Cyber Security Engineer, Sr - 26042 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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Job Description


Candidate will provide the U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command (CGCYBER) with the necessary service support to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) with the operational Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) of its networks and computer systems. Tasks shall be performed to address the protection of all USCG information systems, the information they contain and the infrastructure they reside on for the NIPRNET, SIPRNET portions of the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN), ensuring all cyber and Information Assurance (IA) requirements and mandates are met to protect DOD, DHS and USCG networks from cyber threats from nation states, hackers, organized crime and insider threat. Candidate should be a seasoned technical professional in all aspects of cybersecurity/information assurance (IA) to include, but not exclusive to: cybersecurity solutions development and implementation, as well as governance and compliance.


  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in cyber technology or a related area.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain cyber certifications appropriate to position;
  • Must possess  one or more of the following DoD Directive 8570.1 IT Level III Certifications including:
    • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)
    • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
  • Able to apply extensive knowledge of a variety of the cyber field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following cyber security systems:
    • DoD Host Based Security System (HBSS)
    • Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
    • Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS)
    • Joint Incident Management System (JIMS)
    • Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)
    • DHS Information Assurance Compliance System (IACS)
  • Working knowledge of security-centric Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) a plus
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have at least a Secret clearance.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI clearance


  • Protect the USCG portion of the DoDIN from cyber threats, both foreign and domestic, through the use of cyber security systems, in combination with Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP) and information sharing with DOD, DHS and other federal agencies.
  • Candidate may support the following requirements:
    • Information System Security
    • CGCYBER Security Evaluation
    • CGCYBER Compliance Reporting
    • CG-651 REPORTING; including Cyber Analytics, Data Mining, Web Application Security, and ACAS and HBSS Supplemental Support
  • Work Location: On-site at Government location in Alexandria, VA. Candidate will be occasionally working inside a SCIF. Some travel may be required throughout the United States, and in some cases OCONUS.
  • Contractor staff may be required to work hours outside of the normal operating hours to include holidays and weekends, if the USCG experiences a significant cyber event.

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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