Senior Cybersecurity Engineer - 00053479

MITRE

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Work with Government sponsors and industry to modernize existing Communications Security (COMSEC) and Transmission Security (TRANSEC) aspects of existing Military Radio Frequency (RF) Communications systems to retain the security posture of these systems and to specify, help acquire and verify COMSEC and TRANSEC characteristics of new and emerging Military RF Communications. Also, specification of secure, non-proprietary, Cryptographic Interoperability Specifications for use in these Military RF Communications systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree and 5 years of related experience
  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or similar field and 5 years of experience.
  • Existing interest and exposure, through work or personal reading on cryptography. Having read in books on cryptography, spies, intelligence organizations and can provide insights to use on the job.
  • Ability to quickly absorb and retain large amounts of information on many aspects of cryptographic systems, depending on those being worked for our sponsor.
  • Ability to quickly absorb and retain large amounts of information on many aspects of cryptographic systems. 
  • Obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance
  • One or more of the preferred qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good ability to work with others and build a “coalition of the willing” to help move solutions through the process. This has to be tempered with keeping Government’s sensitive information close hold.
  • Current SIPRNet access or means to obtain this access within two to four weeks of starting. JWICS access, if they have a TS/SCI, a bonus.
  • Ability to synthesize proposed solutions from the large amounts of information referenced above or to “poke holes” in solutions proposed by contractors and Government entities. “Poking holes”, ability to see problems, especially security problems, in proposed solutions and existing implementations.
  • Recognition of self-made errors and taking the initiative to correct that error.
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