Job Description

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Security Test Engineer, Mid

The Opportunity:

When new systems are built and a user tries new software on that system, applications are expected to be intuitive and run smoothly on a secure platform. Functionality, reliability, security, and user experience are key to successful platform deployments and software development, which means rigorous testing. That’s why we need you, an experienced test engineer who knows how to thoroughly security test software and systems, and work with developers or engineers to make sure our team releases of applications, systems, and networking assets that are secure and compliant.

As a security test engineer on our team, you’ll work with engineers and developers to evaluate software and systems developed for the Department of Defense. Specifically, you will apply your critical thinking and analytical skills to assess Linux systems built within a virtual or containerized environment. You’ll work on building security test plans with test cases based on Remedy and Jira change requests. Using automated and manual processes, you’ll generate data and execute the test cases to see how the software or operating system, performs against vulnerabilities. Then, document and interpret the results, communicating security risks to the development or engineering teams, so they can improve the security of the software or system. You’ll automate continuous security and performance testing and monitor health of the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and other testing tools. This is an opportunity to leverage your skills by writing the code to automate security processes. You’ll also further your experience in engineering secure solutions for the testing team and explore new areas like cloud computing. Work with us as we develop software solutions to secure our defense networks.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • Experience with multiple system environments and preparation of test plans and reports

  • Experience with programming and scripting languages, such as Python, PowerShell, or Bash, to develop automated processes and troubleshoot fix actions

  • Knowledge of data security administration principles, methods, and techniques

  • Knowledge of a virtual containerized environment

  • Ability to support administration of the test networks and systems, including Linux operating systems

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

  • DoD 8570.01 IAT II Certification

  • Ability to obtain Linux Certification within 30 days of hire date

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with DoD vulnerability management tools, including Tenable’s Security Center,, Nessus Network Monitor, Passive Vulnerability Scanner, Nessus Manager and Agent, and Nessus Scanners

  • Experience modifying IPTables, SELinux, FAPolicy, and Firewalld within the Linux Operating System

  • Experience with technical writing on POA&M’s, Risk Acceptance, and IA Controls

  • Experience with DoD STIGs and network system compliance analysis

  • Knowledge of the CI/CD pipeline, Kubernetes, Docker, or Enterprise Cloud native solutions

  • Knowledge of DoD policies and procedures, including DoD Risk Management Framework, ICD-503, NIST 800-53, and ISO-9001

  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies, balance multiple concurrent activities, and efficiently manage time

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $60,400.00 to $137,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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