• Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

    Job Location USA-MA-Pittsfield
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/21/2019 5:50 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.



    • Knowledge of network topologies, layered security architectures & designs, network based security, host based protection, anti-virus, and security management
    • Experienced with Risk Management Framework (RMF) vulnerability assessments, artifact collection, analysis, and risk
    • Supported patch management, system hardening, and verification of STIG compliance for OSs (e.g. Windows 2012, Windows 10, and Linux operating systems), COTS applications, and other IA
    • products and IA enabled products.
    • Hands-on experience with ACAS-NESSUS & SCAP scans and analysis, STIG CKLs, SCC benchmarks, Vulnerator

    Certification Requirements:

    Minimal certification is Security+.  CISSP certification is preferred.




    Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time.



    Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance. Applicants selected will be subjected 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.



    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Cybersecurity Systems Engineer. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.




    • Lead or support the system security design effort, security requirements analysis, and security requirements flow down to the program elements.
    • Review system design documentation, advise development SMEs on what the security requirements are (IA controls, STIGs and IAVAs), and test the security requirements during system development in a sprint environment.
    • Support the development of security documentation, including items such as security plans, contingency plans, and security tests plans and procedures in compliance with the IA policy
    • Perform Cybersecurity (CS) system assessments, develop related test plan requirements, analyze results, gather evidence and generate the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation under the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
    • Assess management, operational, and technical security controls employed within or inherited by an information system to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls and gather compliance evidence (i.e., the extent to which the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system).
    • Develop verification methods for security requirements and controls, execute tests and scans with security assessment tools, analyze test results, and prepare test reports (e.g., DISA SCAP SCC and ACAS NESSUS scans).
    • Review IAVA and STIG assessment results, recommend corrective actions to address vulnerabilities, and manage the plan of action and milestones (POAM) finding closure actions with the stakeholders.
    • Develop assessment efficiencies through automation tools, processes, and script.
    • Support the assessment and mitigation of system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle
    • Contribute to the completion of major programs and projects with the execution of the system security activities.
    •  Plan and execute project tasks for activities described above



    • Work effectively in a fast-paced highly collaborative cyber defense team environment.
    • Engineer with advanced cyber security technology, trends, security architectures, systems, and components.
    • Develop Cyber Security designs and provide convincing arguments on the merits of the Cyber Security ideas, concepts, systems and detailed designs.
    • Communicate with excellent written and verbal skills Cyber Security designs, implementations, related issues, impacts, and corrective actions.
    • Learn new concepts, products and technologies continuously on the job.
    • Be a self-starter and work with little or no direct supervision.
    • Use sound systems security engineering concepts, principles, and theories.
    • Troubleshoot and solve complex problems with high proficiency.
    • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of at least one adjacent discipline (networking, software, systems, etc.)
    • Apply cyber security specifications such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), STIGs and other government security specifications and guidelines.
    • Participate in or lead security working groups.
    • Communicate with project leaders and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams.
    • Maintain good communications and rapport with the external customer security professionals.
    • Contribute to the achievement of business objectives.
    • Use all Microsoft Office applications with ease.



    Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Cyber-Security/Information Assurance, Computer Science, Systems engineering, Network Engineering, or a related specialized area or field is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

    Company Overview

    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.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries compared to other employers in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.

    The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also an outdoors’ person’s dream location, with multiple lakes, nearby ski locations, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.


    As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer, such as Boston and New York City which are both less than a 3 hour drive away.


    The Berkshire are Calling!


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


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