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Systems Security Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama

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Lockheed Martin is the leader of cyber security defense, cyber operations and sensitive data protection. We employ the world's best cyber minds from diverse fields – people who are passionate about and empowered by our customers' missions. Lockheed Martin's best-in-cyber teams are experts in thinking like the enemy – identifying adversary activity and anticipating advanced persistent threats to strengthen platform defenses, inside and out of our networks.

Our Commitment to Sustainability: We foster innovation, integrity and security to preserve the environment, strengthen diverse communities and propel growth.

Here, the possibilities are endless because we offer:

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
  • Travel: Minimal, dependent on role

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What does a successful Cyber Security employee at Lockheed Martin look like?
Check out the info below to see if you have what it takes.

  • Analytical

    Advancing technologies and out of the box thinking that enable cyber operations, resulting in inventing solutions that will keep us safe today and into the future.

  • Creative

    Natural curiosity is an absolutely essential trait. Curiosity leads to continual learning which allows you to stay one step ahead of the threat.

  • Curious

    The ability to anticipate hackers’ intent and disrupt their next move is key. Seeking out new weaknesses before they become weaknesses. Proactively learning and updating systems is how we stay ahead of the threat.

  • Proactive

    We have hard problems to solve and we look for people who thrive at solving them, who can see problems from both the defensive and offensive sides.

  • Problem Solver

    Whatever you know today could be different tomorrow as security is constantly changing. Possessing strong technical skills and intellectual depth along with a willingness to continually learn from others is important to adapt to and address the Advanced Persistent Threat.

  • Technologically savvy

    The ability to analyze and disseminate threat intelligence. The ability to analyze and address the root cause, learn from the attack and anticipate the hacker’s next move.

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“Cyber is the most exciting career field! Every day, there's new cyber threat information that we leverage to shape our courses of action when identifying, assessing, developing, integrating, and continuously evaluating the effectiveness of defensive measures.”

Dr. Dawn B., Senior Fellow


  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental and Vision coverage is available for employees who opt-in.

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Our 401(k) plan features generous matching and company contributions.

  • Professional Development

    We support our employees through mentoring, internal & external educational programs, networking, skills enhancement and career-building programs, funding for cyber certifications.

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

    Our generous parental leave policies support your journey into parenthood. When you return to work, our facilities offer mother's rooms to support your transition and work/life balance.

  • Paid Time Off

    We offer PTO, paid holidays and paid time off for jury duty and military obligations.

  • Flex-time

    Depending on the position, we offer flexible work schedules.

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Systems Security Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama

Job ID: 561482BR Date posted: Jul. 13, 2021 Locations: Huntsville, AlabamaProgram: NGI Description:The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space!

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin Space is a pioneer, partner, innovator, and builder. Our amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world. Every single day we use our unique skills and experiences to craft and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture inspires employees to dream big, perform with excellence and build incredible products. We provide the resources, support, and the focus. You bring the passion and courage to envision limitless possibilities, and we’ll build a better tomorrow with you!

Are you ready to further your career in Security Engineering working for one of the top companies in the world?

This position is for a Systems Security Engineer reporting to the Program Protection Lead and working with the Anti-Tamper Lead. The Engineer will be part of a dynamic security engineering team working to capture, define, architect, develop, integrate, and sell-off products to government customers.

In this role, you will provide support to the systems security lead, performing the following:
- Assist in the development of subsystems designed to protect sensitive technology and data.
- Perform System functionality definition including system states and modes, and system security design features.
- Work as a member of a development team to create and mature system security solutions and designs, to include requirements development, trade studies, implementation and maturation of security features, and associated documentation.
- Develop model-based Systems Engineering diagrams and timing assessments to characterize system behavior for applicable use cases.
- Assist in the generation and maintenance of Program Protection Implementation Plans and other relevant artifacts.
- Communicate / coordinate with program leadership personnel, subcontractors, external customers, and independent government review team personnel.
- Participate in internal and external working groups, technical interchange meetings and program milestone reviews.
- Assist in the execution of mitigation activities to address subsystem technical and programmatic risks.
- Interface with security implementation team to communicate requirements and overall security strategy.

This position will require obtaining and maintaining an program level clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required
Basic Qualifications:
- 1-3 years’ experience in the fields of Embedded Security and/or systems security
- Familiarity with the Systems Engineering process and its application to program life cycle
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience delivering written / oral presentations in a professional environment.
- Ability to think critically to find optimal approaches to difficult design issues.
- Strong technical writing skills.
This position will require having an Active Secret Clearance to start. U.S. Citizenship is required
Desired Skills:
- Familiarity with missile and/or fire control system design and operation.
- Understanding of NSA-approved cryptographic standards and methods.
- Knowledge of DOORS and requirements development / decomposition
- Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools (e.g., Cameo, IBM Rational Rhapsody) to develop sequence, activity, use case and/or state machine diagrams
- Knowledge of System Security related governance, e.g., TIG, HPG, LO/CLO
- Software and/or FPGA development experience with DoD embedded systems
- Threat and Vulnerability Analysis from a reverse engineering perspective. Other Important Information You Should Know Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.Schedule for this Position: 9x80 every other Friday offSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Secret Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced ProfessionalBusiness Unit: SPACERelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Cyber Security Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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