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Cyber Systems Engineer Technical Specialist

McLean, VA 22101
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Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nations most important work. Were a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselvesto respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many waysnot only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

Perspectas talented and robust workforce14,000 strongstands ready to welcome you to the team. Lets make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


The Customer provides technical Cl guidance on use of various technologies; enhances the Cl posture and usability/applicability; provides critical Cl guidance on infrastructure, networks and supply chain issues; conducts systems testing and evaluation and delivers technical support to investigations and insider threat issues. TCD leverages technology, combined with subject matter expertise, to conduct these activities in support of the Customer as well as Intelligence Community partners and stakeholders.

Work Requirement:

TCD's Technical Director's Staff is seeking expertise to assist with Cl investigative efforts, conduct network traffic analysis, support Cl focused network architecture reviews, and assess data pertaining to network intrusions and/or cyber related attacks on Customer equities. Also responsible for analyzing of data on Operational Technologies to minimize risks.

The Cyber Security Analyst will serve as a representative of the Customers Technical Director (TD) Staff. In this capacity, the Cyber Security Analyst will analyze, investigate and provide in-depth synopses of Customer and various external customer projects and technical initiatives from all disciplines, leveraging the TD and TD Staff to the fullest extent possible. Additional activities include evaluating technical security and risk assessments, drafting reports and memorandums for senior officers; attending customer meetings, and participating in all Customer activities related to the assignment. The Cyber Security Analyst will also be responsible for drafting Department level reports to inform the Customer organization on how Information Technologies work, and the intrinsic vulnerabilities in these Information Technologies; these products will be written for a non-technical audience. In addition, the resource will be expected to -

  • Support internal Customer & External customer activities/projects by providing guidance to ensure the projects comply with Customers parent organization's Cl policies and regulations while fulfilling the parent organization's operational needs
  • Provide insight into latest threats and countermeasures
  • Collaborate with developers of Operational Technologies in acquiring data on systems and importing relevant data into commercial and Customer proprietary databases, enabling analyses.
  • Work with Customers existing IT resources to automate data ingestion to maximum extent possible.
  • Draft and formally present analytical products that will inform Customer decisions on Operational Technologies. (Deliverable shall include written products consisting of tables and graphics as necessary to support the conclusions and/or recommendations to reduce risk, and Risk ratings that help readers give appropriate weight to the identified & articulated risks.
  • Review procurement processes of hardware, software and services to comply with operational needs
  • Provide recommendations for end-to-end technical analysis
  • Data identification, reduction, and analysis to detect suspicious data types, Customer tools, modified software and/or other malicious content.
  • Data extraction from various data sources including files, directories, unallocated space, raw images, custom databases (e.g. include parsing of data types necessary to extract metadata and content of forensic value).
  • Data analysis (e.g. forensic and investigative) of raw and extracted data to include processing and interpretation of volatile memory captures and captured images of various electronic devices.
  • System internals level processing to detect and report on significant kernel events such as root kits and kernel level Customer tools and communications.
  • Red teaming (e.g. forensic IV&V to enhance Customer capabilities through extensive knowledge gained through the detection and analysis of known content.
  • Induction, cataloging, and disposition of evidence.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned


Required skills:

Cl Experience is required.

Minimum of 10 years experience and Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Five+ years of network/cyber security experience in a secure environment.

Demonstrated understanding of Customer's Operational Technologies.

Demonstrated experience in Certification and Accreditation (C&A), risk assessment methodologies, information security Responsibilities for Management, Internet Security, Portable Electronic Devices vulnerabilities, threat analysis concerns, and other general user information security awareness.

Demonstrated experience with commercial databases.

Demonstrated experience conducting research and producing professional writings.

Demonstrated experience analyzing complex datasets.

Demonstrated experience drafting analytical products.

Demonstrated experience providing Executive-level briefings.

Knowledge of encryption products, methodologies, configuration.

Knowledge of Network Packet Capture Appliances/ Applications, such as Netwitness, Solera, Probe, Wireshark, Snort.

Knowledge of Network Vulnerability Scanner, Web Scanner, and Database Scanner, such as Nessus, Weblnspect, AppDetective.

Desired skills:

Demonstrated experience creating and analyzing policy and analyzing systems and applications for the Customer or Customer 's partners.

Demonstrated experience verifying/validating customer requirements, analyzing processes and job tasks, and developing process improvements.

Demonstrated on-the-job experience with programming skills with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, Bash, etc. is preferred.

Demonstrated on-the-job experience with databases such as Postgres, MySQL, SQLite is preferred

Demonstrated on-the-job experience with malware analysis and reverse engineering is highly desired

Graduate Degree in Information Technology, Information Security, Cyber Security, or related field.

Demonstrated experience communicating technical issues and vulnerabilities in simple terms to Executive Leadership at all levels as a technical writer.


Posted: 2019-07-15 Expires: 2019-08-14

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