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Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

San Diego, California

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Overview

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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Date posted 05/14/2020 Job ID 28919BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineer City San Diego State California Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

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 recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cyber Security Systems Engineer for our Systems Cybersecurity Engineering department. This engineering position is for a cybersecurity engineer for the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). This includes aircraft, datalinks, sensor payloads and ground control stations.

In this position, the employee will give 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). The employee will follow the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Process, cradle to grave by defining security requirements to implementation and test and support leading to an authorization. The employee will need to be able to analyze and recommend security features on all facets of the UAS. An advanced understanding of developing and maintaining RMF artifacts will be key to this position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

Job Qualifications
  • 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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • 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)
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret
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Benefits

  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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