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Textron Defense Cybersecurity Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

Defense Cybersecurity Engineer



The Cybersecurity Engineer will develop, plan, organize and conduct complex design and cybersecurity certification assignments on Textron Aviation aircraft. This role will operate in one or more functional disciplines within engineering. Work requires use of advanced cybersecurity principles.


  1. Complete development, design, testing and cybersecurity certification assignments for Platform Information Technology (PIT) during new aircraft design and avionics modifications.

  2. Gathers data and prepares documentation in support of U.S. Government Assessment and Authorization (A&A) efforts to obtain cybersecurity Authorization to Operate (ATO) certification.

  3. Performs research, calculations, and estimates for projects to conform with established specifications.

  4. Assist in the development of creative, scientific alternatives during course of job assignments to reach desired outcome.

  5. Consults and coordinates with other engineering and manufacturing personnel to coordinate design function and resolve technical problems.

  6. Consults with suppliers to discuss and remedy issues in a more timely and efficient manner.

  7. Requests and coordinates work performed by Engineering support groups, Experimental, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for the project.

  8. Maintains contact with Product Support Engineering and production departments to resolve engineering problems impeding production and to assist in the incorporation of new design concepts and changes.

  9. Monitors and conducts analyses on first article fabrication and operation to assure adequacy of design.

  10. Reviews and evaluates supplier proposals for potential utilization.

  11. Assures supervision awareness of program status, problems and successes. Provides periodic design reviews and updates presentations to management of engineering and other company organizations.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in:

  • Computer Engineering

  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering

  • Cybersecurity

  • Information Technology

  • Computer Science

  • Minimum 2 years relative experience required.


  • Ability to obtain U.S. security clearance

  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor

  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Time management skills to support multiple concurrent projects

  • Ability to read 2D drawings using standard industry practices

  • Proficient in use of standard Microsoft Office programs

  • Experience with military avionics and mission systems, especially encrypted radios or military datalink communications systems preferred

  • Experience with DoD cybersecurity including RMF/ATO/DIACAP certification preferred

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 289785