Cyber Indications and Warning Engineer II (Vinton)

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  • Cyber Indications and Warning Engineer II

    Job Locations US-VA-Westfields Req # 2019-84547 Category IT Operations # of Openings 1 Clearance Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
  • Business Group Highlights


    The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


    Program Description:
    The program provides Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support in the areas of Cyber Security and Management to improve the Information Assurance (IA) posture of a National customer. The contracts support functions are: IA Management, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) coordination and reporting, Risk Management Framework (RMF) application, IA compliance measurements and metrics, Assessment and Authorization (A&A), Vulnerability Management, and Cyber Defense support.
    Position Description:
    The Cyber Indications and Warnings Engineer II provides support to the customer in the area of Cyber Security. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to:
    Compiles information to develop the weekly, monthly and annual customer Cyber Snapshot. Reporting metrics on cases and incidents that have happened over the period as well as items of interest on Cyber Security that would be of interest to senior management
    Verifies/validates systems with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to information networks.
    Assesses security performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.
    Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current and planned products based on sophisticated testing, research, and analysis.
    Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements.
    Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements.
    Produces high-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government intelligence and operations officials.
    Provide identification and classification of system and network vulnerabilities, providing mitigation and remediation recommendations.
    Analyzes policies and procedures against Federal laws and regulations and provides recommendations for closing gaps.
    Develops strategies to comply with privacy and risk management requirements.
    Prepare threat analysis reports.
    Create Indications of Compromise for new and existing malware.
    Participate in Cyber Defense Working Groups, forums, and IPTS. Provide cyber defense guidance.


    Required Qualifications:
    Requires 2 to 5 years with BS/BA or 0 to 2 years with MS/MA/MBA or 8 to 10 years with no degree
    Current U.S. Government Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
    Favorably adjudicated Counter Intelligence Polygraph
    Bachelors of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or an advanced IA certification
    DoD 8570 certification in IAT or IAM
    Experience in security systems engineering involving various computer hardware and software operation systems and application solutions in both stand-alone and LAN/WAN configurations
    Experience with security features and/or vulnerability of various operating systems as defined by NIST, DISA (STIGs), and USCYBERCOM
    Experience with networks and systems security administration, operation systems security configuration and account management best practices
    Solid understanding of network intrusion detection methods and techniques
    Desired Qualifications:
    Experience with SIEM technology and applications such as ArcSight or Splunk.
    Experience with FireEye or experience with an equivalent "endpoint agent" application
    Experience in responding to detected security incidents
    Experience implementing RMF Process and NIST 800-53 technical controls, as well as developing and maintaining associated certification and accreditation documentation
    Self-starter requiring limited direction and supervision
    Experience working in a Network Security Operations Center
    An understanding of satellite communication networks
    Experience briefing senior customer personnel
    Ability to organize and prioritize numerous customer requests in a fast pace deadline driven environment
    Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Familiarity with customer's IA processes
    Experience supporting IC or DoD in the Cyber Security Domain

    Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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