• IT Cyber Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 500 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


    Our Values
    TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


    Who You Are

    TSC is seeking a first rate, highly qualified and motivated Cyber Security Engineer as a key member of TSC’s IT Department. The Cyber Security Engineer will work in close coordination with the Infrastructure Team to ensure high levels of service/uptime to the enterprise. This position will be primarily responsible for the Security of TSC’s technological Infrastructure, i.e WAN, LAN Wireless; including all TSC’s corporate applications.

    Your Mission

    • Review security monitor logs from all systems (Firewall, Email, etc...), propose and mitigate any threats based on findings.
    • Participate in architect, design, development, and implementation of any new application or service.
    • Manage, maintain, design, configure, and document security schema, such as Encryption, Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Anti-Virus / Host based or End Point solutions
    • Conduct Vulnerability Assessments as required. Conduct Risk Assessments as required.
    • Ensure system requirements are met in support of security requirements or certifications if applied.
    • Developing and enforcing an integrated Technology Risk and Control Framework (NIST) across departments.
    • Document network/cyber security changes and enhancements.
    • Work together with Systems Administrator team on non-security related tasks, i.e assisting with projects, Office 365, Server builds, Network changes, etc…
    • Other duties as assigned by management.

    What you bring

    • At minimum 5 years of previous IT Network/Security Engineering experience in corporate environment
    • Experience with Cybersecurity forensics, tracking down infected devices, etc.
    • Effective skills in training users, as well as junior members of the IT team
    • Success in an environment where high levels of multi-tasking are required
    • Excellent customer service skills!
    • Works well independently as well as with a collaborative team of professionals
    • Ability and willing to work on-call, and from home if needed
    • Enterprise level firewalls, Palo Alto Networks, Checkpoint, etc.
    • VPN, SSL VPN, IPsec VPN, Port Forwarding, Dynamic VPN Routing, Route-Based VPN/Tunnels
    • Layer 3 switch knowledge and configuration. Knowledge of Cisco, Static and dynamic routing protocols; Default routes, EIGRP, IGRP, OSPF, BGP, VLANs, QOS, port-security, LAGs
    • Wireless security, design and architecture
    • Network hardware configuration, network maintenance, network performance tuning.
    • Spam filtering, email security and boundary defense
    • Cybersecurity training
    • Monthly/Quarterly security auditing
    • 2 Factor Authentication
    • Cloud security best practices
    • Data center security implementation


    Good working knowledge in the following:

    • Cyber security/data policy/risk analysis
    • Government Cloud Computing security
    • Office365
    • Knowledge of and experience with basic Windows and Linux OS functions, system administration, proxy servers.
    • Visio network topology mapping for updating network topology
    • VoIP/telephone landline and wireless services & equipment support
    • Endpoint protection


    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Security certificates a plus CISM, ACE, etc.
    • Network certificates, CCNA, CCNP a plus
    • Systems certificates, MCSA, MCSE, etc. a plus


    Physical and/or Additional Requirements

    • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 9 hours min.
    • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
    • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted). 



    ITAR Requirements

    To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


    The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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