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cyber mission assurance engineer

Company: Mitre Corporation
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us. MITRE's Systems Security Engineering (SSE) Department has a new opportunity for a Cyber Architecture and Resiliency Lead to work closely with a national priority Space Force (SF) Program Office to ensure a resilient and secure solution and timely fielding of a critical space warfighting capability for a safer world.If you want a finite list of job responsibilities this is NOT the job for you!If you want to work on a challenging system and project focused on enabling resiliency, security, and cybersecurity capabilities in direct support of SF missions then keep reading! This is an opportunity to advance the science and practice of systems security engineering.The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced teaming environment and working with cutting-edge technology and contribute to advancing security concepts. We are seeking a self-starter to lead efforts building security into large engineering projects and acquisition efforts.To succeed in this position, you must be a subject matter expert in a broad range of security topics ranging from strategy and planning, governance and management, to protection, detection, mitigation, and cyber and military operations. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills to present your findings, recommendations and ideas to the Senior Government Sponsors.Preference given to qualified candidates with active TS / SCI clearanceDay to day responsibilities will include:

  • Advise sponsors in developing and acquiring hardware and software solutions that best counter adversary cyber attacks and reverse engineering efforts through system design practices, countermeasures and other mitigations in the face of security implications such as cost, performance and scalability in making overall architectural recommendations, and develop cybersecurity strategy accordingly.
  • Provide technical support to program managers for Critical Design Reviews, Program Management Reviews, Independent Technical Review Teams, and engineering document reviews; provide assessment/recommendations to sponsor leadership, Program Executive Office and program office's Milestone Decision Authority. Provide recommendations on ensuring systems are specified, designed, developed, implemented, integrated, and sustained to meet security, resiliency, and safety needs, goals and objectives.
  • Research and develop unique, cutting-edge technical capabilities and processes for understanding, assessing, and analyzing system and technology resilience and security.
  • Lead the development of systems security and cybersecurity strategy development, system testing and evaluation, and verification and validation efforts to provide overarching program protection and cybersecurity strategic vision, recommendations, and gap analyses. Collaborate with government on affiliated official documentation, e.g. program protection plans and cybersecurity strategy.
  • Analyze system requirements, software, hardware, supply chain, and integration approaches using analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities and system architecture, design, and implementation flaws.
  • Design and engineer end-to-end integrated cybersecurity and resiliency solutions and mitigations addressing enterprise, network, system, cloud, mobile, command and control and tactical elements.
  • Apply threat-informed analysis in conjunction with cybersecurity and resiliency principles in order to achieve mission operations despite security compromises.
  • Incorporate cyber security-oriented technologies such as secure cloud environments, Cross Domain Solutions, data security and integrity tools, and identity credentialing and access management.
  • Interact with SF sponsor, security accreditors, defense contractors, security and technical personnel to include secure systems engineering and advise the sponsor in cybersecurity, networking, hardware design, operations, requirements, interoperability and integration, test and assessment.
  • Serve as cybersecurity SME and liaison among the sponsor Program Office and other stakeholders by working closely across sponsor directorates leveraging knowledge and resources, ensuring and/or maximizing consistency of effort, and fostering teamwork among the sponsor, Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) staff, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), Other Government Agencies (OGAs) and Prime Contractor(s)Required for consideration:
    • Must have Top Secret clearance for consideration.
    • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar field
    • Minimum of 8 years of DoD cybersecurity and/or secure systems engineering experience
    • Red team experience from concept through IOC, FOC, and sustainment; create and implement tests and remediation
    • Familiarity conducting and leading capability assessments utilizing the military utilization assessment methodology
    • Employing excellent writing and communication skills to develop / deliver technical explanations and presentations
    • Success working in a highly collaborative environment with peers and government officials
    • This position will require overnight / domestic travel up to 15% of the time as well as some local travelDesired skills:
      • Preference given to qualified candidates with active TS / SCI clearance
      • Advanced degree in Systems Engineering, EE, Mathematics, Information Technology, or other engineering or science discipline.
      • CISSP certification
        • Familiarity with military operations and/or space operations
          • Familiarity with defensive cyberspace operations
          • Knowledge of reliability and/or safety engineering methods
          • Experience with FFRDCs
          • Experience with Adversarial Cyber Threat Modeling techniques to include the use of CalderaThis requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):Salary compensation range and midpoint:$138,500 - $173,000 - $208,000 AnnualSubject to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, MITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. MITRE will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are legally entitled to an exemption under applicable laws so long as it does not create an undue hardship for MITRE and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace.MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age; ancestry; color; family medical or genetic information; gender identity and expression; marital, military, or veteran status; national and ethnic origin; physical or mental disability; political affiliation; pregnancy; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; and any other protected characteristics. For further information please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website EEO is the Law Poster , EEO is the Law Poster-Supplement and Pay Transparency . MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE's employment process, please contact MITRE's Recruiting Help Line at 703-983-8226 or email at recruitinghelp@mitre.org. Copyright - 1997-2021, The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. MITRE is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation. Material on this site may be copied and distributed with permission only.\nBenefits information may be found here

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