BAE Systems GBSD Cybersecurity Program Manager in Hill AFB, Utah
BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional, Cybersecurity Program Manager for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800 BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the YLGM-182A Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a Top Workplace in Utah based on employee feedback for three consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!
Why Utah? You ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with diverse geography, an eclectic culture and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and, famously, the first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting-edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.
Why GBSD? The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program is an enormous and complex Mega-Project modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without any doubt, GBSD is one of the DoD s most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. GBSD is the Department of Defense s newest official program of record, having just achieved Milestone B. It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project - the weapon system will deploy over a nine-year period beginning in approximately 2026, and remain operational until at least 2075. GBSD is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that simply are not available with smaller projects.
Tell me about this job. The Senior Cyber Engineering Manager will support the Air Force s Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) weapon system and the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. These are long-term sustainment and acquisition programs which are anticipated to remain operational until 2075.
This individual will lead the Cybersecurity team as well as actively contribute in performance of the day-to-day team responsibilities. This individual will perform functions such as hiring, evaluating, training, making assignments, reporting, approving timesheets, performance management, salary administration, mentorship and development/retention of staff. They will work with other organizational leadership on priorities, fostering strong relationships, meeting business goals, and so forth. This individual will also help build teamwork, improve communications, develop/enforce policies, and work with stakeholders (internal and external). This position provides the opportunity to develop and hone communication, customer relationship, and leadership skills while working with a close-knit fun-loving team of other cybersecurity professionals.
This position works with Systems Security Engineers (SSEs), Information Systems Security Managers (ISSMs), Information System Security Officers (ISSOs), Program Managers (PMs), and Authorizing Official (AO) representatives to review technical and system design documentation, coordinate to obtain and maintain Authority to Operate (ATO) approvals for various ICBM weapon systems, subsystems and supporting systems
The successful candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, and have the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment with the desire to make a difference. Knowledge and experience working with the DoD s Cybersecurity processes, DIACAP and/or the Risk Management Framework (RMF) is required.
The specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Serves as cybersecurity technical advisor, consultant, and primary point of contact to the Authorizing Official (AO), Program Manager (PM), and Information System Owner (ISO)
Works with senior management building and delivering cyber technical and business-based briefings
Fulfills the ISSM responsibilities defined in DoD Instructions 8500.01 and 8510.01, AFI17-101 Risk Management Framework (RMF) for the Air Force Information Technology (IT), and the DoD Program Manager s Guidebook for Integrating the Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF) into the System Acquisition Lifecycle
Coordinating and negotiating with customers AOs and development teams
Conducting offensive architecture analysis and design of defense-in-depth solutions
Leading the development of system security plans including, security concepts of operation, risk management matrix, security control traceability matrix, security test procedures, and plan of action and milestones
Analyzing vulnerability assessments to validate system compliance with RMF controls and DISA Security Technical Information Guidelines (STIGS)
Leading and coordinating security test event teams to achieve accreditation milestones
Verifying and validating vulnerability resolutions and/or mitigations
Analyzing static code scans and dynamic code scans to detect software vulnerabilities
Reviewing all technical changes to determine security relevance
Supporting proposal activities, developing innovative cyber solutions and developing accurate cost estimates
This position requires an active final Secret clearance upon hire date. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance. An active Top Secret/SCI clearance is preferred.
This position is located at 6008 Wardleigh Rd, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Please note, pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship.
Required Skills and Education
BS/MS in technical or managerial program (e.g., Computer Science, Information Technologies, Electronics)
Bachelor of Science Degree with 10 years of cybersecurity or IT work experience (education requirement may be waived for equivalent experience) or;
Master of Science Degree with 8 years of cybersecurity or IT work experience (education requirement may be waived for equivalent experience) or;
PhD with 6 years of cybersecurity or IT work experience (education requirement may be waived for equivalent experience)
Prior experience working with senior management including technical and business-based briefings
Able to obtain a U.S. Government Top Secret/SCI security clearance
DoD 8570 IAM Level III certification (e.g., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), etc.) or ability to obtain such within 6 months of being hired
Other cyber certifications (ISSAP-CISSP, ISSEP-CISSP, CCSP, CEH, OSCP, etc.)
Experience or knowledge of cybersecurity, networks, system components, system protocols, COTS technology, and software development
Experience developing external customer relationships and ability to communicate cybersecurity concepts and requirements with senior leaders
Effective organizational, time management, and communications skills (written and verbal)
Able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize daily tasks with minimal supervision
Strong communication skills (oral and written) commensurate with expected mid- to senior-level civilian and military participants from various U.S. Government agencies
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we dofrom intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.
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