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Senior Information Security Engineer

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

Saab, Inc. is seeking a Senior Information Security Engineer who is a strong multi-tasker with a keen eye for details to join our team in Syracuse, NY. The right individual is well organized with the ability to thrive in fast-paced, high-activity situations. This individual will lead cyber efforts for our products, including meetings with customers, and security control selection and implementation, while working closely with the various engineering teams.

Responsibilities involve:

  • Planning, design and build of security architectures

  • Overseeing the implementation of network and computer security and ensures compliance with corporate cybersecurity policies and procedures

  • Implementing software fixes (patches) to remove system vulnerabilities

  • Defining cybersecurity requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related network devices.

  • Performing security assessments of applications and systems using penetration testing, vulnerability testing and risk analysis.   

  • Configuring and installing firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

  • Responding immediately to cybersecurity-related incidents and providing a thorough post-event analysis. Investigates intrusion incidents and conducts forensic investigations. 

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

    Skills and Experience:

    • Ability to present results/content to customers (internal or external) or other stakeholders

    • Able to lead and guide the activities of more junior Information Security Engineers

    • Thorough 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

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Experience with Ansible or other similar IT automation tools

    • BA/BS degree in an engineering, cyber security, or equivalent discipline
    • 8+ years of relevant experience
    • Security + CE or DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II equivalent certification  


    • MA/MS degree in an engineering discipline or related discipline
    • 6+ years or relevant experience
    • Security + CE or DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II equivalent certification

    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.