Cyber Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Aberdeen Proving Ground
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Defense Mission & Health Solutions


The Cybersecurity Engineer shall serve as a subject matter expert on Cybersecurity/Information Assurance activities based upon a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, policies such as DoD Instruction 8500.01, DoD Instruction 8510.01, AR 25-1 and AR 25-2, pertinent laws, regulatory requirements and procedures applicable to each PEO program management office, PEO headquarters staff, and other external organizations. This position is located at APG, MD. 


What you'll do:

The Cybersecurity Engineer will be responsbile for the following but not limited to:

  • Assist the Designated Approving Authority (DAA/AO) in the review of Cybersecurity packages (DICAP/RMF) for content and presentation of evidence of proper implementation of Cybersecurity requirements. Provide feedback and consultation to Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) and assist them in getting the Approval to Operate (ATO), Interim Approval to Operate (IATO), Interim Authority to Test (IATT), and Approval to Connect (ATC) packages to the PEO standard.
  • Assist PMs in developing Cybersecurity Strategies (CSSs) as required by the Clinger-Cohen Act and DoD Acquisition policy, coordinate these CSSs with HQDA for Army CIO/G6 Approval in order to support major milestone decisions.
  • Respond to tasking from HQDA, PEO IEW&S Staff, CECOM Staff, other agencies, and Warfighters in the field as they relate to Cybersecurity for PEO IEW&S Tactical and Developmental systems. (Such as: Public Key Infrastructure & Host Based Security Systems waivers & exemptions, Windows XP, Vista, and Server 2003 elimination.)
  • Maintain the APMS (Army Portfolio Management Solution) database for tracking Information Assurance accreditation status, and providing portfolio (acquisition) management oversight of all the Program Managers projects, for FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) compliance.
  • Manage and maintain on-line repository of current PEO IEW&S Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) documentation within eMASS and the Army Knowledge On-line (AKO)-SIPRNET.
  • Provide Cybersecurity engineering support.
  • Provide consultative service to PM staff with regard to the implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and associated security controls.
  • Provide subject-matter expertise for the implementation of component-level policy, coordinate exceptions to policy at the headquarters level for tactical equipment and mission requirements.
  • Identify cybersecurity requirements for systems in acquisition or development to comply with published RMF requirements, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), policies, and analyze the requirements development and design process across the seven program offices of PEO IEW&S.
  • Provide leadership portions of Army vulnerability management and Assess and Authorization (A&A) processes, including analyzing, reviewing, or verifying Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms), evaluating the overall risk posed by vulnerabilities to Army missions, networks, and data, and making recommendations to the Authorizing Official.
  • Lead A&A activities within established timelines, recommend courses of action for program managers and system owners to ensure compliance with FISMA, DoD and Army standards, and policy, and maintain an acceptable level of risk.
  • Support the development of cybersecurity education, training, mitigation strategies, and cybersecurity awareness at the headquarters level.
  • Develop processes to assist the Army in the development and lifecycle of information system eMASS packages; this includes creating templates and how-to guides for implementing waivers, documents, and other important system artifact requirements.
  • Serve as SME to provide technical guidance and recommendations to staff, stakeholders and leadership on all aspects of cybersecurity.
  • Oversee product teams to ensure cybersecurity objectives are met. Plan, execute and provide technical expertise in obtaining authority to operate (ATO) or appropriate interim authorities
  • Hybrid telework schedule with option of RDO
  • Set schedule M-F, 8 hours

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. 


Requires a Bachelor's degree. 

Minimum of 4 years of experience. 

Extensive knowledge of eMASS. 

Experience with ATO, A&A, RMF, POA&Ms. 

Experience with data calls and technical writing. 

CISSP+ certification preferred, or any of the following: HCISSP, CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, GSLC, CCISO. 

Secret clearance required. 



BS 5-7 Years, MS 3-5, PhD 0-2

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

EEO Tagline (Text Only)

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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