• Cybersecurity, SME III

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs | US-CO
    Job ID
    2019-2713
    Category
    Engineering
    Clearance Level
    TS/SCI
  • Overview

    USfalcon, Inc., recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States, is seeking an Engineering Analyst III – Cybersecurity Project Lead to work out of Colorado Springs and Schriever Air Force Base, CO.

     

    SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to plan, design, implement and maintain the cybersecurity requirements for both deployed systems and those undergoing development for the Space and Missile Systems Center, Range and Networks Systems Division (SMC/RNT). 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide technical direction and guidance on the application of cybersecurity requirements and the - Risk Management Framework for cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization (A&A). Conduct cybersecurity risk assessments of USAF information systems. 
    • Lead efforts that require cybersecurity engineering, technical and managerial direction for problem definition, analysis, requirements development and implementation for complex systems. Serve as key coordinator among multiple project teams to ensure enterprise-wide integration of management efforts.
    • Provide expertise and assistance in vulnerability analysis, testing, risk mitigation, remediation, secure coding practices, trusted systems and networks, secure architectures, and penetration testing/response team tools and techniques.
    • Participate in efforts that develop recommendations and advice on system development, improvements, optimization and support efforts. Interfaces with contractor and government personnel and other domain/functional experts. Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners. Reports in writing and orally to contractor management and government representatives.
    • Serve as subject matter technical expert in cybersecurity. Provides guidance to the technical staff on the functional procedures/processes/policies reflecting detailed knowledge of functional areas. Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate ICDs/JAFANs/DOD Manuals and other guiding policy documents. Review program-unique specifications to include system specifications, development specifications and product specifications for both hardware and software, for proper format, content and compliance with program requirements and appropriate standards.
    • Review, prepare, and update AIS accreditation packages and CDRLs. Notify customer when changes occur that might affect AIS accreditation/certification. Perform AIS self-inspections, provide security coordination and review of all system test plans. Conduct security surveys at subordinate facilities and gather pertinent security documentation for inclusion into system accreditation packages. Coordinate, prepare, and track AIS inspections, reports, and responses. Ensure AIS and network nodes are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and practices. Perform ISSO duties in support of in-house and external customers.
    • Develop and provide recommendations on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Program Protection Plans, Continuity of Operations / Disaster Recovery Plans, Configuration Management Plans, Vulnerability Management and Continuous Monitoring Plans, Incident Response Plans, cybersecurity reporting processes and procedures; System Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), PPS (Ports, Protocols & Services) worksheets, Network Diagrams, Security Control Traceability Matrix (SCTM)
    • Assess systems for vulnerabilities using automated (ACAS, DISA SCAP Compliance Checker, Syslog) and manual methods and takes actions necessary to track, manage and report compliance with US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) directions and task orders (TASKORDS) and Air Force NOTAMs. Actively participates in Vulnerability Management Plan activities, discussions and planning meetings.
    • Monitor systems for security status and health. Review system event logs. Conduct vulnerability scans and remediate findings. Implement, maintain and monitor host-based intrusion protection/prevention software. Report anomalies, alerts, unauthorized activity, and any cyber events or incidents.
    • Support cyber incident handling operations to minimize potential loss, compromise and destruction of data and restoration of services.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

     

    Travel:

    • Minimal CONUS/OCONUS travel.

    Qualifications

    Required Skills:

    • General Experience: Typically ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of related technical and/or managerial experience.
    • Specialized Experience: At least eight (8) years of technical experience directly related to the required area of expertise, such as System Administration, Security Administration, Cybersecurity, Software development, network administration.
    • Candidate shall possess appropriate certification per DoD 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level 2.
    • An additional 4 years of specialized experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

     

    Desired Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook).
    • Experience or certification in Penetration Testing/Ethical Hacking/Computer Forensics, or DoD 8570 Level III, or DoD 8570 IAT Level III, or CISSP certification is highly desired.
    • DoD Acquisition experience.
    • Knowledge of systems engineering in support of system definition, development, integration, verification methods, sustainment, risk modeling/simulation, test and evaluation, interoperability requirements across a wide range of hardware and software systems, including ground based systems.
    • Demonstrated technical leadership and acquisition experience.
    • Experience with USAF software certification requirements.
    • Experience supporting multi-level systems and cross domain accreditation experience. 

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in a technical or managerial field from an accredited institution. 

     

    Clearance: TS clearance or higher.

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