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ID #44739275
State California
City Elsegundo
Job type Permanent
Salary TBD
Source Aerospace Corporation
Showed 2022-08-10
Date 2022-08-09
Deadline 2022-10-08
Category Et cetera
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Cyber Defense Systems Director

California, Elsegundo, 90245 Elsegundo USA
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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.

The Enterprise Digital and Data Solutions team is passionate about integrating a large portfolio of digital technologies across the USSF enterprise to provide near term solutions to our customer's pressing information system challenges. The Cyber Defense Department is tasked with supporting the government team in developing groundbreaking cyber methods to defend both our ground and space assets from cyber attacks. The Director positions is a managerial and technical leadership position guiding and crafting Aerospace's support to this effort.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Leading and shaping a matrixed department of about twelve Aerospace people that delivers engineering support to the Defensive Cyber Program Office customers
  • Be the central hub for various government program office leaders, coordinating support activities like testbeds, software and algorithms, and evaluating and mentoring teammates through cyber challenges
  • Duties include hiring team members and managing all the projects that are being funded out of that program office. This will include developing a growth strategy to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the team while managing a STE budget that supports different government customers
  • This a key position with potential to shape both the Space Force thinking and future corporate activities in cyber defense. This role requires a dynamic abilities ranging from understanding cybersecurity and its technical challenges to being able to have phenomenal people and managerial skills to effectively run development teams

Some telecommuting is possible depending on the needs of the customer.

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors in an Engineering related subject area
  • Direct experience in of cyber security technologies including monitoring and response systems
  • First-hand knowledge in software development, cloud deployments, and IT systems
  • Proven track record of building software and system deployment teams that deliver within budget and on time
  • Understanding of government accreditation processes and the integration of cyber security into government acquisitions and development processes
  • Experience in recruiting and hiring cyber security professionals
  • Space TT&C systems knowledge
  • Ability to travel once every two months
  • 12 Years of related experience, preferably including in government information systems
  • Current Top Secret Clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to acquire a security clearance

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Previous management experience
  • Understanding of Spacecraft Architectures and Ground Systems
  • Experience with USSF practices and acquisition processes
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to use machine learning and artificial intelligence for cyber defense

Grade-Based Pay Range

(Min - Mid - Max)$117,027 - $192,281 - $267,534

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at [email protected] . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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