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Cybersecurity Engineer, Junior

Booz Allen

Dec 23

Cybersecurity Engineer, Junior

The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your cyber skills to design and build secure systems for the U.S. Space Force? We’re looking for a cybersecurity engineer who can help create solutions that will stand up to even the most advanced cyber threats.

As a cyber engineer on our project, you’ll assist in strengthening the cybersecurity posture of information systems. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll research new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. On our team, you’ll learn how to take a critical approach to network design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions to maintain a balance of security and mission needs. This is a chance to learn from a team of experts as you make a difference in the security of U.S. Space Force information systems. We help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like cryptography, authentication, risk management, and more. Join our team as we improve the U.S. Space Force mission through cybersecurity.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience with security principles, approaches, and technologies in academic or internship environments 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

  • Knowledge of general computer systems, information security software, and hardware components, network systems, databases, or information security safeguards 

  • Ability to think critically and independently, analyze information systems for security posture, and communicate information

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Scheduled to obtain a Bachelor's degree by Winter 2021or Spring/Summer 2022

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience executing the Risk Management Framework (RMF) or similar cyber risk assessment and authorization processes for complex programs and systems

  • Experience analyzing cyber vulnerabilities, assessing system compliance against security controls, and developing risk mitigation plans and strategies

  • Knowledge of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and methodologies for applying to system design

  • Ability to develop cybersecurity authorization documentation and artifacts

  • Secret clearance

  • Master's degree

  • Security+ Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 

Build Your Career: 

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want. 

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills. 

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills. 

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam. 

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap. 

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.