02 Jan
Cyber Security Engineer
California, Elsegundo , 90245 Elsegundo USA

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. The Information Systems and Cyber Division (ISCD) is an outstanding engineering and scientific leader in electronics and cybersecurity engineering. The Cyber Defense Solutions Department (CDSD) resides within ISCD and focuses on critical cyber R&D and rapid prototyping in the areas of Defensive Cyber Operations, Hardware Security & Specialty Engineering, Vulnerability Research & Weaponization, Cloud Security & Applied Cyber Policy, as well as Spacecraft Security. We support a variety of customers including the Space Force's Space Systems Command (SSC), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA) in order to resolve unique challenges in implementation and research.This position will be a hybrid work model - partially remote, with some onsite work required primarily in El Segundo, CA.What You'll Be Doing

  • Directly contribute to department prototype efforts as well as perform cyber engineering / security systems engineering assistance to Aerospace Program Office customers. Assist Program Office personnel with developing and distributing tasking to junior engineers within the department.
  • Review, evaluate, and develop - protection profiles, evaluation methodologies, policies, and testable requirements.
  • Lead cyber security engineers and software developers to support the mission covering full spectrum cyber.
  • Collaborate with external organizations (government and commercial) to provide technical support and outreach of CDSD technical capabilities.
  • Build relationships with program offices and government customers to advertise and sustain the department's activities.
  • Work with other Aerospace departments in the subdivision to develop and deploy new technical demonstrations and capabilities.
What You Need to be Successful Cyber Security Engineer Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in cybersecurity, computer science, or another related field.
  • 6 or more years of relevant experience directly related to cyber security, systems engineering, software development, embedded systems, or similar fields.
  • Proficient with bash, shell, PowerShell, and/or basic scripting on Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Hold at least one current DoD 8570 IAT/IAM/IASAE Level II or Level III certification
  • Knowledge of DoD cybersecurity policies, including Risk Management Framework (RMF) or NIST SP 800-53
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal and working relationships with different levels of corporate staff, peers, management, program offices, customers, and contractors.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills for interactions at all organizational levels.
  • Willing to travel domestically up to 25%.
  • Eligible to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a clearance.
Sr. Cyber Security Engineer Minimum Requirements:
  • All of the above requirements for Cyber Security Engineer
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience directly related to cyber security, systems engineering, software development, embedded systems, or similar fields.
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Multiple cybersecurity related certifications from vendors such as: ISC2, SANS, CompTIA, EC-Council, AWS/Azure/Google, Offensive Security.
  • Proficient with multiple programming languages such as C/C, Python, or Java.
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, computer science, cyber security, or another related field.
  • Current and active Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access.
  • Experience with space or industrial control systems, including familiarity with space, ground and user segments, as well as legacy software.
Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect
We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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