Information Assurance Engineer

October 14, 2020
Santa Clara, CA
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The Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions.


Job Description

Perspecta is seeking an experienced Cyber Security Engineer to support the Information Assurance Team on the Theater Mission Planning Center (TMPC) program, part of the Navy’s Tomahawk Missile program.

Perspecta develops several TMPC applications, providing support for tactical and training operations. Functions provided by these applications include: mission planning; data distribution; strike planning, rehearsal, and coordination; strike execution, monitoring, and control; strike reporting; and communications configuration and data management/delivery.

The primary focus of your role on the IA Team will be to document the security posture of our applications and their Operating Environments. You will also be responsible for translating vulnerabilities in our applications into user stories and change requests that are able to be fixed and implemented by developers. Security must be compliant with the DoD’s Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG). This position requires a strong understanding of cybersecurity risks and the ability to communicate those to both the customer and developers.


You will:

  • Manage the documentation of system compliance within the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Work with Program Management and Application Engineering to improve the security posture of Perspecta applications and systems
    • Develop and groom a backlog of security work items
    • Manage the implementation of the work items to continually improve the security posture of Perspecta systems
  • Advise System Engineering on design decisions that affect security
    • Virtualization and Container security
    • Network security
    • Web and Database security
  • Work with NAVAIR customer on submission of accreditation packages to security accredi


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in implementation and maintenance of RMF compliance
    • Strong familiarity with STIGs to include interpretation, evaluation of compliance, and documentation of risk and mitigations
  • Experience translating technical specifications and system vulnerabilities into work items
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to promote cybersecurity principles to application developers
  • Experience working with Microsoft and LINUX products
  • Knowledge of current issues and solutions for defense and Commercial Industry security techniques
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of experience implementing or enforcing security. Extended years of relevant security experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Must be a US Citizen

The following knowledge and experience are a plus:

  • Familiarity working in an Agile development environment adhering to DEV/OPS principals
  • Hold an active certification in Security+, CISSP, or other equivalent security certifications
  • Prior military service and active Security Clearance
  • Experience supporting CCRIs

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds.  Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.
Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.
Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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