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Cyber Security Engineer, Space Focus - Colorado Springs or Los Angeles Based Preferred (Virtual)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington, United States
**Organization and Job ID**Job ID: 312179Directorate: National SecurityDivision: Comptuing and AnalyticsGroup: Cyber Security - NSD**Job Description**Designs, deploys, and operates systems, networks, applications, and tools that underpin cyber security and cyber defense. Provides integration of hardware, software, and other components to solve operational challenges for cyber defenders. Performs data and systems engineering functions to support cyber operations activities and systems. Engineers and deploys security and defensive countermeasures and controls. Ensures system security needed in operations are assessed, established, and included in design and development; executes security requirements definition, systems analysis, systems design, security hardening, security test and evaluation, and certification and accreditation. Supports operational systems and performs activities such as vulnerability scanning, network, and system security configuration, etc. Design and architecture of new approaches, methods and techniques for cyber defense and resiliency for information technology and operational technology systems and networks. May interface with external entities including law enforcement, intelligence and other government organizations and agencies.This role supports a foundational connection between PNNL and DoD partners, providing experience and guidance to research and development applying cybersecurity to space-based missions.The successful candidate will have experience with space systems, a solid understanding of cybersecurity, and the drive to pursue impactful, long-term solutions.Candidates should display strong communications skills, technical expertise, and the ability to multitask and prioritize rapidly in a dynamic environment. Direct experience with space systems is a must and experience with military space systems is highly preferred. Travel of approximately 25% (post-COVID) should be expected if Los Angeles/Colorado Springs based; 50+% if based in Richland or Seattle.**The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:****Level II:** Leads specific tasks of the project to meet scope, schedule and budget. Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise. Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies. Contributes technical content to proposals and develops business through excellent project performance.**Level III:** Manages small to moderate projects and/or major project tasks. Integrates intellectual and technical capabilities of work teams. Enhances technical/professional skills of junior staff through active mentoring and training. Generates ideas for new proposals and participates in business development activities.**Minimum Qualifications**+ BS and 5+ years of relevant space and cyber experience; or MS and 3+ years of relevant experience, or PhD with 1 year of experience.**Preferred Qualifications**+ BS with 7+ years relevant experience in military space operations or acquisitions, or MS with 5 years of relevant experience or PhD with 3 years experience+ Experience leading technical teams+ Experience conceiving, developing, and executing R+ Broad space system research and development understanding and experience+ Space system testing and evaluation experience+ Wide understanding of current cybersecurity vulnerabilities and operational landscape+ Experience with mulitple of the following areas, or related sub-areas:+ Satellite Control+ Satellite Communications Systems+ Global Position, Navigation, and timing+ Space Superiority+ Space Launch and Range systems+ Remote Sensing Systems+ Space Warning systems+ Space Intelligence, Surveillance, reconnaissance+ Tactical SATCOM operations Demonstrated ability to understand, deploy, and operate a range of cybersecurity tools+ Intermediate level knowledge in computer science and cyber security, experience with programming languages, and understanding of secure design and/or operations principles.+ Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients and laboratory scientific staff and management+ Strong analytic ability+ Strong leadership potential+ Preferred regional work location - Colorado Springs or Los Angeles (virtual)**Equal Employment Opportunity**Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via **_Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a "country of risk" without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment._****Other Information**This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.Requirements:* U.S. Citizenship* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated._Directorate:_ _National Security__Job Category:_ _Safeguards and Security__Group:_ _Cyber Security - NSD__Opening Date:_ _2021-06-30__Closing Date:_ _2021-11-17_

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