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Associate Systems Security Engineer

Company: MITRE
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.

For this position with MITRE's Systems Security Engineering Department, you will leverage your academic foundation and your work experiences to develop, hone and apply your knowledge of the latest systems security and cybersecurity engineering concepts to ensure resilient and secure solutions for sponsor or customer needs. As well, you will have opportunities to merge your work and interests with advancements from research, industry, academia, and standards groups to develop novel security capabilities for a safer world.

The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced teaming environment, working with cutting-edge technology, and contributing to the advancement of system security concepts. We are seeking a self-starter that assists in building security into large engineering projects and acquisition efforts. The candidate for this position will work a wide variety of challenging systems resiliency, security, and cybersecurity activities in direct support of programs and will have opportunities to advance the science of resilient systems engineering for security and other loss concerned needs.

Key functions we may expose you to include: leading security and resilience engineering research and development teams, complex cybersecurity system solutions analysis, consulting, requirements definition and refinement, systems security design and architecture validation, hands-on prototyping, and model-based digital engineering. You will work closely with other subject matter experts. Typically, you'll collaborate across a number of Government, Industry, and academic organizations in formulating solutions to complex problems.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Analyze missions and systems for potential loss conditions and unacceptable loss consequences and propose mitigation approaches
  • Provide recommendations on ensuring systems are specified, designed, developed, implemented, integrated, and sustained to meet security, resiliency, and safety needs, goals and objectives
  • Research and develop unique, cutting-edge technical capabilities and processes for understanding, assessing, and analyzing system and technology resilience and security
  • Assist in systems security analysis and assessments, including identifying risk criticalities and handling options, to inform decision making
  • Assist in development of systems security and cybersecurity strategy development, system testing and evaluation, and verification and validation efforts
  • Analyze system requirements, software, hardware, supply chain, and integration approaches using analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities and system architecture, design, and implementation flaws
  • Develop system security engineering attributes within complex model-based system engineering products in direct support of programs

    Required Skills
    ** Must be a US citizen able to obtain and maintain a US government clearance **

    • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar field
    • Ability to work independently to learn new technologies, techniques, processes, software languages, platforms, systems
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to foster relationship development

      Desired Skills

      • Familiarity with NIST SP 800-160 systems security engineering considerations for systems engineering
      • Familiarity with INCOSE defined 30 lifecycle systems engineering processes
      • Familiarity with software analysis tools
      • Familiarity with network forensics
      • Familiarity with software development
      • Familiarity with embedded systems and RF concepts
      • Familiarity with Model Based System Engineering tools
      • Knowledge of reliability and/or safety engineering methods

        MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.

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