Senior Principal Cybersecurity Engineer [2022-082]


Essential Functions:

• Lead Cybersecurity (CS) engineering activities in support to the Launch and Test Range System (LTRS) across the enterprise per CS Engineering Manager direction

• Evaluate and ensure contractual requirements are met.

• Plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects and initiatives to ensure target dates and goals are achieved.

• Support DoD Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities in accordance with RMF processes.

• Develop, modify, and review A&A documentation.

• Analyze the architectures of IT systems for compliance with DoD policies and project requirements.

• Analyze the risk of IT systems thru formal risk assessments.

• Organize, develop, and present briefings, written summaries, and written reports incorporating narrative, tabular and/or graphic elements.

• Provide CS Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support to project teams.

• Determine the security posture and CS accreditation readiness of systems and architectures.

• Support engineering design teams by assessing network and system security design features and making recommendations concerning overall security accreditation readiness and compliance using CS guidance, project requirements and best practices.

• Perform project planning and estimation of Cybersecurity tasks in response to Request for Proposals (RFPs) by developing estimates for Cybersecurity schedules and labor (internal and externally funded).

• Perform Information Systems Security Engineering tasks.

Required Skills:

Required Skills:

• Software and application security evaluation skills using automated software evaluation tools.

• Network and/or System Administration technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Linux/Unix operating systems, Cisco products, VMWare/virtualization; and Cross Domain Solutions/Guards.

• Ability to prepare and execute detailed computer system analysis, including interim and final reports and presentation of analysis data.

• Ability to research policies, procedures, standards, and guidance, and apply under specific conditions for the protection of information and information systems.

• Ability to conduct Information Systems vulnerability assessment, risk mitigation, and Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) development and tracking; understanding and application of mitigation strategies.

• Strong understanding of RMF, ACAS, and Vulnerability Management.

Required Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field.

• Master’s degree in STEM-related field preferred.

• Ten or more years of Cybersecurity engineering related experience.

• Strong project and resource management skills.

• Strong technical skills.

• Strong communication skills, written and oral, to interact with team members and customers.

• Experience planning and estimating Cybersecurity Tasks for RFPs.

• Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field. • Master’s degree in STEM-related field preferred.

10+ years

Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA



In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $120,000 - $159,000. Please note, salary is based on education, experience, and responsibilities.

U.S. Citizenship is required. EOE including disability/vet
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