Cybersecurity Engineer I
The Cybersecurity Engineer I will be responsible for analyzing existing systems and applying the principles of computer security to a variety of information systems, ranging from standalone workstations to fully integrated networked training devices, in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) regulations and guidance.
Essential Job Functions
- Supports accreditation efforts for fielded information systems, including training devices.
- Patches and provisions hardened Operating Systems (OS) for fielded and prototype information systems. Ensures that improving system security does not adversely impact functionality.
- Assists software engineers, field technicians and other teammates in complex troubleshooting.
- Conducts comprehensive security control assessments and produce supporting artifacts such as security test plans and risk assessment reports.
- Creates, modifies, and maintains documentation related to the security posture of specialized information systems, including policies and systems architecture.
- Attends and contributes to technical interchange meetings such as In-Progress Review (IPR) events, recording minutes and specifying Action Items for follow-on tasking.
- Works with the engineering team and management to assure timeline and scope requirements are met.
- Performs installations and security assessments at customer sites as well as early testing on pre-release products.
- Must be capable of safely handling government-furnished equipment and materials.
- Must be available to work a standard weekly schedule with overtime as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 8510.01 Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Systems, effective July 19, 2022 (or subsequent issuances). Experience with RMF or its predecessors is preferred.
- Must remain informed of all applicable regulatory guidelines regarding cybersecurity for DoD Information Technology (IT) as published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DoD itself, or by other relevant defense entities.
- Must possess understanding of acquisition and sustainment procedures for DoD IT as it pertains to contractors, as defined in issuances such as DFARS 252.204-7012, NIST SP 800- 171, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) or other regulatory publications.
- Must possess experience installing and configuring security settings for Microsoft Windows 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (or similar Unix equivalent) or newer OS implementations.
- Must possess experience with computer security software, including whitelisting, anti-virus, and vulnerability assessment tools.
- Must have excellent reading, writing and general communication skills.
- Must be able to obtain a security clearance when required by the contract.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience. A concentration in Computer Security Administration is preferred.
- Information Assurance Workforce certification (as described in DoD 8570.01-M or subsequent revision) of IAT-I minimum required.
- Experience in simulation, computer, or systems engineering preferred.
- Position requires eligibility for a security clearance.
We are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.