Peraton Corporation

  • Information Assurance/Security Engineer Lead

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/10/2018 1:53 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking an Information Assurance/Security Engineer Lead to join our team at the White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM on the Space Communications Network Services Contract (SCNS) supporting NASA.


    This position will be responsible for the following:

    • Acquire and manage the necessary resources, including leadership support, financial resources, and key security personnel, to support information technology (IT) security goals and objectives and reduce overall organizational risk.
    • Advise senior management on risk levels and security posture.
    • Advise senior management on cost/benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, systems, and elements.
    • Advise appropriate senior leadership or Authorizing Official of changes affecting the organization's cybersecurity posture.
    • Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.
    • Oversee policy standards and implementation strategies to ensure procedures and guidelines comply with cybersecurity policies.
    • Participate in Risk Governance process to provide security risks, mitigations, and input on other technical risk.
    • System analysis with emphasis on operational sustainability, risk, safety and security.
    • Providing engineering and security support to projects during testing.
    • Ensure required security controls are represented in technical documentation.
    • Interface with the IT Security assurance office to ensure project requirements are met.
    • Assist with Security Control testing and verification.
    • Coordinate and manage the proper implementation of NIST security controls on a variety of system platforms.
    • Provide technical and procedural information system security advice to the site regarding the processing and protection of information.
    • Analyze information systems utilizing various INFOSEC cyber security techniques including packet analysis tools, forensics tools, intrusion prevention systems, firewalls, SIEM solutions, and vulnerability assessment software to aid in detection and prevention of cyber-attacks.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Science, Math, Engineering and 6+ years of demonstrated work experience or Master’s in Science, Math, Engineering + 4 years of experience, or 10+ years with an AAS, or 14 years of demonstrated work in IT Security, or equivalent.
    • 2 years of experience with projects involving any government agency or Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
    • Current CompTIA Security+, CASP or CISSP certifications.
    • 2 years of experience with NIST Special Publications.
    • This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance.  



    • An advanced degree is preferred but additional experience will be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
    • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems: Sourcefire Appliances, Lancope Stealth Watch Appliances, McAfee IPS Network Security Manager Appliances.
    • Firewalls Appliances:  Palo Alto Next-Gen, Juniper Netscreen, Cyberguard, Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee Web Gateway.
    • Security Info/Event Management Systems: ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager, Splunk, NetIQ SM, McAfee ePO.
    • Vulnerability Assessment Systems: Nessus Security Center/Pro, McAfee Vulnerability Manager, DBProtect, various cyber security tools.
    • Security Surveillance Systems: Milestone XProtect.
    • Network Switching/Routing/Wireless:  Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Juniper Networks, Meraki.
    • COMSEC KG Encryptor Systems:  General Dynamics Fastlanes, L3 RedEagle HAIPE encryptors.
    • Network Protocol Analysis: Wireshark, Fluke Protocol Expert, Javvin Packet Analyzer.
    • Network Performance Test Systems: Spirent SmartBits, IXIA equipment, Fluke network analysis equipment.
    • Desktop/Server Operating Systems:  Windows, Linux Redhat, Solaris, HP-UX, VMS.
    • Storage Systems: NetApp Storage Systems.
    • Space Network experience and TDRS knowledge. 




    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance.  In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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