Cyber Operations Systems Engineer/Analyst

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, MD
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 23, 2022
Full Time
DescriptionAre you searching for meaningful work designing and integrating systems to support operations? Do you have experience with solving operational challenges at scale and applying systems engineering principles to mission-focused capabilities? Are you passionate about using innovation, emerging technology and insights to solve system-level technical challenges involving the defense of the US and our allies? If so, we believe this opportunity may be for you and we think you should apply to join our team at APL. We are seeking an experienced and motivated technical professional to help solve some of the toughest problems in cyberspace operations. We work as a multi-disciplinary team of software engineers, systems engineers, and domain experts to create and implement robust and effective systems using the most powerful techniques available. We care about making a real-world impact and solving the operational needs of the US government agencies and military organizations that we serve. As a Cyber Operations Systems Engineer/Analyst, you will Have a detailed understanding of multiple layers of operational concepts, including mission, infrastructure, platform, service, and endpoints, and apply that knowledge to improving capabilities as they are developed, throughout the systems engineering lifecycle, and transitioned to the operational environment. Apply your knowledge of systems engineering or analysis to ensure that cyber operations systems are being designed and developed in an effective, orderly manner. Work with government stakeholders and decision makers to ensure systems under development meet their complex, varied operational needs, while communicating technical risk and limitations. Collaborate with operational stakeholders to understand and document their needs, and translate them into well-defined requirements and a comprehensive architecture. Lead efforts to design and develop systems to meet operational requirements, with a focus on capabilities to support cyber operations, by collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams and guiding them as the system proceeds through the systems engineering lifecycle. Work with developers to ensure systems being built meet operational needs and requirements by incorporating standard, industry-accepted methodologies in testing, evaluation, and independent verification and validation (IV). Utilize your expertise and experience to mentor and guide fellow team members and develop future leaders and technical experts. QualificationsYou meet the minimum qualifications for this position if you have: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. A Bachelors in a science, mathematics, engineering, psychology, or cybersecurity related field or other related discipline. 10+ years demonstrated experience developing concepts, systems, or analytics, with an understanding of systems engineering or operational planning techniques. Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, ability to both lead and work in teams. Experience with DoD and/or IC cyber operations/mission forces. Hold an active Top Secret level security clearance and can ultimately obtain a TS/SCI clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship. Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have: A Masters in engineering, science or other related discipline. 15+ years' experience in the design, development, and deployment of complex systems or analytics with a focus on full spectrum cyber operations. Experience in conducting research, development, and testing of offensive cyber capabilities. Experience in DevSecOps. Experience in the development of related documents that define processes, solutions, requirements, and specifications for government agencies (military, federal D/As, state, and local) and public organizations to collaborate and achieve greater cybersecurity. Active TS/SCI clearance. Why work at APL? The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

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