Mid-Level UAS Cybersecurity Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Mid-Level UAS Cybersecurity Engineer/Analyst to join the Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate (S3I) Joint Technology Center – Systems Integration Lab (JSIL) Tech Center team. This is an opportunity to work hands on with unmanned aircraft and ground control equipment with tremendous growth opportunity making a direct impact on the systems fielded to our Warfighters while expanding your cybersecurity skillset. Our team is full of highly motivated professionals and this position provides ample opportunities to gain hands on experience on a variety of UAS programs.

As a UAS Cybersecurity Engineer on the team, you will perform hardware, software, and operating system hardening and documentation for UAS systems and associated subsystems.

In this role, candidates will:

  • Perform software and system installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of commercial and government software for system development, scanning, and hardening.
  • Conduct software application source, hardware component, and operating system scans to identify system vulnerabilities.
  • Conduct system configuration changes to resolve system vulnerabilities including changes to Microsoft Windows and UNIX-based operating system configuration files.
  • Conduct Cybersecurity vulnerability testing, full system evaluation, and documentation.
  • Use STIGs, ACAS, NESSUS, and the NIST Risk Management Framework to prepare for and complete Security Control Assessment (SCA) events.
  • Collaborate with system integrators, network engineers, software developers, and project managers to automate and harden information systems.
  • Work within an agile scrum development model producing cyber reports and hardened systems on a biweekly basis.
  • Participate in peer reviews of system capability requirements, cybersecurity status, system design, test strategies and implementation.
  • Develop Cybersecurity engineering technical material including vulnerability assessment reports and cyber SOPs using the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Travel occasionally to support cyber assessments.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidates must have either a Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or equivalent degree from an accredited university or 9+ years of relevant DoD cybersecurity experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Strong experience with Linux operating systems.
  • Experience with system scanning, identification and resolution of vulnerabilities.
  • Actively hold or have the ability to obtain a CompTIA Security+ Certification.
  • Experience with industry Cyber tools including ACAS, Nessus, SCAP, and STIG Viewer.
  • Experience with source code scanning utilities (e.g. Checkmarx, SonarQube, Fortify, etc.)

Other Qualifications

The following qualifications are also desirable:

  • Experience with Agile development workflow (e.g. Atlassian software suite) is a plus.
  • Experience with RMF controls and the Authority To Operate (ATO) process is a plus.
  • Experience with system architectures, Cisco switches, and virtual machines is a plus.
  • Experience with basic scripting in Bash and PowerShell is a plus.
  • Experience with technical documentation writing is a plus.
  • Experience with Virtualization software such as VMware or VirtualBox is a plus.

Security Requirements

An Interim Secret Security Clearance is required to begin; Secret Security Clearance is required to maintain employment.

Job Number:
01.02.08-2022-39
Closing Date:
10/24/2022

COVID Response

In order to enter Dynetics facilities in the U.S. and to attend Dynetics events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file for COVID-19. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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