Cybersecurity/ Information Assurance Systems Engineer

Full Time
San Diego, CA
Areas of Interest: Information Assurance (IA) Compliance
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Overview
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General Atomics and affiliated companies are world renowned leaders in developing high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems; remotely piloted aircraft systems; airborne sensors; advanced electronic, wireless, and laser technologies; and biofuels.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Consider joining us and be part of a community of innovative and forward-looking people who together, are creating the future.

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cybersecurity or Information Assurance (IA) Systems Engineer to join the cybersecurity project engineering team in Poway, CA. 

The employee who is asked to join this team will be diverse in all aspects of information security to include security design assessments of hardware and software, vulnerability testing and analysis, STIG compliance, security documentation preparation, management of subcontractors, and project engineering functions. The diverse and challenging projects and systems engineering tasks will provide an environment for those with the ability to approach problems from different viewpoints to succeed. The candidate will collaborate with highly motivated and intelligent problem solvers from all engineering disciplines and backgrounds to coordinate the work to obtain RMF accreditations for multiple software and hardware configurations.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   
  • The Cybersecurity Systems Engineer must be able to accomplish the following with limited supervision. He/she must have experience assessing an over-arching set of environments including hardware/system configurations in order to:
  • Regulate and ensure best practices are being following
  • Communicate status of the project to stakeholders
  • Validate risks are mitigated
  • Be responsive to information technology guidelines, policies and directives
  • Implement and maintain security patches and alerts for all host software and hardware
  • Have an understanding of encryption, firewalls, antivirus, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), etc.
  • Highly preferred certifications for the position include, but are not limited to:
    • CompTIA Security+
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or two or more years of experience with a master’s degree. Equivalent engineering experience may be considered in lieu of education. 
  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
  • Proficient in one or more operating systems like Linux and Windows.
  • Experience developing RMF certification and accreditation documentation for DoD information systems is preferred.
  • Possess the ability to learn and implement multiple accreditation processes within DoD.
  • Strong understanding of IP networks design, firewall configurations, and HBSS.
  • The skill to write information security related documentation and present technical reports to customers, peers and management is a must.
  • Security+ and/or CISSP certifications are highly preferred.
  • Able to work extended hours as required and some travel involved.
  • Must possess a DoD Secret Clearance.

Travel Percentage Required: 0 - 25%
Clearance Required:  Desired


 



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General Atomics

General Atomics is a San Diego-based innovation firm with a history of successful solutions for energy, defense and environmental challenges. Solutions range from the groundbreaking TRIGA test reactor to MagLev transport systems to running the nation’s largest fusion energy program. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems manufactures defense and commercial systems, including the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, and the Blitzer™ electromagnetic railgun. Affiliated manufacturing and commercial service companies include General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., which produces the Predator® family of remotely piloted aircraft systems. 

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Consider joining us and be part of a community of innovative and forward-looking people who together, are creating the future.

Specialties
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Electromagnetic Systems Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Airborne Sensors Laser TechnologiesBiofuels
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Company Industry: Defense & Space
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 5,001-10,000
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