Senior Computer Security Specialist

Acara Solutions - Arlington, VA3.4

TemporaryEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
EducationSkills
Acara solutions is looking for Senior Computer Security Specialist for our Client located in Arlington, VA Top Secret / SCI Security Clearance Required. -Provide patches and updates to all BIG IP/F5s in enterprise environment -Perform necessary inspections and verification of security settings on BIG IP/F5 equipment (perform Secure Technical Implementation Guide) STIGs -Author DoD IA Assessment and Authorization (A&A) artifacts. -Document a system from an IA perspective -Derive, document and identify system CONOPS for Mission Assurance Categorization per DoDI 8500.2 -Lead the research, recommend and document logical and physical solutions that prevent, detect and correct the system to be certified and accredited -Research and apply DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and NSA recommendations -Lead the identification of disagreements between as built specifications, security requirements and DoD security policies and design implementations to bring the system into compliance. -Plan, develop, execute and document results of security test procedures -Lead the preparation and execution an Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) Plan -Lead the preparation and production of a System Security Plan (SSP) -Lead the preparation of a Plan Of Action and Milestones (POA&M) -Lead the technical support effort in identifying and specifying requirements and performing risk assessments -Lead or Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) -Ensure IT solutions meet requirements for security, availability, capacity, resiliency, and performance in a way that is efficient and supportable, reducing overall support costs -Understand industry leading solutions and trends for assigned technologies and applying those as appropriate -Understand business needs and partnering with appropriate IT counterparts to recommend technology solutions -Establish and maintain an IT multi-year strategy with a focus on continuous improvement. Create and maintain solutions architecture artifacts and other strategy and system documentation -Use tools such as Host Based Security System (HBSS), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Junos Space, Cisco Prime and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Required Skills / Qualifications: -Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science -Minimum of 4 years’ experience as Senior Computer Security Specialist -Minimum of 4 years’ experience in information technology -Minimum of 1-year lead experience in information technology -Minimum of 4 years’ experience with computer networking and telecommunication architecture, the OSI model, and communications protocols -Minimum of 4 years’ experience in collaborating with multiple technical teams to drive solutions that requirement driven -Minimum of 4 years’ experience in organizing and coordinating deployments of complex systems -Minimum of 4 years’ experience with OS Tier 2 Support in heterogeneous operating system environments (Linux, Windows) -Minimum of 4 years’ experience with DoD Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process, DoD Authorization & Accreditation including familiarity with Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the process to obtain an Authority to Operate (ATO) Preferred Skills / Qualifications: -Master's degree -Doctoral degree -Experience in ITIL framework -Experience with conducting internal security reviews/audits of responsible government systems -Computing environment certification. (Examples - MCSE Server 2012, MCSA Server 2012, MCSE Productivity, Linux+, RHCSA, RHCE, RHCSS, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, Novell Certified Linux Engineer, Oracle Solaris System Administrator (OCA, OCP or OCF), GCUX, BSDA, CSE - Specialty in Networking and Security - HP-UX, etc.) -Minimum of IAT or IAM Level II DoD certification. -A working knowledge of deployment methodologies and tooling -Strong English communication skills with ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in written and oral presentations -Department of Defense Security Clearance of TS/SCI. -Knowledge of multiple database architectures: Cisco, Oracle, Linux, Windows, and VMWare -Management Networks -Out Of Band Management -Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) implementation -Production Monitoring Environments -Work with technical subject matter experts, including hardware and software designers, operations personnel, and test engineers and communicate potential security risks and mitigations -Develop and present briefings to technical and senior management audiences and communicate assessment results, risk analyses, mitigation strategies, and forward plans

Required Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
Minimum of 4 years’ experience as Senior Computer Security Specialist
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in information technology
Minimum of 1-year lead experience in information technology
Minimum of 4 years’ experience with computer networking and telecommunication architecture, the OSI model, and communications protocols
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in collaborating with multiple technical teams to drive solutions that requirement driven
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in organizing and coordinating deployments of complex systems
Minimum of 4 years’ experience with OS Tier 2 Support in heterogeneous operating system environments (Linux, Windows)
Minimum of 4 years’ experience with DoD Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process, DoD Authorization & Accreditation including familiarity with Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the process to obtain an Authority to Operate (ATO)

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
Master's degree
Doctoral degree
Experience in ITIL framework
Experience with conducting internal security reviews/audits of responsible government systems
Computing environment certification. (Examples – MCSE Server 2012, MCSA Server 2012, MCSE Productivity, Linux+, RHCSA, RHCE, RHCSS, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, Novell Certified Linux Engineer, Oracle Solaris System Administrator (OCA, OCP or OCF), GCUX, BSDA, CSE – Specialty in Networking and Security – HP-UX, etc.)
Minimum of IAT or IAM Level II DoD certification.
A working knowledge of deployment methodologies and tooling
Strong English communication skills with ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in written and oral presentations
Department of Defense Security Clearance of TS/SCI.
Knowledge of multiple database architectures: Cisco, Oracle, Linux, Windows, and VMWare
Management Networks
Out Of Band Management
Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) implementation
Production Monitoring Environments
Work with technical subject matter experts, including hardware and software designers, operations personnel, and test engineers and communicate potential security risks and mitigations
Develop and present briefings to technical and senior management audiences and communicate assessment results, risk analyses, mitigation strategies, and forward plans

Additional Information:
Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen
Aleron companies; Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, Viaduct, and Aleron’s strategic partner, SDI are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.