Cybersecurity Engineer, Mid

The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your cyber architect skills to design and build secure systems for the DoD? We’re looking for an engineer who can create solutions for our defense client that will stand up to even the most advanced cyber threats.

As a cybersecurity engineer on our project, you’ll spearhead cybersecurity concepts by using Agile and the DevOps processes to quickly deploy software applications in cloud environments. You'll coordinate work with subject matter experts to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll lead the team through a critical approach to network design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions to maintain a balance of security and defense needs. This is a chance to make a difference in the security of cloud environments. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like engineering, sustainment of the infrastructure, hardware, and tools required to support DevOps. Provide Assessment and Authorization (A&A) and cybersecurity support, including Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD IT, assessing compliance with security technical implementation guides (STIGs). Join our team as we build peace of mind in a critical infrastructure through cybersecurity.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

-3+ years of experience with systems engineering or as cybersecurity analyst

-Experience with engineering, implementing, and monitoring security measures for the protection of systems, networks, and information

-Knowledge of either RMF, assessments, DoD, or STIGs

-Knowledge of DoD security processes, Xacta and eMASS, Nessus, security technical implementation guides (STIGs), public key infrastructure (PKI), and secured networks

-Knowledge of cloud technologies and cloud security implementations

-Secret clearance

-Scheduled to obtain a BA or BS degree in Science, Technology, or Engineering by June 2021

-Security + Certification

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with cybersecurity tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, protecting system boundaries, keeping computer systems and networks hardened against attacks, and securing sensitive data

-Experience with network security and networking technologies and system, security, and network monitoring tools​, including Fortify, SonarQube, and Twistlock and learning new technology

-Experience with Web-related technologies, including Web applications, Web services, service-oriented architectures, and network or Web-related protocols​

-Knowledge of SD elements, Fast-Track authority to operate (ATO), Certificate-to-Field, or continuous ATO

-Knowledge of security as it pertains to the following platforms: Windows, Linux, or Continuous Integration Pipelines

-Knowledge of current technologies used for technical security control reviews, including Tenable Nessus or Ansible software preferred

-Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 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.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


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