Cybersecurity Engineer, Junior

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 engineering skills to design and build secure systems for the United States Air Force? We’re looking for an engineer who can create solutions that will stand up to even the most advanced Cyber threats.

As a Cybersecurity engineer on our project, you’ll maintain a secure communications network to support mission critical operations. You’ll coordinate work with Booz Allen colleagues, industry partners, and DoD clients to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your client'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 mission needs. This is a chance to make a difference in the security of warfighter communications. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices to support to Assessment and Authorization (A&A) efforts under the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF), including Authorization to Operate (ATO) package generation, artifact evaluation, and control validation. You will maintain responsibility for requirements generation for all new acquisitions and major system modifications, including defining security aspects of system architectures, determining Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) requirements and methodologies, and conducting analytical risk management activities related to the development, operation, and maintenance of DoD information systems. 

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity standards and industry best practices implementation
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Active Secret clearance
  • BA or BS degree or 3 years of experience with Cyber
  • DoD 8570.01-m IAT Level II or IAM Level I Certifications, including CSA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) or commercial tool sets, including Nessus, Retina, or Nipper Studio
  • Experience with evaluating security vulnerabilities and formulating mitigation strategies for networked and non-networked systems
  • Experience with the evaluation of information security principles, DoD STIGs, and A&A processes for systems
  • Possession of excellent problem-solving skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • DoD 8570.01-m Certification at IAT Level III, IAM Level II, IASAE Level I, or CSSP, including C|EH, CSA+, CISA, CISM, GCIA, or SSCP

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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