Cyber Security Analyst Senior - 28025 in Entebbe at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

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Job Description

Position Summary

Act as a Cybersecurity analyst on a project or program this complex and unique in conceptual development and application related to DOD military operational requirements.  Leverages Information Technology (IT) knowledge and technical acumen to identify, address, assess, and improve domestic and international cyber requirements related to Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission objectives. 

Utilizing the guidance and direction of project, program, and/or division manager, the qualified individual will provide qualitative and quantitative task-based analysis of cyber threat requirements associated with emergent technical threat vectors unique to the program/project platform applications.  Individual will leverage technical IT methodologies and cyber expertise to provide management with assessment and mitigation requirements based on findings identified through cyber evaluation and analysis of current and future aviation ISR platforms, including autonomous aviation vehicles.  Provides primary and secondary stakeholders with cyber risk assessments of both unclassified and classified system assets and resources, developing solutions to address and determine overall security design requirements for IT systems.


  • Applies extensive Cyber IT knowledge to identify, assess, and develop cyber-related solutions required for classified and unclassified systems related to AISR platforms.  Performs evaluation of IT security systems and related methodologies for effective levels of efficiency, operation, compliance with DOD information assurance (IA) standards, and engineering standards. Reports to the program manager and works directly with the lead cyber security information system security manager (ISSM) to provide key cyber-related assessment and analysis methodologies.
  • Applies extensive cyber security knowledge to ensure that systems comply with military Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements for system protection and monitoring and IAW with DoDI RMF instruction 8510.01 for DoD Information Technology (IT).  Under the DoD RMF guidance the Cyber Technician will be responsible for conducting the RMF life cycle to include RMF step six (6) Continuous Monitoring, which is required for the life-cycle of the system and contract presently and into the future.
  • Participates in cyber integration and design of AISR system of systems, providing operational and technical guidance based on prior advanced cyber technical experience and training.  Working independently and in designated groups, ensures operational requirements, capabilities, characteristics, and required resources are identified and implemented to accomplish program cyber mission objectives
  • Conducts technical assessments of current and future systems to include Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) scans and identify system vulnerabilities through DISA-provided assessment tools.  Utilization and experience in SCAP and STIG tool assessment, POA&M generation and eMASS IA system management are required at Classified and Unclassified levels.  Identifies and analyzes AISR system of systems for cyber compliance, vulnerabilities, and functionality while maintaining IT-centric system analysis requirements CONUS and OCONUS.  Ensures defensive and offensive cybersecurity assessment protocols are identified and implemented in a designated cyber laboratory, including RMF step 6 continuous monitoring of approved AISR systems.  Travels to and works at remote CONUS and OCONUS cyber system locations to perform vendor, customer, and key system stakeholder engagement for training, cybersecurity software/hardware development, and vulnerability assessment during the program’s software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in cyber-related technical field or IT-based specialization with 6-8 years of technical hand’s-on field experience working with DoD customers and vendors.  Degree requirements can be adjusted and/or waived based on technical cyber certifications and training.  Military experience highly desired
  • Candidate must meet DoD 8570 Compliance for Information Assurance Technical Level II (IAT Lvl2)
  • CompTIA Security + Certified
  • Highly desired for this position:
  • -Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • -Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA)
  • -Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Moderate to advanced knowledge of DOD, DISA, and vendor cyber policy and procedures and tools
  • Moderate to advanced knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes and procedures to include continuous monitoring methodologies within a lab environment
  • Knowledge of obtaining and managing ATO certification procedures and processes
  • Working knowledge and use of Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) scanning techniques and software implementation
  • Working knowledge and use of Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) tools
  • IT network experience, including design, testing, and implementation with cybersecurity methodology implementation.
  • Working knowledge of radio and satellite connectivity and troubleshooting
  • Experience using the DoD Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) system and the capability to obtain and maintain account access as required for program cyber management and development
  • Ability to perform IT-related system architecture development and testing, including design, implementation, assessment, and deployment related to current and future AISR cyber needs.
  • Provide technical assessments addressing offensive cyberspace operations associated with established operations and contingency plans
  • Ability to develop and maintain detailed cyber-related schedule across multiple platforms to include manned and unmanned aircraft
  • COMSEC experience highly desired
  • Willingness to deploy to and work in austere conditions, proven independent decision-making skills, and experience.
  • Ability to operate in high Operational Tempo with diverse and highly trained team in adverse conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Candidates are required to be a US Citizen and hold a TS clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Applicants must be fully deployable according to AFRICOM, EUCOM, SOUTHCOM, and CENTCOM’s Theater Entry Requirements
  • 50% travel to OCONUS locations expected
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a CI polygraph





Security Clearance: None

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