KEYW Corporation

  • Security Engineer

    Job Locations 1 month ago(3/8/2019 12:46 PM)
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    Information Technology
    Job Locations
    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
  • Overview

    Join our DCGS-A engineering and sustainment services Fixed sustainment team. The sustainment team provides the SEC all system-specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM DCGS-A sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include Engineering Management, Scrum Management, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), Security Engineering, and Technical Writing. 


    As a DCGS-A Fixed security engineer, you will work individually and as part of a team to comprehensively monitor known and potential security threats and assess appropriate resolution as needed. Specifically, you will:

    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan the implementation of security threat resolution for issues that come in via external sources (e.g. IAVM) as well as internal testing, scans and analysis
    • Work with security solution developers and independent testers to ensure that authored solutions correctly and fully satisfy the mitigation criteria for reported vulnerabilities
    • Review applicable regulations governing software development efforts and environment, present applicable findings to multiple stakeholder levels in the software development lifecycle process, and monitor and assist with compliance
    • Operate manual and automated security vulnerability scanning processes, record and analyze the findings, then report the findings to stakeholders throughout the organization
    • Use subject matter expertise of the assigned systems to proactively seek vulnerabilities prior to their materialization from external sources
    • Execute formal and informal tests with objectivity and strict attention to detail
    • Monitor available patches for software and operating systems, and recommend courses of action based on formal policy and risk assessment
    • Install and configure assigned systems, including operating systems, patches, applications and networking connectivity
    • Design and execute custom manual and automated tests for known and potential security vulnerabilities, analyze and present the results, and recommend courses of action to mitigate any adverse findings
    • Comply with ISD PPSS Lifecycle requirements for software baseline handoffs to configuration management, integration and independent testing


    • A bachelor's degree specifically in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline and 5 years of professional work experience in the field of information security
    • At least 2 years’ experience in UNIX/Linux, and/or Windows administration, including activities such as operating system installation, configuration and patching, and application installation and configuration
    • Knowledgeable with the Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), and RMF policies and directives (i.e., DoDI 8510.01)
    • Experience in security hardening of operating systems and networked communications
    • Experience using industry standard security scanning tools (e.g. Nessus, Retina)
    • Use of industry standard tools for creating professional documentation (e.g., MS Word, Excel)
    • Understanding of networking technologies and protocols
    • Must be self-starter, willing to take complete ownership of complex technical problems
    • Should be able to think clearly and articulate with appropriate level of abstraction his/her thought process on complex technological issues
    • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified--baseline security certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+ CE) and technical computing environment training or certification (e.g. Server+) prior to start of work
    • TS/SCI Clearance Required


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • RHCSA or other related Linux certification
    • MCSE or other related Microsoft certification
    • CCNA or other networking certification
    • At least 2 years’ experience with DCGS-A Fixed or another DCGS-A family system
    • At least 2 years software development experience in UNIX / Linux and/or Window shell scripting languages (e.g. Bash, csh, ksh, PowerShell)
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize virtualization technologies (preferably VMware) in a development and testing environment
    • Knowledge of DoD messaging and classification markings


    Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Top Secret Security with SCI Clearance, based on current background investigation. 


    KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


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    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


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