Cyber Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States


SAIC is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to join our team in Colorado Springs, CO. 
The MSEIT (MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration and Test) team in support of SMC (Space and Missiles Systems Center) in El Segundo is seeking an individual to provide Information Assurance (IA) and Cybersecurity support for the MILSATCOM Capability area. The MILSATCOM portfolio of programs has an ongoing need for IA/Cybersecurity support, to meet the needs of our emerging next-generation protected SATCOM.  
  • Perform systems engineering activities in the areas of cybersecurity, Assessment & Authorization (A&A), cryptographic System Security Engineering (SSE), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A), in accordance to NIST 800-53 RMF and NSA requirements and regulations 
  • Define security requirements, architecture, and design for embedded and large-scale, distributed DoD space and ground control systems 
  • Apply risk management concepts to mitigate vulnerabilities in system security architectures 
  • Interface with Space Force customer, system stakeholders, and external contractors to coordinate cybersecurity/cryptographic requirements and architecture flow down from the system level to individual elements of the system 


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or technical equivalent
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • 2+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design 
  • 2+ years of work experience in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Security 
  • Understanding of modern computing architectures including CI/CD, microservices, cloud, and container technologies
  • Background in software design 
  • Understanding of the discipline and practice of Systems Engineering throughout the system lifecycle phases of concept, development, production, use, support, and retirement 
Preferred Experience and Skills: 
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering with emphasis in IA/Cyber Security
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • 5+ years of work experience in IA/Cyber Security 
  • 5+ years of work experience in System Engineering Architecture/Design 
  • RMF or DIACAP Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) 
  • NIST 800-53 and CNSSI 1253 RMF Analysis and Accreditation 
  • Security certification (CISSP) 

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.
Target salary range: $75,001 - $100,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.