Abile Headquarters

  • Information Assurance Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/25/2018 4:37 PM)
    Job ID
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Abile Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Information Assurance Engineer supporting an Intelligence Community Customer.


    Abile Group, Inc. was formed in July 2004 to partner with the Intelligence Community and their Contractors in the areas of Enterprise Analytics & Performance Management, IT & Systems Engineering and Program & Project Management. We have significant experience with the Federal Government and are an EDWOSB dedicated to our employees and clients.  We are looking for high performing employees who enjoy providing advice and guidance along with solutions development and implementation support, crafted by combining industry best practices with the clients’ subject matter experience and Abile’s breadth of expertise. Abile Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or national origin.


    The right candidate will possess the following skills and capabilities and be ready to handle all responsibilities independently and professionally.


    • Recommend and implement measures to maintain compliance with ICD 503
    • Manage all aspects of cyber security for systems maintained on site and at customer locations
    • Work closely with program managers, system engineering and other engineering disciplines
    • Brief senior management on all aspects on security engineering
    • Lead and support frequent interaction with government customers
    • Ensure security requirements are addressed in all phases of the system development lifecycle (SDLC)
    • Develop required security accreditation documentation under the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Program (DIACAP) and Federal Risk Management Framework (RMF) as required for assigned systems (National Institute for Standards and Technology, Department of Defense, Special Access Programs, Defense Security Service, National Industrial Security Program)
    • Lead and support security assessment activities needed to obtain and/or maintain the Approval to Operate (ATO) security authorization for assigned systems
    • Identify security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications and new technology initiatives (hardware, software, cross-domain solutions, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus systems and software deployment tools)
    • Conduct complex security architecture analysis to evaluate and mitigate issues
    • Validate and test security architecture and design solutions to produce detailed engineering specifications


    Clearance Required: TS/SCI

    Degree and Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 6 Years of Experience

    Required Certifications: IAT Level 3 Certification or IAM Level 3 compliant professional certification (i.e. CISSP, CISM, GSLC, GCIH, CISA, GCED, or SCNA)


    Skill Requirements:

    • Experience with configuring, hardening and vulnerability assessment of Windows servers and workstations
    • Experience with configuring, hardening and vulnerability assessment of Network products such as Routers, Switches and Firewalls (CISCO, Juniper)
    • Experience with security assessment and authorization activities required for Federal information systems
    • Experience using security tools such as Nessus/ACAS, STIGs, McAfee, HP WebInspect, Solarwinds Event Manager, and Solarwinds patching tool
    • Experience with the design, implementation, and operation of Intrusion Detection Monitoring systems, sensors, and security taps
    • Experience with the design, implementation, and operation of Host Based Security Systems

    Preferred Additional Skills:

    • Strong knowledge of the SPLUNK SIEM system, Gigamon monitoring taps, and Palo Alto Firewall systems
    • Ability to generate documentation that describes standard operating procedures, which will be used by operational support personnel
    • Previous experience supporting a Government and/or Department of Defense customer supporting multiple domain classifications
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills in a cybersecurity setting
    • Experience with application of DoD IAVAs and STIGs
    • Strong investigative drive and listening skills, self-motivated individuals
    • The ability to work under pressure and be flexible with their time to include off hours support actions during weekends


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