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Sr. Information Security Engineer

Sr. Information Security Engineer

Req No. 
Job Locations 
US-CA-Long Beach
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time

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Who we are




At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.


Position Summary

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking an experienced Information Security Engineer to support the IT and Security teams. The selected candidate will have intense technical skills.
This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Your Mission

  • Maintain and improve the security posture of VO
  • Work with diverse groups within the company to design and deliver creative solutions.
  • Ensure activities and working locations comply with contractual security specifications, company and customer security requirements, and government regulations.
  • Develop technically accurate and professionally packaged documentation to support company projects and customer requirements
  • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Skills needed include:

  • Operating Systems (hardening and assessment)
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • MacOS
  • Applications (hardening and assessment)
    • Too many to list
  • Networking (configure, test and monitor)
    • Switches
    • Routers
    • Firewalls
    • Network Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Are there potential security holes in any of the above?
  • Threat Detection
    • Malware Analysis
    • Packet capture analysis
    • HIDS
    • System Behavioral Analysis
  • Threat Response and Remediation
    • Now what?
  • Penetration Testing
    • Prove it.

What you bring

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • 6+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Technical security certifications a plus (GSEC, OSCP, CCIE, etc)
  • BA/BS degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness
  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25lbs (unassisted)

… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Personal Requirements

Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words of Sir Richard Branson “We believe it’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”

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Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.




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