General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Cybersecurity Systems Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 16969BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Systems Engineer for our Project Engineering department.

In this position, the employee will give support to GA projects and obtain/maintain the regulatory compliances such as Certification and Accreditation (C&A), Initial Authorization to Operate (IATO), and Authorization to Operate (ATO). The employee will need to be able to analyze and recommend security features on both the user and software requirements. An advanced understanding of maintaining all configuration management artifacts will be key to this position.


  • The Cyber Security Systems Engineer must have experience assessing an over-arching set of environments including hardware/system configurations in order to:

  • Regulate and ensure best practices are being following

  • Identify where the business can best utilize resources

  • Communicate status of the project to stakeholders

  • Ensure risks are mitigated

  • Be responsive to information technology guidelines, policies and directives

  • Implement and maintain security patches and alerts for all host software and hardware

  • An understanding of encryption, firewalls, antivirus, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), etc. are required for this position.

  • Preferred certifications for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional)

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM

  • CASP (CompTia Advanced Security Practitioner)

  • CISSP/ISSAP or ISSEP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) (Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) or Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) - highly preferred)


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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; 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 excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License is desirable.

  • Active security clearance

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.