) and Committee for National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI 1253).
  • Experience with the application of the RMF to the DoD (DoDi 8500.01 Cybersecurity).
  • Experience with the application of NIST 800-171 (Controlled Unclassified Information).

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