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Cyber Operations Specialist, Principal - San Antonio

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Job ID: 1926293
Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2020
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Ops Planner
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is hiring a Cyber Operations Specialist, Principal in San Antonio, TX.

Job Description: This work will be as a member of a small team supporting our government customer. The job requires a subject matter expert with a primary focus on cyberspace operations tools, techniques, procedures (TTP), course of action (COA) development, weaponeering, and capability gap identification.  A thorough understanding of how to employ operational cyber capabilities is required. The ability to translate complex, technical aspects of cyberspace operations for technical and non-technical audiences at all levels in both written and verbal formats is equally essential.

  • Possess critical thinking, along with strong verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to brief senior level leaders and compose highly technical analytical products. This also includes the ability to translate complex, technical aspects of cyber into clear, concise language for both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels.
  • The successful applicant will serve as a subject matter expert with a primary focus on line-of-effort and course-of-action development, weaponeering, capability gap identification and offensive cyberspace operations TTPs.
  • Ability to act in a multi-faceted role, which includes the need for a basic understanding of analysis and operations planning.
  • An understanding of how to employ cyber modelling and simulation techniques is desired.
  • Review finished intelligence products and extract valuable targeting and system information.
  • Research and explain various types of networking protocols and articulate their functionality.
  • Perform vulnerability analysis on various system frameworks.
  • Ability to understand how networks are engineered and analyze network data in an effort to discover network vulnerabilities.
  • Understand complex business and information technology management processes.
  • Assist in the selection and tailoring of approaches, methods and tools to support service offering or industry projects.
  • Understand clients' business environment and mission objectives.
  • Generate innovative ideas and challenge the status quo.
  • Build and nurture positive working relationships with clients with the ability to exceed client expectations.




Typical Education and Experience:

•Bachelors and ten (10) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience.  Experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.


  • Advanced knowledge of OCO/DCO, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and exploitation methods using manual testing techniques, scripts, commercial and open source tools.
  • Experience in discovery and/or exploiting vulnerabilities in complex networks
  • Experience with network reconnaissance and open source intelligence (OSINT) gathering.
  • Experience with industry standards to include OWASP, NIST, and IEEE
  • In-depth knowledge of wireless vulnerabilities penetration testing methods.
  • Ability to read and analyze network packet captures.
  • Experience with network security to include; firewall, router, and switch security
  • Knowledge of security best practices: NIST, CIS, Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, Microsoft, Unix/Linux, etc.
  • Knowledge of security auditing techniques
  • Knowledge of computer control environments
  • Familiarity with querying and handling SIGINT.

Desired Skills:
•Experience related to Military Occupation Codes:
o AF:17S, 17D, 1B4X1
o Army: 17A, 17C, 170A, 25D
o Navy: CTN-Cryptologic Technician Networks - CT-9308
o Marines: 1700 series, 2611

Desired Qualifications

 Desired to have Master's Degree and 16 years experience.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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