Cloud Security Engineer

Requisition ID: 41884 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); Columbia, MD (Maryland) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

Aerospace’s Cyber Software and Testing Department is looking for a Cloud Security Engineer to help design, implement, assess and deploy cyber solutions that defend our nation's most valuable assets in space. We support a variety of customers including the Space Missile Center (SMC), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA), and they all face incredible challenges in protecting their ground networks and satellite systems.  We are seeking a highly motivated engineer with cloud security experience who enjoys solving real-world security problems and is interested in applying their expertise to facilitate the secure deployment of cloud systems.

 

This role can be located at our office in Chantilly, VA or Columbia, MD.

 

Key Functions:

  • Assist in the secure architecture, deployment, operation, monitoring and defense of cloud systems and environments
  • Aid in the design, development and test of custom tools to bolster the security of cloud-based and cloud-native systems
  • Supply expertise at technical exchange meetings, reviews and briefings to Aerospace, customer and contractor personnel 

Qualifications

This position can be filled as a Cloud Security Engineer or a Senior Cloud Security Engineer.

 

Required for Cloud Security Engineer

  • B.S or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or other technical area of study from a recognized institution
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the U.S government.  U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • 2 or more years of experience with the secure design and deployment of systems using Amazon Web Services (AWS) (ideally in the context of GovCloud and C2S)
  • 2 or more years of experience with AWS security services, including: Identity Access Management (IAM), CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Key Management System (KMS), and/or Inspector
  • 2 or more years of experience designing, developing and/or deploying security tools and technologies for cloud architectures
  • High degree of comfort using containerization technology, minimally including Docker and Kubernetes
  • Proficient with one or more of the following: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python

 

Required for Sr. Cloud Security Engineer

  • B.S or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or other technical area of study from a recognized institution
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the U.S government.  U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • 5 or more years of experience with the secure design and deployment of systems using Amazon Web Services (AWS) (ideally in the context of GovCloud and C2S)
  • 5 or more years of experience with AWS security services, including: Identity Access Management (IAM), CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Key Management System (KMS), and/or Inspector
  • 5 or more years of experience designing, developing and/or deploying security tools and technologies for cloud architectures
  • Expertise in using containerization technology, minimally including Docker and Kubernetes
  • Proficient with one or more of the following: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python

 

Preferred

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or Computer Engineering or other technical area of study
  • Experience with space systems, including familiarity with space, ground and user segments, as well as legacy software
  • Proficient with OpenStack, Google Cloud Platform, Azure and/or IBM Cloud
  • Experience configuring and deploying service meshes
  • Familiarity with hardening *nix and Windows systems
  • Experience securing cloud native applications
  • Familiarity with implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Certifications: CCSK, CCSS, CCSP, OSCP, CEH, CISSP, Security+

 

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBER-TECH STF  

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

 

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

 

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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