University, Cybersecurity Test Engineer

The Challenge:

How do we know if the critical systems we develop for national defense will stand up to real world use? How can we be sure the tools we design can integrate seamlessly into existing environments? When you build some of the most important systems in the world, you can’t leave anything to chance. That’s why we need you – a cyber test engineer who can learn how to test, interpret, and improve - to make sure our systems will solve real problems in the real world.

As a Cybersecurity Test Engineer on our team, you’ll help our clients analyze the creation of processes and experiments to test the functionality and performance of cyber systems. Throughout development, you’ll ensure the highest quality. You’ll write test cases from unit test level to functional, based on your understanding of requirements and how they relate to actual needs. You know the need for “baked-in” security, so you’ll run security scans and interpret the results to be fed back in as improvements to the design. You’ll learn how to script to automate continuous security and performance testing and monitor health of cyber systems. Join us as we develop world class systems that focus on the filtering capabilities and the data flows within the architecture of the system. We seek exceptional candidates from a variety of schools and programs. Individuals who are highly capable of developing insight and advice for our clients, but also highly motivated to work with our clients to help implement the solutions we develop.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience with security principles, approaches, and technologies in an academic or internship environment

  • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework

  • Experience with using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Scheduled to obtain a Bachelor’s degree by Summer 2022

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with C, C++, Bash, Python, or Java

  • Knowledge of networking

  • Knowledge of Penetration testing or adversarial emulation

  • Knowledge of current cyber threats and how to appropriately harden a system to prevent them

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in CS, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Network Engineering, Cybersecurity, or a related field preferred


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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 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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