Cybersecurity Operations Specialist

The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but do 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 customers? We’re looking for an engineer who can help create solutions for customers that will stand up to even the most advanced Cyber threats.

As a cyber operations engineer on our project, you’ll provide subject matter expertise and recommendations to the development of defense mission systems in support of critical operations with Cybersecurity in mind”. You’ll work with in house teams, and other engineers to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s needs and future goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solution and recommendations, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. As a team, we’ll take 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 learn from a team of experts as you make a difference in the security of defense mission systems. Your contributions will help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like endpoint-based detection, multi-factor authentication, identity and access management. You’ll be able to gain experience in, but not limited, to understanding the intricates of defense missions, the architecture of defense systems, the acquisition system development life cycle, and the Cybersecurity standards policies requirements on national security systems while building peace of mind in a critical infrastructure. Join our team as we improve warfighter systems in support of critical defense missions for our country through Cybersecurity.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

-Experience with computer network defense tools

-Knowledge of incident response and reporting

-Knowledge of systems development life cycle methodologies and associated activities

-Ability to monitor, identify, and report incidents, unauthorized access, disruption of service, malicious code attacks, probing, or other anomalies

-Top Secret clearance required

-BA or BS degree required

-DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification required

Nice If You Have:

-Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills


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