Cybersecurity Research Associate (Entry Level) -- ELSYS

Warner Robins, GA 31093

Job Description

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) Test Engineering Division (TEN) is seeking an entry level Cybersecurity Research Associate for a full-time research faculty position in the Robins Avionics Branch (RAB). A successful candidate will work with sponsor engineers to ensure cyber-resiliency and cybersecurity for contracts, test strategies/plans, system-specific requirements, and cybersecurity strategies for Electronic Warfare, Avionics, and Communications systems acquisition programs.


  • Develop cybersecurity technical documentation in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) Risk Management Framework guidelines
  • Analyze and synthesize Electronic Warfare (EW) system data into architectural analysis reports
  • Perform engineering-level analysis of hardware, software, and firmware of systems
  • Develop system impact analysis based on complex system interactions and the downstream mission impact to a system or platform
  • Apply system security engineering principals to develop and enhance system security posture and design
  • Examine system implementations of cybersecurity controls for their applicability and level of effectiveness
  • Create and review system security engineering and weapon system cybersecurity validation and verification reports
  • Design security and continuous monitoring plans for systems and supplied government furnished information
  • Develop procedures to meet system cybersecurity requirements
  • Produce security analysis reports using intelligence-based sources
  • Develop impact/risk analysis reports and risk briefings
  • Create road-maps for system Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)
  • Develop plans and milestones for IPTs to integrate cybersecurity into system lifecycles
  • Provide cybersecurity requirements scoping support for numerous programs and systems
  • Regularly interact with sponsors throughout project life cycle
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Networking, or related field required.

Research Associate II

  • A Masters degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Networking, or related field required and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Networking, or related field required and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Networking, or related field required.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with computer networking and Information Technology (IT) equipment
  • Experience with cybersecurity policies, procedures, and implementations
  • Experience creating and conducting technical presentations

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Networking, or related field
  • IAM Level II or Level III certification (CAP, CASP+, CISM, CISSP, GSLC, CCISO)
  • Familiarity with principals of Risk Management Framework and NIST publications
  • Experience in system accreditation, security analysis, information assurance, and/or cybersecurity
  • Experience with embedded electronics systems and aircraft serial buses such as MIL-STD-1553
  • Active DoD SECRET clearance

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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Cybersecurity Research Associate (Entry Level) -- ELSYS

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