Job Description

San Diego,CA,US
Remote Work:
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Autonomous Ship Cyber Systems Engineer

The Opportunity: 

Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your experience in cybersecurity and systems engineering that will safeguard our nation? As a systems security & network security engineer, you can identify the tools and technologies needed to assess vulnerabilities and recommend the best solution and security strategy. We need your experience to develop and implement security solutions that will protect our Navy systems.

On our team, you’ll troubleshoot and analyze complex challenges for customers using your knowledge of unmanned systems. You’ll use your curiosity for technology and market trends to further research and develop security solutions. Using your experience in control systems, sensors, and autonomous solutions, you’ll help assess security threats and implement infrastructure controls. In this role, you’ll closely impact Navy cybersecurity solutions by merging cybersecurity and systems engineering expertise to shape the development and modernization of autonomous systems. With mentoring, challenging hands-on problem-solving, and opportunities to learn new tools and skills, we focus on growing as a team to make the best solutions for our customers.

Work with us as we secure and protect the Navy for the better

You Have: 

  • 3+ years of experience on complex cybersecurity and systems engineering projects, in support of design, development, integration, testing, and operations of systems

  • Experience with the systems engineering process and the systems development lifecycle

  • Experience with technical writing, including developing technical documentation and creating design artifacts

  • Knowledge of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities needed to obtain and maintain an Authority to Operate (ATO), and associated cybersecurity policies, including NIST 800-53 Rev 5 and NIST 800-207

  • Knowledge of unmanned or autonomous systems hardware and software, including Control Systems, sensors, payload, and autonomy

  • Ability to interact directly with clients to identify problems, analyze requirements and capabilities, generate solutions, and communicate results to meet schedule, performance, and quality metrics in the systems development lifecycle and acquisition lifecycle

  • Ability to conduct requirement gap analysis reviews of existing requirements compared with desired requirements

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or Robotics

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience in DoD, Navy, and NAVWAR organizations and interconnected systems and working with DoD clients to model, maintain, or integrate complex systems

  • Experience with Navy afloat networks and Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) 

  • Experience with mission-level autonomy and common autonomy structures

  • Knowledge of DoD Acquisition and Systems Engineering processes and frameworks, Security Governance, and Auditing and Assessment policies (DoD)

  • Knowledge of Naval defensive cybersecurity operations and analytics

  • Knowledge of industry companies, sensors, and platforms

  • Ability to manage and prioritize workload with minimal supervision

  • Top Secret clearance

  • Master's degree in in Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or a Robotics-related field

  • Security+ or Network+ Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.


Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us. 


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $58,300.00 to $133,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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