Principal Cybersecurity Engineer in null (Onsite) at DCS

Date Posted: 5/17/2024

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    null (Onsite)
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Security Clearance Level
    Top Secret
  • Remote

Job Description

DCS Corp has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Cybersecurity Engineer to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/PEO Digital Directorate (AFLCMC/HB).  The Air Force Program Execution Office for PEO Digital (AFPEO/HB) has the collective Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) mission responsibility to manage and execute the modernization, development, testing, production, fielding, and sustainment of the PEO Digital portfolio, which includes over 130 programs for the United States Air Force (USAF) and foreign allies. AFLCMC/PEO Digital Directorate is headquartered at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA with geographically separated operating units CONUS and OCONUS.

This is a full-time position located at Hanscom AFB, MA.

Essential Job Functions:

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Assist with development of System Security Management Plans, Program Protection Plans, Security Risk Analyses, OPSEC Plans, Computer Certification and Accreditation, Security Vulnerability and Countermeasures Analyses, Security Concepts of Operations, and other system security engineering-related documents identified in MIL-STD 1785, DoDI 5000.02, Operation of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework, and DoDI 8510.01.
  • Support the system/application Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) effort to include assessing and guiding the quality and completeness of A&A activities, tasks and resulting artifacts mandated by governing DoD and Air Force policies (i.e., Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Update, monitor, and manage information in systems for the program office.
  • Process and manage system user account requests and process tools.
  • Process and manage system port/protocol and access control list requirements.
  • Process and manage  system  Public  Key  Infrastructure  (PKI)  identification  and authorization requirements.
  • Manage the distribution, implementation, remediation, and tracking of system security updates and configurations as required by the DoD.
  • Recommend  policies  and  procedures  to  ensure  information  systems  reliability  and accessibility to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data.
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risk, and protection needs.
  • Promote awareness of security issues among management and ensuring sound security principles are reflected in organizations’ vision and goals.
  • Conduct systems security evaluations, audits and reviews.
  • Recommend systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Recommend and implementing programs to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to systems security policies and procedures.
  • Participate in network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies.
  • Recommend initial, or updates to, software and configurations to new or existing system security mechanisms.
  • Obtain waivers to mandated security mechanisms/policies which would be detrimental to system performance and impact the system’s mission.
  • Facilitate the gathering, analysis and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer.
  • Provide leadership assistance in the analysis of the design, development, integration, implementation and testing of cybersecurity requirements.
  • Develop risk-based strategies to address identified gaps.
  • Review,  analyze,  and  assess  implementations  of  cybersecurity  (i.e.  RMF  security controls) throughout the open systems architecture and associated services, derived requirements specifications, design documents & design implementation.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders (Government and commercial) to ensure the system is approved by all Authorizing Officials via the RMF A&A process.
  • Provide technical advice in the area of systems security across all systems and supports.
  • Develop recommendations for the Government regarding how well designs satisfy current requirements and business goals.
  • Maintain databases that reflect receipt, storage, inventory, and disposition of classified information to include data entry, updates, and generation of reports.
  • Support Government program office in audits of Government classified holdings to ensure proper accountability.
  • Maintain databases of classified visits and clearance levels.
  • Perform inspection, inventory, logging, storage, documentation, transmittal and internal distribution of classified information received.
  • Evaluate Contractor classified data submittals for compliance with the appropriate System Security Classification Guide (SSCG).
  • Provide security inspection and protection to areas where classified information is being stored, and develop and establish security procedures and policies IAW DOD, USAF, AFMC, and local directives.
  • Develop training and provide security awareness and other security education programs.
  • Review and verify personnel qualifications for access to special access programs.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a communications security program.
  • Assess program disclosure issues and provide FMS case management support.
  • Assist and advise FMS program office management and leadership in interfacing with FMS customers and all USG organizations, including but not limited to SAF/IA, Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC), Air Force Security Assistance Training (AFSAT) squadron, Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS).
  • Support execution of all aspects of acquisition program security throughout a program’s lifecycle.
  • Assist with development of sound security practices and policies regarding acquisition, physical, personnel and documentation security.
  • Update security classification guides. 
  • Prepare acquisition security related sections of acquisition program documentation.
  • Review Contractor deliverables to ensure compliance with CDRLs.
  • Plan and implement security-related surveys, assessments, and studies.
  • Evaluate program security information and hardware throughout the program life cycle, to include studies, analyses, plans, procedures, production, test plans/results, transportation, technology, and storage of end items.
  • Provide security support to source selections.

Travel may be required per the customer's discretion.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A Bachelors Degree plus 15 years of experience, 10 of which must be in the DoD.

An adjudicated DoD Top Secret Security clearance on the First Day of employment.

Understanding of cybersecurity in DoD cloud infrastructure.

Understanding of Agile methods, including CI/CD, DevSecOps, and DevOps.

Possess the ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms on highly technical topics.

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