Sr. Cyber Security Engineer

in Springfield, VA

Sr. Cyber Security Engineer Job

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    Springfield, VA 22150, US

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Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking to join our team at our client’s site in Springfield, VA.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Cybersecurity Engineer to support the secure design, development, evaluation, and authorization of information systems, complex interconnected WANs/LANs, and development/test labs. This role will analyze customer security requirements, evaluate network security architectures, implement security controls, and integrate systems into customer operational networks. The candidate will be involved in all aspects of security engineering, as well as aspects of system assessment and authorization activities. The candidate will ensure approval processes are followed and validate security control implementations on system assets, including Cloud-based (AWS), containerized, on-prem assets, as required network security scanning and assessment tools, including ACAS, STIGs, SCAP, eMASS, and Xacta or ServiceNow and procedural knowledge of SCIF security.

The work will be performed fully at a customer facility in Springfield Virginia.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support for Information Assurance
  • Coordination with customers on risk management, emerging technologies and threats, and system Assessment and Authorization
  • Security assessments to determine compliance with NIST RMF
  • Investigations of computer security violations and incidents

Security Clearance & Other Requirements:

This position requires an active Top Secret/SCI level security clearance with a CI Poly

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of relevant cyber security experience
  • Experience deploying/working in AWS cloud environments
  • Experience deploying/working in Kubernetes /Docker containers
  • Experience with securely configuring and auditing various operating systems (e.g., Windows, Red Hat (RHEL) Linux, VMware), applications, databases, VPNs, firewalls, IDS/IPS
  • Experience supporting U.S. Government agencies
  • Vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and DISA STIGs
  • Strong grasp of network, operating system and application security
  • Experienced with the DoD 8500.2, NIST800-53r4 A&A, NIST RMF, ICD 503 compliance
  • Active CompTIA Security+ certification or CISSP
  • This role will require you to work onsite at the customer location in Springfield, VA

Desired Skills:

  • Experience managing classified laboratory environments
  • Experience with security event management, PKI, Wireshark, Cisco firewalls
  • Certifications in Red Hat, VMware, Microsoft, and Cisco
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and customer service skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Good electronic research skills using search tools, databases, and similar sources to support various customer programs and projects

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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