Mission Threat Validation Specialist Team Lead

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to see big picture and make a profound impact on the security of Defense critical systems? This is your chance to identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface, supporting our Defense clients in the analysis, engineering, planning, and strategy development related to a threat, analysis, and architecture. You will play a lead role in transforming Cybersecurity in Defense systems. Join our team and help to turn requirements into accomplishments that drive change.

As the Mission Threat Validation team lead, your team will plan, coordinate, execute., and document the results of sophisticated exercise events constructed to test adversarial methods intended to impact functionality of a particular system or component leading to denial, disruption, deception, degradation, or destruction of service. Your team will lead three types of events: Command Post Exercises (CPX), Allied/Partner Exercises, and Lower Echelon Level Events.  The purpose of these events is to demonstrate and assess operational risk to mission. This allows the government partners to prioritize mitigations based on actual, demonstrated mission risks, and leads to addressing the highest priority risks the earliest. 

Join us. The world can’t wait!

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience with the U.S. government on cyber mission planning
  • Experience with modeling and simulation (M&S) during testing events
  • Experience with metrics, including measures of effectiveness and measures of performance to assist customers in developing objectives and evaluating exercises
  • Experience with observing or participating in cyber exercises where warfighters respond to white cards played during events to validate mission effects.
  • Experience with cyber operator tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience in working with Combatant Commands and Joint Staff
  • Experience with Mission Based Cyber Risk Assessments, specifically risk and threat scoring for Mission based Risk Assessment Process for Cyber (MRAP-C)
  • Experience with defining security requirements, security assessments and security recommendations using industry standards as reference models
  • Knowledge of the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)


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

Build Your Career: 

At Booz Allen, we know the power of analytics and intelligence. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want. 

  • Challenging projects – Whether training analysts on military equipment through VR technology; developing a simulation capability to allow teams to rehearse missions together; or integrating RFID tags into mobile devices to enable data access within a geo parameter, you’ll get to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. 
  • Meaningful work – Use your skills to empower change. Your work will keep citizens and warfighters safe and well both at home and abroad 
  • State-of-the-art technology – Broaden your intelligence capabilities with digital forensics, telematics, precision navigation, secure mobile operations, and advanced analytics 
  •  New skills – In-house experts and partnerships with tech leaders, like Nvidia and Splunk, mean you can get practical experience with advanced GPU technologies, cyber security, and data science 
  • Room to grow – You’ll be inspired to grow your career while making your ideas a reality thanks to new opportunities across the U.S. and abroad, encouraging mentors, and collaborative colleagues

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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