General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Cyber Security Software Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 21271BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Cyber Security Software Engineer

Job Category: Engineering, Information Technology

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Software Engineer to join our Systems Engineering Department located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. In this position the employee will give support to GA projects and obtain/maintain the regulatory compliances such as Certification and Accreditation (C&A), Initial Authorization to Operate (IATO), Authorization to Operate (ATO). They will need to be able to analyze and recommend security features on both the user and software requirements. An advanced understanding of maintaining all configuration management artifacts will be key to this position.


  • The Cyber Security Software Engineer must have experience assessing an over-arching set of environments including hardware/system configurations in order to:

  • Regulate and ensure best practices are being following

  • Identify where the business can best utilize resources

  • Communicate status of the project to stakeholders

  • Ensure risks are mitigated

  • Be responsive to information technology guidelines, policies and directives

  • Implement and maintain security patches and alerts for all host software and hardware

  • Knowledgeable in the C and C++ programming language

  • Knowledgeable in hardening and securing MySQL databases

  • Knowledgeable in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Knowledgeable in networking

  • Ability to write scripts in Python, Bash, Perl, etc.

  • Familiar with Windows and Linux Operating Systems

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in computer science, information system or related discipline and progressive software development experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • US citizenship is required.

  • DoD Security Clearance is desired.

  • Must have an understanding of encryption, firewalls, antivirus, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Audit Coordination Support, Cyber Risk Management, Risk Management Framework (RMF), Information Systems Security Engineering, IA Compliance Measurements and Metrics, Assessment and Authorization Support, Vulnerability Management, IT Vulnerability Lifecycle Management, Vulnerability Identification and Remediation, etc. are required for this position.

  • Experience with understanding architect, planning, configuration, deployment, maintenance, and upgrade/customize toolsets to address vulnerabilities and/or implement security controls, etc. are required for this position.

  • Preferred certifications for the position include, but are not limited to: CompTIA, Security+ Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.

  • Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.

  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.