Senior Cyber Defense Engineer- Windows Automation, Powershell - 33095 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/5/2020

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Job Description

This Senior Cyber Defense Engineer will secure current enterprise technologies for use in the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) including systems and applications that operate within NCTE's advanced simulation and enterprise information technology networks.

In this position, you will work in cooperation with Enterprise IT Services, Field Services, C4I teams, and NCTE customers to assess the current security posture of those systems and implement Cyber Defense solutions.  Primary duties include creating PowerShell, PowerCli,  scripts to automate the remediation or mitigation of vulnerabilities on Windows assets, troubleshoot issues related to security patching, configuration, and endpoint products.  Candidate must have broad understanding of Network, Active Directory, and Windows Server/Workstation.  Critical thinking skills and root cause analysis will be important to remove assumptions and formulate practical fact-based solutions.

Additional duties include creating system baselines, discovering security issues, and developing solutions to resolve them with an automation and SecDevOps mentality.  Strong understanding and experience in Systems Administration of Windows 2008/2012/2106.  Experience with VMware vSphere and Horizon View, SQL Server, ACAS, and HBSS is a plus.  The ideal candidate pushes through obstacles, has a continuous improvement mindset, searches to fully understand the problem and conduct in-depth research and troubleshooting.  They will a focus on process improvement, automation, SecDevOps, and scripting to solve complex security problems.

Individual must work well independently as well as have strong team oriented skills.  This position will report directly to the Cyber Defense Engineering Lead.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems or related discipline, plus 5-7 years related work experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 11 years of applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Security+ certification and operating systems certifications for VMware, Windows, Linux, etc., highly desired.  Preference given to candidates with current certifications, meeting DoD 8570 Compliance.  If hired, certifications to meet DoD 8570 Compliance relative to this position must be obtained within 90 days of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Advanced scripting skills in one or more of the following: PowerShell, PowerCli, Python, Bash.

* Motivated self-starter continuously searching for process improvement.

* Desired- Advanced Technical Certifications and knowledge in Microsoft OS, VMware vSphere

* Extensive experience with Windows Servers 2008/2012/2016, Windows 7/8/10.

* Experience with WSUS, SCCM, or Shavlik patching solutions.

* Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines

* Strong technical troubleshooting skills

* Ability to read and digest technical information

* Ability to troubleshoot technical issues to a reproducible root cause level

* Ability to visualize overall system views, conceptualize and document creative solutions

* Strong customer focus, including the ability to manage customer needs and multiple work priorities

* Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

* Experience with Windows 10 DoD SHB a plus

* Experience with Puppet or ansible plus

* Experience with VMware virtualization platform including VDI a plus

* Experience with ACAS and HBSS DoD security product suites a plus.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Secret clearance.


Security Clearance: Secret

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