Information Systems Security Engineer

  • Santa Maria, CA, USA
  • May 08, 2024
Information Technology

Job Description

Job Description

Ensco Inc. is seeking an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) to support the Western Range (WR) Launch and Test Range Systems (LTRS) at Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB), a cornerstone of our nation's space exploration and defense initiatives.

The LTRS enables spacecraft launch, ballistic missile, and aeronautical testing for the Depart of Defense (DoD), NASA, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and commercial and national customers.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in safeguarding United States Space Force (USSF) information systems WR LTRS. This role demands a deep understanding of all aspects of Cyber Security, including Assessment and Authorization, Cybersecurity Engineering, and Cloud Cybersecurity engineering. You will play a key role in the nation's assured access to space.

This position includes, but is not limited to the following activities:

Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Activities:
• Lifecycle A&A Support: Manage the A&A process for information systems throughout their entire lifecycle, ensuring systems receive Authorization To Operate (ATO) in accordance with DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF)

Security Documentation:
• Develop, update, and maintain all necessary A&A documentation, including System Security Plans (SSP), Risk Assessment Reports, Security Assessment Reports, and Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) in compliance with RMF and other relevant frameworks

Liaison with Authorizing Officials:
• Act as the primary cybersecurity point of contact for specific WR Enclaves to the Agent of the Security Control Assessor (ASCA) and Authorizing Officials (AOs), facilitating communications, submissions, and ongoing authorization requirements

Cybersecurity Engineering:
• Security Architecture Design: Design and review security architectures for new and existing systems, ensuring they meet all required security controls and are resilient to identified threats

Vulnerability Assessment and Management:
• Conduct vulnerability assessments to identify system vulnerabilities, recommend remedial actions, and manage the resolution of identified vulnerabilities

Legacy System Security:
• Develop and implement strategies to manage the security of legacy systems, including risk assessment, mitigation strategies, and, where necessary, plans for system retirement or replacement

Knowledge and Tool Proficiency:
• Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) Expertise: Demonstrate expert knowledge of eMASS, effectively using the tool for comprehensive management of A&A activities, documentation, and reporting

Collaboration and Guidance:
• Collaborate with IT and project management teams to ensure cybersecurity considerations are integrated into the project lifecycle

Qualifications Required (Skills)

• BA/BS degree in Computer Science OR related field OR equivalent work experience
• Minimum 7 years of specific experience in Cybersecurity Engineering or Operations
• DoD 8570.01-m IAM Level II Certification
• Ability to work within the DoD EMASS
• Analyze situations and develop a path to achieve success
• Manage time effectively and prioritize tasks to meet identified deadlines and goals
• Plan, organize and manage resources effectively
• Resolve conflict and adapt to changing situations and priorities
• Make decisions quickly based on available information

Qualifications Desired

• 8570.01-m IAM Level III, IASAE Level II, IASAE Level III
• Experience with VxRail / VMware
• Knowledge of hybrid cloud architectures and the ability to design secure solutions that integrate on-premises infrastructure with cloud services
• Experience in implementing and managing security controls in a cloud environment, including identity and access management, network security, encryption, and threat detection
• Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, especially from a security perspective
• Previous supervisory experience​​​​​​​


Division Description

For more than 50 years, ENSCO has been providing leading-edge engineering, science and advanced technology solutions to governments and private industries worldwide.

ENSCO prides itself in creating and applying advanced technologies for mission success. We provide systems engineering, integration, and advanced technology services to transform the future safety, security, and resiliency of critical missions on the ground, in the air, in space, and in the information systems that connect these domains.

We foster top science and engineering talent, cultivating the ideas of our employees and customers to deliver leading-edge R&D, products, and services to create an environment where employees can tackle our customers' most difficult problems in creative ways.

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Strength in Diversity

ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.



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