• Cyber Systems Engineer

    Axient Huntsville, AL 35808

    Job #2314063414

  • Overview

    Axient is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer to join our team in Huntsville, AL.


    Make a Real Difference - At Axient, we are at the forefront of new missile defense technologies and engaged with the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) rigorous engineering efforts to develop and deploy a layered Missile Defense System (MDS). This exciting, rewarding work helps guarantee the security of the United States, deployed forces, and allies. Join a professional team of highly qualified engineers, analysts, scientists and technicians supporting the research, development, testing and evaluation of the missile defense system whose purpose is to detect, track, engage and destroy adversary missiles.

    Your typical day - Our MDA analysts and engineers work in modern, well-appointed government facilities at Redstone Arsenal. Redstone is located in Huntsville, Alabama, otherwise known as "Rocket City." Huntsville is the hub of missile and space research and development. You will collaborate with other missile defense experts - military, government civilians, and contractors from Axient and other companies. Our team of experts helps the Government manage planning, development and delivery of state-of-the art sensors, weapons, communications, and command/control systems.

    What are your specific duties? - The Cyber Systems Engineer will support the Missile Defense Agency Ground Based Midcourse Defense Program Office. The candidate will manage the system level processes in the eMASS tool to obtain and preserve an Authorization-To-Operate (ATO). The candidate will manage and execute the system priorities to ensure that artifacts are well-documented within eMASS at all times. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for providing expertise for Cybersecurity Monitoring Services (ACAS) in support of Risk Management Framework (RMF).


    Responsibilities Include:

    • Analyze policies and procedures against Federal laws and regulations and provide recommendations for closing security gaps

    • Assist with Risk Management (RM), to include developing, implementing, and monitoring RM processes and procedures; analyzing performance; and assessing issues.

    • Ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders to execute system requirements

    • Ability to identify and brief technical concerns through executive level- briefings to senior leadership

    • Assist with risk handling plans and make recommendations for technical engineering solutions to cybersecurity compliance issues.

    • Support the Government Integrated Product Team by representing the interests of the Customer in working group forums, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), and any other forums required by the customer.

    • Research, analyze, and document the applicability and feasibility of Cyber technology/upgrades and their Cyber/Computer Network Defense impacts in support of the Weapon and/or Missile Systems.

    • Assist the Program in developing artifacts to support authorization activities.

    • Assist in guiding all packages through the eMASS Package Approval Chain (PAC) and ensure required technical representation is present for any signing session with the AO.

    • Ensure that all artifacts and Objective Evidence in the eMASS tool meet the requirements for the PAC for systems that are ready to receive a system authorization or approval.

    • Identify, define and characterize development-related cyber and technical risks, provide the evidence-based rationale for this and recommend mitigation for informed management decisions.

    • Monitor and evaluate engineering architectural diagrams and develop and maintain the GM Architecture Documents for future capabilities.

    • Travel as required to support oversight, meetings, reviews, etc.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Education: BA/BS in a STEM related field

    • Experience: 7+ years of relevant experience

    • Clearance: Secret

    • Experience with Risk Management Framework implementation throughout the acquisition lifecycle process; 2+ years of experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF) preferred.

    • Comprehension of continuous monitoring to support for information systems.

    • Proficiency in written and verbal skills as well as MS Office

    • Demonstrated ability to deliver products on schedule

    • Ability to interpret raw data and develop metrics for briefings

    • Capable of performing as a member of a team and assisting with solving complex problems

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    • Self-starter with enthusiasm and capacity to learn in a fast-paced environment

    Desire Skills and Experience:

    • Clearance: Top Secret

    • Familiarity and experience with engineering programs desired

    • Understanding of Engineering lifecycle management

    • Exceptional written and verbal skills

    Must meet applicable COVID safety requirements and protocols

    Applicants for positions which require a US government security clearance or access must meet eligibility requirements to include US citizenship.

    This company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or are a disabled veteran, and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our online application as a result of your disability, you have the right to receive assistance by calling us directly at ~~~ orclick here (~~~?subject=Application%20Help) to reach us by email. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, or any other federal, state, or locally protected class.

    Axient LLC is a federal government contractor and must comply with applicable COVID safety requirements and protocols under Executive Order 14042.

    Job ID 2022-4114

    Posted Date 2 months ago (9/19/2022 5:18 PM)

    # of Openings 1

    Category Engineering

    Location : Location US-AL-Huntsville

    Minimum Education Requirement Bachelor's

    Minimum Experience Requirement, Years 7