SAP Security Manager

El Segundo, CA, United States


Full Time

3 days ago

Job description

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary 

Security Operations has an opening for a SAP Security Manager supporting The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo offices. You will be leading a team of security professionals, and addressing compliance of Special Access Programs (SAP). As SAP Security Manger, you will primarily interface with Aerospace Program Management and government agencies/customers regarding program security matters and requirements. Responsible for providing security support ensuring classified information is properly safeguarded.

Work Model

100% onsite – El Segundo, CA

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Provide direction, oversight, and assistance in all aspects of the Special Access Programs (SAP) at the El Segundo offices and as needed, across the entire enterprise
  • Supervise a team of Contractor Program Security Officers (CPSOs) supporting SAP programs for multiple customers; ensure CPSOs are equipped with resources, training, and a development plan
  • Ensure proper staffing levels are met and maintained to meet the needs of our SAP customers
  • Collaborate with other Security management team members (Information Assurance, Physical Security, Personnel Security, etc.) as needed to ensure the team’s success
  • Ensure adherence to any applicable laws, Aerospace Policies as well as National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) and have expert knowledge with DoD 5205 series SAP Manuals to include JSIG
  • Be inspection ready.  Ensure internal self-inspections are completed and oversee Staff Assistance Visits and Customer Security Assessments
  • Oversee multiple SAP programs and manage associated budget and resources; utilize identified best practices and risk management principles as part of decision-making
  • Engage in high level interaction with Aerospace leadership and government customer representatives regarding SAP security issues and other security related tasks
  • Support other Aerospace sites and CPSOs when needed
  • Support enterprise SAP initiatives
  • Establish an effective network with industry peers and government representatives
  • May require travel to other office locations and events

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:

  • 8 or more years of relevant experience with High School Diploma or 5 or more years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree
  • Current TS/SCI with the ability to obtain and maintain SAP accesses.  U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Must have senior level CPSO experience
  • Must communicate clearly and in a professional manner (verbal, written, presentations, etc.)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Knowledgeable of the DoDM 5205.07 Volumes 1-4 SAP manuals, Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide (JSIG), NISPOM, and ICD series manuals

How You Can Stand Out

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college
  • TS/SCI with adjudicated polygraph
  • Customer service oriented
  • Security-related training and certifications (IFPC, SPSC, SAPPC, etc.)

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.  The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below.  Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. 

(Min - Mid - Max)

$121,128 - $160,564 - $200,000

Pay Basis: Annual

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change   
  • Engage with Impact   
  • Foster Innovation   
  • Deliver Results  

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type.  A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans

  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation

  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options

  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions

  • Relocation assistance

  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career

  • Education assistance programs

  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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