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IA/Cyber Systems Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JJM20182603-44652

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


The IA/Cyber System Engineer shall have practical IA/Cyber knowledge and System Administration hands-on skills; responsibilities include:

Understanding and communicating IA/Cyber requirements across the system development lifecycle (SDLC), from program inception, deployment and disposal.

Completing RMF-defined tasks in accordance with key development milestones – SRR, PDR, CDR, PSR, and deployment.

Supporting space and related systems, so the engineer should have an interest in applying IA/cybersecurity controls based on the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to space systems, i.e., across ground, communications, and space segments.

Implementing security controls within COTS infrastructure: MS-Windows, MS-Active Directory, RedHat Enterprise Linux, and Cisco switches

Preparing and executing security assessments in order to verify cyber security requirements are met within a new space system.

Conducting cybersecurity vulnerability scans and analyzing results, supporting patch implementation efforts, and developing long-term cybersecurity compliance roadmaps.

Conducting quarterly vulnerability compliance reviews and contributing to quarterly POA&M updates.

Developing and conducting cybersecurity scanning and hardening activities on numerous operating systems and applications, to include virtualized environments.

Developing and implementing information security continuous monitoring plans.


  • The IA/Cybersecurity Systems Engineer should have a strong technology foundation with a BS degree in      engineering, computer science, or IT management. At least five (5) years of IA/Cyber engineering experience, with at least two (2) years’ experience in the defense/aerospace industry.
  • Minimum of Security+CE certification, with first-hand familiarity with civilian, defense, and intelligence community implementations of the NIST 800-53 controls and RMF process. 
  • Candidates must have TS/SSBI clearance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders ranging from the most technical staffers up to senior program managers.
  • Hands-on experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), DISA ESS/HBSS, DISA ACAS, and host-based security, to include: anti-malware, host-based intrusion protection system.

 Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space