Cyber Engineer Mid

Washington, DC

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Job Id:
122623

Job Category:
Cyber Security

Job Location:
Washington, DC

Security Clearance:
Counterintelligence Scope (CI / CI Poly)

Business Unit:
Zachary Piper

Division:
Not Defined

Position Owner:
Meg Lewis

Zachary Piper Solutions is seeking a Mid- level Cyber Engineer to support a defense contract. This position is required to be in-person at the client site (Reston, DC or College Park). The contract ends in 2031.


The Cyber Engineer will develop innovative solutions to enable secure and reliable operations of enterprise computer systems. Engineer, design, develop, and implement enterprise network cyber defense capabilities to prevent sophisticated cyber threats. Understand the fundamentals of layered defense and zero trust technologies. Prevent adversary network threats, identify advanced attack vectors, and thwart methods of exploitation.


The engineer will work individually or in a small integrated team, and potentially lead a task, project, or team. Ensure project completion and provide guidance and direction to lower-level technicians, specialists, and managers. Provide expertise in the engineering design, development, direction, and implementation of enterprise network cyber defense capabilities. Apply familiarity with the utilization, configuration, and implementation of cyber defense capabilities, including web content filters, email security capabilities, Intrusion Detection System, Intrusion Prevention System, Host Based Security Systems, Security Incident and Event Management tools, Domain Name System security practices, advanced log analysis, network monitoring, network flow analysis, packet capture analysis, network proxies, firewalls, anti-virus capabilities, Linux or UNIX command line, and access control lists.


Basic Qualifications:

        4+ years of experience with privileged and elevated access operating, maintaining, and patching a DoD Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)

        Experience with Windows and Linux, including installing, configuring, or maintaining servers operating systems and applications

        Experience working with STIGs, SCAP, and cybersecurity best practices

        Active TS/SCI clearance; willingness to take a polygraph exam

        HS diploma or GED and 7+ years of experience conducting or supporting cyber engineering projects and activities, Associate’s degree and 5+ years of experience conducting or supporting cyber engineering projects and activities, Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience conducting or supporting cyber engineering projects and activities, or Master’s degree and 1+ years of experience conducting or supporting cyber engineering projects and activities

        DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II Certification, including Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, SSCP, CySA+, GICSP, or CND Certification

        Ability to obtain a DoD 8570.01-M Cyber Security Service Provider - Infrastructure Support Certification, including CEH, CySA+, GICSP, SSCP, CHFI, CFR, Cloud+, or CND Certification, within 30 days of hire

Optional Qualifications:

        Experience with Gigamon, Ansible, Encase, Fidelis, Suricata, Varonis, or VMWare tools

        Experience with Cloud Enterprise, authorizing cloud systems, and Cloud services, including AWS, Azure, or GCP

        Experience with big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or anomaly detection

        Experience with Zero-Trust Architecture

        Experience with DevSecOps, CI/CD, IaC and CaC, IT Infrastructure Library, and IT Service Management

        Experience scripting in PowerShell and BASH command line interfaces or in Python or Perl scripting languages

        Experience in a consulting or client-facing environment

        Ability to automate security configurations of Linux and Windows systems, and recommend and implement remediations for non-compliant security controls

        Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including using presentations to convey complex ideas to client and internal staff

Possession of excellent problem-solving skills

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