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Lead Systems Security Engineer Missile Defense Foreign Military

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The MITRE Corporation

Huntsville, AL

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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

The MITRE T880 Systems Engineering Technical Center has an immediate opportunity for a Systems Security Engineer (SSE) to advance and provide cutting edge systems security and cyber security engineering services to the Lower Tier Project Office (LTPO).

Key Functions:

The individual will be directly involved with NIST SP 800-160 Systems Security Engineering (SSE) process for the LTPO Foreign Military Sales (FMS) weapon systems. The individual, in concert with the project office FMS Office, will elicit unique FMS security operational requirements and apply governing policies to form a Trusted System and Network concept; will determine the FMS security environment(s) to define protections; will perform risk based assessments to help the program office determine the highest priority cybersecurity threats & mitigations; and will ensure enumeration of the security requirements into the project’s development cycle taking in to account FMS design limitations (e.g., International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions). The individual will also identify a viable weapon system operations and systems security architecture as part of the overall solution and facilitate design and implementation decisions. The individual will also represent the project on cybersecurity matters via coordination with stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

BS and 8 years related experience

Experience with DoD or ally Command and Control (C2) system

Systems Engineering or Security Systems Engineering experience

Required Qualifications: Experience with DoD IT enabled weapon systems

Working in a collaborative environment with a team of engineers in design, implementation, and deployment of technical designs and solutions

Developing and implementing defensive cybersecurity Systems Security Engineering (SSE) operations procedures and security resiliency techniques

Developing and implementing techniques to facilitate IT enable systems to operate through contested cybersecurity environments

Performing risk assessments in support of SSE processes

Excellent writing skills and presentation skills

*Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with FMS systems security engineering solutions

Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)

Experience with US Army air and missile defense systems

Experience in NIST SP 800-160 SSE development, integration, and operations

Experience with embedded IT architecture analysis

Experience with designing countermeasures to address security voids in the IT architecture

Experience with missile process development

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MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government. We operate FFRDCs—federally funded research and development centers—which are unique organizations that assist the United States government with: Scientific research and analysis Development and acquisition Systems engineering and integration We also have an independent research program that explores new and expanded uses of technologies to solve our sponsors' problems. MITRE's Sole Focus Is to Operate FFRDCs MITRE is chartered to work in the public interest. We have no commercial interests. We have no owners or shareholders, and we can't compete for anything except the right to operate FFRDCs. This lack of commercial conflicts of interest forms the basis for our objectivity. We also have the ability to acquire sensitive and proprietary information from the government and industry to inform our work. These organizations are able and willing to share data because they know we won't use it for a competitive advantage. Moreover, because we operate multiple FFRDCs, we foster a culture of knowledge sharing. We apply what we learn from addressing one sponsor's challenges to similar issues faced by other federal agencies. This means when sponsors engage with us, they have access to all the minds of MITRE. (Video) MITRE, a strategic partner working with industry and academia to apply science, technology, and systems engineering, enables the government and the private sector to make better decisions.

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