Information Assurance Engineer A2 in Austin, TX at Galapagos, LLC

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Austin, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/13/2019

Job Description

Job Title: Information Assurance Engineer A2

Location:  Austin, TX

 

Job Summary:

Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC has an immediate opening for an Information Assurance (IA) Engineer to join our rapidly growing team. IA Engineer applies IT security principles, methods, and security products to protect and maintain the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability of information system resources and processed information; plans, implements, and manages a Defense In Depth for the total network and/or enclaves within the network; identifies and analyzes threats and vulnerabilities to the information systems to maintain protection, accomplish risk analysis, security testing, and certification due to modifications or changes, completes computer security plans, and enforces mandatory access control techniques; manages a network security program, reporting all incidents promptly and providing corrective action to prevent further incidents; implements guidance to ensure the protection of Internet information, reduces the risks associated with automated processing of information and data, and trains all personnel in IT security awareness, as required.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Not listed in order of importance; other duties may be assigned) and must be able to perform the following with minimal guidance:

  • Work with system owners to close IAVMs/ICVMs and open Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) in a rapid fashion, in accordance with DoD instructions/directives. Review all POA&MS with the Program Manager on at least a quarterly basis and update the POA&Ms accordingly.
  • Provide Defense in Depth principles and technology in security engineering designs and implementation
  • Analyze existing and future systems, reviewing security architectures, and developing engineering solutions that integrate information security requirements to proactively manage information protection
  • Apply security risk assessment methodology to system development, including assessing and auditing network penetration testing, antivirus deployment, risk analysis
  • Conduct Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) activities, including forensic analysis
  • Plan, implement, and manage a Defense In Depth for the total network and/or enclaves within the network to include such items as: scanning, remediation, host and network intrusion detection/prevention, firewalls, proxy servers, web cache, virus programs, vulnerability scanning, content filtering, remote dial in protection, Host Based Security Services, Directory Services, and Certification and Accreditation, DoD Instruction 5200.40, accreditation guidance and advice IAW AR 25-2 and IA Best Business Practices (BBPs). Plan, respond, investigate, and report undisclosed classified incident remediation. 
  • Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle
  • Validate system security requirements definition and analysis and review/approve System Security Plans for enterprise-wide architectures
  • Maintain Agency public key infrastructure system Implement security designs in hardware, software, data and procedures
  • Provide support for the Department of Defense (DoD) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service.
  • Responsible for requesting, receiving, installation, and accountability of system (server) PKI certificates and providing technical support for PKI. 
  • Provide communications security (COMSEC) rekeying support within normal business hours or on-call, as required. Prepare and maintain secure communications devices and crypto keys. Provide Certification and Accreditation, as well as provide Automated Information System Accreditation support 
  • Provide Security Risk Assessment. Perform risk analysis of resources, controls, vulnerabilities, impact of losing systems’ capabilities and threats to the mission objective; provide analysis to facilitate decisions to implement security countermeasures or mitigate risk; implement countermeasures; periodically review program. Recognize possible threats and review evaluations for compliance and non-compliance. 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education / Experience / Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline.  Comparable experience in lieu of degree may be considered.
  • 3+ years of experience performing Information Assurance functions and using RMF IT security controls and policies
  • Must possess and maintain an IT I level certification IAW AR 25-2 and an IAM II certifications IAW DoD 8570.01-M
  • Secret Clearance

 

Knowledge:

  • A track record of progressively responsible information assurance experience in one or more of the following information security areas: certification and accreditation, IA system evaluations, system security penetration testing, and IA security operations/network monitoring, Intrusion Detection Systems, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Security Information Management/Security Event Management, network mapping, vulnerability scanners, firewalls, routers and other security tools
  • Candidate must have at least 3 years of experience in the IT industry, and be familiar with the applicable NIST Special Publications 800-37 Revision 1, 800-53 Revision 3 or 4, and 800-53A Revision 1.
  • Experience and basic knowledge of networking components and various operating systems in a cloud environment, including UNIX and Microsoft is a plus.
  • Expertise in other Security Frameworks (ISO, NIST, COBIT, HIPAA/HITECH, etc.) and regulatory requirements is a plus
  • Working knowledge of public key infrastructure and encryption systems
  • Experience working on an information security incident response team
  • Familiarity with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and system security processes.
  • Experience working in CMMI Level 3 (or higher) environments is a plus 

 

Abilities:

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Capable of conveying complex information in a simplistic manner
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Able to take proactive measures to prevent problems rather than reactive by nature
  • Strong verbal and written communication to effectively express concepts, plans, and proposals

 

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.  Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen.  Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.  May include lifting weigh up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary.  

 

Security Clearance:

Position requires am active DoD Secret security clearance

 

Company Summary:

Headquartered in Hawaii, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is a SBA Certified NHO 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services.

Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects located around the world, our team possesses innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technology solutions.  Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget."

Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time.  The above job description is not all encompassing.  Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs.

Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.