Sr. Security Engineer DCGS - A

Less than 5 years experience  •  Aerospace / Defense

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/19/17
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Less than 5 years experience
Aerospace / Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/19/17

Job Description 

Sr.Security Engineer DCGS-A-257752


 Description: Join our DCGS-A engineering and sustainment services v3 sustainment team. The v3 sustainment team provides the SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM DCGS-A sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include Engineering Management, Scrum Management, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), and Technical Writing.    ResponsibilitiesAs a DCGS-A v3-focusedsecurity engineer, you willwork individually and as part of a team to comprehensively monitor known and potentialsecuritythreats and assess appropriate resolution as needed.  Specifically, you will:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan the implementation of securitythreat resolution for issues that come in via external sources (e.g. IAVA) as well as internal testing, scans and analysis
  • Work withsecurity solution developers and independent testers to ensure that authored solutions correctly and fully satisfy the mitigation criteria for reported vulnerabilities
  • Review applicable regulations governing software development efforts and environment, present applicable findings to multiple stakeholder levels in the software development lifecycle process, and monitor and assist with compliance
  • Operate manual and automated security vulnerability scanning processes, record and analyze the findings, then report the findings to stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Use subject matter expertise of the assigned systems to proactively seek vulnerabilities prior to their materialization from external sources
  • Execute formal and informal tests with objectivity and strict attention to detail
  • Monitor available patches for software and operating systems, and recommend courses of action based on formal policy and risk assessment
  • Install and configure assigned systems, including operating systems, patches, applications and networking connectivity
  • Design and execute custom manual and automated tests for known and potential security vulnerabilities, analyze and present the results, and recommend courses of action to mitigate any adverse findings
  • Comply with ISD PPSS Lifecycle requirements for software baseline handoffs to configuration management, integration and independent testing


 Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree specifically in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or otherEngineering or Technical discipline and 4years of professional workexperience in the field of information security
  • At least 2years’ experience in UNIX/Linux, and/or Windows administration, including activities such as operating system installation, configuration and patching, and application installation and configuration
  • Experience in security hardening of operating systems and networked communications
  • Experience using industry standard security scanning tools (e.g. Nessus, Retina)
  • Use of industry standard tools for creating professional documentation (e.g., MS Word, Excel)
  • Understanding of networking technologies and protocols
  • Must be self-starter, willing to take complete ownership of complex technical problems
  • Should be able to think clearly and articulate with appropriate level of abstraction his/her thought process on complex technological issues
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified--baseline security certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+ CE) and technical computing environment training or certification (e.g. Server+) prior to start of work
  • Secret Clearance required, with immediate TS/SCI Eligibility.

  Preferred Qualifications

  • RHCSA or other related Linux certification
  • MCSE or other related Microsoft certification
  • CCNA or othernetworking certification
  • At least 2years’ experience with DCGS-A v3 or another DCGS-A family system
  • At least 2years software development experience in UNIX / Linux and/or Window shell scriptinglanguages (e.g. Bash, csh, ksh, PowerShell)
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize virtualization technologies (preferably VMware) in a development and testing environment
  • Knowledge of DoD messaging and classification markings
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