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Information Assurance / Security Engineer (Active TS/SCI Security Clearance Required)

Herndon, VA
October 17, 2019
Requisition ID 2019-7702
Category Engineering
Clearance Status Active/Current
Security Clearance Top Secret/SCI

Peraton is expanding its presence across the Space enterprise bringing advanced concepts, space and cyber solutions, enterprise systems and services delivery, and integrated operations to advance our customers’ missions and solve their most daunting challenges. We are seeking Information Systems Security Engineers to join a dynamic engineering team in development and deployment of state-of-the-art communications and signal processing systems, including satellite ground terminals.

What you’ll do…

  • Develop system and subsystem security requirements
  • Design, develop and implement security requirements within existing business processes.
  • Prepare documentation from information obtained from customers using the Risk Management Framework
  • Prepare Security Test and Evaluation plans.
  • Provide certification and accreditation support in development of security and contingency plans and conduct complex risk and vulnerability assessments.
  • Analyze policies and procedures against Federal laws and regulations and provide recommendations for closing gaps.
  • Develop and complete system security plans and contingency plans.
  • Recommend system enhancements to improve security deficiencies.
  • Develop, test, and integrate computer and network security tools.
  • Secure system configurations and install security tools, scans systems to determine compliancy and report results and evaluates products and various aspects of system administration.
  • Conduct security program audits and develop solutions to lessen identified risks.
  • Develop strategies to comply with privacy, risk management, and authentication requirements.
  • Provide information assurance support for the development and implementation of security architectures to meet new and evolving security requirements.
  • Evaluate, develop, and enhance security requirements, policy and tools.
  • Assist in computer incident investigations.
  • Perform vulnerability assessments including development of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Coordinate implementation of security requirements with external customers.
  • Support design and requirements reviews.

You’d be a great fit if you have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or related discipline
  • Over 8 years of experience in security engineering
  • The ability to communicate and work well with others
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Experience with NIST Risk Management Framework and ICD 503
  • Experience with McAfee host-based security suite / HBSS
  • Experience running vulnerability scans with Tenable Nessus / ACAS
  • Experience in developing and maintaining documentation in XACTA
  • Experience with Linux and Windows systems
  • CISSP, CISM, or GSLC certification
  • Security +, SSCP, CCNA-Security

It’d be even better if you have…

  • Experience with network segmentation and host protection concepts
  • Experience with SCAP/OpenSCAP or NESSUS
  • Experience with hardening systems based on DISA Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).
  • Experience with virtualization technologies and various hypervisors, e.g., VMWare, KVM, XEN, or AZURE.
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

What you’ll get…

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

This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

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.