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Information Security Engineer - 28010 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description



The Joint Staff J7 (JSJ7) Information Security Engineer is assigned as an embedded cybersecurity expert to JSJ7 teams in support of Joint training for modeling and simulation.  The Security Engineer is responsible for ensuring cybersecurity compliance by analyzing and evaluating risk applicable to firewall requests, computing user applications and assisting with providing technical artifacts used within Assessment and Authorization (A&A) packages.  The security engineer will also assist engineering teams in the development of technical input required in JSJ7 A&A packages, including network topologies, system descriptions and test results. The engineer will also be responsible for developing technical cybersecurity solutions in the areas of endpoint hardening, asset monitoring, access control and network defense as directed by senior contractor leadership and in accordance with DoD and government policy. The engineer's deliverables will meet the standards of the JSJ7 Information Systems Security Managers (ISSM) expectations.


Working with limited direction from senior contractor leadership, the Information Security Engineer will be a member of Cybersecurity Branch.  They will provide direct support to cybersecurity government and interact with contractor staff as well as network engineers, network operations and systems administrators from engineering and operations branches to support the JSJ7 and DoD cybersecurity compliance policies in accordance with the JSJ7 tolerance for risk.  The candidate shall quickly learn command policy and processes, assist with the review and response to system owners to manage threats and develop mitigation strategies and manage plans of actions and milestones (POAMs) in accordance with command policy.  The Security Engineer will evaluate requests for user accesses and ensuring compliance with JSJ7 and DoD policy for acceptable use and privileged access.  Evaluate firewall requests in accordance with DoD and command policy and management of a Microsoft Access database to collect, collate and report data to our JSJ7 government customer. 

Education and Experience

Strong experience in network architecture and packet level protocol concepts (WAN/LAN protocols, complex IP addressing, protocol security analysis, encryption techniques)                                                                                                                                 Capable of using network, software testing and IT management tools to gather device information.  Experience drafting network and IT topologies, experience with HBSS and Retina/ACAS assessment capabilities, experienced with common enterprise network service implementations and network architecture principles    
Bachelor’s degree or 10+ years combined demonstrated experience in cybersecurity for, and functional experience with network or IT engineering and operations.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Motivated self-starter                                                                                                                                                              Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF), attending collaborations and explaining technical nuances to Authorizing Officials, CISSP Certification preferred. 

Experience operating and using cyber compliance tools including McAfee Host Based Security Service (HBSS) and Tenable Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) preferred.

Security+ required.
Networking, Linux and/or Microsoft certification highly desired.

Power User experience with Microsoft tools and in particular Excel and Access.


Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret security clearance

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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