Astronomical research facilities

Program Protection Engineer
Location VA - Chantilly
Req # 4938
Minimum Clearance Required TS/SCI
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Centauri is seeking a senior Program Protection Engineer to join our Chantilly, VA team with expertise in the development, planning, execution, and oversight of security related to SCI, SAP, CAP, special handling/Special Technical Operations (STO), and Focal Point (FP) caveats. The successful candidate will provide total Acquisition Life Cycle System Security Engineering/Program Protection to an Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) group and serve as the Program Protection interface with OSD and the Intelligence Community.



  • Manage, plan, and execute Program Protection for portfolio of advance technology development, testing, prototyping, and strategic development initiatives. 
  • Manage and utilize system security engineering and program protection to develop security programs supporting a wide variety of technologies, acquisitions, programs, operations, and system applications.
  • Interface between Industry partners and government offices for implementation of program protection strategies 
  • Execute and coordinate Information Technology (IT) policy, Certification, and Accreditation of systems.
  • CONUS and OCONUS travel are required


Minimum Education and Experience required:

  • BS or MS degree required (in any field)
  • 20+ years’ experience in Program Security field, with emphasis on Program Protection Engineering, Perception Management, and Mission Protection
  • Demonstrated experience in development, implementation, and validation of security and program protection policy, plans, and programs.


Security Clearance:

  • Must be a US Citizen; must possess TS/SCI clearance

Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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