Mission Critical Software Security Engineer

1 month ago(12/11/2017 4:58 PM)
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


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  • Support emerging and existing programs in defining, architecting and implementing cybersecurity solutions and requirements.
  • Activities will include:
    • Providing guidance and direction related to security technologies.
    • Defining and developing cybersecurity requirements, design and architecture artifacts, strategy, plans, and policies
    • Software development and testing to assure mission performance with respect to cyber security and overall mission requirements
    • Overseeing the development and maintenance cybersecurity solutions for multiple systems
    • Preparing and maintaining cybersecurity design and preparing and maintaining engineering and security related documentation.
    • Conducting cybersecurity audits to ensure security controls are implemented, effective,and adequate to provide an acceptable level of risk
    • Collaborating with program and engineering disciplines to ensure the cybersecurity requirements are met
    • Performing DoD Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization (A&A) using Risk Management Framework (RMF) as the Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) or Officer (ISSO) for a system portfolio


Required Skills:

  • Passion for developing and testing software systems
  • Knowledgeable of the following security processes: DIACAP, RMF, NSA, anti-tamper, and Program Protection
  • 2 years of Technical (hands-on) experience related to Information Assurance/Cyber Engineering requirements, determination, development, and implementation
  • Experience in security systems engineering involving various computer hardware and software operating system and application solutions in both a stand-alone and in LAN/WAN configurations
  • Experience with security features and/or vulnerability of various operating systems as defined by NSA, NIST, DISA (STIGs) and USCYBERCOM.
  • Experience with IA vulnerability testing and related network and system test tools; e.g., NMap, Nessus, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker
  • Experience with information security toolset including
    • anti-virus,
    • Vulnerability Assessment,
    • HIDS/ NIDS
    • DoDI 8570.01-M IAT Level-II Compliant Certification
  • Familiar with
    • NIST Risk Management Framework as described in NIST Special Publication 800-37
    • DoD Cybersecurity program as described by DoDI 8500.01
  • This position will require the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance.  Main requirement for a security clearance is  US Citizenship.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with network and system security administration, including operating system security configuration and account management best practices for UNIX(HP-UX & Solaris), MS Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks in a matrix organization
  • Experience in system engineering, program management, and DoD acquisition processes



BS or MS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field




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