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The Aerospace Corporation
In an era of dynamic change, Aerospace is addressing the most complex challenges in space.
Albuquerque, NM

Network Security Engineer (Albuquerque, NM)

| Albuquerque, NM
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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.
At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.
Job Summary
This position is a unique opportunity to get in at the beginning of a new department that already has a consistent track record of success. If you are motivated and looking for a place to learn from the bottom up, to make a make a relevant impact supporting customers in crypto security this is the job you are looking for. Aerospace Corporation's Advanced Crypto Capabilities Department is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer with the desire to learn and help us design, implement, assess, and deploy cyber solutions that defend our nation's most valuable assets in space. As part of this team with varied strengths, which includes some of the best in the industry, you will truly jump start your career within cyber security. This is the job you don't want to pass up!
This position will be considered a Hybrid work model in the Albuquerque, NM
What You'll Be Doing
  • Actively participate with our primary customers within the various DoD and Intelligence Community space systems
  • Perform research in the areas of cyber and network security
  • Advise customers on cryptographic design and implementation
  • Learning and reviewing network architecture designs, dataflow and performance deficiencies
  • Identify security vulnerabilities in various SW and HW platforms and be able to make recommended mitigations
  • Leading or participating in projects involving one or more of the following areas: Cyber Resilience, COMSEC, Cryptographic equipment, secure network engineering, cyber system trade-off studies for various system designs or protocols, validation of network system requirements.
  • Provide recommendations on network architectures and solutions based on technical performance evaluations

What You Need to be Successful
Minimum Requirements: Associate Member of Technical Staff
  • Possess a Bachelors degree in a related field.
  • 6 months-2 years of full spectrum cyber security experience (we will train you, but you need the desire to learn!)
  • Willing to travel approximately 10% of the time
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Ability to learn and willingness to be challenged
  • Ability to identify and tackle problems effectively and efficiently using analytical skills
  • A foundational understanding of computer networking fundamentals to include the TCP/IP model, packet structure as well as common ports and protocols.

Minimum Requirements: Member of Technical Staff
  • 2 years or more of full spectrum cyber security experience (we will train you, but you need the desire to learn!)
  • All requirement mentioned above.

Ways We Reward Our Employees
During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.
Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.
Equal Opportunity Commitment
The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at [email protected] You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.
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It has been my experience over the past 6 years that we have an excellent work/life balance. Our product is our expertise, so individuals are recognized and valued for the unique perspective they bring to the table. I’ve never felt like “just a number”, and with that understanding comes a flexibility to my work schedule that I really appreciate.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

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