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Information Security Systems Engineer, Associate - 26937 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/21/2018

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Job Description



The Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) Information Security Engineer is responsible for ensuring cybersecurity compliance by analyzing and testing systems, applications and networks, while providing diagrams and technical artifacts used within Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages. The Information Security Engineer will be a member of engineering integrated product teams (IPTs) and will be responsible for addressing the projects security requirements for extensive network engineering projects. The engineer will identify and address security requirements at each phase of the projects lifecycle.  Pre-procurement tasks focus on selecting hardware, software and system features that DoD standards. Pre installation and system maintenance tasks will include system hardening, measuring compliance to DOD STIG standards and drafting mitigation statements.  The security engineer will be responsible for all technical input required in NCTE C&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, and access control and network defense. The engineer's deliverables will meet the standards of the NCTE Information Assurance Managers expectations.

The Engineer will observe the documentation and practices of various engineering disciplines to develop a skillset that can be used to create engineering Deliverables for A&A packages. The engineer will create and update A&A Engineering deliverables with moderate direction from senior engineers. The engineer will assist in creating concept of operations (CONOPS), disaster recovery plans (DRP) and business continuity plans.  The engineer will provide assistance updating and maintaining information on:  accreditation boundary diagrams, hardware and software assets, ports protocols and services and cross domain solutions. The engineer will perform assessment of 8500.2/800-53 r4 Information Assurance Controls and POA&M’s indicating when open items will be addressed.  The Engineer will remain up to date on the latest DISA STIGS (Security and Technical Implementation Guides), HBSS and ACAS practices. The engineer's deliverables will meet the standards of the NCTE Information Assurance Managers and Sr. Engineers expectations.


Bachelor's degree and  0 to 2 years of demonstrated experience in Cybersecurity Engineering or IT.  In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for equivalent combination of applicable education and work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.                                                                                     
A CompTIA Security + certification will be required for the position; prefer candidates currently holding this certification.  If candidate does not already possess this certification, training and/or certification exam testing will be provided for the right candidate.  Certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Experience with Microsoft office tools
Excellent oral and written communication skills 
Basic Experience managing and administering Windows, Network or Linux IT services         
Experience working with technical documentation                                                            
Ability to understand visuals/documentation of overall systems and document technical solutions.       

Basic Experience of IT Security and Network Security concepts   
* Basic knowledge of the RMF process       
* Knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI model        
* Basic Knowledge of LAN and WAN networking design, equipment, and transport topologies including VLANs, and IPv4 subneting     
* Knowledge of common enterprise network service implementations and network architecture principles

Must be a US Citizen able to obtain a Secret security clearance.  Preference given to candidates currently holding an Active Secret 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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