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Cyber Engineer

Job ID: 2113772
Location: STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2021
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate need for a Cyber Professional to support the NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract at NASA's Stennis Space Center. The NICS contract provides high quality integrated communications services for secure voice, video and data solutions and services to NASA customers worldwide.

Support all elements of the NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) Enterprise Security Office.  Collaborate with operations and engineering in the continuous NIST 800.53 security monitoring of deployed systems.  Research security metrics and reports to provide remediation recommendations.  Provide security services, to include incident response and security plan administration, in accordance with program and Agency requirements.  Troubleshoot and problem solve technical and non-technical challenges assigned to.  Desire Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cybersecurity or related fields (or equivalent related experience with NASA IT systems/services), NIST Risk Management Framework experience, Network/Server system administration, ITIL Certification, Security+ or Network+ Certification, Nessus, Incident Response experience.  Currently posses or able to obtain Secret clearance. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Participate in security incident handling and response; and participate in the mitigation and remediation of security vulnerabilities affecting host workstations and servers.
  • Monitor security audit and intrusion detection system logs for system and network anomalies, investigate and/or escalate security violations, and document and report events.
  • Perform vulnerability scanning of networked devices and assist system owners in vulnerability mitigation.
  • Assist System Administrators (SA) and System Owners (SO) in the development of System Security Plans (SSP) based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Security Publications.
  • Conduct Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) activities to allow systems to obtain and maintain Authorization to Operate (ATO).  Activities include risk assessments, contingency plan testing, security control reviews, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) tracking, and developing associated reports.
  • Provide recommendations for proper controls and countermeasures based on the discovered vulnerabilities that are in compliance with Federal policies / mandates, standards, and guidelines, and best business practices for information assurance.
  • Develop and maintain documentation supporting the processes and work instructions related to information technology security related functions.
  • Develop and present training materials to enhance the overall security awareness of site personnel.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and 0 years related experience.



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with a Secret Securtiy Clearance. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems security, computer science, or related field preferred
  • Three or more years of experience in information systems security and/or network operations/support
  • Must possess a solid understanding of IT Security including network and host security products such as intrusion detection systems, firewalls, VPNs, anti-virus and anti-spyware systems and security tools such as vulnerability scanners, wireless network scanners, and packet sniffers
  • Experience with Nessus, BigFix, FireEye HX, and/or Splunk a plus
  • Possess a solid understanding of  FISMA, NIST and other guidance applicable to Federal information systems
  • Experience with evaluating system, network, or infrastructure security controls against FISMA and NIST guidelines
  • Working knowledge of typical LAN/WAN technologies and protocols
  • System administration and troubleshooting skills in Windows and Linux
  • Possess active security clearance or have the ability to acquire same at the ‘secret’ level
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience working with computer programming
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, strong customer service qualities, and the ability to work in a team environment


Other Qualifications:

  • Must be task and detail oriented and be able to work with limited supervision
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members
  • Organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

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