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IA Specialist/Security Engineer

Company: Foxhole Technology
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

IA Specialist/Security Engineer

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Regular Full-Time

Clearance Required



Job Title: Information Assurance Security SpecialistLocation: Arlington, Virginia (Ballston area) Clearance: Secret or Top SecretTelework: Hybrid (ability to come onsite as required) The IA Security Specialist supports the Engineering Team by providing cybersecurity technical expertise and support to develop requirements and ensure compliance. Support includes providing technical input and insight related to the Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) program and the Dashboard efforts, review of Request For Service (RFS), future capability and requirements definition, review of System Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) deliverables and review project change requests to provide technical scope recommendations. The IA specialist is responsible for assisting with providing oversight of the integrator and ensuring the cybersecurity related requirements of the RFS are met. The IA Security Specialist will need to understand IT System development as well as the requirements and acquisition process. This position will be providing technical oversight to ensure all proposed solutions align with approved cyber tools and products as well as meet established standards and policies.

Job Description

The IA specialist will be responsible for attending technical meetings associated w/ self-assessment guidance. The individual will effectively and efficiently evaluate capability metrics and provide faster and more accurate evaluation of such data.Will assist in the development of self-assessment guidance that ensures objectivity, clarity, and uniformity for all capabilities with consideration of additional CISA provided risk mosaic view situational awareness metrics. Covering topics of Quality of deliverables and presentations, forward leaning proactiveness to resolve issues, tracking KPP flow-down to operational objectives, overall project execution, and difficulties in differentiating/measuring evaluation criteria between actual project execution and project management.Develops questions as part of the approach that will help assess the effectiveness of the metrics and provide high level technical support to guide IV&V

  • Will assist in the development of user stories, maintain activities/task backlog; Research, analyze, and recommend best practices. Review technical reports, white papers, evaluation recommendations, and associated test packages.
  • Draft, review, edit documents, COAs, and presentation slides. Provide recommendations to the PMO and participating agencies across contractual efforts to aid RFS development. Take notes, or meetings notes as needed.Successful candidates will have an understanding of how to measure cybersecurity risk and be familiar with NIST controls, vulnerability assessments, FISMA and FISMA data, KEVs, and track compliance of BOD directives and program agendas.
  • Provide direction on how to address unique program system architectures.

    Minimum Requirements

Familiarity with market leading enterprise IT and/or cybersecurity products and tools such as Splunk, Tenable, Elastic, Logstash, Kibana, IBM BigFix, Forescout, SailPoint, ServiceNow, Tanium, Crowdstrike, etc.Familiarity with Agile development, Sprints, Maestro, JIRA, and Confluence. Minimum 2 years experience applying Systems Engineering principles to IT programs or large acquisition programs, conducting IA assessments or reviews of large programs, or Cybersecurity support.Bachelors' in Engineering, Computer Science, IT or similar discipline - Can Substitute five (5) years of enterprise IT or Cybersecurity experience for a degree in discipline other than above.MS Tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Visio.As a government contractor, Foxhole Technology is subject to Executive Order 14042 - Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, provided there is not a court ordered injunction. This requires that all employees supporting a government contract be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless the employee has an exemption based on disability or sincerely held religious belief. Foxhole Technology may require proof of your vaccination as a condition of employment.

More Information

Requirements of position: Think analytically, effective verbal and written communication skills, make decisions, observe/remember details, interpret data, concentrate on tasks, adjust to change, handle stress/emotions. Regular attendance, maintain work schedule, attend meetings, meet deadlines, keyboard/type, handle confidential information, use math/calculations, stay organized, operate office equipment, may direct others. Must be able to see, have eye/hand coordination, and lift up to 10 lbs. May be exposed to dust/dirt, humidity, and noise. Foxhole Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law.

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