El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking aCyber Cryptography Systems Engineer to join our team in El Segundo, CA.

The MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (MSEIT) effort provides leading edge Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) for the Air Force’s Space and Missiles System Center. We support the Air Force’s acquisition of state of the art Military Satellite Communications systems, providing global secure, survivable, and protected communications for our nation’s warfighters. Core cryptographic elements of these systems require NSA certification for which we provide system lifecycle support. We seek technical individuals who will thrive in a highly collaborative work environment of small teams, using the most modern tools and methodologies to tackle the challenges of integrating complex space and ground communications systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform Systems Engineering activities in the areas of Cybersecurity, Assessment & Authorization (A&A), Cryptographic System Security Engineering (SSE), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A), in accordance to NIST 800-53 RMF and NSA requirements and regulations
  • Define security requirements, architecture, and design for embedded and large-scale, distributed DoD space and ground control systems
  • Apply risk management concepts to mitigate vulnerabilities in system security architectures
  • Interface with Air Force customer, system stakeholders, and external contractors to coordinate Cybersecurity/Cryptographic requirements and architecture flow down from the system level to individual elements of the system


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or equivalent
  • Understanding of the discipline and practice of Systems Engineering throughout the system lifecycle phases of concept, development, production, use, support, and retirement
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and teambuilding skills
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills; ability to write final-version deliverable technical documents and reports
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearanceto be considered for this position


Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree in technical field
  • Understanding of the NSA end cryptographic unit certification process

Required Experience:

  • 2+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design
  • 2+ years of work experience in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Security

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years of work experience in IA/Cyber Security
  • 5+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design
  • DoD Space program experience
  • RMF or DIACAP Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
  • NIST 800-53 and CNSSI 1253 RMF Analysis and Accreditation
  • Network Engineering
  • Communications Systems
  • Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E)
  • End Cryptographic Unit (ECU) design experience
  • Security certification (CISSP or SANS)
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering with emphasis in IA/Cyber Security
  • Security certification (CISSP, SANS, or CEH)
  • TS/SCI clearance


COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines: As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members may be required to comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which may include mandatory vaccination and ability to provide proof of vaccination status prior to start of employment. Additionally, team members are expected to comply with all safety protocols related to mask wearing and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through LinQuest Human Resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

El Segundo, California

LinQuest delivers performance excellence across the Air, Land, Sea, Space, and Cyberspace domains. We provide highly valued, state-of-the-art and cost effective technical solutions to the U.S. government, civil and commercial customers. LinQuest's services and products span the engineering, testing, operation and sustainment of critical capabilities and programs ranging from intricate systems and architectures to highly complex enterprises comprised of families of systems. LinQuest integrates technical and operational domain expertise with process discipline and delivers superior performance across the life cycle of programs.

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