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Company: SAIC
Location: Reston, VA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



SAIC is seeking a Cybersecurity Architect SME to assist with implementation of a satellite development program for a government customer.  Candidate will support efforts to grow a business unit from providing system engineering to management and delivery of complex satellite programs. This approach will require creating and building a new operations infrastructure based on industry best practices and innovative strategies.


  • An end-to-end cybersecurity architecture that satisfies all space and ground systems cyber resiliency requirements (HW/SW/data and protocols) and provides efficient, innovative cybersecurity posture for a proliferated LEO satellite constellation:
    • Provides for a secure, low-latency routing of data across the network
    • Promote interoperability with other (OEM vendor provided) SVs across the pLEO constellation
    • Transparently bridges defense customers (tactical links, etc.) using private IP addresses
    • Supports Secret processing on the space vehicle and provide cyber protection to encryption keys (in transit and at rest)
  • Incorporate capabilities for continuous cybersecurity monitoring and vulnerability testing to enhance space and ground systems cyber resiliency
  • Provides for enhancements to cybersecurity vectors that protects the SDA systems and networks in view of recent cyber breaches and data exfiltration on Federal Agency systems and networks
  • Implements federally mandated RMF based on established national cybersecurity standards (NIST, DoD) and complies with all CMMC resource certifications


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the SAIC SDA engineering team to develop the RFP level end to end cybersecurity solution(s) per above description
  • Build the processes and related documentation for cybersecurity compliance to relevant standards (e.g. NIST, DoD, etc.)
  • Develop WBS and provide main and sublevel work details
  • Review and update the system architecture as and when additional information from  our suppliers/OEM vendor partners as well as SDA received
  • Perform security reviews, identify gaps in security architecture, and develop a security risk management plan
  • Evaluate security architectures and designs to determine the adequacy of security design and architecture proposed or provided in response to requirements contained in acquisition documents
  • Document and address organization's information security, cybersecurity architecture, and systems security engineering requirements throughout the acquisition life cycle.


Required Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree in an Engineering field or Computer Science and minimum 18 years of related experience; Master's and 14 years; PhD and 12 years
  • At least 2 years of leadership experience planning and managing security efforts
  • One or more required: Network+, A+, Security+, CPTE, CEH, CISSP, CISA
  • Hands-on transition with IPv4/v6 systems and interplay with large organization networks
  • Expertise in environments with Cisco, VMware, Cloud, SD-WAN, BGP, and OSPF
  • Experience with IPv6 address management, ICMPV6, DHCPV6, DNS 6, and v6 Security
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to architect IT risk management with a focus on security, performance, and reliability. 
  • Develop/integrate cybersecurity designs for systems and networks with multilevel security requirements.
  • Experience with deploying DevSecOps Platform in multiple government cloud environments across isolated networks: Unclassified to Top Secret, or Special Access Programs
  • Experience in the design, deployment and management of Zero trust architectures
  • Experience and understanding of NIST Cybersecurity Standards and requirements
  • Experience in developing and writing RMF Security documentation

Salary commensurate with experience

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