Security Systems Engineer Sr - 26711 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/20/2018

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Job Description



The Security Systems Engineer is responsible for creating Assessment and Authorization (A&A) packages on multiple networks and systems as well as maintain package through its entire lifecycle

Routinely create the documentation and practices of various engineering disciplines to develop deliverables for A&A packages. The engineer will create and update A&A deliverables with broad direction by leveraging available tools and resources.

Update and maintain information on:  accreditation boundary diagrams, hardware and software assets, ports protocols and services, cross domain solutions and assets external to the network. 

Perform assessment of DoDI 8500.2/NIST SP 800-53 r4 Information Assurance Controls and POA&M's indicating when open items will be addressed. 

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 Systems Security Managers expectations.



Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years or 10 years demonstrated experience in network or IT engineering and operations. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted for comparable work experience.  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.

-Project Management

Knowledge of CMMI or other project/services methodologies for process development, improvement, and documentation.

Experience maintaining schedules, resource allocation, and task prioritization of A&A/information technology engineering projects and operations.

Experience interfacing and presenting briefs to senior management, government, and military leadership.

Experience writing technology briefs, processes, white papers, test plans, and presentations.

Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.                                                                  


Demonstrated knowledge of eMASS, NIST 800 series special publications, DISA STIG’s and DoD instructions related to A&A.

Knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI model, frame and packet structure.

Knowledge of enterprise IT Services equipment (Clients/Servers), Virtual technologies, and C4I.

Ability to visualize overall view of systems and conceptualize and document technical solutions.

Ability to apply security inputs to the design, development, documenting, testing, and fielding of networking capabilities, high availability, flexibility, and remote administration.

Professional knowledge of Microsoft Office products is highly desirable.


Required: Security+ Certification required.

Preferred: CISSP, CCNP and MSCE Certification

Highly Desirable: Navy Qualified Validator


Must currently have and be able to maintain a minimum of 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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