Full-time, Part-time

Chantilly, VA 20151

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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Aerospace's Cybersecurity and Advanced Platforms Subdivision is seeking a Director with experience in Cybersecurity Assessments and Network Security to lead the Cyber and Assessments Research Department (CARD). This department has approximately 15 cybersecurity engineers who perform research, capability development, and program support to help ensure the security of space mission systems.

Do you enjoy solving problems that affect global security? Do you have passion and experience for keeping ahead of our adversaries and taking mission capabilities to the next level? Do you like solving multiple projects and exploring novel ideas? If so, join our passionate cyber and platforms team at Aerospace.

This role has the potential for a hybrid schedule and also onsite work is required.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and lead engineering staff to create cutting edge prototypes in the fields of Network and Space Mission Cybersecurity
  • Collaborate with outside organizations to provide technical support and outreach for CARD's technical capabilities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with program offices to sustain the department's activities
  • Develop and mentor managers within the department
  • Personally perform Cybersecurity related engineering tasks as appropriate, including hands on development
  • Work with other departments to provide technical demonstrations and capabilities.
  • Lead staff who reside in several places around the country with a large concentration in Chantilly, VA.
  • Develop and implement the department's technical strategy and guide the department's research and development portfolio
  • Build teams with appropriate skills and coordinate staffing and priorities to ensure excellent support to customers
  • Assign resources, estimate staffing needs, coordinate activities, and connect with requisite stakeholders
What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Security, or another related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in Cybersecurity Assessments, Threat Research, Network Security, Software Development, Industrial Control Systems, or related fields
  • Fluency with Network Systems Assessment Techniques, Cybersecurity Principles, Cloud Architectures, and Space Systems
  • Ability to provide departmental strategic and budget planning, workforce planning, recruiting and staffing, succession planning, personnel development, and customer relationships
  • Consistent track record of establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal and working relationships with different levels of corporate staff, peers, management, program offices, customers, and contractors
  • Previous experience leading highly technical project teams
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills for interactions at all organizational levels
  • Willing to travel domestically up to 10%
  • Current and active Top-Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access TS/SCI government clearance
How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Security, or another related field
  • Significant hands-on experience with multiple aspects of Computer and Network Security
  • Significant Space Mission experience
  • Previous experience with spacecraft design and/or command and control systems
  • Experience with Embedded Security
  • Experience with COMSEC requirements
  • Experience with Cloud Security

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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Posting ID: 780441532 Posted: 2022-12-05 Job Title: Cyber Assessment Research