Sr. Cyber Security Engineer

Falls Church, VA

Posted: 03/08/2019 Employment Type: Temp to Perm Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 12466

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and staffing firm is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to join our team and work at our client site in Aurora, CO

Job Description: We are looking for a talented Cyber Security Engineer to join our client’ s team in Information Assurance supporting the development/maintenance of custom solution and Assessment and Authorization activities

Position Responsibilities:
  • Planning, scheduling, and executing Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities
  • Security compliance & vulnerability scanning/remediation across multiple platforms and networks
  • Preparing for, supporting and/or leading Security Test & Evaluation activities for program sell-off of security related requirements
  • Applying knowledge of current IA policies as a contributor to the architecture and design of secure solutions to customer needs and requirements
  • Performing hands-on technical implementation of security solutions comprised of COTS & FOSS as well as custom-developed products
  • Preparing for, writing, and presenting trade studies, cost benefit analyses, reports and briefings as required
  • Must be a U.S. CITIZEN with an Active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance, a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), and a current Counter-Intelligence (CI) Polygraph

Basic Qualifications:
  • Six years of demonstrated experience in cyber security to include practices/methodologies, associated technologies, application design, and/or experience in an operational environment including NIST &/or ICD 503 guidelines, directives and security mandates
  • Experience with cyber security engineering projects and programs for U.S. Government and/or commercial clients.
  • Experience planning, scheduling, and executing Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities, including the development of System Security Plans (SSP) and other supporting documentation (SP800-57, ICD503 preferred)
  • Strong understanding of security design and architecture with ability to develop solutions to moderately complex IS compliance and security problems
  • Experience using Tenable Nessus/Security Center/ ACAS preferred for security compliance/vulnerability assessment scanning but experience with similar products is acceptable
  • Must be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing your time and leading technical projects in a dynamic environment while requiring minimal levels of supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work collaboratively across traditional engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience performing vulnerability assessment/remediation including the coordination or performance of patch/configuration deployments across multiple platforms
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Security Certification in accordance to DoD 8570.01 IAT-II or higher (e.g. Security+ CE, SSCP, etc.; CISSP is preferable)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with an Active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance. (A current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and Counter-Intelligence (CI) Polygraph are needed)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in systems engineering, life-cycle management, & engineering change proposal processes
  • Hands-on technical experience as an individual contributor with documentation skills and experience in some of the following areas:
    • Linux system administration? Windows system administration
    • Network component administration
    • VMware administration
    • Operating system hardening
  • COTS and FOSS patch management/deployment experience
  • Experience with highly ‘ matrixed’ organizations
  • Ability to establish tasks and objectives with Lead Engineers and ensure the entire team understands and can work towards the vision and objectives
  • Previous experience in Verification, Validation and Accreditation
  • Experience in proactively analyzing and resolving problems relating to operational considerations, engineering drawings and associated hardware in relation to repair activities

Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Staffing Services has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

 

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and staffing firm is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to join our team and work at our client site in Aurora, CO

Job Description: We are looking for a talented Cyber Security Engineer to join our client’ s team in Information Assurance supporting the development/maintenance of custom solution and Assessment and Authorization activities

Position Responsibilities:
  • Planning, scheduling, and executing Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities
  • Security compliance & vulnerability scanning/remediation across multiple platforms and networks
  • Preparing for, supporting and/or leading Security Test & Evaluation activities for program sell-off of security related requirements
  • Applying knowledge of current IA policies as a contributor to the architecture and design of secure solutions to customer needs and requirements
  • Performing hands-on technical implementation of security solutions comprised of COTS & FOSS as well as custom-developed products
  • Preparing for, writing, and presenting trade studies, cost benefit analyses, reports and briefings as required
  • Must be a U.S. CITIZEN with an Active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance, a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), and a current Counter-Intelligence (CI) Polygraph

Basic Qualifications:
  • Six years of demonstrated experience in cyber security to include practices/methodologies, associated technologies, application design, and/or experience in an operational environment including NIST &/or ICD 503 guidelines, directives and security mandates
  • Experience with cyber security engineering projects and programs for U.S. Government and/or commercial clients.
  • Experience planning, scheduling, and executing Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities, including the development of System Security Plans (SSP) and other supporting documentation (SP800-57, ICD503 preferred)
  • Strong understanding of security design and architecture with ability to develop solutions to moderately complex IS compliance and security problems
  • Experience using Tenable Nessus/Security Center/ ACAS preferred for security compliance/vulnerability assessment scanning but experience with similar products is acceptable
  • Must be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing your time and leading technical projects in a dynamic environment while requiring minimal levels of supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work collaboratively across traditional engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience performing vulnerability assessment/remediation including the coordination or performance of patch/configuration deployments across multiple platforms
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Security Certification in accordance to DoD 8570.01 IAT-II or higher (e.g. Security+ CE, SSCP, etc.; CISSP is preferable)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with an Active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance. (A current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and Counter-Intelligence (CI) Polygraph are needed)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in systems engineering, life-cycle management, & engineering change proposal processes
  • Hands-on technical experience as an individual contributor with documentation skills and experience in some of the following areas:
    • Linux system administration? Windows system administration
    • Network component administration
    • VMware administration
    • Operating system hardening
  • COTS and FOSS patch management/deployment experience
  • Experience with highly ‘ matrixed’ organizations
  • Ability to establish tasks and objectives with Lead Engineers and ensure the entire team understands and can work towards the vision and objectives
  • Previous experience in Verification, Validation and Accreditation
  • Experience in proactively analyzing and resolving problems relating to operational considerations, engineering drawings and associated hardware in relation to repair activities

Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Staffing Services has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

 
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