Cyber Security Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Linquest Corporation   •  

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 40 days ago

  • Brief Description
  • LinQuest is seeking a Cyber Security Analyst to join our team in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are looking for a qualified and motivated candidate to support an agile team focused on the engineering, development, integration, and sustainment of evolving ground system architectures for the command and control of Air Force space systems. This candidate should be a self-starter with a strong track record of success in a collaborative and high operations tempo environment. This position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and require a diverse skill set and ability to work across multiple projects and several geographic regions.
  • Responsibilities
  • Designs, tests, and implements secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions
  • Conducts risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application level
  • Develops and implements security controls and formulates operational risk mitigations, assist in security awareness
  • Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends new security tools, techniques, and technologies and introduces them to the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy
  • Utilizes COTS/GOTS and custom tools and processes/procedures in order to scan, identify, contain, mitigate and remediate vulnerabilities, and intrusions
  • Assists in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6/3), and makes recommendations on process tailoring
  • Performs analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards
  • Supports the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports
  • Periodically conducts a review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed
  • May support cyber metrics development, maintenance and reporting
  • May provide briefings to senior staff
  • Requirements
  • DoD 8570 IAM 2 compliance: CISSP or equivalent
  • Ability to initiate, track, report, and deliver Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation, artifacts, and packages for operational systems in accordance with Risk Management Framework (RMF) guidelines
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and implement Cybersecurity Implementation Plan (CSIP), Program Protection and Implementation Assurance Program, and similar plans and programs
  • Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the team and management levels to build confidence and collaboration
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communications skills – the ability to convey concepts in white papers, MS PowerPoint presentations and participate in open forum discussions
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to participate and present at meetings for prime and customer leadership
  • Preferred Skills
  • Mission Defense Toolkit and/or equivalent
  • Required Experience
  • 5 - 10 years' cybersecurity experience, preferably for space and/or ground (satellite C2) systems
  • Bachelors in Engineering, Information Technology, or other Technical field
  • Experience with NIST and DoD Cybersecurity and Information Assurance programs, including RMF
  • US Citizenship and active DoD TS/SCI Clearance is required to be considered for this position
  • Preferred Experience
  • 3 or more years' experience supporting Defensive Cyber Operations

Valid Through: 2019-11-4