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Filter by Date: Mar 7, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 42028 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); Columbia, MD (Maryland); Greenbelt, MD (Maryland) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Cyber Engineer for our Cyber Engineering Subdivision. The Cyber Engineering Subdivision provides expertise in policy, assessment, integration, research, and technology to address cyber threats through cyber security techniques, threat and vulnerability assessments, active countermeasures, and cyber resiliency. This role will provide technical support and leadership in engineering and researching cyber solutions for Aerospace internal and external customers in all segments of space systems across multiple functional areas including strategic and tactical military satellite communications and ground network systems. Collaboration with program offices, government agencies such as National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Security Agency (NSA), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), etc., other FFRDCs, and contractors, providing project leadership, mentoring junior engineers, and developing future projects. 


This position can be located in Chantilly, VA, Columbia, MD, or Greenbelt, MD. 


Key Functions

  • Perform research in the areas of cyber and network security
  • Advise various DOD and Intelligence programs on RMF 
  • Work with customers to understand and implement security controls
  • Review network architecture designs identify dataflow and performance deficiencies 
  • Understand and mitigate the security vulnerabilities in various SW and HW designs
  • Support multiple space systems customers
  • Leading or participating in projects involving one or more of the following areas: Cyber Resilience, Cloud Security, Software Assurance, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical System (CPS), Program Protection Planning (PPP), Risk management Framework (RMF), cyber system trade-off studies for various system designs or protocols, validation of network system requirements.
  • Providing recommendations on network architectures and solutions based on technical performance assessments.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline
  • Eight or more years of experience in systems engineering of information assurance or cyber security systems
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP
  • Strong understanding of network architecture design and dataflow theory
  • Experience working with the RMF
  • Experience implementing security controls
  • Understanding of firewall implementations and functions
  • Strong written and oral communications and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to travel locally and domestic required
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance



  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • CISSP Certification
  • Experience securing high level complex systems such as data centers
  • Project management experience is desirable. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to interact well with customers, other government agencies, FFRDC staff and contractor personnel.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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