- Serve as primary Cyber Resiliency advisor to the PEO Holistic Survivability Branch Chief
- Maintain awareness of ASALT Cyber Policies and Procedure
- Help formulate PEO Cyber Resiliency strategy
- Help develop the implementation plan for the Cyber Resiliency strategy
- Develop policies and procedures to customize the PEO’s RMF response to increase focused on operational threats
- Serve as PEO rep on PM led cyber working groups by assisting PMs perform Cyber Security Systems Engineering
- Lead for PEO response on all Cyber taskers
- Lead for PEO on development of Cyber S&T strategy
As a Systems Engineer, Weapon Systems Cyber Security you will provide systems engineering expertise and support services to the Army’s Program Executive Office for Aviation. This will include review and assessment of a wide range of complex aviation weapon systems to identify the level of mission and technical risk inherent in the current & future cyber security posture, as well as appropriate mitigations to manage that risk. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.
Your essential job functions will include but may not be limited to:
- Provide technical expertise and support in the area of systems engineering as a key member of a Department of Defense organization
- Lead or participate in assessment teams to identify Systems Security Engineering-related issues and risks; perform root cause analysis; and recommend issue recovery plans or risk mitigation plans
- Assist with developing Department of Defense policy in the areas of weapon systems cyber resiliency, cyber survivability, cyber security, and cyber defensibility
- Provide oral and written briefings to senior PEO leadership.
- Create written reports detailing assessment findings and recommendations.
- Conduct assessments of program systems engineering technical reviews and produce reports to meet regulatory and statutory requirements.
- Coordinate with major acquisition programs to develop and implement Systems Engineering Plans and Program Protection to improve program execution and meet DoD 5000.2 requirements.
The ideal candidate will have a diverse background that includes education and experience across systems engineering, cyber security, program management, requirements generation, and DoD policy. Given the difficulty of finding expertise across all those areas in one candidate, candidates who have several of the desired areas coupled with a willingness to learn new skills will be considered.
The successful candidate must also be a team player able to work in challenging environments that include a mix of high autonomy and responsibility with significant legislative and policy constraints. The candidate must have a strong set of interpersonal skills and be able to work with a broad range of people from diverse organizations with a focus on persuasion and teamwork. The candidate should be comfortable operating with strategic guidance and minimal supervision and be able to complete projects to an excellent level on time. The candidate should also be able to communicate complex cyber security issues to non-technical personnel in a way that is clear and concise and should be comfortable presenting information to various levels of leadership.
- At least 10 years total experience, of which at least 3 demonstrate an ability to work and effectively communicate (written and verbal) as a key member of a joint Government/Contractor team.
- Experience with systems engineering across the full DoD acquisition lifecycle.
- Knowledge of the DoD 5000 series, to include the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) with special emphasis on program protection
- Knowledge of DoD test and evaluation processes
- Knowledge of the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF)
- Knowledge of the DoD requirements generation process
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a systems engineering related field
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a cyber-security related field (e.g., cybersecurity, computer science, computer engineering).
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an engineering field (e.g., aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering)
- Background in DoD program management and DoDI 5000.02 processes
- Experience working in an acquisition program office and on Service/OSD staff overseeing major defense acquisition programs.
- Experience with weapon system development.
- Expert technical knowledge on weapon systems
One or more of the following certifications is desired:
- Defense Acquisition University SPRDE or ENG Level III
- INCOSE Associate, Certified, or Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP, CSEP, ESEP)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- CompTIA Security+, CySA+, CASP+, PenTest+
- Certified Ethical hacker (CEH)