Cyber Lead for Programs/ISSE

Maxar Technologies
Palo Alto, CA
Added: March 26, 2024
Maxar Space Systems is a leading provider of comprehensive space technologies. We deliver innovative solutions to government and commercial customers helping them unlock the promise of space to solve problems on Earth and beyond. We address a broad spectrum of needs for our customers, including mission systems engineering, product design, spacecraft manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing. Maxar Space Systems is a trusted partner in commercial and government missions, combining more than 60 years of deep mission understanding with reliable performance and longevity.

Maxar is seeking a motivated and experienced Cyber Systems Engineer to join our Cybersecurity Engineering Services team in Westminster, Colorado. This position may also be performed remotely. In this role, you will interact with systems and software engineers, integration and test specialists and others to manage the information security and information assurance activities. This position will provide support to the integrated hardware and software product. Successful execution of this role will combine cyber security principles, DoD Information Assurance tasks and unwavering dedication to team excellence. In this role, you will work in an Agile Scrum environment working across functional teams.


Lead Cybersecurity Engineering team tasking

Budget tracking, forecasting, and reviews of assigned team’s labor, non-labor and program budgets

Oversees Cyber design requirements for the Space Infrastructure Production Network (SIPN) or any other direct Maxar Space program related cyber infrastructure, as assigned by the Director

Analyze and resolve INFOSEC technical problems. Configure testbeds and conduct testing, records and analyze results, and provide recommendations for improvements for the products/systems under test

Support full lifecycle Assessment and Authorization (A&A) deliverables, Security Control Traceability Matrix (SCTM) and Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)

Minimum Requirements:

Must be U.S. citizen with the ability and willingness to obtain a security clearance

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, business or related scientific or technical discipline. Four years of additional experience may be substituted for a degree

A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience


Experience developing and implementing security controls in secure commercial, international and/or U.S. government

Experience securing systems in AWS or similar, including an understanding of the infrastructure architecture

Experience working with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Familiarity with FedRAMP and FIPS 140 testing methodologies

Proficiency in the use of cyber related tools (such as Nessus, NMAP or Splunk), network scanning, vulnerability scanning, and other penetration testing tools

Windows Server Active Directory Administration

Experience with Atlassian Jira issue tracking software

Preferred Qualifications:

Current/active TS/SCI clearance with poly

Cloud Orchestration Experience in AWS, Azure or Oracle

Experience working on UNIX/Linux platforms and TCP/IP security

Previous experience working as a security professional in a SAP/SCI environment on government contracts

Strong verbal and written communication skills to work in a collaborative team environment

Experience with Atlassian Jira issue tracking software

Agile development and/or SCRUM experience

Experience with SharePoint

Experience supporting DoD information collection systems

Effectively work in a fast-paced operations support environment as part of an Agile Scrum team

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.