Sr. Security Tools Engineer, Technical (Azure Preferred)

CACI International Inc in Alexandria, VA

  • Industry: Engineering - Others
  • Type: Full Time
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Job Description

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program’s mission is to safeguard and secure cyberspace in an environment where the threat of cyber-attack is continuously growing and evolving and is responsible for enhancing the security, resilience, and reliability of the Nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure. The CDM Program defends the United States (U.S.) Federal Information Technology (IT) networks from cybersecurity threats by providing continuous monitoring sensors (tools), diagnosis, mitigation tools, and associated services to strengthen the security posture of Government networks. This program is managed within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)/Network Security Deployment (NSD) Division.

Do other so called “Technical jobs” bore you, technically speaking?

Not enough challenge?

Not enough say in how things should be done?

Then you need to respond to this…


What You’ll Get to Do:

On our team, you’ll be responsible for integrating complex technical solutions using many different technologies to enhance and evolve the Cyber Security mission at DHS and its 14 “component agencies”.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with cutting-edge cybersecurity tools in dev, test and production environments, contributing to the defense and protection of numerous systems, devices and customer data. You won’t be living in a confined stovepipe or swim-lane. Flexibility and adaptability are ways of life here on the CDM team, so if you are comfortable breaking out of the mold and have a passion for learning new technologies, this position may be exactly what you are looking for.

Although this is a high-pace environment, be assured you’d be joining a high-tech people-oriented team and overall community that’s just as flexible as we’re hoping you to be.

More About the Role:

  • Bluntly, we are looking for a highly adaptable, highly technical “Jack of all Trades”.
  • Strong, upbeat, fun personalities will become part of the high-tech team that is already there to support you – as you help to support them.
  • You are not required to be a subject matter expert (SME) with any particular software/hardware, but someone with a desire to learn and who can pick up concepts quickly and can prove “above the ordinary” technical knowledge/skills, will go a long way in this role.
  • At this time, we are focusing on candidates with in-depth logical and reasoning skills as they relate to applications running on a variety of OS platforms (Mister Spock in the applications world).
  • What did we just ask for… well, you would be responsible for designing, developing, documenting, testing and debugging applications software and systems. Plus more, but that’s the biggest thing.
  • Strong experience with common cybersecurity / Information Assurance tools, such as Tenable Security Center and Nessus, is greatly desired. In the same vein, experience with supporting Risk Management Framework (RMF) control evaluation also strongly desired. (Think knowing the NIST 800 series inside/out and more importantly, how to apply it).
  • Our mission is to support DHS in their cybersecurity needs, inclusive of identifying and preventing culprits from accessing systems/data that they shouldn’t is a high priority focus for our team. (Short hand: Be the highly technical hero that saves the castle from attack).
  • The ability to communicate well with both “techies” and “non-techies” in-order-to share knowledge and insight is a must. Technical team discussions can happen anywhere, plus with possible impromptu interactions with customers – you’re an upbeat personality and strong communication skills (especially on dry-erase boards) will stand-out. Those who can “talk the talk” to both groups in an effective manner will excel in delivering CDMs objectives and overall mission.
  • We are seeking someone who can work independently or on very small teams to integrate systems and solutions, triage issues, and prioritize tasks.
  • In your specific integration lab, you might find yourself provisioning, installing, configuring, “being a detective”, and other things on multiple network device types on both public and private VM and hardware infrastructures.
  • Break out the creativity! We need someone who will be able to create and manage all sorts of technical solutions. Grasping an in-depth understanding of content as well as being able to (in some cases) produce your own, usually with the help and laughter of a supportive co-working team.
  • We will need individuals in this role to provide technical cross-training/coaching to more junior colleagues in-order-to convey concepts and to provide any guidance needed.
  • Your voice matters! The individual filling this position will need to provide valued input into CDM and DHS processes and procedure to ensure others who follow in your footsteps have a clear, easy to follow path toward implementation successes.
  • We are listing a lot of things, because we want to make sure this is an interesting long-term job for you – as well as one that you can handle.


    You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship required
  • There is no clearance requirement to begin employment. However, as a requirement of continued employment, you must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be clearable to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entrance on Duty (EOD) authorization.
  • Understands and intuits "why things work", not just the ability to follow installation and configuration guides.
  • Strong experience with customer interactions, including presenting, answering questions, proactively resolving issues.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal. Including “talking the talk” about why applications work, which Operating Systems (virtual and non-virtual) work better if an application runs in multiple environments.
  • Strong experience installing and configuring COTS software applications on a variety of enterprise technologies (e.g., Windows, Lunix, VM, Cloud).
  • Experience with familiar terms such as SaaS, IoT, Iaas, PaaS.
  • University Degree (BS), or equivalent years of related experience, and additionally 10+ years of related IT engineering experience required.
  • At least one Microsoft Azure certification required within 4 months of hire.
  • Knowledge of NIST 800 Series (at least 800-53), Security Information Management (SIM) and Security Event Management (SEM) concepts, techniques, approaches, etc. (i.e., carry on an intelligent/creative conversation on these topics).
  • These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active DoD clearance preferred, but not required.
  • Experience/strong familiarity with the Microsoft Azure suite of technologies (IaaS through SaaS).
  • Strong experience with securing systems following STIGs, best practices, and government/compliance requirements (NIST 800-53, FISMA, etc.), and negotiating/working-with IA personnel to arrive at sensible and effective solutions.
  • Relevant Technical and/or Security Certifications (e.g. CISSP, Security plus, CCNA, CCDA, CCNA-Security, Microsoft, AWS, Azure, VMware, etc.).
  • In-depth system admin level understanding of Windows and/or Linux environments (MCSE or RHCE equivalence).
  • Moderate experience integrating and troubleshooting systems in a Linux environment (CentOS/RHEL preferred).
  • Strong experience integrating, securing, and making useful one or more of the following CyberSecurity Tools: CiscoISE, ServiceNow Discovery, Tenable Nessus, Tanium, Microsoft AppLocker/Defender ATP, etc.
  • Strong experience creating and analyzing PowerShell and/or Command Shell scripts.
  • Technical degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related subject area.
  • What We Can Offer You:
  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.
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