Job ID 2019-4185
Job Locations
US-VA-Fort Belvoir
IT: Information Assurance / Quality / Cyber Security
Regular Full-Time


NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. NCI's AI solution, Shai(tm), scales humans with artificial intelligence by empowering the workforce to meet their mission by using best in class AI solutions coupled with our exceptional service offerings. Working with strategic partners, NCI is committed to bringing commercial innovation to missions of national importance. NCI is a mid-tier systems integrator headquartered in Reston, VA, and operates at locations across the globe.


NCI has been designated a 2020 Military Friendly Employer by  




NCI: As a Cyber Defensive Operations Engineer III, you will provide services in support of the United States (U.S.) Army Cyber Command’s (ARCYBER) mission, to direct and conduct integrated Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), and Cyberspace Operations, as authorized or directed, to ensure freedom of action in and through cyberspace and the information environment, and to deny the same to adversaries. Cyber Defensive Operator III. Working as a SME, analyzes and evaluates software products and systems. Ensures systems comply with requirements and IA standards. Focuses on system/network cyber warfare attacks, techniques, and procedures.  Provides analysis support for design reviews to ensure applicability to the current system and requirements traceability. Produces papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for the government.  Mentors mid-level and junior staff. 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.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

  • Provide a cyber response team capability to develop mitigations in response to cyber threats. In addition, but is not limited to, the following activities:
    • Track, review, identify, and submit pre-approved actions (i.e., IP blocks/Uniform Resource Locator (URL) blocks).
    • Review, assess, and recommend mitigation actions in response to confirmed, potential threat activity, and unknown/new vulnerabilities.
    • Prepare and brief pre-approved actions conducted, as required.
    • Provide potential COAs, assessments, and technical expertise; and, enhance and improve the defensive posture, as required.
    • Conduct vulnerability tests to identify operational impacts of activity directed against systems or applications.


Experience Requirements:

  • Expert in Cyber Warfare techniques, methods, and processes
  • Experience detecting, monitoring, analyzing, and mitigating cyber threats
  • Familiarity with CJCSM 6510.01B
  • Top Secret SCI required, preferred CI Poly


Education and Required Certifications and Experience:

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II and CSSP Analyst (CEH, CFR, CCNA Cyber Ops, CySA+, GCIA, GCIH, GICSP, SCYBER)
  • HS 16+ Years or
  • BA/BA 10+ Years or
  • MA/MS 8+ Years


Physical Requirements:


This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

  • Sitting for long periods
  • Standing for long periods
  • Ambulate throughout an office
  • Ambulate between several buildings
  • Travel by land or air transportation 25%


It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  NCI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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