Senior Crypto/COMSEC Cyber Systems Engineer with Security Clearance

El Segundo, California
Apr 08, 2024
May 01, 2024
Safety / Security
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
About Peraton Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can't be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we're keeping people around the world safe and secure.
Responsibilities Ready to make an impact! Peraton is seeking an experienced Senior Crypto/COMSEC Cyber Engineer to work side by side with our client in El Segundo, CA! As an engineer on our team, you'll work with Peraton on the Remote Sensing SE&I program with the U.S. Space Force to develop and rapidly deploy the next generation of resilient Missile Warning (MW), Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (TISR), and Environmental Monitoring (EM) capabilities to deter attacks and provide critical information to our war-fighters to defeat our enemies in battle. Your customer will trust you to not only test, analyze, evaluate, validate, and verify these systems, but also identify areas requiring urgent mitigation up front and early to develop this system with advanced technology solutions. Grow your skills by merging innovative engineering methodologies and cross-disciplinary coordination to create tomorrow's solutions. Join our team and create the future of Remote Sensing in the Space Force. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required The Senior Crypto/COMSEC Cyber Engineer will be responsible for the following but not limited to: Provides feedback to design engineers and evaluates end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Working as expert, conducts research and evaluates technical performance of software products and overall segments and systems. Ensures products and systems comply with requirements and government information assurance and cyber security standards and practices through formal verification methods. Verifies/validates systems with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to information networks.
Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.
Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current and planned products based on sophisticated testing, research, and analysis. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements.
Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they verify/validate the requirements.
Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements. Produces high-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government intelligence and operations officials.
Monitors for continual process improvement and lessons learned, and reports to management periodically.Qualifications Required qualifications: Must have an active/current Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret / SCI clearance
Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Information Assurance, or Information Security and 8-10 years of relevant experience; Masters degree and 6+ years of relevant experience; high-school Diploma/GED and 12 years of relevant experience in lieu of a completed degree
Minimum of 8+ years of information assurance/cybersecurity experience supporting space-related (space, ground, software, hardware system) Major Defense Acquisition Programs
Experience in analyzing and securing DoD or Information Technology systems for compliance with specifications, requirements, and policies
Experience in defining, developing, implementing and sustaining system accreditations for the DoD
Knowledge of COMSEC principles, directives, procedures, criteria, and systems application
Knowledge of DoD communications and information equipment utilizing COMSEC capabilities
Ability to coordinate COMSEC requirements for the organization
Ability to communicate and establish collaborative relationships with government clients, Federally Funded Research and Developmental Centers (FFRDC), and associate contractor teammates to achieve program goals Desired qualifications: A current TS/SCI security clearance
Master's degree in Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Information Assurance, or Information Security and eight (8+) - 10 years of relevant experience
Information Assurance (ISSE/IASAE) Level III Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Knowledge of DoD 5000.01/02
Experience performing systems engineering, integration, and test on space-based remote sensing systems
Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and its functionality
Experience in working with U.S. Military COMSEC programs
Key Management Infrastructure Operating Account Manager (KOAM) Certification
Target Salary Range $112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors. SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range EEO An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran. Our Values Benefits At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We're fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. Paid Time-Off and Holidays
Life & Disability Insurance
Career Development
Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
Paid Parental Leave
Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, & Vision Care