Cyber Security Engineer - 30406 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/15/2019

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Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

 

The Cyber Security Engineer will test cybersecurity of software applications throughout the engineering lifecycle.  Performs static code analysis using static code scanning tools such as Fortify and Dynamic web analysis with HP webInspect, evaluates architectural decisions against cybersecurity doctrine in an effort to address threats and maintain full compliance in accordance with DoD cybersecurity policy.        

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Designs 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.

Design and development new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.

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

Integrates 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.

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

Assists 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Assurance, Computer Science, or a related field plus 5 to 7 years of directly related experience.  Master’s degree preferred.  An Information Assurance certification in compliance with DoD 8570 (e.g. Security+) is required. CISSP preferred.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Advanced analytical skills and attention to detail

Programming language knowledge (prefer Java and/or C++)

Integrated development environments

Linux/Unix system administration (RHEL preferred)

Familiar with cloud technologies/tools (containers) and DevOps

Familiar with CI/CD pipeline

Familiar with agile development processes and methodology

Advanced knowledge of secure operating systems as well as data security.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret security clearance

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Security Clearance

 

Secret



Diversity Statement

 

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

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 for the majority of our positions.

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