General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Cyber Security Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Job ID#: 17287BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Cyber Security Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Huntsville

State: Alabama

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Engineer to join out Systems Engineering and Integration group located in Huntsville, AL. This position directly supports the engineering team by developing hardware and software solutions to meet cyber security requirements on a variety of projects involving flight and ground systems.


  • Work with engineering team to define system and software cyber security requirements and develop secure solutions to meet requirements.

  • Lead process to meet cyber security Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) testing and analysis requirements.

  • Work with suppliers to ensure that procured items meet all cyber security requirements.

  • Perform cyber security Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEA) and Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analyses (FMECA).

  • Plan and perform penetration to verify security of systems.

  • Develop and generate trust boundaries.

  • Develop and perform training on cyber security for the engineering and management staff.

  • Provide expert knowledge of cyber security requirements, vulnerabilities, and solution sets.

  • Focus on obtaining customer and stakeholder approval and buy-in that solutions meet all cyber security requirements.

  • Drive rapid resolution of delays that impact schedule, cost, or technical approaches through communication with engineering, material management, contracts, procurement, company leadership, and suppliers.

  • Collaborate daily with GA-EMS and customer systems engineering, design, logistics, and other teams on verifications related to inspection, test, and analysis to meet cyber security needs.

  • Assess proposed design and requirement changes to determine impacts to cyber security.

  • Support development of new/revised design requirements related to cyber security.

  • Generates documentation and makes technical presentations as required.

  • Performs other duties as required or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Minimum of active DoD Secret Security Clearance is required.

  • Must possess expert knowledge of, and experience with, hardware and software solutions to implement Department of Defense (DoD) cyber security requirements.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT), of STIGs, and of system design impacts due to cyber security requirements.

  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and support a team of experienced professional employees on multiple projects.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Success in position requires consistent display of the following key abilities:

  • Rapid and effective problem solving: identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems.

  • Communication skills to document, develop, and present technical issues so that stakeholders across the organization readily understand the content and their related actions.

  • Schedule performance: influencing and collaborating across the organization and with suppliers to meet schedule, technical, and cost constraints.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.