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Staff Security Engineer

Job Tracking ID:  KTTS-19-016
Location:   Colorado Springs, CO
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  December 20, 2018
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Job Description:

Kratos is a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that is team oriented and relationship driven to foster innovation and creativity. Our motto, "From Strength to Success," reflects our commitment to continually leveraging our technical and intellectual strengths for the ultimate success of our customers. The Federal Solutions Group is a leader in satellite command and control solutions provider focused on DoD, Civil (NOAA/NASA), and National customers. 

Work with a small team responsible for system security engineering of multiple programs within te DOD, IC, and Civil communities. Our company is in the forefront of cyber security as we move forward in the world of virtualization, automation, project planning, and continuous monitoring..  


  • Create new initiatives to develop cyber security features to our products and programs.
  • Collaborate with system engineers to support and implement cybersecurity policies and ensure security compliance objectives are met.
  • Assess cybersecurity security risks using ACAS, STIGs, and other compliance tools.
  • Prepare information assurance system updates.
  • Maintain the security posture of development labs.
  • Coordinate designated approving authority approval for system updates.
  • Prepare and present system security documentation, technical information assurance issues, and reports to government and military officials.
  • Detect IA vulnerabilities through scanning and develop POA&M.
  • Work closely with multiple disciplines including developers, test, security, and on-site user support personnel to support system updates, analyze and resolve system security issues, and ensure project objectives are met in a rapid response environment.
Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum of 6-10 years experience in Information Technology (IT) in a classified environment.
  • Security+ CE certification and the ability to maintain IS professional certifications.
  • Experience with Air Force system security accreditation process and Defense Information Systems Agency security standards.
  • Strong working knowledge of IA concepts such as patch management, two-factor authentication, host-based security, intrusion detection, security event management and defense-in-depth.
  • Experience with security audit techniques, testing, and tools specifically STIGs, HBSS, ACAS, and NMAP.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated and capable of leading projects consisting of multiple groups of developers, engineers, security, and testers.
  • Candidate must be able to articulate technical concepts orally and in written forms both internally to the team as well as externally to the customer and users.



  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Recent hands on Assessment & Authorization (A&A) experience creating RMF accreditation packages.
  • Experience with satellite or ground systems, especially CCS-C and associated satellite programs.
  • Experience in security architecture design, security requirements generation, and administration of security devices such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  • Knowledge of VMWare systems administration and installing and configuring VMWare.
  • Network design or software engineering background.
  • Active Secret clearance required.
  • Position located in Colorado Springs, CO.

U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.
Kratos Federal offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos Federal is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.


Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:  
Years of Experience:  
Level of Education:   Any
Starting Date :   ASAP