Information Assurance (IA) Engineer, Senior - 36290 in San Antonio, TX at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/11/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With more than 80 years of experience engineering science and technology solutions to support national security, Alion supports clients with big ideas and real solutions. Seeking to fill an Information Assurance (IA) Engineer III position to support our DANS team in our San Antonio, TX location working with developers, test & range engineers, network engineers and the System Integration Lab (SIL) team to plan, design, build and implement compliant and secure cyber ranges and networks.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Prepares documentation from information obtained from customer using accepted guidelines such as DITSCAP and Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Provides certification and accreditation and testing support.
  • Secures system configurations and installs security tools.
  • Conducts security program audits and develops solutions to lessen identified risks.
  • Provides information assurance support for the development and implementation of security architectures to meet new security requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years of relevant experience.
  • Four or more years’ experience maintaining security posture of the customer's compute environments, including cloud environments.
  • Five or more years’ experience creating and maintaining security system plans (SSP) and other security relevant documentation for computer systems and applications.
  • Experience with security features and/or vulnerability analysis of various operating systems as defined by Intelligence agencies, NIST, DISA (STIGs) and USCYBERCOM.
  • Experience with IA vulnerability testing and related network and system test tools (e.g., Retina, NMap, Nessus, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)).
  • Experience with information security toolset including anti-virus, Vulnerability Assessment, HIDS/ NIDS, host-based or endpoint security solutions, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), and Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) and centralized auditing tools.
  • DoDl 8570.01-M IAT Level-II Compliant Certification (e.g. Security+ or CISSP or equivalent).
  • Collaborating with program and engineering disciplines and ensuring cybersecurity solution alternatives.
  • Extensive knowledge of customer's information system security policies, and risk management framework.
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Training with understanding of fundamental concepts.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
  • Active TS clearance with SCI eligibility.


  • Experience with IT and/or network and system security administration, including operating system security configuration and account management best practices for MS Windows, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Understanding of Systems Engineering requirements, specifications, and Experience implementing DoD and Federal IA Certification and Accreditation Processes, IA controls and developing and maintaining associated certification and accreditation documentation.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Familiar with NIST RMF as described in NIST Special Publication 800-53.
  • Familiar with Program Protection Plan (PPP) required by DoDI 5000.02 and DoDI 5200.39
  • Security related Network (e.g., Cisco) and Operating Systems (e.g., Linux, Windows, Solaris) certification or training.
  • Knowledge of Agile / DevOps techniques.
  • Experience with multi-level security.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.


  • IAT Level II DoD 8140 compliant (e.g. Security+, CCNA Security, or equivalent).

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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