Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/13/2024 3:27 PM)
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Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Be the Difference 

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for an Senior Cybersecurity Engineer to support the Aerospace Management Systems Division (AFLCMC/HBA) which is within the USAF Digital Directorate and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.


This position will specifically support the Aloha/Air Route Surveillance Radar Version 4 Replacement – Hawaii (ARSR4R-HI) program. This program will support the replacement of the current Hawaii Air Route Surveillance Radar Version 4 (ARSR-4) to include prototype development, test, site preparation, and installation. The replacement radar will address DoD capability gaps driven by new threats and provide dual use for Hawaii for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and weather monitoring.  It is a key component of the USAF's defense of Hawaii as a high priority mission for the DoD and supports NORAD/NORTHCOM and PACAF/INDOPACOM Deterrence Initiatives.


This is a full time / salaried position located at Hanscom AFB, MA.


In this position you will need to posses the advanced knowledge, experience and recognized ability to be considered an expert in their technical/professional field and possess the ability to perform tasks and oversee the efforts of junior and mid-level personnel within the technical/professional discipline.  You will provide Cybersecurity support to ensure that all system and application deliverables meet the requirements of all DoD and Air Force cybersecurity policies.  You will ensure that all system deliverables comply with DoD and Air Force cybersecurity policy, specifically DoDI 8500.01, Cybersecurity, and that application deliverables are complaint with Public Law 111-383, which states the general need for software assurance. 


Duties include, but not limited to: 

  • Assist with development of System Security Management Plans, Program Protection Plans, Security Risk Analyses, OPSEC Plans, Computer Certification and Accreditation, Security Vulnerability and Countermeasures Analyses, Security Concepts of Operations, and other system security engineering-related documents identified in MIL-STD 1785, DoDI 5000.02, Operation of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework, and DoDI 8510.01
  • Support the system/application Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) effort to include assessing and guiding the quality and completeness of A&A activities, tasks and resulting artifacts mandated by governing DoD and Air Force policies, i.e., Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Process and manage system port/protocol and access control list requirements
  • Process and manage system Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) identification and authorization requirements
  • Manage the distribution, implementation, remediation, and tracking of system security updates and configurations as required by the DoD
  • Recommend policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risk, and protection needs
  • Conduct systems security evaluations, audits and reviews
  • Recommend systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures
  • Recommend and implementing programs to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to systems security policies and procedures
  • Participate in network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies
  • Recommend initial, or updates to, software and configurations to new or existing system security mechanisms
  • Obtain waivers to mandated security mechanisms/policies which would be detrimental to system performance and impact the system’s mission
  • Provide leadership assistance in the analysis of the design, development, integration, implementation and testing of cybersecurity requirements
  • Review, analysize, and assess implementations of cybersecurity, i.e., RMF security controls, throughout the open systems architecture and associated services, derived requirements specifications, design documents & design implementation
  • Collaborate with stakeholders (Government and commercial) to ensure the system is approved by all Authorizing Officials via the RMF A&A process
  • Provide technical advice in the area of systems security across all systems and supports
  • Develop recommendations for the Government regarding how well designs satisfy current requirements and business goals
  • Maintain databases that reflect receipt, storage, inventory, and disposition of classified information to include data entry, updates, and generation of reports
  • Support Government program office in audits of Government classified holdings to ensure proper accountability
  • Perform inspection, inventory, logging, storage, documentation, transmittal and internal distribution of classified information received
  • Evaluate Contractor classified data submittals for compliance with the appropriate System Security Classification Guide (SSCG)
  • Provide security inspection and protection to areas where classified information is being stored, and develop and establish security procedures and policies IAW DOD, USAF, AFMC, and local directives
  • Review and verify personnel qualifications for access to special access programs
  • Assist and advise FMS program office management and leadership in interfacing with FMS customers and all USG organizations, including but not limited to SAF/IA, Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC), Air Force Security Assistance Training (AFSAT) squadron, Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)
  • Support execution of all aspects of acquisition program security throughout a program’s lifecycle
  • Assist with development of sound security practices and policies regarding acquisition, physical, personnel and documentation security
  • Prepare acquisition security related sections of acquisition program documentation
  • Review Contractor deliverables to ensure compliance with CDRLs
  • Plan and implement security-related surveys, assessments, and studies
  • Evaluate program security information and hardware throughout the program life cycle, to include studies, analyses, plans, procedures, production, test plans/results, transportation, technology, and storage of end items
  • Provide security support to source selections


Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

Clearance: Must have an active US security clearance 


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 20 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 10 of which must be in the DoD OR, 30+ years of directly related experience, 12 of which must be in the DoD.


Technical Skills

  • Understanding of cybersecurity in DoD cloud infrastructure
  • Understanding of Agile methods, including CI/CD, DevSecOps, and DevOps
  • Possess the ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms on highly technical topics

Interpersonal Skills

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic team environment meeting end users’ requirement
  • Must be detail-oriented and have excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities





What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


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