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Senior Cyber Security Engineer with Security Clearance

LinQuest Corporation
150000.00 - 190000.00 USD Annual
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Cyber Security Consultant
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Position Summary LinQuest is seeking a Senior Cyber Security Engineer to join our team in Albuquerque, NM. This is an excellent opportunity to join a small, hand selected systems security engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting US Space Force and Space Systems Command (SSC) Advanced MILSATCOM Division (SZM). You will support Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. You will work onsite, co–located and closely integrated with the Government Customer. Key Responsibilities: Lead cybersecurity engineering across stakeholders in our Albuquerque, NM based efforts
Participate in IT architecture design reviews to assess and ensure compliance with cybersecurity requirements
Ensure cybersecurity principles are embedded in systems engineering efforts for ground and space systems
Integrate the Risk Management Framework throughout the system acquisition lifecycle
Develop, coordinate, and implement cybersecurity strategies as a sub–component of the Program Protection Plan
Create, review, and assess RMF related artifacts for acceptable implementation of cybersecurity principles
Evaluate and apply government cybersecurity (DoD, NIST, FIPS, and CNSS) policies and instructions and provide timely and effective recommendations on system implementation to maintain or achieve compliance
Conduct program and technical risk assessments to determine necessary cybersecurity protection measures, and effectively advocate for resources as required
Consult with customer and developers to provide solutions to challenging cybersecurity architectures, and clearly articulate those solutions to leadership
Interface with other government organizations during security evaluation of engineering design solutions
Provide technical security evaluation support to the SCA during contractor assessment and authorization activities
Integrate cybersecurity assessments into developmental and operational testing and evaluation plans
Evaluate the continued effectiveness of implemented protection measures within the authorization boundaryRequired Skills and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
7 years of work experience in Cybersecurity may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree
10+ years of work experience in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
Experience as an Information Systems Security Officer for a complex system
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification or equivalent
Ability to translate cybersecurity related policies and guidance into system requirements
Experience with cybersecurity assessment and authorization processes such as the Risk Management Framework
Understanding of common vulnerabilities and associated risk mitigation strategies
Experience with cybersecurity policy and processes, architectures, testing and evaluation procedures
Articulate complicated security concepts in cross–functional planning, coordination and task execution across the spectrum of systems engineering and integration activities
With minimal oversight, be able to sort through complex issues, prioritize them accordingly, advocate for resources, and elevate to management as necessary
Effective interpersonal and team–building skills, to engage at both the engineer and management levels to build confidence and collaboration between team members
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Understanding of risk management principles and their application within an information system
Experience with COMSEC key management and familiarity with cryptographic equipment lifecycle management concepts
DoD 8570.01–M IAT Level III approved cybersecurity baseline certification
Must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for this positionPreferred Skills and Experience: 15+ years of work experience in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
Master's degree in Cybersecurity, Engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
Computing Technology Industry Association Security + Certification
Understanding and experience in the acquisition life cycle for information systems
Experience in security control evaluation, testing, and assessment in complex system environments
Familiarity with security tools for implementing and assessing security compliance (e.g. SCAP, STIGS, ACAS)
Experience deploying and maintaining a Security Information and Event Management system for a multiple operating system enterpriseCompensation for California: Starting salary ranges from $150,000 to $190,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications. Why LinQuest? LinQuest Corporation has a stellar 40–year track record of providing end–to–end system–of–systems (SoS) architecture definition, engineering design, integration and test, and operations expertise to enable full lifecycle development and deployment of pre–eminent Space, Air, Land, Sea, Ground, and Cyberspace game–changing capabilities across US DOD and IC Customers' portfolios. Unique combination of in–depth domain knowledge, lessons learned–honed best practices, and mission–specific applications of principles, tools, and techniques of Digital Engineering (DE), DE Ecosystem (DEE), and Model–Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) set LinQuest apart from the competition to consistently deliver stellar high–value results for our customers. LinQuest's corporate vision and values place the employee at the center of utmost customer satisfaction, strategic business growth, and tactical execution excellence. Our employees' creative and inspirational drive, sense of fulfillment of personal and professional growth, and tightknit camaraderie within and across lines of business are essential in gaining and maintaining exceptional LinQuest corporate–wide results of new business awards and renewed contracts. Benefits: LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit: Qualifications Licenses & Certifications Required TS/SCI

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