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The MITRE Corporation Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Cyber Security Engineer


MITRE is a trusted operator of federally funded research and development centers and we’re on a mission to make the world a safer place—for all of humanity, today and in the future. To deliver on our mission, we need the world’s best talent and leaders—groundbreakers and partnership-builders on a global scale in areas like healthcare, artificial intelligence, critical infrastructure resiliency, pandemic management, and cybersecurity. In return, we have the privilege of backing you with thousands of technical experts in diverse fields, a culture of innovation and knowledge sharing, access to data and resources uniquely available to MITRE through our wide-ranging partnerships across government, industry and academia.

In this role you will have the opportunity to be part of a multi-discipline team supporting a dynamic and meaningful work program for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). You will help enhance enterprise-level Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) capabilities primarily focused on the Air Force’s Space Based Missile Warning mission. You’ll also have the opportunity to influence a multi-layered cyber defense construct by maturing cyber threat-informed detect and respond capabilities.

Additionally, as a cyber operations engineer in MITRE’s Air Force Cyber Operations Program Division, you’ll be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organization that works across critical sponsors to evolve and pioneer new warfighting constructs needed to achieve full spectrum cyber superiority. We shape cyber capabilities such as cyber C2 and cyber resiliency for critical infrastructure and weapon systems and ensure cyber capabilities provide timely transformational effects for the warfighter.

Key Functions:

  • Perform cybersecurity engineering to improve DCO detect and respond capabilities specifically tailored to enhance mission protection for overhead persistent infrared (OPIR)

  • Conduct analysis to mature local DCO processes and better integrate enterprise functions such as certified Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) capabilities

  • Mature cyber incident response planning through engagement in customer exercises

  • Integrate threat-informed advanced analytics to detect cyber adversary activity


Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in cybersecurity operations, such as working in a Security Operations Center (SOC)

  • Experience using and customizing tools to support defensive cyber operations

  • Experience with DCO hunt activities and incident response

  • Willingness to jump in and learn new skills

  • Eagerness to collaborate across the team and across MITRE to bring to bear the best ideas and research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Cyber Threat Intelligence and ability to approach DCO with an adversarial mindset

  • Experience with ELK (Elastic, Logstash, Kibana) or other data analytics platforms

  • Experience with network monitoring tools, including Suricata and Bro

  • Some programming background with knowledge of Python

  • Experience with CentOS or other Linux distributions

  • Familiarity with Endpoint Detection and Response tools

  • Knowledge of DoD, Space and Missile Systems Center, and Air Force Space Command”

Job Cyber Security

Primary Location United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs

Other Locations United States-California-El Segundo

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret/SCI

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting Oct 7, 2019, 8:20:20 AM

Req ID: 00054397

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