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Lead Cybersecurity Engineer - 00049555


El Segundo, CA
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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 challengesand 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 dayworking 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 MITREand make a difference with us.


Experience sunny California in one of the beach communities of Los Angeles County on the Santa Monica Bay! Work with rocket scientists on technically challenging space projects critical to the defense and security of the U.S. As a member of MITRE's Information Security team, help architect cyber security solutions for Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) systems. This could include software assurance, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, and software development.


Key Functions:


Work in diverse areas as part of Space Systems to include the Global Positioning System, MILSATCOM, Hosted Payload and Launch Range (knowledge of these areas is desired, but not required). The position has some flexibility in the types of assignments which may include the following:

  • Cryptography and Encryption Technologies

  • Security Testing and Assessment

  • Software Assurance

  • Systems Security Engineering

  • Information Assurance, Threat Assessment, & Analysis

  • Risk Management Assessment

  • Supply Chain Protection

  • Cross Domain Technologies

  • DoD Program Protection Planning

  • Anti-tamper, Anti-spoof Technologies

  • DoD Certification & Accreditation

  • Candidate must be able to collaborate with government contractors; work in multi-disciplinary teams; conduct project planning and execution; build trusted relationship; analyze existing processes, roles, organizational structures; and support applications to identify and recommend improvements in processes, organizations, and technologies.

  • You will have the opportunity to make an impact on the United States Government decision making and the future use and protection of technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS and 8 years related experience

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

  • High level of insight, ingenuity, initiative, creativity, productivity. 

  • Knowledge of the following are desired, but not required: National Security Space Systems. 

  •  Ability to organize and write any MITRE product and prepare and present a coherent briefing, with minimal review needed

  • Obtain and maintain a Top Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In addition to the required knowledge qualifications listed above, the following other knowledge proficiencies are also strongly desired:
    GPS systems and signals

  • Position, Navigation, and Timing

  • Modernized GPS civil and military applications

  • Enterprise modeling and simulation