Cyber Security Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/6/2021 12:19 PM)
Job ID
Clearance Required
Other Clearance
Top Secret

Position Description


XLA is looking for a Cyber Security Engineer with management experience that has experience running a SOC within the DoD and have managed the Security Operations Team.


The responsibilities and duties include:


  • Follow DoD and DoN guidance and instruction specifically, DoD Instruction 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • IT Security Incident Response support services respond to and report all IT incidents, ranging from security violations (i.e., information spillage and unauthorized usage) to suspicious activity reports.
  • Perform monthly vulnerability scans utilizing DoD/DoN mandated practices and software utilities. Monthly vulnerability scans must be performed using Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) tools and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) tool.
  • Perform monitoring and reporting using CYBER SECURITY detection suites including Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems/Intrusion Protection Systems (IDS/IPS), Host-Based Security System (HBSS), and Security Event Management Systems (SEM).
  • Report all vulnerabilities to DoN authorities as required/mandated.
  • Document the infrastructure, services, and applications consistent with DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Coordinate with NEN cyber security personnel on cyber security policies, procedures, issues, problems, risks, and incidents.
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor the necessary artifacts for RMF package submission to receive Authorization to Operate (ATO) or ATO w/conditions.
  • Respond, coordinate, and collect all artifacts associated with all suspected or validated system and/or network suspicious activities, discovery requests, intrusions, and spillages, as specified by Fleet Cyber Command directives with proper DoN and DoD authorities.
  • Participate in the development and support of the Insider Threat Program.
  • Ensure Government personnel are aware of continuing education requirements and deadlines. Ensure Contractor personnel meet continuing education requirements and deadlines such that cyber security certifications are maintained.
  • Monitor and execute compliance as defined by On-Line Compliance Reporting System (OCRS) for the DoN. Monitor and execute compliance as defined by Vulnerability Remediation Asset Manager (VRAM) for the DoN.
  • Update and validate policies, processes, and SOPs in accordance with DoN and DoD policies and regulations.
  • Complete and submit all DoD, DoN compliance reports within the designated timeframes.
  • Maintain and review all artifacts associated with the Cyber Security Program for transparent access by the ITD.
  • Update all relevant cyber security policies and procedures as needed and as required.
  • Respond to 24/7 mission critical incidents onsite or remotely within a two-hour window.
  • Ensure policy and processes are being performed and/or perform Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs), patches, and updates, as needed/required.
  • Ensure all ITD solutions meet or exceed all CYBER SECURITY accreditation requirements.
  • Ensure that all mandated documentation is created or updated during any corrective or improvement cycle and properly submitted to the CM library.
  • Standardize technical standards and development practices.
  • Continually review policies and process looking for efficiencies in the creation, review, and submission of accreditation packages reducing the time to achieve ATO from the Navy Authorizing Official (NAO).
  • Provide support for ITD incident management responsibilities which include the gathering, analysis, responding to DoN and/or DoD alerts on suspicious and/or inappropriate activity on networks/systems. Ensure government leadership is notified of incidents within an hour of the event and provided updates on established schedules as necessary.
  • Ensure a secure, certifiable infrastructure, core services, and applications are maintained and vulnerabilities are mitigated in compliance with DoD and DoN requirements.
  • Ensure defense-in-depth to include integrity, availability, authenticity, confidentiality, and non-repudiation of information is accomplished.
  • Ensure all security incidents ranging from suspicious activity to security violations (e.g., information spillage and unauthorized usage) are promptly reported and addressed.
  • Ensure multiple security countermeasures to protect the integrity of information assets are executed.
  • Ensure contractor performance has been benchmarked and compared to industry peers (i.e., meeting or exceeding industry standards).
  • Ensure strengths and weaknesses in Information Assurance functional area are identified and addressed as appropriate.
  • Ensure underlying drivers of performance gaps have been diagnosed, if applicable.
  • Ensure performance improvements have been prescribed.
  • Ensure system and applications approval processes and timelines are streamlined.
  • Ensure infrastructure continually meets or exceeds current compliance rating which is based off of the DoN Command Security Inspection (CSI) or DOD Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) programs/ CCORI program and requirements.




  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance
  • PMP certification is a plus


EEO Statement


EEOC: XLA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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