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Junior Cyber Security Engineer

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Job ID: 197666
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 9, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

Job Description:  
SAIC is seeking a Junior Cyber Security Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Greenbelt, MD. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next- generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites. The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property. The candidate will provide monitoring and incident response support daily, to include shifts covering the weekends. In addition, the candidate will provide Assessment and Authorization support activities and must possess working mastery of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications (e.g. NIST 800-30, 800-37, 800-53, etc.) and knowledge of the NASA Security Assessment and Authorization Process. 

The Candidate will:  
  • Provide cyber security monitoring support using various security tools to identify potential anomalies, network intrusions, and possible malware events to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information system is protected 
  • Review and analyze system log files to report any unusual or suspect activities 
  • Follow established Standard Operating Procedure document as part of a daily and repeatable process for monitoring and analysis of the system 
  • Provide support for the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process through review and comment of system certification and accreditation packages. 
  • Perform document reviews of System Security Plan, Contingency Plan, Assessment Plan and other security-related documents. 
  • Track and monitor risks for the Risk Acceptance Process (RAP). 
  • Track and monitor Plan of Action & Milestones (POAMs) to ensure that weaknesses are addressed and planned for remediation. 
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and policies, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800 Series. 
  • Attend meetings with IT security experts to exchange information, collaborate to learn best practices, and maintain contact with other Departments, Government agencies and industry security personnel. 

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelors and 1+ years related experience.
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline. 
  • General knowledge of network security monitoring and computer incident handling and response capability and tools 
  • Solid writing skills to support technical user guide documentation, standard operating procedures, and response playbooks 
  • Experience interpreting and implementing cyber security regulations  
Clearance Requirement:
Able to obtain secret clearance 

Desired Qualifications

 DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Excellent verbal communication skills 
  • Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings 
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Experience with Unix/Linus and Windows Operating Syst


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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