BAE Systems GPS Cyber Security Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a motivated and experienced cybersecurity professional to join our team of diverse Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) experts. The GPS SE&I Team provides engineering, technical analysis and subject matter expertise (SME) support to the GP Directorate. As a member of our cybersecurity team, you ll work in a high-paced environment with Air Force personnel and system developers to ensure GPS remains the gold standard for position, navigation and timing.

Duties include:

  • Implement Cybersecurity best practices for GPS information systems and networks.

  • Verify adherence to all applicable Air Force, DoD, and National Security System (NSS) Cybersecurity policies over the full lifecycle of GPS mission systems.

  • Conduct reviews, manage documentation, and take necessary actions to ensure that GPS mission systems achieve and maintain a positive Authorization to Operate (ATO) status under the Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Assess cybersecurity implications for all proposed and implemented technical baseline changes. Brief organizational leadership on status and concerns, then recommend Courses of Action (COAs). Ensure that changes are implemented securely, without degradation or disruption to critical mission operations.

  • Provide Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expertise to help government personnel assess policy changes and formulate responses to higher headquarters USAF and DoD Requests for Information (RFIs).

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering or related technical degree.

  • Current DoD Secret security clearance.

  • 4 years of professional experience in the Information Assurance (IA) or Cybersecurity (CS) field.

  • Ability to meet DoD 8570.01-M certification requirements for IA Management or IA Technical Level 1 (at a minimum) within 180 days of start date.

  • In-depth understanding of the principles and implementation of RMF, how it impacts the development, deployment, and secure operation of DoD IT systems.

  • Expertise in vulnerability identification and risk analysis for IT systems.

  • Proficiency analyzing Security Controls Assessment (SCA) reports, prioritizing findings, and creating mitigation plans.

  • Some experience assessing and implementing Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical personnel, organizational management, and government counterparts to ensure that important mission decisions are made with a clear understanding of cyber considerations.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Current certification in CISSP. Additional desirable certifications include GPEN, GWAPT, GCIH, CEH, Network , Security , CCNA, CPT and CCNP.

  • In-depth understanding of Microsoft and UNIX/Linux Operating Systems.

  • Proficiency with computer programming languages and scripting for Unix/Linux or Windows based systems.

  • Hands-on use of IA/CS tools like Wireshark, SCAP, ACAS, Nessus and Kali Linux Security Suite.

  • Experience implementing Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Implementation Guides (STIGs) for IA controls, crafting detailed mitigation plans, assessing implementation.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we dofrom intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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