Cyber Security Specialist

Job Overview

This position provides Cyber Security technical expertise to C5ISR Center Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch (SBNAB) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Security Operations Center (SOC). You will support the integration of INFOSEC solutions and technologies into networks with particular attention to protocols, interfaces, and system design. Areas of focus include Include Guard, Firewall, Secure Network Server, format security solutions, “Smart Cards”, and emerging technologies and future trends.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the SBNAB DCO PM and Government leads with all Cyber Security issues.
  • Analyze and resolve INFOSEC technical problems.
  • Configures testbeds and conduct testing, record and analyze results, and provide recommendations for improvements for the products/systems under test.
  • Support the integration of INFOSEC solutions and technologies into networks with particular attention to protocols, interfaces, and system design.
  • Provide security engineering analysis on a variety of information systems.
  • Develop security accreditation/certification documentation and create and maintain security policy and procedures.
  • Perform security certification engineering analysis, vulnerability assessments, and risk assessments.
  • Design and configure security tools.
  • Develop test procedures, establish test environments, execute security certification test/demonstrations/evaluations, document results, and develop reports, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Conceptualize and implement security systems and architectures.

Basic Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master’s degree plus five (5) years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience. Additional certifications and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Must have a DoD-8570 IAT Level 3 baseline certification (CASP+ CE, CISSP, CNNP, CISA, GCED, GCIH)
  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance.
  • Must have knowledge of TCP/IP, information security/authorization profiles, or security administration of Unix or NT network/systems.
  • Must have knowledge of Government security policies and familiarity with security-related technologies and auditing tools.
  • General experience in system engineering; electrical design, software engineering; program design and implementation; configuration management; or maintenance.
  • Must be capable of designing and configuring security tools.
  • Must be capable of developing test procedures, establishing test environments, executing security certification test/demonstrations/evaluations, documenting results, and developing reports, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Must be capable of conceptualizing and implementing security systems and architectures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in heterogeneous computer networking technology and work in protocol and/or interface standards specification.
  • Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities.
  • Hands-on cybersecurity experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of cybersecurity threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
  • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.
  • CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intelligence driven defense and/or Cyber Kill Chain methodology.
  • Experience in a 24×7 environment.

Additional Notes

  • Must be able to be on-site.

August Schell Enterprises Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Key Details

  • Position Type: Full-Time (exempt)
  • Location: Multiple; APG, MD – Adelphi, MD – Ft. Belvoir, VA
  • Experience: 5+ years w. Masters
  • Degree: Masters (or Bachelors 10+ years relevant work)
  • Clearance: Top Secret
  • Travel: <1%
  • Telework: On-site only

The Benefits

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision
  • 100% Employer funded HRA
  • Employer paid Disability, Life and Accident
  • 401K Plan and Match
  • FSA & DCA Pre-tax Plans
  • Tuition & Training Reimbursement
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays