Careers and Benefits

SES is searching for dynamic candidates for our projects in Colorado Springs, CO; Bellevue, NE and San Antonio, TX. We pay sign-on bonuses and relocation (when applicable). Positions require US Citizenship and a Secret or TS/SCI Clearance. Our goals are to maintain technical expertise providing state-of-the art solutions that consistently exceed customer expectations. If you or anyone you know might be qualified and interested, please contact us regarding our referral fees. We look forward to hearing from you.

CPT Operator (Host/Network)

% Travel:     25%
Duration:     Full-Time Employee
Minimum Clearance:     TS/SCI Poly
Project or Contract Name:     DCRIOS
Location (address):     San Antonio, TX



SES is seeking cyber operators with hands-on Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and forensic analyst experience. In support of National Cyber Protection Team (CPT) operations, candidates will serve as Cyber Operators filling either a Cyber Security Network Analyst position or Cyber Security Host Analyst position. The operator will conduct network navigation, tactical forensic analysis, collection of valuable operational data, and when directed, execute operations in support of defensive initiatives. Operators will provide support for persistent monitoring of all designated networks, enclaves, and systems. Candidate may be required to interpret, analyze, and report findings in accordance with computer network directives, including initiating, responding, and reporting discovered events. Candidates may be required to manage and execute first-level responses and address reported or detected incidents. Candidate will participate in project review meetings and provide technical INFOSEC guidance and updates; document policies, procedures, and lessons learned accordingly. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience, Associates degree with 4 years’ experience or 6 years’ equivalent experience without a degree; degrees focused on engineering or applied science. Other degrees with strong computer technology curriculum may be considered
  • General knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals, basic programming concepts, assembly codes, TCP/IP, OSI models, underlying networking protocols, security hardware and software.
  • Must meet DoD 8570 IAT Level 3 requirements
  • Active TS/SCI clearance; National Team positions will require successful Counter Intelligence Polygraph Examination (completed after hire)
  • Must complete self-assessment questionnaire, customer pre-screen, skills assessment lab, pass the training and certification program(s) as dictated by the customer, and remain mission ready qualified
  • Candidate should be self-motivated with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in writing, editing, executing scripts on Windows, Linux, UNIX systems.

Experience with one or more of the following is required:

  • Experience with toolsets such as Wireshark, ELK, Moloch, Metasploit, tcpdump, NMap, Nessus, Snort, Bro, EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, Windows Fundamentals, UNIX fundamentals, exploitation theory, privilege escalation, evidence removal
  • Experience with Cyber Threats Detection and Mitigation, Behavioral Malware Analysis
  • Experience with, Advanced Network Traffic Analysis, Malicious Network Traffic Analysis
  • Have strong UNIX/Linux fundamentals along with familiarity of UNIX/Linux/Windows Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Demonstrated ability to methodically analyze problems and identify potential solutions
  • Ability to explain, present, demonstrate (when applicable) and document the operational impact of a particular vulnerability or exploit
  • Ability to assist customer with implementing policies and tactics, techniques and procedures for conducting assessments
  • Familiarity with NIST, DISA STIGS and experience in conducting DoD vulnerability and compliance assessments
  • Possess or be willing to obtain within 6-months of start date if not already possessed - Operating System Certification; Microsoft or Linux
  • Experience programming in assembly, compiled, and interpreted languages.
  • Experience with encryption and decryption such as PGP, DES, AES, RSA, and PKI.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems, process control, advanced routing, wireless, telecom and datacom platforms.
  • Experience programming in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Perl, Python, SQL.
  • Certifications such as GXPN, GREM CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, GCFA, GNFA, RHCE, CompTIA, LPT, OSCP, GXPN, GREM CEH, Security+, MCP, and SANS GPEN a plus
  • Experience working with correlation environment tools (i.e., ArcSight)

CPT - Service

% Travel:     25%
Duration:     Full-Time Employee
Minimum Clearance:     TS/SCI
Project or Contract Name:     DCRIOS
Location (address):     San Antonio, TX



The candidate will be Serving on Cyber Protection Team (CPT) in either a Cyber Security Network Analyst position or Cyber Security Host Analyst position. The operator will conduct cyber threat hunting, network navigation, tactical forensic analysis, collection of valuable operational data, and when directed, execute operations in support of defensive initiatives. Operators will provide support for persistent monitoring of all designated networks, enclaves, and systems. Candidate may be required to interpret, analyze, and report findings in accordance with computer network directives, including initiating, responding, and reporting discovered events. Candidates may be required to manage and execute first-level responses and address reported or detected incidents.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with toolsets such as Wireshark, the Elastic Stack, Arkime, Zeek, Metasploit, tcpdump, NMap, Nessus, Snort, EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, Windows Fundamentals, UNIX fundamentals, exploitation theory, privilege escalation, evidence removal
  • Have strong UNIX/Linux fundamentals along with familiarity of UNIX/Linux/Windows Command Line Interface (CLI), Bash and PowerShell
  • Proficient in writing, editing, executing scripts on Windows, Linux, UNIX systems
  • Experience with encrypted and unencrypted remote access technologies, such as RDP, SSH, VPN, Telnet, and FTP
  • General knowledge of cyber security frameworks, such as the Cyber Kill Chain, MITRE ATT&CK, and the NIST 800 series
  • General knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of computer domains, directory services, various components and peripherals, basic programming concepts, assembly codes, TCP/IP, OSI models, underlying networking protocols (e.g., DNS, ARP, etc.), security hardware and software
  • Candidate must be self-motivated and able to perform with minimal supervision

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of cyber forensic collection, preservation, and chain of custody
  • Experience with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) toolsets, such as Elastic Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, and Trellix EDR
  • Experience with encryption, decryption, and hashing technologies such as DES, AES, RSA, PKI, SHA, and MD5
  • Knowledge of Red Team Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP)
  • Knowledge of distributed systems, process control, advanced routing, wireless, cloud, telecom and datacom platforms.
  • Experience programming in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Perl, Python, SQL

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • DoD 8140.01 (previously 8570.01-M) IAT Level III certification (current)
  • Possess, or be willing to obtain within 6-months of start date, an additional certification related to your specific role (Host or Network):Host – Operating system certification (i.e., Linux+, Windows Server, etc.), Network – Network related certification (i.e., Network+, CCNA, etc.)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Travel may be required up to 25%
  • Must successfully complete, and maintain, mission qualification requirements
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in cyber security required
  • Local candidates only

Space Domain Awareness SME

% Travel:     20%
Duration:     Full-Time Employee
Minimum Clearance:     TS/SCI
Project or Contract Name:     GSM
Location (address):     Schriever AFB, CO



Join our Software Engineering Services team as a valuable member supporting the USSPACECOM J31 Global Sensor Management Division and Missile Warning Functional Manager’s Office (MW FMO). We are currently seeking a skilled Space Domain Awareness SME to fulfill an open requirement. In this role, you will play a crucial part in providing primary support to Global Sensor Management functions for Space Domain Awareness operations. Required Experience.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 10+ years of experience operating, or in direct support of the Space Domain mission area.
  • Extensive comprehension of the Space Surveillance Network and other multi-mission sensors contributing to SDA and their respective architectures.
  • Familiarity with operational Space C2 tools such as CAVENet and SPADOC.
  • Strong motivation, creativity, and adaptability to thrive in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to make decisions in high-pressure situations and remain composed during stressful circumstances.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior staff experience at a COCOM, Component Command or HHQ is desired.
  • Familiarity with Missile Defense, and Missile Warning, and sensor management.
  • Experience with Space Force and other DoD space agency special access program (SAP) activities.
  • Knowledgeable on future Space C2 tools and architectures (e.g. C2BMC-G, SDANet).

Missile Event Analyst

% Travel:     10%
Duration:     Full-Time Employee
Minimum Clearance:     TS/SCI
Project or Contract Name:     GSM
Location (address):     Schriever AFB, CO



Work as a team member supporting the USSPACECOM J31 Global Sensor Management Division. Software Engineering Services currently has an open requirement for a Missile Event Analyst. This position will provide primary support to USSPACECOM J31 producing missile event Quick Look Reports on all missile events detected by the System of Systems that make up the MW architecture. Perform the duties as system analyst on the evolving TMW and ITW/AA systems. Analysis responsibilities include providing analysis of real world events to warfighters. Participate in Theater Missile Warning Change Control Board (TMW CCB), Engineering and Operations Subgroups. Inform TMW, USSPACECOM leadership of critical requirements, anomalies and corrective actions as required. Perform data collecting and conduct an in-depth comparative analysis of legacy ITW/AA and legacy TMW TDP displays and data. Identify deficiencies; recommend improvements to the evolving TDPs. Provide SME support to USSPACECOM MW FMO on systems used in support of the TMW missions. Prepare and conduct various briefings to senior DoD personnel on assigned topics. Maintain and update TMW database using MS Access Perform duties as assistant COMSEC Responsible Officer. Maintain and configure tactical UHF satellite radios used in providing the JEWL EW data. Attend technical meetings at the request of the customer.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Missile Warning experience with Ground based MW radar operations, Space Based SBIRS/DSP, MGS, or Missile Warning Center. In-depth understanding of the missile warning sensors and communications architecture. Critical thinking and analytical skills are required to collect and process data, and produce accurate and timely reports. Must have the ability to multi-task and produce reports within time constraints. Must be computer savvy with the ability to pull data from multiple systems and architectures for compilation and reporting. Strong MS Office skills, particularly Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5-10 years of Missile Warning related experience in ITW/AA, TES, SEWS.
  • Familiar with one or more of the ITW/AA, TES, SEWS, architectures.
  • Prior staff experience at a Wing, Component Command or HHQ is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • + certification highly desired or a willingness to obtain within six-months of hiring

Our benefits include:


  • Full, Comprehensive Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • AFLAC - Supplemented Insurance (Hospital stay, Cancer, etc.)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their families

Paid Time Off Includes:


  • Accumulated Vacation (Available on Day 1)
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

If assigned to a DoD contract, the following are also paid holidays:

  • Presidents Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day

We believe in completely investing in our team members through:


  • Enabling professional growth with an individual self-development plan
  • Paid tuition from Accredited College/University
  • Paid professional and job related certifications
  • Paid professional and job related training
  • Paid membership to professional organizations

401K Plan:


  • Self-funded, Plan Transfer available immediately
  • Fully Vested in 12 Months
  • Company matching - tied to Company Success