Senior Cyber Security Engineer

ARK Solutions Inc. - Washington, DC

Full-time | Temporary | Contract

REQ: 19-05335

ROLE: Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

DURATION: 12 months + budgeted extension(s)

YourTEAM: Security Architecture and Engineeringteam, of End Client’s Cybersecurity Program. This team performs research,evaluations, architecture support, and security engineering to safeguarding EndClient’s iT assets and data.


  • Providingsecurity, architecture and engineering expertise across agency initiatives to ensurea secure enterprise which include(s) internal systems, cloud services andexternal/third-party service provider systems.
  • Workclosely with other department’s functions to understand the vision anddirection of the information technology program
  • Abilityto understand proposed, and in-place architectures at a level that enables identificationand analysis of security risks; propose solutions for risk mitigation.


  • Networking (e.g. Cisco, Juniper,Palo Alto)
  • Operating system (e.g. Windows Server,Redhat Linux)
  • Cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure, Salesforce,Okta, O365, ServiceNow)
  • Mobile technologies (e.g. iOS, XenMobile)


  • FederalInformation Security Mgmt. Act (FISMA)
  • SecurityBaselines (e.g. STIG, CIS, USGCB)
  • ZeroTrust architecture
  • UnifiedEndpoint Management (e.g. Workspace One)
  • CloudAccess Security Brokers (CASB)
  • Cloudmodels (e.g., IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • TrustedInternet Connection (TIC)
  • VirtualPrivate Network (VPN)
  • Orchestration(e.g. Mesosphere, Kubernets)
  • Containerization(e.g. docker)
  • EnterpriseArchitecture (e.g. TOGAF, DoDAF)
  • Identityand Access Management (e.g. Okta, Sailpoint)


  • Bachelor’sdegree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science or other engineering discipline
  • Individualswith technical certification preferred (e.g., CCNA, MSCE (Server), RHCSA, EBSA,or ECSS)
  • Abilityto take general security configuration baselines (e.g., DISA STIGs, CISBenchmarks, etc.) and develop customized baselines to meet the agency needs.
  • Abilityto translate the low-level security baseline requirements into high-levelFISMA/NIST requirements and agency-specific security policy.
  • Workingunderstanding of the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and/or CommonVulnerability Enumeration (CVE) is also expected.
  • Priorrecent experience across technical platforms.
  • Experienceworking with NIST 800 Special Publication series, related to risk management andsecurity control implementation.
  • i.e.800-30,800-37, 800-53, 800-60, 800-63, 800-115, and 800-137
  • Abilityto work autonomously in fast-paced environment, with direction from “Federal” TeamLeads
  • Abilityto oversee/coordinate activities of Junior Engineers.
  • Strongattention to detail, written and oral communication skills, and ability tooperate and defend your professional conclusions in addition to having theconfidence and knowledge to challenge others.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Salary: $165,000.00 /year


  • Federal Information Security Mgmt. Act (FISMA): 3 years (Required)
  • Operating system (e.g. Windows Server, Redhat Linux): 3 years (Preferred)
  • Networking (e.g. Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto): 4 years (Preferred)
  • Working understanding of the National Vulnerability Database: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Mobile technologies (e.g. iOS, Xen Mobile): 2 years (Preferred)
  • Cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure, Salesforce, Okta, O365, ServiceNow): 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • CCNA, MSCE (server) RHCSA, EBSA, or ECSS) (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Contract Length:

  • 1 year
  • More than 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Work Location:

  • One location
  • Multiple locations


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative