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Mid-Level Cyber Engineer/Architect

Company: Linquest Corporation
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

LinQuest, a leader in space systems technology solutions for U.S. defense and intelligence agencies, has an exciting opportunity for a Mid-Level Cyber Engineer/Architect to join our team at Buckley AFB in Aurora, Colorado!

LinQuest provides innovative technology-enabled services and solutions to national security and industry clients focused on the convergence of C4ISR, information and cyber systems. These services and solutions span the design, engineering, integration, testing, operation and sustainment of critical space, air and ground system capabilities and programs.

LinQuest is an innovative leader within our industry. We provide state-of-the-art software and engineering solutions for national security organizations and the intelligence community. We value team collaboration and individual contributions and are committed to our employees' professional growth.

Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Cyber Engineer/Architect with experience analyzing space and ground system architectures.

We are looking for innovative, creative, and highly motivated individuals to support the strategic planning and tactical execution of cybersecurity integration, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) activities. Candidate will provide system security engineering (SSE) and integration expertise in support of the Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) MIN and EM mission areas. Candidate will support requirements development, system verification, and concepts of operations (CONOPS) development for all MW and EM systems.


  • Ensuring the cybersecurity architecture and design of the customer's systems are functional and secure with the ability to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from cyber-attack
  • Applies a combination of expert engineering knowledge of security solutions to design, develop and/or implement solutions to ensure they are consistent with enterprise architecture security policies and support full spectrum military cyberspace operations
  • Overseeing system and network designs that encompass multiple computer and network devices to include those with differing data protections/classification requirements
  • Providing SSE, integration services, technical assessments, and solutions to enable cybersecurity and DCO
  • Defining system security requirements, assessing system security architecture designs, and supporting the development and sustainment of an enterprise RMF accreditation package from concept development and contract pre-acquisition through contractor design and accreditation
  • Supporting cybersecurity activities for space, ground, operations, logistics, and sustainment elements of the MW and SBEM enterprise by identifying risks, issues, and interdependencies between system elements, contracts and stakeholders
  • Developing and briefing data packages that provide analysis results to inform the government decision-makers
  • Collaborating with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Air Force

Required Skills:

  • Experience in defining, developing, implementing and sustaining system accreditations for Air Force Space Command, Air Force and Department of Defense systems and networks
  • Solid understanding and technical knowledge of common cybersecurity engineering, architecture and design and principles
  • Experience working across space and ground segment organizations to coordinate and identify system requirements that ensure end-to-end mission performance requirements are met
  • Strong interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams
  • Experienced at self-starting, seeking solutions, and works well in a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment, with space and/or ground systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational and interpersonal skills Desired Requirements
  • MW and SBEM Mission experience is highly desirable
  • Strong familiarity with DODI 8510.01: Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DOD Information
  • Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53
  • Familiarly Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and system configuration validation and verification against documented security requirements
  • Familiarity with cloud-based systems, operating systems, databases, networking, firewalls, Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) and host-based IDS and IPS

Required Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Math, Science or Engineering with 8+ Years of demonstrated system engineering and integration experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment segments of DOD, NSA, or NRO programs with a proven delivery record or a Bachelor's Degree in Math, Science or Engineering with 10+ Years of demonstrated experience
  • 10+ years of relevant cybersecurity experience to be evaluated and considered for acceptability in lieu of technical Bachelor's degree
  • Cyber Workforce Management Program (DODD 8140.01 & DOD 8570.01-m) Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I and/or Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer (IASAE) Level I certified
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for the position

Keywords: Linquest Corporation, Aurora , Mid-Level Cyber Engineer/Architect, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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