Connecting People. Uniting the World. There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines! As a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world — with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees — we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly.

We’re on a path toward becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Join our Cybersecurity and Digital Risk (CDR) team to help us also become the leading cyber-safe airline in the industry. United’s CDR team is tasked with keeping our customers’ and employees’ information safe and secure. Our primary mission is to embed cybersecurity into the DNA of United Airlines by reducing business risk through implementation of strong cybersecurity best practices.

United offers a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run “Business Resource Group” communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world and help us keep our airline cyber safe? Apply today!

Key Responsibilities:

Engineer – Aircraft Cybersecurity Operations is responsible for supporting internal and external partners – such as Avionics Engineering, Powerplant Engineering, Government Affairs, Corporate Security, Corporate Safety, Industry working groups, OEMs, and FAA – to help drive United’s aircraft cybersecurity operations to be consistent with the latest developments in aviation cyber security. This individual will support identifying the aviation cyber risk landscape and will support performing cybersecurity threat analysis and assessment actions, perform security tests, and validate security mitigations that should be executed to ensure a safe and secure continued airworthiness for all United aircraft. This individual will also be responsible for drafting regulatory responses to meet continued airworthiness.

+ Support cybersecurity threat assessments and mitigation strategy solutioning

+ Support the development of aviation cybersecurity risk-related papers, reports, alerts, and bulletins

+ Support the development of AISP/ANSP responses in support of regulatory cybersecurity implications to the aircraft

+ Coordinate with internal and external partners to help operationalize cybersecurity improvements to aircraft and airport operations

+ Continue to gain knowledge and understanding of industry standards and regulatory best practices related to aircraft cybersecurity

The Job Posting End Date is 03/08/2024

United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!


What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

+ Bachelor’s degree


+ 3 or more years of combined related experience in either aircraft engineering, aircraft cybersecurity, embedded product security, or other similar related fields

+ Knowledge of airport operations

+ Knowledge of aircraft avionics, cabin, and propulsion systems

+ Experience with risk assessment and cyber risk assessment

+ Understanding of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Framework and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework .

+ Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints

+ Collaboration and communication skills

+ Familiarity of basic cryptography concepts

+ Good interpersonal and analytical skills

+ Ability to work in teams and across business functions

+ Basic understanding of network exploitation, attack strategies and methods, current IT security technology, software and cyber threat mitigation tools

+ Working knowledge of computer operating systems, network design, embedded security, and security architecture principles

+ Ability to concisely and accurately convey complex cyber security concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

+ Willingness to learn from others and self-teach to continuously grow

+ Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

+ Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

+ Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Salary Range: $95,700 – $129,500

Posting End Date 7/1/2024

Remote options may be available

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

+ Aviation experience

+ Experience navigating hardware-based security techniques and assessments

+ Strong programming skills

+ Knowledge of digital design and understanding of hardware at the component levels

+ Knowledge of security risk methodologies consistent with the aviation industry

+ Knowledge of aviation security regulations and standards

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT