Cyber Security Engineer - 25654 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/16/2018

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Job Description



The Cyber Security Engineer assists with identifying and documenting communication system security requirements.


Participate in C3 IPT.

Assist with developing network and cyber security plan for prototype system.

Responsible for selection and testing of network and security components for a vessel.

Responsible for for network security on a vessel network.

Responsible for planning to integrate Navy communication systems onto a vessel including COMSEC space certification, network security and cross domain solution, and a cybersecurity plan.

Verify network security systems operational during underway test.

Under general supervision, design, test and implements state-of-the art secure operating systems, networks, and database products. Analyze a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.

Involved in the implementation of new security solutions, participation in the creation and or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability audits and assessments.

Participates in the design of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits and provides recommendations for application design.

Uses encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information technology security research.

Participates in the design and development of new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.

Helps to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Participates in integrating new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cyber security architectural artifacts, provides architectural analysis and relates existing system to future needs and trends.

Embeds forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration/testing issues.

Participates in the creation and enforcement of enterprise security documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures). Maintains documentation, procedures and working instructions in accordance with federal and departmental guidelines.

Reviews logs and reports and interprets the implications. Participates in investigations into problematic activity and assists with plans for appropriate resolution.

May assist with proposals, including gathering facts, analyzing data and preparing project overview which compares alternatives in terms of cost, time, availability of equipment and personnel, etc.
Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required.


Bachelors degree and 2-4 years relevant experience.

Must be US citizen and eligible to obtain and maintain a US Government Secret clearance.  An active Secret clearance is preferred.

Prior experience with DoD, preferably Navy and USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) desired.

Experience with Navy Shipboard C3 systems including combat, navigation, and communications

Strong background in network/cyber security

Experience with industry-standard systems and practices for network and cyber security

Familiar with Navy (DOD) secure systems

Knowledge of secure operating systems as well as data security.

Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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