Cyber Ops Support Tech (CND-Shift) - 33778 in LACKLAND, TX at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Alion, we are techie and proud, so you might not see us in a shiny suit or wearing the latest shoes. More often, we’re behind the scenes putting our fingerprints all over market innovations. We get excited about the problem as much as the solution, because the more we understand it, the better able we are to fix it. We are deeply analytical experts who tell the truth and never stop looking for a way to make our solutions better.

Position Summary

Recommend requirements for a Common Operational Picture. Ensure all Computer Network Defense (CND) providers have continuous information exchange and work together to simultaneously execute a single prescribed COA. Coordinate amongst CND providers through the CND Service Certification Authorities. Assist CNDSP (CND Service Provider) Analysts to monitor client networks. Identify, isolate, investigate, inform, and implement measures to detect and protect data across a wide spectrum of source types and locations. Validate suspicious events or reports and determine if the event constitutes an incident. Ensure incidents are properly entered into the appropriate automated reporting system and determine the severity of the incident.


  • Coordinate and collaborate with government-designated personnel to assess operational risk levels and identify/mitigate operating system and software security vulnerabilities on mission system and network devices; perform security audits, risk assessments, and analyses
  • Install, test and validate proper configuration of system patches and security fixes
  • Collaborate with cyber operators to identify and levy requirements for intelligence collection and analysis, participate in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and execution of complex cyber missions
  • Prepare and update various engineering documents, such as system block diagrams and network maps. Maintain network and facility configuration plans
  • Manage, develop, maintain and support virtual environments and networks
  • Research attempted breaches of data security and rectify security weaknesses
  • Conduct active defense of cyberspace infrastructure blue space to include defensive counter cyber operation
  • Provide network intrusion detection and monitoring, correlation analysis, incident response
  • Provide, develop, and maintain a forensic capability to enhance response to, support of, and investigation into significant network incidents in order to provide a clearer view of the exploits, vulnerabilities, and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) used to cause the incident
  • Provide support for 24x7 CND operations during non-core business hours

Job Requirements

  • Security Clearance: Top Secret w/ current SCI – Willing to comply with SAP requirements
  • Education/Certification: Degree in Computer Science or a related Field with two (2) years of experience or five (5) years of related experience. Cyber certification qualifying for DoDI-8570.01-m IAT Level II (Required). CNDSP Incident Responder (Preferred); or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience
  • Relevant Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working in CNO (preferred); Two (2) years of operational CNO planning and integration (preferred)
  • Key Requirements: Comprehensive knowledge of data security administration principles, methods, and techniques. Experience in operations center (preferred) / Computer Incident Response Team. Advanced understanding of the OSI model and TCP/IP stack, ports, and services. Understanding of functionality and capabilities of CND technologies to include: Router ACLs, Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Anti-virus, Web Content Filtering. Microsoft, Unix, Linux administration, VM technologies, Incident Response Procedures; Digital Forensics; Packet Analysis; System Log Analysis; Splunk, ArcSight, Symantec, MacAfee, Kaspersky and AVG

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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