El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to join our team in El Segundo, CA.

The MSEIT (MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration and Test) team in support of SMC (Space and Missiles Systems Center) in El Segundo is seeking an individual to provide Information Assurance (IA) and Cybersecurity support for the MILSATCOM Capability area. The MILSATCOM portfolio of programs has an ongoing need for IA/Cybersecurity support, to meet the needs of our emerging next-generation protected SATCOM.

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 Space 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 technical 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 clearance is required to be considered for this position


Required experience:

  • 2+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design
  • 2+ years of work experience in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Security
  • Understanding of modern computing architectures including CI/CD, microservices, cloud, and container technologies
    Background in software design


Preferred skills:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering with emphasis in IA/Cyber Security
  • 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)
  • Security certification (CISSP)
  • TS/SCI clearance


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


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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