Company Overview Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown. Avantus' services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence. Position Overview We are looking for Cyber Security Engineer to help plan, develop, and execute engineering and development activities for our customer. Responsibilities * Communicate system security architecture, design, and implementation recommendations with team leads and senior leadership. * Help determine technical goals in consultation with staff management. * Make detailed plans to accomplish technical goals. * Identify reusable architectures/components for possible application to the effort. * Recommend adoption priorities for reusable architectures/components. * Derive security control inheritance using reusable architectures/components to increase the execution speed of the A&A process. * Provide enterprise service and security engineering expertise while providing guidance to develop products deployed on the customer network. * Focus on the systems engineering/cyber security engineering related tasks. * Investigate new technologies or products, evaluating, testing, prototyping, and recommending products. * Provide advice on system security architecture, design, and implementation. * Assist with identification of AWS services and controls to be used in pipeline development and provide AWS-focused application development expertise. Required Qualifications * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline. * Demonstrated capability in root cause analysis and solution architecting of complex technical issues. * Demonstrated experience preparing and providing information security briefings to technical and non-technical audiences. * Demonstrated experience developing documentation to meet security requirements and guidance. * Demonstrated experience working with distributed networks. * Demonstrated experience architecting, designing and implementing Cloud Solutions . * Demonstrated experience applying security risk assessment methodology to system development, threat model development, vulnerability assessments, and security risk analyses. * Active TS/SCI clearance with FS polygraph required #AvantusClearedJob Preferred Qualifications * Demonstrated experience supporting projects in Sponsor's Enterprise IT environment (understanding of enterprise technologies, processes, security practices). * Demonstrated experience with the Sponsor's cloud environment. * Demonstrated experience writing and editing documentation deliverables such as manuals, briefings, newsletters, white papers, and reports. * Demonstrated experience writing for technical, executive and non-technical audiences. . * Demonstrated experience with drafting executive level briefs on cyber security mitigation techniques, project milestones/schedules, and strategic initiatives. * Demonstrated experience working with operating system security (Windows, Solaris, Linux, etc.). * Demonstrated experience with Cross Domain Solutions to transfer data between networks operating at different classification levels. * Demonstrated experience with databases such as SQL and NoSQL * Demonstrated experience with data stores such as Postgres. * Demonstrated experience with the Sponsor's policies, directives, and standards. * Demonstrated strong programmatic skills * Demonstrated experience using project management methodologies such as the Sponsor's Project Management Framework. * Demonstrated experience in all steps of the RMF process.
* Cyber Security certifications, such as: * CISSP - Certified Information System Security Professional; * CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker; * GIAC - Global Information Assurance Certification; * Other certifications: * AWS Solutions Architect: * Cloud Security Certification: * OpenStack Administrator Certification: * Or other cloud-related certifications Company EEO Statement Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.