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Cybersecurity/Information Assurance Engineer

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is active at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Cybersecurity/Information Assurance Engineer.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



  • Performs or leads security requirements analysis, security requirements definition, system security design, security architecture generation, security trade studies, and security verification and validation with little or no supervision
  • Performs or leads security planning, cost and risk analyses for the program security activities
  • Performs or leads customer security requirements analysis, develops system security requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
  • Contributes to detailed security analyses at the system of system (SOS) level
  • Synthesizes security solutions within the context of the system to meet customer expectations while staying within schedule and cost constraints
  • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine security of design
  • Effectively chooses the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of the security engineering products
  • Executes or leads the execution of the development of program required security documentation, including items such as security plans, contingency plans, and security tests plans and procedures in compliance with the IA policy
  • Supports or leads the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) (or Certification and Accreditation (C&A) activities and the generation of the documentation for the program
  • Executes the security testing and evaluation to ensure the correct implementation of security requirements
  • Executes security scanning and the analysis of the scan results
  • Assesses and mitigates system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle
  • May supervise or manage lower level employees
  • Leads technical security tasks for medium teams or projects
  • May mentor less experienced engineers within the department on IA/cyber security

  • Excellent use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Excellent understanding of cyber security specifications such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), STIGs, and other government security specifications and guidelines
  • Excellent knowledge of cyber security technology and trends
  • Recognizes and incorporates various security designs and lessons learned
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions as they affect the cyber design and implementation
  • Excellent ability in reporting relevant cyber systems engineering design
  • Regular contact with senior levels of security work groups
  • Ability to lead security work groups
  • Works under limited direction
  • Contact with project leaders and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams
  • Frequent contact with the external customers' security professionals
  • Creative thinker, good multi-tasker

Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office applications



Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran

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