Job Details

Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Position Number: 2776704
  • Location: Sparks, NV
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology


Systems Security Engineer II

Sierra Nevada Corporation


Are you passionate about creating and managing for highly complex systems? Join our team! As a Systems Security Engineer II, you will be using your skills and expertise to design, test, and implement our secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, and tuning. You'll be responsible for the management of our IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions, conducting risk and vulnerability assessments, and developing and implementing security controls. You'll research, evaluate, and recommend new security tools, techniques, and technologies in alignment with our IT security strategy and introduce them to the enterprise.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains - air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST

Must Haves:
  • BS in related field and/or 3 years of related experience.
  • Relevant work experience as an ISSO, ISSE, Network Analyst/Administrator/Engineer, Systems Analyst/Administrator/Engineer, IT Analyst/Administrator, Software Engineer etc may substitute for required education.
  • Experience working with NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process.
  • DoD 8570/8140 compliant: CAP,CISSP, CASP and/or other equivalent certification (desired) *Required within 6 months of hire. Cisco, Microsoft, Linux, or other technical certifications a plus.
  • Experience in supporting Information Technology (IT) within a classified environment
  • Knowledge of technical standards relating to systems security
  • Experience administering Windows and/or UNIX and Linux operating systems in a client/server architecture
  • Experience with A&A requirements as outlined in the NISPOM, RMF for DOD & NIST RMF
  • Understanding of US Government Cybersecurity policies
  • Ability to balance cybersecurity requirements with SNC's mission, goals, and culture
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


Preferred:
  • Strong understanding of DoD applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and NIST special publications.
  • Experience working with security control assessment tools such as ACAS / Tenable Nessus, SCAP Compliance Checker, and eMASS.
  • Linux (Linux+, LPIC-1, RHCSA), Cisco, Microsoft, Security+ certifications.
  • Strong communication skills, strong critical thinking and problem solving skills; self-motivated with ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects; ability to work with people in a team environment and deal effectively with changing project priorities
  • Ability to manage time, make sound decisions, take independent action, analyze problems and provide focused solutions
  • High degree of attention to detail


Responsibilities:
  • Create/Prepare and Maintain systems for Assessment and Authorization (A&A) in accordance with established NIST guidelines.
  • Manage/schedule mandatory Information System (IS) patching, updating, and scanning based on vulnerabilities and threats or regulatory compliance; maintain the day-to-day security posture and continuous monitoring for all systems.
  • Develop and maintain documentation: Security Plan, Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M), Software/Hardware Inventory, Network diagrams, Risk Assessment Report, Contingency Plan, Incident Response Plan, Configuration Management, etc.
  • Conduct security control assessments; review the adequacy of the security controls and their ability to protect the system and its information; tailor the security controls to ensure compliance
  • Interface with company and customer staff at multiple levels and provide system security guidance.
  • Travel to other SNC facilities and customer sites only if needed.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This position requires current/active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing.

The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.


To apply, please visit: https://snc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SNC_External_Career_Site/job/Hagerstown-MD---MD_OP3/Systems-Security-Engineer-II_R0016113?Source=APPLICANT_SOURCE-3-419

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a trusted leader in solving the world's toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. For nearly 60 years, SNC has delivered state-of-the-art civil, military and commercial solutions to customers worldwide, including more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components. SNC has participated in more than 450 missions to space, including to Mars, and is recognized among The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space. SNC is also a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force and is the only aerospace and defense firm selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company.

From engineers and scientists to cybersecurity experts and software developers, SNC's workforce of nearly 5,000 dreams, innovates, inspires and empowers the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination.

Please visit www.sncorp.com to learn more about SNC, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, SNC Is required to comply with protocols. SNC aligns its COVID requirements, including mandatory vaccine requirements for employees, based on the status of applicable court orders and injunctions. SNC will take no action to implement the requirements in locations subject to a court order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 14042 protocols. The status of these protocols are subject to change depending on the course of ongoing litigation, and candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or have an approved exemption.
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