Full Job Description
We are seeking cybersecurity engineers to help drive research, innovation, and the application of cutting edge cybersecurity solutions needed to defend our nation's air and missile defense systems from cyber threats. As a member of our team, you'll contribute to the cyber defense DoD system. You'll be a member of our diverse team of cybersecurity experts that are leading thought leadership and engineering to address the evolving cyber threat.
As a Cyber Systems Engineer your primary responsibiltiy will be contributing to cybersecurity engineering aimed at driving rigorous systems engineering principles into the design, development, and operation of cybersecurity capabilities within complex systems.
You will merge state-of-the-art cyber resilience techniques with risk management
You will integrate into systems engineering teams and drive the deliberate definition and implementation of cybersecurity controls, technologies, and solutions
You will provide full systems engineering support across the system development lifecycle including concept definition, requirements, architecture, design, development, integration, and testing
You will work with experts to integrate COTS, GOTS, and Open Source cybersecurity products into comprehensive cybersecurity solutions specifically tailored for DoD tactical systems
You will analyze complex mission systems for cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks
You will demonstrate system strengths and weaknesses through hands-on testing
You will devise innovative ways of applying sound cybersecurity principles within a constrained system
Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics or related technical field.
Have at least 2 years of experience in systems engineering, cybersecurity engineering, or concept development for complex systems.
Have experience in requirements development, architecture product development, high-level design, product development, or test and evaluation.
Are skilled in knowledge of fundamental principles, DoD policy, and NIST guidance on Cybersecurity, Cyber Resilience, Cyber Risk Management, System Hardening, or Vulnerability Assessment.
Possess excellent communication skills. Highly motivated and ability to work independently to plan, problem solve, and produce results.
Hold an active Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
MS or PhD: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Cyber Security, Computer Information Systems Security or related field.
Five or more years of experience performing systems engineering for AEGIS, SSDS, or Navy shipboard combat system elements or similarly complex DoD systems.
Experience in Cyber Security engineering.
Operational experience with Navy systems is a plus.
Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel and work at military facilities including underway on US Navy ships and aircraft, requiring occasional work outside of and in excess of normal working hours.
Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.
At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.