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Lead Systems Security Engineer, Missile Systems


Huntsville, AL
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The MITRE Systems Engineering Technical Center has an immediate opportunity for a Systems Security Engineer (SSE) to advance and provide cutting edge systems security and cyber security engineering services to the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems (PFRMS) Project Office.


As Lead Security Engineer, you will be directly involved with IEEE 15288 Systems Engineering processes and aligning NIST SP 800-160 Systems Security Engineering (SSE) considerations for the PFRMS weapon systems. Working in concert with the program office systems engineer you will elicit security operational requirements and apply governing policies to form a Trusted System and Network concept; will determine the security environment(s) to define protections; will perform risk based assessments to help the program office determine the highest priority cybersecurity threats & mitigations; and will ensure enumeration of the security requirements into the programs development cycle.

Our Lead Security Engineer will use tools such as Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service to help craft cybersecurity strategy.

Additional initiatives will include identifying viable weapon system operations and systems security architecture as part of the overall solution and facilitate design and implementation decisions. Outstanding communication / presentation skills will be used to represent the program on cybersecurity matters to various stakeholders.

Applicable Bachelors degree and an active DoD Secret clearance.

Must be familiar with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and its application to DoD national security systems.

Must be able to use tools such as Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service to help craft cybersecurity strategy.

Experience with DoD Command and Control systems.

Experience with DoD IT enabled weapon systems, to include Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS).

Participating in a team of engineers in design, implementation, and deployment of systems security engineering solutions.

Developing and implementing defensive cyber SSE operations procedures and security resiliency techniques.

Developing and implementing techniques to enable IT enable systems to operate through contested cyber environments.

Performing risk assessments in support of SSE processes.


Preferred qualifications

Experience with US Army tactical rocket and missile systems.
Experience in NIST SP 800-160 SSE development, integration, and operations.
Experience with embedded IT architecture analysis.
Experience with missile process development.
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent presentation skills.