Systems Security Engineer/SSE (Security Engineering)

Lexington Park, MD
May 23, 2023
Jun 22, 2023
Engineering, Security
Full Time
Clearance Required:

Ability to Obtain a Top Secret

Education Required:

BA/BS or HS/GED and Equivalent Work Experience

US Citizenship:


The MIL Corporation located in Lexington Park MD supporting Naval Aviation Acquisition Programs has an exciting System Security Engineer (SSE) opportunity supporting a major ACATI developmental program. MIL provides a full range of cyber security services under our current contracts including cyber resiliency engineering, vulnerability research, s/w and h/w penetration testing, reverse engineering, support NAVAIR Red Team and direct support to Naval Aviation Acquisition Programs providing Systems Security Engineering expertise. This position will be based onsite (hybrid remote) in Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Patuxent River MD.

  • Participate in the formulation of processes and policies necessary for the execution of the system security engineering for new and established acquisition programs.
  • Analyze cyber and cybersecurity policies, guidelines, and directives to develop technical requirements for acquisition documentations.
  • Lead or participate in the development of the Program Protection Plan (PPP), cybersecurity strategy and associated requirements documentation that serves as the framework for key engineering activities.
  • Lead the analyses of the system design and development data including performance predictions, testability analysis, failure modes, and product support.
  • Lead or support the program planning in the area of SSE, cyber warfare, cybersafe, software assurance and cybersecurity design implementation in acquisition programs.
  • Obtain and analyze all data items as the results of the cyber survivability risk assessment (CSRA), cyber tabletop (CTT), Risk Management Framework (RMF) assessment to ascertain the systems potential to meet the cyber requirements IAW DoD policies, instructions and directives.
  • Make system design recommendations and tradeoffs within the program cost/schedule & performance.
  • Serves as a Technical Review Board (TRB) member for systems technical events providing cyber/SSE expertise.

Required Qualifications
  • Relevant experience in related Cyber and System Security Engineering
  • Must possess Security+ certification or be able to obtain within six months of start date
  • Knowledge and direct experience in cyber/SSE and Anti-Tamper relating to airborne weapon systems and platforms.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Systems Engineering processes and applications.
  • Knowledge and experience in DoD Systems Acquisition Life Cycle (SALC).
  • Knowledge and applications of Cyber M&S and S/W assurance tools.
  • Knowledge and applications of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Strong Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills, Interpersonal and People Skills, Leadership Skills, Listening Skills, Multi-Tasking Ability, Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Presentation Skills


Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline; or equivalent work experience


All applicants for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance; please note that the clearance process considers financial background aspects.


The MIL Corporation values your contributions and offers a range of benefits to support your overall well-being. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of benefits to our full-time employees which includes health, life, disability, and retirement plans, as well as paid time off, opportunities for professional growth and tuition assistance. Additional benefits and incentives may also apply, which will be communicated during the hiring process.

Salary at MIL is determined based on factors such as qualifications, experience, and contractual limitations. For this position, the projected compensation range is $65,000 - $181,000 per year. This estimate represents the typical salary range and is just one part of MIL's complete compensation package.

Levels: Analyst, Senior Analyst, Associate, Senior Associate

The level will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

Why MIL?

The MIL Corporation (MIL) is a dynamic workforce of industry professionals who deliver world-class solutions in cyber, engineering, financial management, and information technology - and we are looking for candidates like you! Whether you're fresh out of college, the military, or well into your professional services career, MIL has great job opportunities that might be a great fit.

Here at MIL, we pride ourselves on the family-like environment instilled amongst our team. Our employees love working here and it truly shows through our various recognitions & awards. Some of our most recent awards include:
  • 2021-2022, Top Workplaces USA award (Energage)
  • 2017-2022 Top Workplaces Award, Greater Washington Area (The Washington Post)
  • 2018-2022 Certified Great Workplace, Great Place to Work®
    • 2021 & 2022, Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services™
    • 2021 Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™
    • 2018 Fortune, Great Place to Work: Best Place to Work for Diversity
  • 2020- 2022, 2017, Top Workplace Award, South Carolina (Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine)
  • 2022 Freedom Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Department of Defense
  • 2018, Above & Beyond Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Department of Defense

If your goal is to help the federal government deploy leading technologies, improve financial management, or defend the nation in cyberspace, MIL welcomes you. Become a part of something greater, where you, the people, make the difference.

The MIL Corporation is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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