Hardware Security Engineer II with Security Clearance

BAE Systems
Broomfield, Colorado
Jun 13, 2024
Jul 11, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Perform the Hardware Security Engineering required to establish the basis for the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems and / or hardware / software-based assurance solutions for protection of critical mission technology. This person will provide Hardware Security Engineering experience to support major acquisition programs and must have knowledge and experience with secure hardware design and integration. The Subject Matter Expert (SME) will assist program engineers in secure hardware designs and derive higher level system security requirements into component level requirements to be implemented at a hardware design level. The SME will also assess hardware design risks and develop mitigating strategies in support of systems and hardware assurance to protect the United States of America's most advanced technologies. The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution. What You'll Do: Derive system level requirements into component and subsystem requirements identifying hardware details for integrating security controls.
Identify, review, and define security requirements that enable technical Architects / Systems Engineers and SMEs the ability to secure hardware and software products.
Maintain a comprehensive and holistic Systems Security Engineering (SSE) view while addressing stakeholder security risks and concerns through the application of Systems Engineering skills.
Create a culture of Security that implements security from the beginning of a programs development and supports the implementation of security by default.
Communicates with Chief Engineers and Program Managers (PMs) the needs of the Security Engineering team and supports the development process, working with the engineering organization to identify Security Engineering issues and flaws that need to be remediated.
Facilitate briefings to senior leadership and SMEs on program protection and security policy, guidance, and expectation in the area of Hardware Security Engineering.
Provide and communicate understanding of both the technical and programmatic aspects of a project to the project team as well as the customer.
Ensure the effectiveness and suitability of the security elements within the systems as an enabler to mission success.
Design and develop detailed security designs using recognized practices such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and processes.
Develop, review, and recommend security policy, guidance, training, and best practices that align its implementation across the mission acquisition lifecycle.
Review and provide recommendations on Program Protection Plans (PPPs) and other acquisition and requirements documentation oversight for appropriate inclusion and application of SSE policy and guidance.
Develop and execute to an SSE Plan containing a path to creating Threat Countermeasure Tree Analysis.
Efficiently learn new subjects / techniques / software, without, necessarily, the assistance of others.
Have a track records of highly collaborative working skills in a team environment.
Write clear and concise reports.
Utilize and develop mathematical software tools.
Interface with PMs, Mission Assurance Managers (MAMs), Program Engineers, and customers.
Use strong presentation skills to convey security mission risks at program milestone reviews.
Participate as member of the Mission Assurance (MA) team to select, evaluate, and document security requirements for various missions including space, military and airborne.
Support other tasks and areas of subject matter expertise, to include the Trusted & Assured Microelectronics (T&AM) program, Anti-Tamper, and Software Security Assurance, with Design Engineering subject matter expertise as required.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary. On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required. Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, the successful candidate must possess a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and to exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, solid communication and presentations skills, and ability to lead group discussions.
Department of Defense (DoD) / Intelligence Community (IC) experience - basic understanding of how engineering and security work within the DoD / IC.
Secure hardware integration experience (hardened memory, secure FPGA/SOC/ASIC, PCB layout, etc.).
Proven work experience designing and integrating hardware security solutions.
Basic understanding of hardware design impacts to firmware, gateware, and software.
Previous experience developing threat analysis. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills BS degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cybersecurity Engineering or related technical field.
8 or more years of continuous, related, progressive experience in the Security, Cybersecurity, and Hardware Security Engineering discipline.
Designing to TEMPEST product requirements.
Cross-Domain Solution integration experience.
Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) experience.
Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience.
Previous experience in the field of Cybersecurity.
Current TS/SCI Clearance Preferred. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $111000 - $137500 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics. About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities . click apply for full job details