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Cyber Security Systems Engineer - Available Immediately

Systems Planning and Analysis
Washington, Washington DC, United States

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company in the DC Metro area. We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.

The Integrated Warfare Systems Group (IWSG) focus is to provide engineering, technical and programmatic support to the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0) Directorate. Efforts include overarching program management, test and evaluation, systems engineering, operations analysis, systems integration, international, cyber security, IT network and programmatic support for over 25 PEO IWS 2.0 advanced radar, phased array radar, electronic warfare, electro-optic, advanced off-board electronic warfare/decoy and directed energy programs.

SPA is seeking a Cyber Security Systems Engineer for employment in our downtown Washington, D.C. office that is located at 20 M Street, SE. #CJ #IN123


SPA is seeking a dedicated Cyber Security Systems Engineer to support the U.S. Navy's Advanced Radars (AN/SPY-6) Programs. This position will provide direct support to the lead Systems Engineer and Program Protection Lead for Advanced Radars programs, specifically Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) and Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR). At least 1-2 days per week of work at the 20 M Street office is expected even in the current maximized telework environment.

For this critical work, we are looking for a proactive Systems Engineer to assist with hardware and software requirements generation for radar systems/subsystems. Primary responsibilities for this position will be to: perform analytical work that involves reviewing and evaluating appropriate new technologies, policy, and doctrine to support requirements traceability and capabilities engineering; conduct analysis in support architecture design for the U.S. Navy and support compliance; assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life-cycle; provide cyber engineering support tasks associated with integration, testing, and certification of combat system elements into surface ships; and serve as a key facilitator in the process of examination and acceptance of contractual requirements for the U.S. Navy. Your expertise will provide guidance in systems engineering design, development, implantation, evaluation, and/or integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.

No specific radar experience is needed but radar experience would be very helpful.

  • BA or BS degree from a four-year college or university.
  • Experience evaluating the cyber compliance of a system against DoD Cybersecurity policies and experience providing systems engineering, or operational support to the DoD, including supporting system administration, and systems security.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations, including DoD 8500.02, DoD 8510, NIST SP 800-37, NIST SP 800-53 or 53A, NIST SP 800-30, or CNSSI 1253
  • DoD 8570 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II Certification
  • Must hold and maintain an active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Degree in an Engineering/Cyber Security related discipline
  • Knowledgeable in Technical Information Systems Engineering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), network security architectures, Radars, Aegis Combat System, Ship Self Defense System, and/or DoD acquisition
  • Ability to perform technical assessments, evaluations, and advise the government on new equipment/system capabilities, tools and solutions
  • Directly related experience with Navy In-Service Engineering processes and procedures
  • Program Protection experience
  • Systems engineering background and experience with hardware/software integration
  • DoD 8570 Information Assurance Management (IAM) III or IAT III Certification

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