Senior IT security engineer

Loral Space Systems   •  

Palo Alto, CA

11 - 15 years

Posted 280 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description

Senior Security Engineer

SSL/MDA is leader in commercial satellite manufacturing is currently looking for a Sr. Security Engineer who will report directly to the Director of Security

  • Evangelize security across the engineering team and other business departments
  • Be very active and self-motivated in assessing risks and expressing concerns toengineering and operations teams
  • Develop and execute securityprocesses, policies, and procedures.
  • Proactively identify, troubleshoot, and resolve vulnerabilities
  • Participate in incident response and management as required 24x7
  • Participate in multiple Projects and manage large projects as required
  • Drive defense-in-depth security for the organization to protect critical IT assets and data.
  • Design the people, processes, and technology systems to enable an effective security program including:

- Security infrastructure device management
- Security and critical IT monitoring
- Threat management
- Vulnerability management

Serve as an information security subject matter expert
Complete assessments and coordinate responses to threats/attacks to the technology infrastructure and supported applications/systems. 


  • Hands-on experience implementing security infrastructure management and monitoring tools.
  • Strong background in Linux operating systems and command line interfaces.
  • Understanding of attack vectors, exploits, and hacking tools.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, process improvement, and problem-solving skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate withboth technical and non-technical staff.
  • Able to work both independently and with technology staff to accomplish multiple tasks and projects


  • Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of related leadership and technical experience.
  • to 3 years of project management experience.
  • to 6 years of security engineering, design and architecture, implementation. 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Additional Qualifications:

  • CISSP preferred

Well versed in networking products/technologies such as: routing and routing protocols, L2/L3 switching, Next Gen firewalls, IPS/IDS, AAA, Remote Access, VPN, SIEM, IAM, Encryption, VDI, and Mobile security

  • Able to work with network engineers and provide sound advice ontechnologies
  • Knowledgeable with Windows, Apple and Linux OS in both workstation and server environments
  • Ability to work off hours as required to support company impacting efforts
  • Knowledgeable with Mobile technology
  • Ability to work in a team or independently
  • Able to supervise and mentor
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/written)
  • Excellent project planning/ time management skills
  • Experience with large ERP/PLM/MES applications is a plus