Satellite Cyber Systems Engineer - 32237 in Albuquerque, NM at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is looking for a cyber systems engineer to support cubesat-to-ESPA* sized space vehicle design, test, and on-orbit support. (*Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Satellite Payload Adapter)

This individual will be responsible for designing in or ensuring that cyber defenses are built into the satellite systems, payloads, and communications systems. The individual will also be responsible for cyber vulnerability testing or ensuring that appropriate cyber vulnerability testing is accomplished.

This individual may be asked to develop, coordinate, and maintain all documentation required in achieving Interim Approval to Test and Approval to Operate.  Additionally, this individual may be asked to review program documentation such as, but not limited to Information Support Plans, Concepts of Operations, Initial Capabilities Documents, Program Protection Plans, and Capabilities Description Documents.

Responsibilities are focused on space vehicles and include the following:

  • Provide leadership as a first level (team) manager in the design, testing and implementing of state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and databases.
  • Maintain knowledge of latest threats.
  • Address a wide range of security issues including architectures. 
  • Document vulnerability-test planning, testing, and results.
  • Design and execute of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits and provides recommendations for application design.
  • Implement new security solutions, participate in the creation and/or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures, and conduct vulnerability audits and assessments.
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that account for technical, schedule, and cost constraints..
  • Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.
  • Ability to apply technical expertise, and has knowledge of other related disciplines. Ability to work effectively in a diverse work group.
  • The candidate should have experience in the DoD Risk Management Framework and Air Force risk analysis, assessment and authorization processes. 
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (Masters desired)
  • 8-10 years engineering and/or cyber experience; 5 years’ experience in designing satellite cyber protection capabilities or assessing space vehicle cyber vulnerabilities.

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and immediate Top Secret with SCI eligibility.

Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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