Lead Security Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-20-124
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/29/2020
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 06904
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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 within the space industry. Our motto "From Strength to Success" reflects a 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 focused on DoD, Civil (NOAA/NASA), and classified customers. We are an agile and innovative solutions provider in that we integrate Kratos-developed products with 3rd party software, as well as design and develop new tools and applications to provide end-to-end systems that solve mission unique requirements.

The qualified candidate will lead a small team responsible for improving the cybersecurity posture  across multiple programs with respect to SATCOM, ground and SDA, including the highly successful Command and Control Consolidated System, now enhanced with virtualization and other various IA/Cybersecurity features. The candidate will work closely with system engineers, development, test, and on-site user support personnel to evaluate system updates, analyze and resolve security-related system issues, maintain assessment and authorization artifacts, and ensure project objectives are met.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Collaborate with system engineers to support and implement cybersecurity policies and ensure security compliance objectives are met.

Prepare information assurance system updates.

Maintain the security posture of development labs.

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

 -Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Security, Cyber related field; equivalent experience may be considered.

-CISSP certification and the ability to maintain IS professional certifications is required.

-10+ years of DoD Information Assurance experience.

-Experience working in a DoD classified environment.

-Experience with Air Force Accreditation and Authorization process.

-Experience with Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Authorization and Accreditation process.

-In-depth knowledge of NIST SP 800-37,800-53 Rev4, 800-60 and CNSSI 1253, and DAAPM.

-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 such as STIGViewer, HBSS, ACAS, Graylog, Active Directory, 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. 

-Active Secret clearance required.

-Position located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Desired skills/Experience

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 is a plus.

Network design or software engineering background.

U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.
Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos 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.