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Job Ref:  95585013
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  Colorado
City:  Colorado Springs
15/10/2016 05:14
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has a planned future opening for a Information Assurance (IA) Engineer to join the Missile Defense National Team (MDNT). This position provides an opportunity to develop cutting-edge technology in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Our GDMS employees work closely with the MDA to develop the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS); to include the deployment of the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC) system. Come help GDMS make a difference by joining our team! GDMS offers a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the IA Engineer will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues.

Key Responsibilities

The Information Assurance (IA) Engineer will work as part of an integrated information assurance team tasked with designing, engineering, testing, certifying, and delivering a secure and global Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) communications system. The candidate will utilize their in-depth knowledge of information assurance engineering, network design concepts, and software engineering design concepts, principles, and techniques to analyze, test, develop and document security and information assurance related findings. The IA engineer will utilize Security Audit tools, and administer security devices such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems to detect network attacks and identify methods for securing against potential network threats. The Engineer will prepare technical documents and present technical information assurance issues and reports to senior government and military officials. The engineer will be embedded with the IA team in Colorado supporting lab-based development and integration testing.

The Information Assurance Engineer position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

This position description does not represent a current opening but will be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within GDMS that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at GDMS. Years of experience will be determined based on position; anticipate requirements of 1- 10 years of experience.

The ideal candidate must have the following:

  • Must be Department Of Defense (DOD) 8570 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 2 (or higher) compliant by demonstrating Security+ Continued Education (CE), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials Certificate (GSEC), Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Security Certified Network Architect certifications

  • Experience with SQL, XML Python, and Web interface development

  • Strong knowledge of information assurance technology

  • Strong knowledge of Department Of Defense (DoD) information assurance certification requirements

  • Hands-on experience in a broad range of information assurance operations related functions and technologies

  • Working knowledge Risk Management Framework (RMF), Common Criteria, and National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP)

  • Experience in security architecture design, Security Audit tools and security requirements generation

  • Experience in administration of security devices such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems

  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP

  • Excellent technical document preparation skills and verbal communications are required for presentation of technical information assurance issues and reports to senior government and military officials.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required with a demonstrated ability to support complex organizational relationships

The Information Assurance (IA) Engineer position requires a bachelor's degree in computer, electrical, software engineering or computer science or a specialized area, field or the equivalent and at least eight to ten years of related work experience. Applicants with a master's degree and a minimum of six to eight years of related experience are also eligible.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
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