Cyber Security Engineer - TS Clearance

Windward IT Solutions Ashburn , VA 20147

Posted 3 weeks ago

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT Roadmap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world.

Our consultants solve our clients' most challenging problems, uncovering answers to questions they didn't even know. Only apply if you have a thirst to learn new technologies and thrive in a fast paced environment. We Work with the US Government as well as Fortune 500 clients, and our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within one of our cutting edge clients solving complex technical challenges then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality". Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

As a result of our continued success, we are seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to join an agile software development team. Specifically, the Cyber Security Engineer's role will be to primarily help guide the agile software development team get custom developed software through the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process and obtain ATO.

Job duties:

  • Lead security authorization processes and procedures

  • Recommend security best practices and system configuration standards

  • Advise the team on security architecture best practices

  • Write System Security Plans and other documentation required to obtain ATO (Authority to Operate)

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate security Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and System Security Plans (SSP) to satisfy Assessment and Authorization (A&A) requirements in accordance with NIST 800-53, FISMA, Risk Management Framework (RMF) and other government guidelines, as required

  • Perform scans, review the results, and write necessary reports and plans.

  • Conduct periodic reviews to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures

  • Maintain a broad knowledge of technology, equipment and/or systems to include the DevSecOps tools available in AWS GovCloud

Required Qualifications/Certifications:

  • Experience with the A&A process and documentation

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills/Certifications:

  • Excellent understanding of common computing platforms such as RedHat Linux Server, and databases

  • DevSecOps experience in AWS environment

  • Atlassian tools Confluence, JIRA

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS and a minimum of 5 years of cyber related experience

Security Clearance:

  • Active/current Top Secret clearance is required

Work Location:

  • Fairfax, VA

Windward Consulting strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.

Windward Consulting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.


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