Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework Researcher -- ELSYS - Warner Robins, GA

Warner Robins, GA 31093

Job Description

The Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework Researcher in the Test Engineering Division (TEN) 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. Additionally, the position will serve as the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) for Department of Defense (DoD) networks, information systems, and embedded electronics systems. These systems provide DoD components with critical services and military aircraft with offensive and defensive capabilities. The Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework Researcher will be responsible for a portfolio of programs potentially spanning Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP)/Special Access Required (SAR) levels. The candidate will support information system life cycle activities from scoping systems for new programs and preparing Risk Management Framework (RMF) packages, to regular maintenance, support and upgrades of systems during program execution, to program close-out and de-certification activities. The candidate will serve in project task leadership roles, providing guidance and mentorship to junior members of the team, taking responsibility for quality and timely delivery of a subset of the cybersecurity portfolio, and serve as a primary customer interface for select programs.  

Job Duties

  • Perform cybersecurity research for government-sponsored projects
  • Serve as ISSM for DoD networks, information systems, and embedded electronics systems
  • Ensure system security measures comply with applicable government policies
  • Examine system implementations of cybersecurity controls for their applicability and level of effectiveness
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 controls, and determine which controls are applicable to the application, as well as document implementation in Security Controls Tractability Matrix (SCTM) 
  • Provide support to the program lead for maintaining appropriate information assurance (IA) posture for programs
  • Conduct reviews and technical inspections (as prescribed by the program lead or the customer) to identify and mitigate potential security weaknesses, and ensure that all security features applied to a system are implemented and functional
  • Monitor and resolve Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to mitigate system vulnerabilities on assigned Information Systems 
  • Draft and/or prepare and maintain security Assessment and Authorization documentation (e.g., IA SOP, SSP, RAR, SCTM)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

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

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

  • A Masters degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with RMF documentation and NIST controls
  • Experience in system accreditation, security analysis, information assurance, and/or cybersecurity
  • Experience with eMASS
  • IAM Level II or Level III certification (CAP, CASP+, CISM, CISSP, GSLC, CCISO)
  • Experience preparing and conducting technical presentations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading and mentoring teams
  • Experience managing several simultaneous projects and ensuring high quality and timely delivery of products
  • Experience working in a Department of Defense environment with RMF associated duties 
  • Active Top Secret clearance, and eligibility for SCI and SAP access 

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

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

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 Risk Management Framework Researcher -- ELSYS - Warner Robins, GA

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