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Cybersecurity Engineer with Security Clearance

Company: Axient
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Overview Axient advances defense and civilian missions from aerospace to cyberspace with multi-domain test and analysis, mission engineering and operations, and advanced technologies. We enable our customers to act and respond at mission speed, making customers more capable, decisions more informed, and outcomes more certain. Our employees are the backbone of our success and deserve recognition and respect. Competitive salaries and benefits, a supportive corporate culture, and management who care about their team and their mission are just some of the ways we reward our family. We provide a supportive environment that promotes work/life balance. Enjoy a competitive benefits package that includes adoption reimbursements, educational assistance, and professional development. We are seeking an individual to join our team supporting the United States Space Force, Rapid Reaction Branch (RRB) in Colorado Springs, CO. The RRB provides continuous rapid reaction support to the Space Force, AFSPC, US Strategic Command, and other DoD agencies through the development of upgraded satellite communication technologies, and quick reaction capabilities. Specifically, we are looking for a highly motivated Cybersecurity Engineer with a Top-Secret Clearance. The main functions of the Cybersecurity Engineer are to Design, develop, and execute various secure system and network solutions that keep information systems secure in various enclave environments IAW IAW DoD and Air Force Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements and commercial best practices. Responsibilities Key Functions * Work with project leads on the design and implementation of security solutions comprised of COTS, GOTS, OSS, and custom-developed products. * Perform hands-on technical implementation of security solutions comprised of COTS, GOTS, OSS, and custom-developed products. * Cyber tool implementation, configuration, and support. * Design, build, and manage cybersecurity lab environment. * Perform day-to-day maintenance of cybersecurity lab environment, including auditing and patch management * Perform technical security assessments of complex systems * Identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies * Write authorization and accreditation (A&A) documentation and ensure the system are operated and maintained in accordance with these security plans * Design and implementation of trusted relationships among multiple systems and architectures * Support security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management for systems * Interact with technical team members from multiple organizations in a diversified, team environment * Perform system or network designs that encompass multiple enclaves to include those with differing data protection/classification requirements * Perform key functions (above) and other security-related tasks as directed on multiple systems, at multiple sites, or for multiple clients Qualifications Required Education / Experience * AS degree from an accredited university including classes in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Assurance, Information Security Systems Engineering, or related fields * Five (5) years of experience working in a cybersecurity or related field * Alternatively: Ten (10) years of experience working in a cybersecurity or related field without AS degree * Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoDD 8570.01-M, change 4 and the DoD Cyber Workforce Management Program for Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer (IASE) level 2. Desired Education / Experience * BS degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Assurance, Information Security Systems Engineering, or related field * Eight (8) years of experience working in a cybersecurity related field Required Skills * Experience with both Linux- and Windows-based operating systems * Scripting using Bash, Python, etc. * Expert knowledge of federal security requirements and mandates (e.g., RMF, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), National Standards of Information Technology (NIST)) * Experience working on DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) implementation across multiple operating systems and applications * Must be a team player and be able to work within all levels of a project team * Excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills * Ability to work well independently as well as follow detailed instructions for completing tasks * Demonstrated ability to complete tasks, drive projects to closure, assimilate and correlate project information in a fast-paced environment * Demonstrated ability to shift from one project to another in a dynamic, agile work environment * Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to clearly translate client technical needs into technical specifications * Ability to communicate technical approaches and details within small project teams, including team interactions and presentations * Familiarity with security procedures while working in a SCIF/SAPF environment Desired Skills * Hands-on technical experience as an individual contributor with documentation skills and experience in some of the following areas: Operating system hardening, Linux system administration, Windows system administration, Network component administration, VMware administration, infrastructure-as-code programming * Apply system security engineering expertise to various client programs/processes (e.g., system security design process, engineering life cycle, information domain and cross domain solutions, identification / authentication / authorization of commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf software employment, system integration, risk management, intrusion detection, contingency planning, incident handling, configuration control, change management, auditing, certification and accreditation process, principles of IA (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, and access control), security testing, supply chain risk) * Experience using the Splunk Enterprise Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) program * Networking skills including managing firewalls and VPNs (Juniper, Fortigate, and/or Cisco) * Experience with securing and monitoring a CI/CD pipeline * Experience working on-site in a government client environment Travel * This position will require overnight travel up to 10 percent of the time, as needed. Trip durations may range from overnight to several weeks. Clearance * Only candidates who currently possess an active Top-Secret clearance will be considered. Clearance must be at least 1 year away from next 5-year update. Candidates are required to possess and maintain this level of clearance during their employment. Must be a U.S. Citizen Must meet applicable COVID safety requirements and protocols

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