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Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration (SAF/SQ) Senior Systems Security Engineer

Jobcode: VA-0123-001

 Location: Washington, DC (Pentagon)
Job Type: Full-time
Number of hires for this role: 1



PRKK is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Acquisition Program Analyst to support the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration (SAF/SQ) in Arlington, VA. SAF/SQ has overall responsibility for Department of the Air Force (DAF) space systems acquisition and architectures oversight as well as integration of allied, civil, and commercial space capabilities into United States Space Force (USSF) architectures. These responsibilities are carried out in close collaboration with the Chief of Space Operations (CSO) and the USSF staff. SAF/SQ also serves as the Space Service Acquisition Executive (SAE) and oversees and directs the activities of the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO), Space Systems Command (SSC), and the Space Development Agency (SDA). SAF/SQ’s guiding objectives are to (1) drive speed into space acquisitions, (2) make our space architecture more resilient, (3) integrate our space architecture with other war fighting domains, (4) drive program management discipline across our acquisitions, and (5) ensure that space and ground acquisitions are time phased to optimize operational availability. Achieving these objectives requires a workforce with broadly diverse and deep skills in system engineering, program management, architecture analysis, program planning and budgeting, and executive level communications and support.

Primary Duty Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Systems Security Engineer directly supports the SAF/SQ Special Programs Chief in the Special Access Program (SAP) management duties required to acquire highly classified space systems that are duly protected while promoting integration to meet warfighter requirements.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain SAF/SQ SAP systems security architecture designed to serve as a roadmap for Space SAPs from program establishment through transition to operations.
  • Evaluate technical and programmatic SAP packages for impacts to the larger SAP security architecture and provide assessment of whether they meet the appropriate mix of measures to protect the program, system information, and technologies.
  • Participate in independent programmatic and technical risk assessments to assess technical risks and propose mitigation activities to improve program execution.
  • Research, document, and report on security issues and emerging threats.
  • Share security information with a multitude of partners to build rapport and garner support for enhanced security improvements.


  • 20+ years applicable experience with at least 10 years Special Access Program experience preferably in the last 5 years.
  • Deep understanding of Security Architecture, Information Assurance, Security Compliance, and SAP Security, both from a technical as well as business process perspective.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities associated with Information (program and system information), Technology (Critical Program Information), and Components (mission-critical functionality), as well as key protection activities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of DoD weapon system acquisition and Systems Engineering processes; DAF and space systems experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and writing) skills.
  • Experience in using critical thinking to prepare written reports and presentations for executive-level officials.
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead, and execute studies or projects.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint software applications.
  • Master’s Degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical field.
  • U.S. citizenship and an active TS clearance with SCI eligibility.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Profit sharing
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • STD | LTD