SAIC Senior Security Engineer/Cyber Security Analyst (VG00674 & VG00949) Job in Springfield, Virginia

Senior Security Engineer/Cyber Security Analyst (VG00674 & VG00949) (Job Number:440713)


Senior Security Engineer/Information Security Analyst Vanguard 2.2.1

Position Description:

The Enterprise & Mission Information Technology Group currently has an opening for a Senior Security Engineer to support a Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) program. This program provides transparent, interconnected systems and security supporting the DoS in successfully carrying out its U.S. foreign policy mission. IRM provides enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for desktops, servers, networks, firewalls, and enterprise applications across the Department. Program is named Vanguard 2.2.1 and is an IT consolidation consisting of the Department's servers, mainframes, network devices, network perimeter, anti-virus engineering, public key infrastructure (PKI)/biometrics/encryption, monitoring tools, telephony, mobile computing platform, virtual environment, and enclave design/security engineering.

Description of Duties:

This role supports Security Engineering tasks with an emphasis in designing and implementing perimeter security solutions to meet business, security policy, technical, operational, and management requirements; using a defense-in-depth approach.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting project managers in identifying and coordinating technical activities.

  • Gathering requirements, performing gap analysis, developing and presenting potential solutions, and creating detailed design and implementation plans.

  • Integrating security into the design and implementation process to conform to established State Department security standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Reviewing evolving security requirements and policies and making recommendations for existing systems to ensure compliance.

  • Identifying security architecture and implementation gaps, vulnerabilities, and risks; developing, testing, and implementing solutions to address the gaps, and new or updated requirements.

  • Evaluating emerging technology (e.g., social media, mobile computing) and making recommendations.

  • Supporting Assessment & Accreditation (A&A) as a security SME, to provide recommendations on meeting required controls.



Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent; and 9+ years related experience or 13+ years in lieu of degree

  • Hands-on experience with traditional A&A using NIST Special Publications (SPs) including SP800-53 Rev 4 and SP800-37 / SP800-37 Rev 1. (Only having DIACAP or DITSCAP experience is not acceptable).

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:

  • One of the following certifications:

  • GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)

  • GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)

  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • (ISC)2 Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

  • (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • SCP Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)

  • Experience with Xacta 360

  • A&A-related project leadership experience

  • A relevant hands-on technical certification (e.g., Microsoft MCSE)

  • ITIL® Foundation certification

  • Experience with, and knowledge of, IT security architecture and engineering

  • Familiarity with State’s environment (data and voice networks, IT security systems, policies and procedures), Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs), Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAMs) and State’s IRM/IA A&A Tool Kit, CNSSI 1253.

Clearance Requirement:

SECRET (Active) with the ability to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance. SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Oct 9, 2018, 4:02:05 PM

Primary Location: United States-VA-SPRINGFIELD

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: None

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time