Principal Cybersecurity Engineer

Centennial, CO, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description

If you are adept at developing cybersecurity requirements, working in multidisciplinary teams to drive secure design of systems and solutions, troubleshooting technical solutions, and enjoy collaborating with multiple teams, we may have the perfect role for you!

Sierra Space-based in Louisville, CO with operations in Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL—designs and manufactures the Dream Chaser spaceplane and other advanced spacecraft, commercial space destinations, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers, and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

As a Principal Cybersecurity Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to design, test, and implement our secure systems, applications, networks, security monitoring, and tuning. You'll be responsible for the development of cybersecurity requirements for systems and applications, incident response, loss prevention, conducting risk and vulnerability assessments, and developing and implementing security controls. You'll research, evaluate, and recommend new security tools, techniques, and technologies in alignment with our cybersecurity strategy and introduce them to the enterprise. Additionally, you will be responsible for cyber threat identification, evaluation, prioritization, and remediation activities under the direction of the Cyber Security Manager. You'll continuously review existing and proposed changes to Sierra Space systems, networks, and software designs, and is responsible for analyzing logging and alerting data, and identifying and escalating potential security events.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Network Engineering, Information Technology, or related Engineering discipline and typically 14 (fourteen) or more years of relevant experience; higher level degree may substitute for experience.

  • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education.

  • Demonstrated experience supporting, troubleshooting, and administering a variety of networks, OSs, and applications.

  • Expert knowledge of data security administration principles, methods, and techniques

  • Advanced understanding of zero trust network domain structures, user architecture, NIST 800-53, Space Systems, and applications


  • ISSM CAP, CISSP, or CISM Certification 

  • ISSE CAP, CISSP-ISSEP Certification 

  • ISSO Security+, CISA, or CASP+ Certification 

  • MCSE, Linux, and/or CCNP Security Certification 

  • Knowledge of DoD, government contracting and/or public auditing, policies, standards, and procedures 

  • Ability to read and interpret security and technical documentation. 

  • Proven track record of maintaining the confidentiality of high-sensitivity projects and data. 

  • Ability to perform critical incident response. 

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.

To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Estimated Starting Salary Range: 

$159,430.15 - $239,145.23

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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