Principal Cyber Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States


SAIC is seeking an experienced Cyber Security Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. We are looking for a cybersecurity expert who desires to proactively improve our U.S. Space Force (USSF) customer’s security posture in an imaginative and holistic manner.  This position will be located in Albuquerque, NM.
Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Lead and work as part of an integrated team to architect, plan, configure, deploy, sustain, and upgrade COTS/GOTS and custom toolsets within satellite ground systems to meet Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements.
  • Research and evaluate cyber capabilities and new security products against operational requirements and introduce them to systems in alignment with enterprise security strategy and conduct troubleshooting to resolve technical and non-technical issues.
  • Deploy and operate a wide variety of cyber infrastructure components, including but not limited to: Windows and Linux operating systems, ACAS, HBSS/ESS, firewalls, routers, virtualized environments, etc. in order to achieve and maintain system security requirements.
  • Team with system administrators and cyber security staff to conduct vulnerability and STIG scanning, patch management, flaw/deficiency remediation, and system Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) updates.
  • Develop and execute security control assessment procedures to verify conformance with control requirements as part of ongoing continuous monitoring and authorization assessment activities.


  • Active Top Secret security clearance and ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 9 years or more of relevant experience, or Master’s degree and 7 years or more relevant experience
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level II or higher baseline certification; additional training and/or certifications may be required within 6 months of hire. Acceptable baseline certifications can be found at
  • Strong working knowledge of NIST 800-53 controls and RMF.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: HBSS/ESS, ACAS, SIEM tools (e.g., Splunk), eGRC tools (e.g., eMASS), STIG implementation, SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC), Vulnerator, scripting tools (e.g., Python, Bash, Ansible, Terraform, PowerShell, etc.), SolarWinds, Palo Alto firewall. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.