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IT Security Engineer

Las Cruces, NM
April 14, 2019
Requisition ID 2019-7353
Category Information Technology
Clearance Status Ability to Obtain
Security Clearance Secret
Overview
Peraton is seeking an IT Security Engineer to join our team at the White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM on the Space Communications Network Services Contract (SCNS) supporting NASA. At Peraton, you will apply your education and advanced technology training to help solve complex business needs for our customers.

Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

Responsibilities
What you’ll do…

  • Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.
  • Participate in Risk Governance process to provide security risks, mitigations, and input on other technical risk.
  • System analysis with emphasis on operational sustainability, risk, safety and security.
  • Providing engineering and security support to projects during testing.
  • Ensure required security controls are represented in technical documentation.
  • Assist with Security Control testing and verification.
  • Coordinate and manage the proper implementation of NIST security controls on a variety of system platforms.
  • Provide technical and procedural information system security advice to the site regarding the processing and protection of information.
  • Analyze information systems utilizing various INFOSEC cyber security techniques including packet analysis tools, forensics tools, intrusion prevention systems, firewalls, SIEM solutions, and vulnerability assessment software to aid in detection and prevention of cyber-attacks.
  • Occasional travel (approx. 10%)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
You’d be a great fit if you have…

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Science, Math, Engineering and 2+ years of demonstrated work in IT Security, or equivalent. However, equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • The ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance and can maintain the clearance.

It’d be even better if you have…

  • CompTIA Security+ or an equivalent certification (such as SSCP or GSEC).
  • Hands on experience with any of the following technologies:
    • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems: Sourcefire Appliances, Lancope Stealth Watch Appliances, McAfee IPS Network Security Manager Appliances.
    • Firewalls Appliances: Palo Alto Next-Gen, Juniper Netscreen, Cyberguard, Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee Web Gateway.
    • Security Info/Event Management Systems: ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager, Splunk, NetIQ SM, McAfee ePO.
    • Vulnerability Assessment Systems: Nessus Security Center/Pro, McAfee Vulnerability Manager, DBProtect, various cyber security tools.
    • Network Switching/Routing/Wireless: Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks.
    • Network Protocol Analysis: Wireshark, Fluke Protocol Expert, Javvin Packet Analyzer.
    • Network Performance Test Systems: Spirent SmartBits, IXIA equipment, Fluke network analysis equipment.
    • Desktop/Server Operating Systems: Windows, Linux Redhat, Solaris, HP-UX, VMS.
  • Prior Space Network experience and TDRS knowledge.

What you’ll get…

  • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
  • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
  • Company-paid infertility treatments
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • The ability to influence major initiatives.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:
This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

About Peraton
Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers – with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you’ll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

EEO Statement
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.