Persistent Systems

Cyber Security Engineer

Job Location US-NY-New York | US-CO-Fort Collins
Project/Program Management

Job Description & Responsibilities

Persistent Systems is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer with a focus in Information Security to join our growing team.  As a Cyber Security Engineer, you will be a critical member of the Persistent Program Team. The position will be based in one of our office locations (New York City headquarters, Ft Collins CO, Pinehurst NC), with a headquarters base as the preferred location.  This Cyber Security Engineer will possess strong core competencies in Project Management and Information Security in the US Defense and related industries to work closely with the Engineering team. Duties will span Information Security project management on assigned programs involving Wave Relay® MANET communications for customers ranging from Government, Intelligence Operations, or non-Government. This individual will play a pivotal role in communicating our customers’ technical challenges in Information Security to our engineering department and solving problems.  This person will also be integral to engineering product development and work closely across the Persistent Systems team including Sales, Contracts, Field Operations, Product Management, Engineering, Quality, and Programs. 


Position Responsibilities 

  • Managing Information Security project management for product development, certification, sustainment, and policy adherence 
  • Managing all aspects of Government projects, including project plans, project support personnel, deliverables, modifications, updates, and responses 
  • Maintaining all project management data, including project plans, project schedules, project budgets, risk management, requirements management, and project tasks 
  • Working directly with the Project Specialist and / or other stakeholders across departments to ensure project budget and personnel reporting is accurately reported. 
  • Leading project teams to execute projects on time, within budget, while meeting customer requirements 
  • Liaising between Government Program Managers and other company stakeholders 
  • Working with customers to complete required Government forms and support Authority to Operate (ATO) Lifecycle. This includes preparing, submitting, and maintaining ATO documentation, and driving the process. 
  • Maintaining understanding of Information Security for all network and communications systems and Government policies and procedures. 
  • Support and facilitate engineering projects including new product/solution development, product changes, and customer integration 
  • Work effectively across the company to leverage all functional areas in the design, development, and deployment of Wave Relay® MANET solutions 

Job Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree – preferred disciplines:  Information Security, Cyber Security, Computer Science, or another scientific field 
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or similar certification 
  • 5 years of experience managing technical projects, technical writing, and proposal writing 
  • Familiarity with Risk Management Framework security controls (NIST 800-53, CNSSI 1253, DISA STIGs, FIPS 140, NIAP, Common Criteria)  
  • 2 years of networking experience 
  • Proficiency using MS Office and MS Project to manage project execution 
  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous tasks and competing priorities 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Must be available to travel up to 30% of the time 
  • Ability to obtain United States Secret security clearance 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Project Management Professional certification (PMP) 
  • OSCP, CCENT, CCNA, or other similar technical certifications 
  • Master’s degree – preferred disciplines:  Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or another scientific field, or master's degree in business administration 
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) 
  • Minimum three years of experience in risk analysis and progress reporting 
  • Minimum three years of experience working with customer organizations such as large sized entities, within US Government is a plus 
  • Minimum three years of experience working with mid-size or larger Commercial organizations 
  • Minimum three years of experience with Embedded Linux 
  • Minimum three years of experience in electromagnetic capability (EMC) testing and design 
  • Knowledge of US Government cybersecurity policies and procedures 
  • Experience with Wave Relay® MANET and/or other MANET offerings 
  • Experience with the following: MANET or Wave Relay®, supporting Line of Site and Beyond Line of Site communication networks, and Land Mobile and Tactical Radio Systems. 
  • Understanding of hardware and software concepts, and networking concepts such as IP routing and switching, VPN architectures, and OSI model layers 1-3 
  • Experience with industry-standard project management, analytical, and graphics software/tools such as Microsoft Office / Project / Teams / Access / Visio, Adobe in Design 


Total compensation for this role can vary from $150,000 to $170,000 a year based on individual qualifications. Eligibility for yearly discretionary bonus. Persistent Systems, LLC offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid time off (sick time and vacation time); flexible spending accounts; 401(k) plan with company match; fitness membership reimbursement; tuition assistance; mental health benefits; and pet discounts.

Company Overview

Persistent Systems is a growing business that develops Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) wireless radio systems for Government and commercial applications. The radios are typically worn on the person, mounted to manned vehicles, integrated into autonomous unmanned vehicles, or installed at fixed sites. The systems provide on-the-move data, voice, video, and situational awareness capability. Located in the heart of New York City, Persistent Systems is an exciting company that is passionate about delivering cutting edge products.


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