199828 - Systems Engineer
Fort Worth
Up to $113.00 DOE
12 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a systems engineer for a contract opportunity in Fort Worth, TX or Marietta, GA.

The Cyber Architect candidate is responsible for ensuring that cyber security requirements are properly defined, decomposed, allocated, assessed, and implemented into a system architecture to produce a cyber-resilient security design solution for the target platform (Air System or Weapon System). This includes participating in working groups, design reviews, and formal artifact reviews alongside other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within the overall platform; and providing security expertise to ensure that cyber security is considered early in the product development lifecycle.
Applicant is expected to lead a range of cyber risk analysis and security assessment methods; identify and define appropriate mitigations to address cyber vulnerabilities, feature changes, or obsolescence; develop documentation for specific installations and configurations necessary to obtain Authorizations to Operation (ATOs) in support of program schedules; and drive Plans of Actions and Milestones (POAMs) to mitigate open cyber risks.
The ideal candidate will communicate effectively with a range of audiences, technical and non-technical, and will function effectively on an engineering team to create a collaborative and inclusive environment that allows for the establishment of mission goals, itemized planning of tasks, and prioritization of tasks that drives the efficient execution of objectives.

Experience executing Systems Engineering processes (i.e., requirements management, requirements decomposition, system modeling, integration & test)
Experience utilizing NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Framework (RMF) to design information systems commensurate with customer needs
Desired skills :
Extensive experience developing and maintaining core security documentation artifacts for A&A Packages including Security Control Traceability Matrix (SCTM), System Security Plan (SSP) and/or Information Assurance Standard Operating Procedures (IA SOP), Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M), and Risk Assessment Report (RAR).
Experience developing security architecture representations (e.g. Accreditation Boundaries, Physical Diagrams, Logical Diagrams, Functional Diagrams, and Rack Layouts), system design modeling (UML, SysML, Rhapsody, Cameo, MagicDraw), as well as requirements management
Experience utilizing Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide (JSIG), Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 1253, and NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Framework (RMF) to design and harden information systems commensurate with customer needs.
Experience with the development and sustainment of real-time embedded systems (avionics systems or similar)
Experience with engineering change processes and/or configuration control processes
Experience with secure software development concepts (e.g. static code analysis, dynamic code analysis, STIG/SRG hardening, etc.) as applied to high-level programming languages (C, C++, Java)
IASAE Level III – IAW 8570 or higher certification (CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSEP)
TOGAF 9 certified, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, or Cisco Certified Architect
Background/knowledge working with information systems/environments that utilize the Open Mission Systems (OMS) standard and Universal Command and Control Standards Initiative (UCI) message set

Experience with Real-Time Embedded Operating Systems (e.g. GreenHills INEGRITY, LynxOS, VxWorks, Yocto)
Extensive knowledge of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Requirements Guides (SRGs)
Experience developing certification test procedures (CTPs) and executing customer witnessed security assessments utilizing NIST 800-53A assessment methods
Expertise/knowledge in both compliance testing and penetration testing methodologies.
Experience with Agile project management tools (JIRA, VersionOne, etc.)
Experience with DoD 5205.07 V1-4: SAPF manuals and applying it to engineered solutions.
Must be willing to mentor junior-level team members
Experience conducting technical trade studies and assessments
Experience with creating and presenting technical information to senior-level executives and customers
Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
Proficient technical writing skills
Strong analytical and organizational skills with excellent communication skills (written and verbal communications) and have the ability to work in a dynamic work environment
Experience working in an aerospace design environment with exposure to DoD customers and their accrediting authorities.
- Experience executing Systems Engineering Processes
- Experience with the development and sustainment of avionics and real-time embedded systems
- Experience ensuring that cyber security requirements are properly defined, decomposed, allocated, assessed, and implemented into a system architecture to produce a cyber-resilient security design solution for the target platform (Air System or Weapon System)

STEM or related Bachelor's degree


Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Terry Jones
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x282 or (800) 927-9318 x282

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.