02 Jan
Ground Systems Security Engineer
California, Losangelesafb , 90009 Losangelesafb 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 Ground Systems Security Engineer role will be responsible for leading Aerospace systems security engineering activities across the USNDS and E-FORGE programs. Under the purview of the Space-Sensing Delta within Space Systems Command (SSC/SN), the USNDS and E-FORGE programs are early-milestone next-generation ground systems supporting space-based nuclear detonation detection and missile warning capabilities for the United States. As the Ground Systems Security Engineering lead, you will apply your expertise across major program development activities such as hardware security certification campaigns, Risk Management Framework (RMF) implementation, and system architecture and CONOPS development. Working side-by-side with government counterparts and other government support contractor personnel, this position will require close collaboration across SSC and other mission partner organizations to ensure the delivery of critical space enterprise capabilities. Telecommuting is possible 1-2 days per week depending on the needs of the mission and customer. What You'll Be Doing

  • Act as the overall technical lead for systems security engineering efforts across the USNDS and E-FORGE programs
  • Lead Aerospace's support to the security certification process for program developmental hardware
  • Oversee the application of Risk Management Framework (RMF) controls to program baseline elements
  • Provide security engineering thought leadership to help inform program acquisition strategy and technical baseline development
  • Lead technical teams to conduct reviews of design artifacts and support ground system development and fielding
  • Interact regularly with Government customer leaders, SETA contractors, multiple development contractors, and other collaborators across the USNDS and E-FORGE communities to align ground system architecture, development and CONOPS with operational needs
  • Provide integrated advice to the government customer staff team and your Aerospace peers
  • Generate periodic written reports and presentations to customer and Aerospace management
What You Need to be Successful - Project Engineer Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or an appropriate technical subject area
  • Minimum of 8 years of engineering/scientific industry experience
  • Solid understanding of systems security disciplines, including cybersecurity and information assurance and their application to ground systems
  • Experience in the acquisition, development and/or operations of software centric systems and a background in systems engineering
  • A current and active TS/SCI security clearance and polygraph, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
In addition to the above, a Sr. Project Engineer requires the following:
  • Minimum of 12 years of related engineering/scientific industry experience
  • At least 8 years of experience in acquisition planning, analysis, and development of national security space systems
  • Proven track record of effectively leading technical teams
  • Strong examples of your ability to make connections across multiple organizations
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced STEM degree
  • Experience with NSA and/or Functional Security Evaluation Team (FSET) security certification processes
  • Track record of optimally and innovatively working in multidisciplinary teams to develop and field ground systems
  • Relevant acquisition experience with USNDS, MW/MT and/or Survivable/Endurable ground systems
  • Comprehensive understanding of the national security space enterprise
Grade-Based Pay Range (Min - Mid - Max)$103,285 - $202,011 - $281,070Ways 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 Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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