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Raytheon Technologies Principal Specialist, Cyber Defense in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Collins Aerospace is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join the Digital Technologies (DT) Security Operations staff in the Cyber Security Edge & Business Defense team. & Risk Management Specialist position will be responsible for a wide range of security responsibilities, with particular emphasis on cybersecurity and on the overall health and performance of a system. The professional is expected to work with end user services and cross-functional teams to provide the requested security services, troubleshoot and resolve issues. The cybersecurity professional is expected to operate and perform at the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity and work among a team of skilled analysts to address simple to moderately complex problems across the various security functions. The focus of this role is working within the Collins Aerospace DT Cybersecurity department reporting to the Sr Manager, Cybersecurity Edge & Business Defense. This individual can sit at any Collins Aerospace domestic location or remote.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides tier two/three and security support services for the enterprise. This includes timely resolution of trouble tickets. Participates in the on-call rotation.

  • Implement system security measures in accordance with established procedures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation

  • Completes activities focused on ensuring the safety and preventing the destruction of and unauthorized access to organization information systems.

  • Assess adequate access controls based on principles of least privilege and need-to-know

  • Analyze current cybersecurity features, integrate new security features into existing infrastructures, and help to resolve integration and testing issues

  • Knowledge of current cyber security threats along with steps and methods for mitigating these risks

  • Comprehensive understanding of network security best practices and evaluating security requests for implementation

  • Maintain system and company security while ensuring IT security compliance with company policies, external regulatory requirements, technical standards, and best business practices

  • Confers with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes.

  • Communicating security related issues and risks to team members and leadership.

  • Will serve as a security lead for simple development and deployment projects.

  • Assists with supporting simple to moderately complex operational tasks that are assigned as part of a project implementation. May serve as a project lead for small to medium projects of moderate complexity.

  • Properly document all systems security implementation plans, operations, and maintenance activities and update as necessary

  • Assist with the organization and coordination of the activities of team members to complete security team deliverables for projects.

  • Considered a Subject Matter Expert in at least one area and considered a domain generalist in multiple areas, including a moderate understanding of information security knowledge in the assigned areas.

  • Individual job duties will vary.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience or and advanced degree and 3 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 9 years of related experience. is required.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements.

  • Minimum of 2 years of computer and network security experience preferred

  • Thorough understanding of fundamental security and network concepts (operating systems, IPS/IDS, TCP/IP, ports, etc.)

  • Demonstrated analytical expertise – includes the ability to think critically and logically in a dynamic, high-pressure, fast-paced environment

  • Must possess or be able to obtain (at the company's expense) a Secret level clearance.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Security certifications (e.g. Security+, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP, CEH, etc.)

  • Experience with Microsoft and Unix-based operating systems

  • Experience in Active Directory and Account administration

  • Experience with Enterprise Firewall rules and rule creation.

  • Experience with Enterprise ePolicy Orchestrator

  • Solid understanding of ITIL foundation service lifecycle

  • Experience in general security to effectively collaborate with team members and leadership.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be part of a new, exciting initiative to combine foundational IT with new digital technologies? Our Digital Technology team is driving business efficiencies and a better customer experience by connecting technologies, people, information and processes. From making aircraft more electric, intelligent and integrated to building new software platforms such as Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, there’s no better place to be right now than in digital. If you’re an agile thinker who enjoys utilizing modern technology to make big improvements, then you’re a perfect fit for this team. Join Collins Aerospace to help us revolutionize the aerospace industry today!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement: Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility. WE ARE REDEFINING AEROSPACE.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick – Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program and more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.