Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
San Diego, California
General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment.
Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.
Schedule: Full-Time Salary
Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)
Travel: 0% - 25%
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Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cyber Security Systems Engineer for the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) located in Poway, CA. This role reports to the Systems Cybersecurity Engineering department, which includes aircraft, datalinks, sensor payloads and ground control stations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Support to GA projects and obtain/maintain the regulatory compliance's such as Accreditation and Authorization (A&A), Interim Authority to Test (IATT) and Authorization to Operate (ATO).
- Follow the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Process, cradle to grave by defining security requirements to implementation and test and support leading to an authorization.
- Will need to analyze and recommend security features on all facets of the UAS.
- Develop and maintain RMF artifacts.
- Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
- The Cyber Security Systems Engineer must have experience assessing an over-arching set of environments including hardware/system configurations in order to:
- Develop security engineering solutions for UAS hardware and software
- Communicate status of the project to stakeholders
- Ensure cyber risks are mitigated and communicated effectively to the customer
- Be responsive to information technology guidelines, policies and directives
- Implement and maintain security features in addition to developing test procedures
- Educate non-cybersecurity personnel about the cybersecurity engineering process and importance of cybersecurity
- An understanding of encryption, firewalls, antivirus, etc. are required for this position.
- Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
- Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
- Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
- Able to work extended hours as required.
- Preferred certifications for the position include, but are not limited to:
- CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
- CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- CASP (CompTia Advanced Security Practitioner)
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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