Job Description

San Diego,CA,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
Systems and Network Security Engineer

The Opportunity: 

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your experience in Development, Security, and Operations (DevSecOps) that will support our country's warfighters? As a systems security and network security engineer, you can identify the tools, tactics, and techniques needed to assess vulnerabilities and recommend the best solution and security strategy. We need your experience to lead the development and implementation of security solutions for our client's software and systems.

On our team, you’ll troubleshoot and analyze complex challenges for customers using your knowledge of Test Strategies, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), Security Requirements Guides (SRG), Nessus, static code analysis tools, and novel custom testing procedures. You’ll use your curiosity for technology and market trends to further research and develop security solutions. Using your knowledge and experience in Microsoft and Linux systems, Cisco, Juniper, Unix systems, relational and non-relational databases, and various programming languages, you’ll help assess security threats and implement infrastructure controls.  

In this role, you’ll closely impact the Joint Service’s tactical systems by accelerating the identification and implementation of necessary system changes by working in lockstep with the development teams. With mentoring, challenging hands-on problem-solving, and opportunities to learn new tools and skills, we focus on growing as a team to make the best solutions for our customers.

What You’ll Work On: 

  • Develop relationships quickly and easily with other teams, communicating the complexities of security with a wide variety of audiences, including senior management. 
  • Implement infrastructure and cyber security controls, including enhanced detection and vulnerability capabilities and improved event correlation in large enterprises.  
  • Perform risk and vulnerability assessments in network, system, and application areas.
  • Leverage big data analytics and traditional security event types to identify advanced threats or indicators of compromise. 
  • Monitor the implementation of policy and procedures to support information security goals and operations.
  • Analyze changes to policy or strategy to support new initiatives or required changes.

Work with us as we secure and protect the Joint Service’s portfolio of systems for the better.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:   

  • 8+ years of experience with supporting DoD systems
  • 5+ years of experience in implementing cybersecurity by DoDI 8500.01, Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), and cyber security solutions
  • 4+ years of experience with performing risk and vulnerability assessments for Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • 3+ years of experience as an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) and working in a matrix product team environment
  • 2+ years of experience as part of a DoD Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF) program
  • 2+ years of experience with monitoring cybersecurity policies and procedures
  • 2+ years of experience with developing, managing, and reporting on a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Secret clearance
  • Navy Qualified Validator and IAT Level II Certification

Nice If You Have:   

  • 2+ years of experience with server virtualization software
  • 2+ years of experience with network virtualization software
  • Ability to build relationships quickly and easily with other teams
  • Ability to communicate abstract and complex concepts to others
  • Top Secret clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Network Engineering
  • IAT Level III Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret 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 $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (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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