Peraton Corporation

  • IT Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/31/2018 4:22 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

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


    Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.


    This position will be responsible for the following:

    • Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.
    • 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.
    • 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 2+ years of demonstrated work experience, or 6+ years with an AAS, or 9 years of demonstrated work in IT Security, or equivalent.
    • Current CompTIA Security+ or equivalent certification (such as SSCP or GSEC).
    • Travel may be required (approx. 10%).
    • This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance.  



    • 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.
    • Network Switching/Routing/Wireless:  Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks.
    • 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.
    • 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

    Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers – with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you’ll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

    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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