Cyber Security Engineer

Overview

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do. 

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Responsibilities

In this position the successful candidate will be an active member of the Integration and Engineering team for Range
and Network Division Systems Engineering and Integration Contract (RN SE&I). The program spans four hubs of
activities, El Segundo, CA., Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA., Colorado Springs, CO., and Patrick Air Force Base,
FL.

 

The candidate will collaborate directly with the prime contractor, management, engineers and government
customers. The candidate will apply systems engineering principles to ensure mission success and provide
confidence in its achievement. RN, and its support organizations, develop and sustain three diverse, independent
programs, the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), the Launch and Test Range System (LTRS), and the
Space Training Acquisition Office (STAO) each with distinct, independent baselines, stakeholders, system functions,
personnel, and sustainment and development contractors.

 

This Cyber position will provide architectural and systems engineering knowledge and skills to support the
acquisition and sustainability of assets that support our nations access to space and our space superiority. This
program strives to enable the innovative and effective use of existing and new range surveillance, weather, tracking,
telemetry, and commanding instrumentation, latest cloud and communications network technologies, and training
tools for space operations.

 

Join our Team! We are hiring three Cyber Security professionals to join the SMC Range and Networks (RN) SE&I Team. One of these positions could be located in El Segundo, CA.

 

General requirements:
Provides feedback to design engineers and evaluates end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Working as expert, conducts research and evaluates technical performance of IT products (hardware and software) and overall segment and system function. Ensures products and systems comply with requirements and government information assurance and cyber security standards and practices through formal verification methods. Verifies/validates systems with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to information networks. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current and planned products based on sophisticated testing, research, and analysis. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they verify/validate the requirements. Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements. Produces high-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government intelligence and operations officials.

Specific requirements:
Perform cybersecurity requirements and activities for SMC/RN—includes cyber activities for the LTRS, AFSCN, and STAO programs. Tasks include transitioning documents from DIACAP to RMF formats; identifying cyber requirements and vulnerabilities on projects; performing cyber tasks on special studies; supporting Kaizens; and supporting Government cyber activities, as required.

 

Qualifications

Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

One of the following workforce certifications: Security+/Network+/CAP or CISCO CCNA Security Cert is required.
Top Secret / SCI Clearance required
Excellent communications skills and experience interacting with Government customers.
Prior experience with the LTRS, AFSCN, and/or STAO programs is desired.
Navy Validation Program Experience desired.
CISSP desired.
Ability to work in accordance with DoDI 8500 series and application of eMASS for RMF is desired.
Some travel may be required in this role.