SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
INFORMATION ASSURANCE LEAD - SUPPLY CHAIN
SpaceX is supported by a multifaceted and globally distributed network of suppliers, integrators, and service providers who are subject to a variety of risks. These risks may affect the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of SpaceX systems and include insertion of counterfeits, unauthorized production, tampering, theft, and insertion of malicious software and hardware, as well as poor manufacturing and development practices in our supply chain. Without effective security processes and practices throughout the life cycle of a system, intentional and unintentional vulnerabilities can be placed into systems. The systems may then be exploited by attackers who insert malicious content, capture data, or create vulnerabilities, resulting in untrustworthy products or services, unanticipated failure rates, or compromise of critical missions and information.
SpaceX is seeking a supply chain information security assurance leader to drive and manage the SpaceX Supply Chain Information Security Assurance program. The program focuses on the following continuous and iterative steps:
- Frame risk – establish the context for risk-based decisions and the current state of the information system or supply chain infrastructure;
- Assess risk – review and interpret criticality, threat, vulnerability, likelihood, impact, and related information; 3
- Respond to risk once determined – select, tailor, and implement mitigation controls; and
- Monitor risk on an ongoing basis, including changes to an information system or supply chain infrastructure, using effective organizational communications and a feedback loop for continuous improvement.
This person will grow and mature the Supply Chain Information Security Assurance Program to ensure SpaceX delivers on customer requirements, reduces risk and ensures mission success. We are a fast paced, multi-tasking, highly dynamic work environment with high degrees of autonomy and accountability.
- Responsible for ensuring SpaceX maintains certification and accreditation to ISO-27001, and required NIST control frameworks (e.g. 800-53, 800-171)
- Responsible for identifying and triaging new regulatory and contractual requirements into our supply base and related Information Security infrastructure, as well as changes to existing requirements
- Define, own and operate the Information Security Assurance process that properly reflects the current and future planned security management policies, procedures, standards and practices per regulatory guidelines and/or SpaceX Information security policies
- Manage and assess within our supply base - the information security policies, procedures and standards against frameworks and requirements to determine efficacy
- Manage Risk Assessments and Penetration Tests
- Own overall Supply Chain Vulnerability Management program and processes
- Manage the definition and collection of information that shows compliance against the policy and procedures (metrics), as well of evidence of execution where metrics are not obtainable. This can be in support of both internal benchmarking and external assessments
- Guide risk identification, assessment, and treatment processes.
- Manage the corrective action planning process to clearly articulate gaps and drive remediation plans
- Plan, prepare for, schedule and coordinate internal and external audits including but not limited to annual ISO-27001 surveillance audits
- Communicate and represent the SpaceX Information Security program across our supply base stakeholders
- The Supplier Information Security Assurance Lead is expected to visit supplier sites to conduct assessments, audits and program deployments as needed. Travel needs are dependent on status and phases of projects. Initial phases will require extensive travel
- Bachelor’s degree in information technology, information security/assurance, computer science, or similar technical field of study
- Minimum 5 years of experience running and operating a security program based on ISO-27001, NIST 800-53, or similar framework
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Supply Chain experience performing risk assessments to identify and articulate information security risks at suppliers
- Understanding of how security engineering integrates with information assurance and security operations
- 4+ years’ experience in defining and articulating requirements for software as it relates to security and source code access/control
- Experience in working with supplier IT and information security teams to assess, measure, and improve their information security controls to meet internal standards
- Hands-on experience in defining, selecting, deploying, and supporting information security tools and technologies
- Demonstrated technical project management skills
- Demonstrated capabilities to organize and track your own work, and the work of others
- Leveraging data collection tools and metrics to assure world class performance
- CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or equivalent certification
- Experience working with internal or external organizations to conduct and manage audits
- Continued track record of getting things done quickly with high quality
- Experience managing large scale Vulnerability Management and Configuration Hardening processes
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Understanding of the following:
- HIPAA, and federal and state classifications of PII
- eDiscovery processes and procedures
- To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX 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, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.