Rockwell Collins Senior Software Engineer (Cyber) - Simulation & Training Solutions in Sterling, Virginia

Category: Engineering

Job ID: 5732

Location: Sterling,VA

Requisition ID: 5732

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Senior Software Engineer (Cyber) - Simulation & Training Solutions to join our team in Sterling, VA (2300). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

This software engineering position is within the Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) business area. STS develops and builds simulators and training systems for both military and commercial customers. Devices range in complexity from desktop training all the way up to high fidelity weapon system and full-flight training systems including full visual, motion, and simulator interoperability (HLA/DIS).

  • In close coordination with the training system’s lead architect and design engineers, design, implement and test the Risk Management Framework (RMF) infrastructure for the training system.

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) Configuration Management

  • Monitoring networks and systems for security incidents and intrusions

  • Provides weekly audits of systems related to network and system logging and monitoring

  • May perform web application penetration testing and vulnerability assessments for security improvements

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization

  • Performs Information Assurance (IA) administration conducting certification and accreditation of systems using the RMF process

  • Provides DoD Policies/Instructions, STIG, and IAVA guidance, implementation, and analysis

  • Provides security services in consultant role to internal and external customers

  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency using IA scan tools such as Nessus (ACAS) and IA tools such as HBSS to ensure secure systems

  • Windows and Unix systems administration

Job Responsibilities

  • To support RMF System and Communications Protection

  • Designs and conducts regular audits of computer systems to determine that they are operating securely and that data is protected from both internal and external attack

  • Assesses assigned system to determine system security status and ensures adherence to security policy, procedures and standards

  • Performs technical cybersecurity with applications. Familiarity with tools such as SNORT, SIEM, AlienVault/OSSIM, Splunk, IDS’s, Tripwire, Web application firewalls, syslog, NMAP, VMware, Redhat, Apache/Tomcat, Cisco ASAS Devices, and Wireshark

  • Monitors, evaluates, and maintains complex security systems according to industry best practices to safeguard internal information systems and databases

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) Incident Response

  • Reviews security requirements and subsequently reviews systems to determine if they have been designed and established to comply with established standards

  • Conducts investigations of security violations and breaches and recommends solutions; prepares reports on intrusions as necessary and provides analysis summary to management

  • Responds to queries and requests for computer security information and reports from both internal and external customers

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) Planning

  • Provides technical consultation on tasks; provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel

  • Provides recommendations of product for upgrades, patches and other general security measures in order to better secure systems for various clients. Troubleshooting and managing incidents and issues related to a custom application environment

Basic Qualifications


  • US citizenship is required for this position

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret or above clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field

  • Certification for DoD IAM 8570 compliance, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Experience with Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), DISA STIG’s, and other DoD approved vulnerability scanning assessment tools

  • Experience remediating SCAP and ACAS scan results

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.