GPS Senior Cybersecurity Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States


SAIC is seeking a motivated and experienced cybersecurity professional to join our team of diverse Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) experts. The GPS SE&I Team provides engineering, technical analysis and subject matter expertise (SME) support to the GP Directorate. As a member of our cybersecurity team, you’ll work in a fast-paced environment with Air Force personnel and system developers to ensure GPS remains the gold standard for position, navigation and timing. 

Duties Include:
  • Plan and execute Risk Management Framework (RMF) cybersecurity compliance assessments on GPS enterprise networks
  • Plan and execute safe, cooperative penetration testing on GPS enterprise networks
  • Review and analyze cybersecurity design documents, policies, procedures and artifacts to scope test activities
  • Assist in administration of Kali Linux and Windows 10 penetration testing laptops and associated build tools and configuration management solutions
  • Assist in developing automated test scripts and data management tools and identifying improvements to test processes.
  • Complete risk assessments and architectural analysis of cybersecurity features of new systems and modifications and recommend enhancements based on current and anticipated threats
  • Implement the Risk Management Framework accreditation process
  • Support Air Force personnel in formulating responses to Higher Headquarters and Department of Defense Requests for Information (RFIs) and in assessing impact of policy changes


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering or related field
  • Current DoD Secret security clearance
  • 9+ years of Information Assurance (IA) or Cybersecurity (CS) experience
  • 2+ years of Programming experience in high-level scripting languages (Python, BASH, PowerShell, or JavaScript) or compiled languages (C, C++, or Java) 
  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity tools (e.g. SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Tenable Nessus, and Kali Linux Penetration Testing distribution)
  • Possesses or able to obtain a DoD 8570.01M IA Management Level 1 certification within 180 days of joining SAIC
  • Familiar with the DoD RMF process, NIST 800.53A controls, and policies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) experience
  • Penetration testing experience
  • RMF security controls implementation or compliance assessment experience
  • Unix/Linux operating systems administration experience, especially Red Hat, Solaris, and Kali Linux
  • Web application/database programming experience, especially Web2Py, Spring Boot, and PostgreSQL
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills