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Cyber Security Engineer

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LinQuest is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer, to join our team in El Segundo, CA.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a small, hand selected systems security engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting US Space Force and Space Systems Command (SSC) Advanced MILSATCOM Division (SZM). You will support Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. You will work onsite, co-located and closely integrated with the Government Customer.


  • Participate in IT architecture design reviews to assess and ensure compliance with cybersecurity requirements
  • Ensure cybersecurity principles are embedded in systems engineering efforts for ground and space systems
  • Integrate the Risk Management Framework throughout the system acquisition lifecycle
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement cybersecurity strategies as a sub-component of the Program Protection Plan
  • Create, review, and assess RMF related artifacts for acceptable implementation of cybersecurity principles
  • Evaluate and apply government cybersecurity (DoD, NIST, FIPS, and CNSS) policies and instructions as necessary
  • Conduct program and technical risk assessments to determine necessary cybersecurity protection measures
  • Support Information Systems Security Officer in consulting with customer and developers to provide solutions to challenging cybersecurity architectures and develop written materials to clearly articulate the solutions to leadership
  • Interface with other government organizations during security evaluation of engineering design solutions
  • Provide technical security evaluation support to the SCA during contractor assessment and authorization activities
  • Integrate cybersecurity assessments into developmental and operational testing and evaluation plans
  • Evaluate the continued effectiveness of implemented protection measures within the authorization boundary

Required Skills:

  • Ability to translate cybersecurity related policies and guidance into system requirements
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity assessment and authorization processes such as the Risk Management Framework
  • Familiarity of common vulnerabilities and associated risk mitigation strategies
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity policy and processes, architectures, testing and evaluation procedures
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Understanding of risk management principles and their application within an information system
  • Familiarity with COMSEC key management and cryptographic concepts
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a DoD 8570.01-M recognized IAT Level III cyber security certification within 1 year from date of hire

Preferred Skills:

  • Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the engineer and management levels to build confidence and collaboration between team members
  • Understanding and experience in the acquisition life cycle for information systems
  • Experience in security control evaluation, testing, and assessment in complex system environments
  • Familiarity with security tools for implementing and assessing security compliance (e.g. SCAP, STIGS, ACAS)
  • Experience deploying and maintaining a Security Information and Event Management system for a multi-operating system enterprise

Required Experience:

  • 2 years of work experience in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
  • Bachelors degree in Cybersecurity, Engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
  • 7 years of work experience in Cybersecurity may be considered in lieu of Bachelors degree
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for this position

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years of work experience in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level III approved cybersecurity baseline certification
  • 2 years work experience as an Information Systems Security Officer

COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines: As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members may be required to comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which may include mandatory vaccination and ability to provide proof of vaccination status prior to start of employment. Additionally, team members are expected to comply with all safety protocols related to mask wearing and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through LinQuest Human Resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Job ID: 7323987207338613202



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