Job Description

Title: Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Location: VA-Herndon

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first. At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, we are seeking a motivated, career and team-oriented Cybersecurity Engineer in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Continuous Diagnostic & Mitigation (CDM) Data Services Program. The CDM Data Services Program is a critical component of CISA’s national effort to ensure the defense and resilience of cyberspace. This is a remote position where the candidate can work from any location within the United States provided, they are able to work on an eastern time zone schedule.

The CDM Data Services Program mission is to provide a standardized platform to collect, transform, and integrate cybersecurity data from relevant authoritative data sources into a coherent data, delivering actionable information into Agency and Federal Dashboards to identify risk areas in support of mitigation as well as to facilitate coordinated agency and national response to cyber-threats.

The Cybersecurity Engineer responsibilities include conducting full development lifecycle of data that includes requirements from DHS, other OMB initiatives, and provide support for the whole program. This position also requires building a new data automation practice on the program to address our client’s most pressing needs with Cyber Security Threats and Data. The successful candidate will bring a consultative approach to data to improve the value of the data that’s being collected by our customers. This position is also a thought leader in the practice of Big Data in solving our clients’ cyber security problems, coupled with demonstrated experience designing and developing enterprise data solutions for large clients by providing a new approach to the team, presenting white papers and other solutions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform research and analysis on COTS cybersecurity solutions to determine the efficacy both as a security tool as well as a data source.
  • Install, configure, and support COTS cybersecurity solutions within complex government Agency operational and security environments, acting as the primary point of contact for support and integration-related Operations and security management issues.
  • Quickly learn new and unfamiliar tools, technology, and software utilizing vendor documentation and research methodologies
  • Support the on-going operation and maintenance of a dashboard monitoring environment. The dashboard involves representing data gathered from hardware and software asset management, vulnerability management, configuration management, and privileged account and IDAM security solutions across various Federal Government Agencies.
  • Coordinates and supports the transition of new capabilities to Operations in accordance with the DHS SELC lifecycle, Agile SAFe methodology and in coordination with ManTech software testing
  • Supports and observes software testing activities to meet task order requirements
  • Recommends, creates, and follows documented methods and practices to deliver effective, efficient, and professional Operations support
  • Maintains the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data across physical and logical solution boundaries in multi-Agency environments
  • Participates in regular reviews with the Innovation Team
  • Ability to follow Procedures, Processes, and Escalation gates
  • Ensure that system security requirements are addressed throughout the Project and system lifecycle
  • Ensure effective controls, countermeasures, processes are in place and optimized to maintain a strong Organizational and system security posture.
  • Participate in technical discussions to elicit and communicate technical resource requirements
  • Plan, perform and verify the implementation of updates, patches, and routine maintenance to the Test Lab and Agency Dashboard instance(s)
  • Identify gaps and bottlenecks in the presentation and reporting of data within and to the dashboard, including issues related to performance, capacity, interoperability, scalability, and manageability
  • Prioritize and perform advanced troubleshooting activities, including rapid installation and configuration of test systems.
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative support functions as directed by the Program Resource Lead, Personnel Security Officer, and/or Program Management Office Director

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (or in progress) preferably in applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, data science, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related field
  • A minimum of (9) nine overall years of related experience
  • Experience with scripting languages like Python, Bash, Powershell, R
  • Knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects, etc.), databases (SQL, MySql etc.), programming (XML, Javascript, or ETL frameworks)
  • Proven ability to analyze complex problems, theorize root causes, and develop creative solutions.
  • Proven ability to use multiple REST API authentication types, knowledge of REST methods, and ability to mine APIs to meet data requirements.
  • Proven ability to analyze complex problems, theorize root causes, and develop creative solutions.
  • Experience with database query languages like SQL, T-SQL, KQL
  • Basic understanding of API calls for data ingestion.
  • Basic Understanding of T-SQL, data-warehousing and data-modeling techniques
  • Operating system experience with Linux
  • Proficient at queries, report writing and presenting findings.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience collaborating with US Government Agencies, state or local governments, or commercial entities to develop IT service program maturity in accordance with Federal IT mandates and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any of the following certifications: Cloud platform certifications (AWS, Azure); Security certification (Security+, CASP, CISSP); Tool certifications (Tenable Security Center Specialist, Tanium Certified Administrator, ServiceNow Certified System Administrator)
  • Experience in conducting assessments of an Enterprise by reviewing technical documentation, conducting interviews and workshops to identify gaps and develop a tailored solution is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate data and present findings to internal teammates and client audiences.