Senior Program Protection Analyst / Systems Security Engineer, Top Secret Clearance at AMERICAN SYSTEMS in Alexandria, Virginia

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Job Title / Level

Senior Program Protection Analyst / Systems Security Engineer, Top Secret Clearance

Clearance Required?

Top Secret


Alexandria, VA 22311 US (Primary)

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0 - 10%

Job Description

WANTED: A Senior Program Protection Analyst / Systems Security Engineer to supportmajor systems acquisition, research and engineering as a subject matter expert.

As Senior Program Protection Analyst/ Systems Security Engineer you will:

  • Work with a team of driven, supportive and highly skilled subject matter experts to shape program engineering and acquisition strategies and plans.

  • Provide expertise on technology maturation and protection strategies; mission analyses; systems engineering and integration reviews; technical risk mitigation; requirements development; and inform acquisition milestones and modernization investment decisions.

  • Support the development and application of system security engineering, and program protection for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) in support of the USD(R&E).

  • Receive a robust benefits package that includes Employee Stock Ownership Plan!

  • Enjoy flexibility managing your work hours and personal needs with a single accrual leave plan.

A week in the life of Senior Program Protection Analyst/ Systems Security Engineer:

  • Support OSD policy, guidance and training development related to DoD systems security engineering and program protection initiatives including DoDI 5200.83, Program Protection Outline & Guidance (PP O&G) Program Protection Plans (PPP) and Technology Area Protection Plans (TAPP).

  • Coordinate with program offices to apply policy, tools, and expertise to facilitate their system's cyber resiliency:Efforts include mentoring programs regarding the: 1) identification and protection of Critical Program Information (CPI); 2) protection of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI); 3) protection of mission critical functions to achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN); and 4) management life cycle cybersecurity risks.

  • Coordinate with assigned programs to identify/implement the appropriate mix of measures to protect the program and system information, components, and technologies from the known security threats and attacks across the acquisition life cycle.

  • Support systems engineering assessments through evaluations of system security engineering planning implementation and systems engineering technical reviews prior to key acquisition milestones.

  • Participate in independent technical risk assessments to assess technical risks and propose mitigation activities to improve program execution.

  • Work with the organization's counterparts within the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) efforts, Army, Navy, Air Force, and defense agency staffs on initiatives.

  • Prepare decision-makers for meetings and conferences.

  • Participate in program meetings and design reviews.

Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States. We are a government services contractor focused on delivering Strategic Solutions to complex national priority programs with 100+ locations worldwide. Through our focus on quality, strong cultural beliefs and innovation we deliver excellence every day.

Company Awards:

* Forbes National Best Midsize Companies 2021

* Energage National Best Workplaces, National 2021

* Washington Post Best Workplaces, 2021

Veteran Hiring Awards:

* U.S. Department of Labor Hire Vets Medallion

* BEST FOR VETS by Military Times




Job Requirements

  • 10-12 years work experience. Bachelor of Science degree, advanced degree in a technical or quantitative discipline is highly desirable.

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance.

  • Senior level program protection and cybersecurity experience.

  • Experience with DoD environment to include a comprehensive understanding of DoD acquisition and system security engineering policies.

  • Strong knowledge of the DoD weapon system acquisition and Systems Engineering processes defined in DoD policy and guidance.

  • Knowledge obtained through a combination of formal training and job experiences related to at least one of the following domain areas: Ships and Submarines; Rotary Wing and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS); Fixed Wing; Land Combat; C2ISR; Business Systems; Missiles and Missile Defense; Space; and Communications.

  • Experience and understanding of System Security Engineering Policy (DoDI 5200.83, 5200.39 and 5200.44); and guidance (DAG Chapter 13).

  • An understanding of the system security engineering specialties requirements and design criteria (systems engineering specialties, supply chain, cybersecurity, hardware assurance, anti-tamper, software assurance, and defense exportability).

  • An understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities associated with Information (program and system information), Technology (CPI), and Components (mission-critical functionality) as well as key protection activities.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and writing) skillsMust have experience in using critical thinking to prepare written reports and presentations for senior-level officials.

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint software applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Past military experience or military acquisition system experience is a plus.

  • TS/SCI security clearance.

  • Master's degree.

  • An understanding and the use of the application of DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8510, DoDI 5200.39, DoDI 5200.44, DoDI 4140.67, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, NIST Handbook 162, and Risk Management Framework (RMF)/ DoD Cybersecurity Certification and Accreditation activities.

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