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Tracking Code EPASS-20-1220-F
Job Code 20-1220
Posting Title Cyber Security Engineer
Post Date 7/31/2020
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Negligible
City Wright Patterson AFB
State OH
Country US
Description Cyber Security Engineer (EPASS-20-1220-F):

Bowheads seeks a Cyber Security Engineer to support the EPASS contract at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. The Cyber Security Engineer shall provide expert weapons system cybersecurity guidance and recommendations to program engineers, PMs, acquisition security program executive officer, Milestone Decision Authority (MDA), and Authorization Officials (AOs).

Other duties to include:
• Translate and provide comprehensive National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 requirements to ensure SSE and procurement solutions are incorporated into an integrated program protection scheme based upon known or anticipated risks.
• Provide subject matter expertise to support the AFPEO’s intent to execute RMF to support Assessment and Authorization (A&A) of assigned systems including generating required artifacts such as Interim Authority to Test (IATT), Authority to Connect (ATC), and Authority to Operate (ATO) packages as well as associated reports and presentations.
• Execute risk reduction based policies and procedures, and develop system specific comprehensive cybersecurity processes to include implementation of continuous monitoring.
• Document system architectures, utilizing original equipment manufacturer documentation and system interface specifications, to support the cyber analysis, identification, selection, and tailoring of security and privacy controls necessary to protect the system.
• Provide expert level evaluation of designs and proposed implementation solutions to defend weapon systems and critical networks against malicious and non-malicious exploitation throughout the full acquisition life cycle of portfolio programs.
• Evaluate threat data and develop residual risk recommendations and mitigations to senior DoD and AF leadership based on identification and analysis of weapons vulnerabilities.
• Review and analyze interoperability requirements and shall review, develop and evaluate resultant specifications and internal and external Interface Control Documents (ICDs).
• Review and propose technical recommendations at both the strategic and operational levels regarding critical technologies requiring protection, Program Protection Plans (PPP), AT plans, cyber findings, vulnerabilities, and risks.
• Conduct technical evaluations on vendors' proposals to ensure that cybersecurity requirements are properly addressed.
• Advise various working groups, planning teams and IPTs by preparing and reviewing agendas, coordinating topics and speakers, and researching, tracking and closing action items.
• Support multiple systems security working groups to develop a secure, resilient aircraft based on SSE principles.
• Provide expert identification, documentation, and assessment of threats, cyber findings, vulnerabilities, attack scenarios, impacts if exploited, and likely timelines for exploitation.
• Provide stakeholders with on-time deliverables, RMF artifacts, cyber impact assessments, and approaches to meet growing ISR/SOF requirements.
• Deliver solutions which are ready for the AO approval under significantly reduced timelines required by special operations and quick reaction capability programs.
• Ensure that contractual documentation, such as statements of work, CDRLs, and Systems Requirements Document (SRDs), incorporate cybersecurity requirements that support the development of the A&A process.
Requirements • Knowledge of systems engineering principles, network architecture analysis, verification and validation of requirements, and understanding the risk management process and understanding of the operational context of weapon systems employment is critical.
• The Candidate shall have verifiable experience with AOs, their associated action officers and their processes, preferably for platform systems.
• The Candidate shall be able to support up to 33% of contract time on travel to support remote site, site visits, site audits, design reviews and engineering implementation reviews of network architectures.
• The Candidate must have demonstrated expert level DoD acquisition processes experience related to acquisition platform and sensor cybersecurity engineering along with an expert understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF), Cybersecurity strategies, developing cyber resilient Systems of Systems (SoS), systems engineering, network engineering, and technical interface design to ensure weapon systems meet cyber resilient and SSE criteria.
• Senior level cybersecurity positions will require Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 3 and/or Level 2 certifications. be DoD 8570 certified and have a current T-5 special sensitive eligibility on the first day of the task order.
• The DoD Directive 8570 IAT Level 3 (IAT III) or Information Assurance Management Level 3 (IAM III) certification must be achieved within one year of the task order start date; and maintained throughout the period of performance.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Top Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Top Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

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UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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