Virgin Orbit, LLC

Senior Information Security Analyst

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


Long Beach, CA



Job Type:


Who we are




At Virgin Orbit, we are launching the small satellite revolution, enabling missions that were previously unimaginable. We are delivering Virgin’s legendary customer experience by combining advanced technology with a diligent, hard-working team. We have built a workplace and a workforce of the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today are launching the industries of tomorrow. We have engaged a diverse and inclusive community of doers and dreamers alike, empowering all those working today to build satellites and constellations that will change the world.


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Senior Information Security Analyst


Position Summary

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking an experienced Senior Information Security Analyst to support IT enterprise systems. 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. 


This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Your Mission


  • Architects, designs, implements, maintains and operates information system security controls and countermeasures
  • Analyzes and recommends security controls and procedures in acquisition, development, and change management lifecycle of information systems, and monitors for compliance
  • Analyzes and recommends security controls and procedures in business processes related to use of information systems and assets, and monitors for compliance
  • Monitors information systems for security incidents and vulnerabilities; develops monitoring and visibility capabilities; reports on incidents, vulnerabilities, and trends
  • Responds to information system security incidents, including investigation of, countermeasures to, and recovery from computer-based attacks, unauthorized access, and policy breaches; interacts and coordinates with third-party incident responders, including law enforcement
  • Administers authentication and access controls, including provisioning, changes, and deprovisioning of user and system accounts, security/access roles, and access permissions to information assets
  • Analyzes trends, news and changes in threat and compliance environment with respect to organizational risk; advises organization management and develops and executes plans for compliance and mitigation of risk; performs risk and compliance self-assessments and engages and coordinates third-party risk and compliance assessments
  • Analyzes and develops information security governance, including organizational policies, procedures, standards, baselines and guidelines with respect to information security and use and operation of information systems
  • Develops and administers, or provides advice, evaluation, and oversight for, information security training and awareness programs


Technical Skills needed include: 

  • Operating Systems (hardening and assessment) 
  • Windows 
  • Linux 
  • MacOS 
  • iOS 
  • Cloud Services and Applications (hardening and assessment) 
  • Active Directory on-premises 
  • Azure Active Directory 
  • Microsoft 365 
  • AWS 
  • Networking (configure, test and monitor) 
  • Switches 
  • Routers 
  • Firewalls 
  • Network Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) 
  • Vulnerability Assessment 
  • Nexpose 
  • Crowdstrike 
  • Elastic SIEM 
  • Threat Detection 
  • Malware Analysis
  • Packet capture analysis 
  • HIDS 
  • System Behavioral Analysis 
  • Threat Response and Remediation 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Incident Response 
  • Continuous  
  • Administrative Skills 
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework 
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 
  • Sarbanes Oxley 

What you bring

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


  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience 
  • Technical security certifications a plus (CASP, CISSP, OCSP, OSDA, CASP) 
  • 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) 
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability and desire to perform in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement, inter-team communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Must be able to provide proof of US-approved Covid-19 full vaccination status, unless otherwise exempted by an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation from Virgin Orbit


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


  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally 
  • 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’
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness

Salary Range

$80,000 - $115,000

Total Rewards at Virgin Orbit

At Virgin Orbit, we are STRAIGHT UP, which means we encourage honest and transparent communication. Our goal is to help you interpret the pay range you see and understand that compensation is much more than simply base pay.  Individual compensation packages are based on candidate-unique attributes, including, but not limited to, skills, experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors.  Cash compensation is only part of the total reward package, and the range reflects a strong market-based salary.  Some jobs may also be eligible for bonus, overtime pay, weekend work compensation and differentials.  In addition to cash compensation, all Virgin Orbit teammates are eligible for equity which includes stock options and/or RSUs (Restricted Stock Units) and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). 


At Virgin Orbit, you work alongside some of the best and brightest, on the coolest premier dedicated small satellite launch service.  We also know that benefits and belonging are an important piece of your total rewards package.  At Virgin Orbit we offer some of the best around:


  • Robust time off with holiday shut down between Christmas and New Year
  • Better than market 401k including a Safe Harbor plan
  • Superior health and welfare benefits offering an average 90% of benefits premiums paid, including some plans with zero employee contributions
  • Financial wellness through Northstar which includes your personal financial advisor
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • A variety of optional benefits such as pet insurance and discounts, and remote and/or hybrid opportunity for some positions
  • Health Reimbursement program providing up to $3,000 max per year for eligible teammates 
  • Employee Resource Groups, Virgin cultural gatherings and success celebrations, professional growth opportunities, and more!


At Virgin Orbit, pay and total rewards is about offering competitive programs for any stage of your life and career. We constantly look for opportunities to enhance our programs and reward our teammates and we update our benefits offerings regularly.

Other Requirements:

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. 


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