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Information Security Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 January 2022
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Job Description:

Saab in East Syracuse, NY is seeking an Information Security Engineer to work closely with the various Engineering teams to provide cybersecurity support for our products. Responsibilities will include:

  • Security hardening of network and computer components, ensure compliance with customer cybersecurity requirements.

  • Monitor cybersecurity requirements for local and wide area network and associated network devices, operating systems and other associated applications.

  • Document and coordinate product security policies and procedures with corporate cybersecurity function.

  • Perform security assessment of applications and systems using various scanning tools.

  • Assist with risk analysis and NIST control selection.

  • Vulnerability remediation.

  • Coordinate with customers on cyber security related issues.

  • Investigate security alerts to determine applicability to the product environment.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, cyber security, or related discipline is required. Master's degree is a plus.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience.

  • Security + CE or DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II equivalent certification.

  • Basic understanding of networks/subnet masks/gateways/routers/VLANs.

  • Experience performing DoD ACAS scans.

  • Experience implementing NIST 800-53 security controls.

  • Developing, applying, and assessing secure technical baselines for various applications and products (i.e. Windows OS, Linux OS, firewalls, switches, etc.)

  • Experiencing applying DoD SRG/STIG’s

  • Experience assessing cyber compliance using DoD STIG Viewer and SCAP Tools.

  • Experience with LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory

  • Security audit log analysis.

  • Experience with Ansible or other similar IT automation tools

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, well-organized with the ability to thrive in fast-paced high-stress situations.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.