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Cyber Security Engineer Lead - 27770 in Halawa, HI at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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    Halawa, HI
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Job Description


Position Summary

USINDOPACOM’s rapid warfighting capabilities mission requires a Cyber Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide expertise in Cyber offense and defense capabilities, doctrine, and policy. Additionally, the Cyber SME will provide expertise based on an understanding of Cyber related technologies and technical environments. The SME shall assist with engineering for systems to ensure proper end-to-end integration, technical insertion, resolution of system issues and operation of emergent and existing cyber-sensing and cyber operations capabilities. The Cyber SME will be a key facilitator for Cyber related exercises, assessments and operations.

USINDOPACOM requirements range across major geographic locations requiring coordination of technology and/or production across multiple domestic and/or worldwide locations. USINDOPACOM is responsible for the oversight and management of over 75% of the earth from polar region to polar region inclusive of eastern Asia and the Pacific Islands. The customer desires new, innovative, advanced technologies and applications that will require advanced principles, theories, and concepts across program requirements.

The Cyber SME will leads the design, testing and implementation of state-of-the art secure operating systems, networks, and database products. The individual will provide technical expertise on security issues for all levels including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.

The individual supports a large portfolio that touches a cross section of the command. At any given time, there are over 50 active projects requested by nearly 20 USINDOPACOM subordinate or partner organizations. These innovation efforts meet the needs of the warfighter through a rapid, cost effective, non-traditional and realistic approach to solutions. Efforts are operationally focused, realistic, statistically defensible, whole solutions involving technology, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) and training. Projects may also include interaction or cooperation with Indo-Pacific Theater allies to include Japan, Thailand, and Korea.


  • Leads the implementation of new security solutions, and creation and or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability audits and assessments.
  • 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.
  • Oversees development new systems, applications, and solutions for external USINDOPACOM customers to include 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.
  • Recommends new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cyber security architectural artifacts, providing 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 DoD and USINDOPACOM 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.

Education and Experience

  • Cleared for TS Information and eligible for access to SCI by the CCF based on a single scope background investigation
  • Relevant experience within the last 12 months, in a DoD environment relating to IT and/or Cyber, including Cyber offense and defense related fields, along with related planning, training, or doctrine
  • Five years or more of relevant experience with one or more of the following Cyber subtasks: Cyber-Defense Testing, Cyber System Engineering, Cyber Dynamic Moving Target Defense Support, Cyber Mission Mapping and Situational Awareness, Cyber Readiness Testing and Assessments, Network Sustainment Operations Engineering Services, and Open Architecture Platform Support

Desired Experience

  • Bachelors (B.S or B.A) Degree in IT, Cyber security, or related discipline
  • Six years or more of DoD experience developing, editing, evaluating, and managing Cyber related technical documentation, to include DoD program material and doctrine.
  • Ten years or more of experience in a DoD environment relating to Cyber, including Cyber offense and defense related fields, along with related planning, training or doctrine.
  • CISSP or Certified Ethical Hacker Certification Highly Desirable

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated command of engineering of principles, methods, and techniques in data security and system development.
  • Advanced knowledge of secure operating systems as well as data security.
  • Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to travel across the INDOPACOM AOR and return for CONUS meetings approximately 30% of calendar year.

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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