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Senior System Security Engineering

Company: Draper Labs
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 24, 2023

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Senior System Security Engineering

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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now Equal Employment OpportunityDraper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


The National Security and Space Systems Division is seeking a System Security Engineer to support engineering, integrating, and deploying trustworthy secure platforms that resist cyber, reverse engineering, and supply chain threats. The group has multidisciplinary proficiencies in secure systems architecture, hardware security and resilience, software security and resilience, system validation and accreditation, and cryptography. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Bring a systems engineering prospective to support development system architectures for secure solutionsSupport analysis of Draper, customer, and sponsor developed systems to evaluate effectiveness and suitabilitySupport development and fielding of secure systems from component to weapons system level Work with cross disciplinary team of systems, hardware, and software engineers to support program executionCommunicate with program members, program offices, and sponsors to present work to the technical and evaluation community.


Required Qualifications:
Minimum MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Applied Physics along with 3+ years of relevant experience; or BS degree in a relevant discipline with 7 years of relevant work experienceExperience in the development of System Security documentation per Government requirementsFamiliarity with processes and technologies for identification of critical program information and development of the associated program protection plansFamiliarity with developing and implementing Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)Experience implementing Risk Management Framework (RMF) on weapons system productsProficiency in full life-cycle systems engineering (architecture, design, development, integration, approval, and deployment) of security technologies and components within cyber-physical systems and systems-of-systems Demonstrated skills in leadership, innovation, creativity and collaboration, with the ability to communicate with cross-functional teams of engineers, management, and external stakeholders across all relevant disciplinesFlexibility to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities, technologies, and program needs Preferred Qualifications:
An understanding of the fundamentals of cryptographic key management, public key infrastructure, and NSA's Key Management Infrastructure, and the applications of cryptologyUnderstanding of supply chain operations, risk management framework, information assurance, technology protectionFamiliarity with the System-Theoretic Process Analysis for Security (STPA-SEC) methodExperience in writing innovative R&D proposals to commercial and government sponsors Familiarity with MBSE, DOORS, MATLAB, and/or Python Security Requirement:
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearanceCurrent in-scope Secret or Top Secret preferred #LI-MF1

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