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System Security Engineer, Journeyman

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
System Security Engineer, Journeyman

Computer Scientist/Software Engineer


Eglin AFB

Fort Walton Beach, Florida


HX5 is an award-winning provider of engineering, research and development, and technical services to clients such as NASA and the Department of Defense. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast-growing veteran- and woman-owned company with locations nationwide.


HX5 is currently seeking an Acquisition Program Systems Security/Cybersecurity Engineer in Fort Walton Beach, Florida at Eglin Air Force Base within the Long Range Systems Division, AFLCMC/EBJ. This Division is responsible for the development, test, fielding, and sustainment of long-range armament and electronic attack systems, guided direct attack/standoff wide-area weapons, guided/unguided sub-munitions, and advanced electronic warfare systems. Programs within the Division include Future Hypersonics (FHYP), the Stand-In Attack Weapon (SiAW), Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and JASSM-ER (Extended Range) production, development, sustainment, and Foreign Military Sales.


As an System Security Engineer, Journeyman, you will:

  • Leads system security engineering and program protection activities within the key areas of cybersecurity, software assurance, supply chain exploitation, and threat/vulnerability analysis.

  • Provides leadership, guidance, and interpretation of DoD and AF policies, standards, procedures, and instructions.

  • Assists various program teams in capturing and refining security engineering and program protection requirements, integrating requirements into system designs, and ensuring program compliance with government requirements.

  • Coordinates system security engineering and program protection activities with internal program teams, leadership, and external organizations.

  • Leads and supports program team meetings, working groups, and reviews.

  • Performs system security evaluations and security architecture analyses to evaluate the technical implementation of the security design.

  • Develops, reviews, and analyzes various system security engineering and program protection documents and presentation materials.

  • Conducts risk assessments, analyzes results, recommends mitigations/countermeasures to address defined risks.

  • Supports test and evaluation activities of system security engineering and program protection activities.

  • Ensures system security engineering and program protection activities/controls enacted to protect the system are continually assessed.

  • Assists in the development of Statement of Objectives (SOO) to support system security engineering and program protection activities; assists in the review of contractor proposals to ensure conformity with these activities.

  • Writing acquisition documents such as cybersecurity plans, program protection plans, and critical information lists (CIL).


Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience:

    • Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity Engineering or other relevant degree and five (5) years relevant experience;

    • Master's degree (MS/MA) and three (3) years relevant experience;

    • Ph.D. and three (3) years relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated program protection expertise supporting Air Force weapons systems is highly desired including writing cybersecurity plans, program protection plans, and/or Critical Information Lists (CIL)

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of company and customer staff and management

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


Must be a US Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.


Secret Clearance and ability to obtain Top Secret required; current TS with SCI eligibility preferred.


Willing/able to travel as needed (approx. 20%) and rent/operate rental cars while on travel.


HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Paid holidays

  • Accrued Paid Time Off


HX5, LLC is an equal opportunity (M/F/D/V) and a Drug Free Workplace employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: employment@hxfive.com or call (850) 362-6551.



Posted: 2020-10-23 Expires: 2020-11-22

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