• Security Engineer

    Job ID 2018-2628
    Job Locations
    US-AZ-Fort Huachuca
    IT: Information Assurance / Quality / Cyber Security
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics


    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 


    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.


    Position Summary:

    The Senior Cyber Security Engineer provides Security Engineering Support services to the US Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC), Mission Engineering Directorate (MED) located at Fort Huachuca, AZ. This effort will consist of security engineering support services to: Department of the Army Program Executive Offices/Program Management Offices, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), United States Army Health Planning Agency (HFPA), and other agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Energy (DoE). These requirements include Security Engineering (SE) Assessments, SE Implementation & Assistance, and Risk Management Framework (RMF) Compliance Support. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments. This position is located in Fort Huachuca, Arizona; relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.


    Highlights of Responsibilities:

    • Assesses DoD Information Systems against the RMF security controls IAW DoDI 8500, DoDI 8510, CNSSI 1253, and NIST SP 800-53
    • Develops, author’s, and reviews documentation for compliance including Configuration Management Plans, Network Infrastructure Plans, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans, and all supporting processes, procedures, and policies in support of RMF A&A activities
    • Effectively performs interviews of technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as well as non-technical management personnel to ascertain the security posture of an IT system
    • Identifies mitigating factors for identified risks and proposes additional mitigation strategies for identified vulnerabilities
    • Evaluates a wide array of IT devices for Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance using ACAS/ Nessus, SCAP Compliance Checker, and manual checklist reviews.  This includes Windows, Solaris, and Red Hat Linux servers and desktops, routers, switches, firewalls, IDS, etc. 
    • Applies STIGs to a variety of devices to ensure compliance
    • Assist system owners with all self-assessment required tasks



    • CISSP or CASP required (CISSP preferred)
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
    • Current/active Secret clearance
    • 7-12 years of related experience in the fields of security engineering, cyber security, or Information Assurance
    • Experience with eMASS and a strong understanding of the CNSSI 1253 CCIs


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