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Cyber Security Project Engineer - TS-SCI-FS Poly Required

Company: Highlight Technologies
Location: Herndon
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Highlight is looking for a Cyber Security Project Engineer to support a government customer in Northern Virginia. You will be the Cyber Security expert who will perform and support penetration testing activities.Responsibilities:

  • Document all identified system risks, planned test procedures taken, and test results.
  • Perform analyses of vulnerabilities identified during testing.
  • Review program-level documentation (e.g., requirements specification, system architecture, design documents, test plans, security plans, Body of Evidence) to acquire enough requisite knowledge of the system to conduct a penetration test.
  • Recommend changes to program-level documentation with an eye to reducing system vulnerabilities.
  • Create and document penetration testing plans and procedures.
  • Use approved penetration testing plans and procedures to conduct hands-on penetration testing.
  • Analyze test results, document risks, and recommend countermeasures and mitigation strategies to uncovered risks.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend Information Security policies and guidance.
  • Participate in technical exchange meetings and application review boards.
  • Document action items and results from technical exchange meetings and application review boards.
  • Brief management on the status of action items and/or results of activities.Qualifications:
    • U.S. Citizenship.
    • Top Secret clearance, SCI eligibility (TS/SCI) with full scope poly.
    • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or other closely related IT and Cyber Security discipline or equivalent work experience.
    • Knowledge of:
      • Risk management methodology.
      • Managing document repositories in databases.
      • Use of process tracking and document control software.
      • Cyber security principles for Amazon AWS Cloud computing platform and services.
      • Experience with:

        • Cyber penetration testing.
        • Applying computer attack methods and system exploitation techniques.
        • Designing, testing, or implementing IT security architecture and complex Windows installations.
        • Performing network security analysis.
        • Analyzing network architectures.
        • Using network management tools.
        • Creating cyber security test plans.
        • Leveraging adversarial tactics to conduct hands-on security testing.
        • Developing risk management methodologies.
        • Analyzing test results to develop risk/threat mitigation plans.
        • Testing or reviewing system configuration, development, and design specifically around enterprise systems and hypervisors.
        • Scripting in Python or other equivalent interpreted languages.
        • Source code auditing, bug hunting or CTF experience.
        • Manually auditing source code (One or more of: Java, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Rust, C others) to find security issues.Desired:
          • One or more of the relevant certifications:
            • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
            • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
            • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
            • GIAC Global Information Assurance Certification Penetration Tester (GPEN)
            • GIAC Cloud Penetration Tester
            • Participating in public and private information security groups and organizations.
            • Communicating vulnerability results and risk posture to senior executives.
            • Researching, evaluating, and developing security policies and guidance.
            • Performing complex technical tasks with minimal direction.
              About Highlight:For over ten years, Highlight has provided Development and Modernization, Secure IT, and Mission Solution services to our federal government customers. Our team knows the technology; we understand how our customers and their stakeholders work; and we know how to implement industry best practices to deliver high-quality, end-to-end solutions that minimize risk and maximize results.
              Since our inception, Highlight has had an employee-first mindset. Our mission is to provide employees with rewarding and impactful career opportunities. In 2021, Highlight's founder and CEO, Rebecca Andino, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to embody and expand our culture of transparency, teamwork and rewarding the work of our employees. By becoming an ESOP, our employee-owners share in the success of the company through their ownership stake. To learn more about ESOPS, check out:
              We're an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics. Our team is dedicated to foster diversity within our teams to promote creativity, innovation, and teamwork to deliver the best solutions for our customers.-:#cwhp

Keywords: Highlight Technologies, Germantown , Cyber Security Project Engineer - TS-SCI-FS Poly Required, Engineering , Herndon, Maryland

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