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Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer

  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas, 76179
  • Salary: 70.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 months ago

This Fort Worth-based industry leader has an immediate 2-4+ month contract opportunity (with strong chance for extension/conversion) for an Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer. Experience can be Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, or Cyber/Computer Science but must be an Engineer with experience/knowledge of cybersecurity for technology on vehicles/aircraft.  This position requires working onsite Monday-Friday for up to 45+ hours per week.  Strong preference for candidates experienced at Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon or Northrop Grumman.

This position requires:

  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Experience with embedded system security architectures and engineering approaches to building system security solutions.

  • Extensive experience on the embedded hardware side.

  • Full system engineering lifecycle experience, requirements analysis and mapping, testing, implementation, and validation.

  • Experience with Department of Defense, Government Certification and Authorizing Officials or federal customer base will be a definite advantage.

  • A technical background in guiding policy makers and interpreting existing policy in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) objectives is preferred.

The Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer (Embedded Systems) is responsible for the integration of cybersecurity requirements into the full system lifecycle. Will be developing Risk Management Framework (RMF) artifacts and shall understand system categorization and deduce NIST, DoD, CNSSI and NSTSSM regulations into product cybersecurity requirements. Will provide guidance for NIST 800-53 and CNSSI 1253 security controls, security hardening of products, derive and manage security requirements, risk management, technical planning, threat and vulnerability assessments, systems level design, systems integration, verification and validation including security testing and evaluation, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for the total systems.


  • Be a part of a program cybersecurity risk mitigation effort using the Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Evaluating new and existing embedded systems and architects the software, firmware, and hardware requirements from a system engineering perspective.

  • Participating in development efforts to ensure cybersecurity controls are integrated to meet platform security posture and the Department of Defense (DoD) Authorizing Officials program requirements.

  • Participating in the formal Security Test and Evaluation process required by each government acceptance and approval authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports.

  • Performing product security reviews with the ability to communicate issues and risks in business terms and make recommendations that balance risk/reward tradeoffs.

  • Recommending embedded cybersecurity defense and countermeasures for avionics product designs.

  • Researches, evaluates, and assesses emerging embedded cyber security threats and technologies.

  • Evaluates and tests new cybersecurity tools and capabilities.

  • Analyzing static and dynamic source code scans to achieve Software Assurance (SwA) goals.

  • Suggesting and implementing new tools and efficiency improvements for development of secure software.

Must be U.S. Citizen (as a clearance will be required).