Job Description

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San Diego,CA,US
Communications Security Systems Engineer, Mid

The Opportunity:

Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your experience in implementing security solutions and strategies that will safeguard our nation? As a Communications Security (COMSEC) systems engineer, you can identify the tools, devices, and applications 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 military.

On our team, you’ll troubleshoot and analyze complex challenges for customers using your knowledge of tactical communications products and policies. You’ll use your curiosity for technology and market trends to further research and develop secure, interoperable, and resilient tactical capabilities.​ Using your experience in complying with DoD cybersecurity and information assurance practices, and conformance with cryptographic modernization program initiatives, you’ll help assess security threats. In this role, you’ll transform and modernize information assurance capabilities for the 21st century across military services and government agencies. 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 our tactical capabilities.

What You’ll Work On: 

  • Lead development and sustainment of processes for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) waveform cybersecurity analysis and research emerging methodologies.

  • Develop and maintain expertise in current and evolving waveform design approaches that maximize operators’ ability to communicate in a contested environment and in the presence of adversary threats.

  • Conduct cybersecurity analysis of candidate waveforms hosted on tactical SDRs, ensuring that all communications security requirements are met.

  • Review and curate technical whitepapers and create presentations and reports as needed in support of cybersecurity tasks.

  • Maintain technical relationships with product vendors and DoD organizations involved in the acquisition, development, security evaluation, and testing of tactical SDRs and associated waveforms.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:   

  • 2+ years of experience with systems engineering, policies, and best practices

  • 2+ years of experience maintaining or attaining accreditation by applying guidelines, standards, and processes for risk management to assess vulnerabilities and secure information systems or communication products

  • 2+ years of experience supporting a DoD Program Management Office (PMO)

  • Knowledge of the design, development, testing, or tactical operational use of DoD tactical waveforms, wireless communications networks, SDRs, and data or network secure communications

  • Knowledge of DoD COMSEC techniques and technologies

  • Knowledge of DoD technology protection policies and procedures, including Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)

  • Secret clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:   

  • Experience with the design, development, and testing of hardware, software, firmware, wireless communications networks, and data or network secure communications

  • Experience with DoD Radio TRANSEC techniques and technologies

  • Experience working with the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC)

  • Knowledge of National Security Systems (NSS) policies, instructions, and directives

  • Knowledge of DoD cryptographic modernization efforts and crypto systems

  • Knowledge of NIST common vulnerabilities and exposures

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Top Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Cybersecurity Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics

  • DoD 8140.01 Cyberspace Workforce Certification, including Network+ or Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) 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 $60,300.00 to $137,000.00 (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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