Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineer – Navy Validator

Springfield, VA | Full-Time

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CSCI is seeking a well-qualified and self-motivated Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineer with a minimum of 7- 9 years of experience in Springfield, Virginia. The candidate must have seven (7) years’ experience in Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) Support and five (5) years program-specific experience. The candidate must possess an in-depth understanding of computer security, military system specifications, DoD Information Assurance (IA) policies for both land-based, afloat/tactical systems, or SSP CSSE. The candidate must possess an in-depth understanding and experience in Risk Management Framework (RMF), Platform IT (PIT), and the implementation of Cyber Security and IA boundary defense techniques and various IA-enabled appliances. The candidate is expected to maintain integrity, availability, and confidentiality requirements by adhering to configuration management processes and should provide evidence of extensive subject matter expertise in the form of significant industry certifications and related experience.


  • Author DoD IA Assessment and Accreditation artifacts.
  • Document a system from an IA perspective using Microsoft Office including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Visio and other appropriate tools.
  • Derive, document and/or identify system CONOPS for Mission Assurance Categorization per DoDI 8500.2.
  • Research and recommend logical and physical solutions that prevent, detect and correct the system to be certified and accredited.
  • Apply DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and NSA recommendations.
  • Identify disagreements between as built specifications, security requirements and DoD security policies and recommend approaches to bring the system into compliance.
  • Author and revise system requirements and specifications to meet DoD security policies.
  • Perform vulnerability tests as Red Team and Blue Team using manual techniques, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and other similar and appropriate IA and security tools.
  • Plan, execute and document risk assessments against known vulnerabilities based upon security approaches and known hacker techniques and exploits.Lead the analysis and testing of a designated US Naval warfare system against known vulnerabilities based upon security approaches and known hacker techniques and exploits.
  • Lead and perform as Information Assurance Officer to be focal point for all security matters related to specific sets of information systems.
  • Lead the preparation and execution an Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) Plan.
  • Lead the preparation and production of a System Security Administrator and Operators Manual (SSAOM).
  • Lead obtaining Authorization To Operate (ATO) and resolve issues in the event a US Naval warfare system is issued an Interim Authorization To Operate (IATO).
  • Lead the technical support effort in identifying and specifying requirements and performing risk assessments.



Five (5) years of experience in analyzing and securing DoD or Information Technology systems on Aegis, SSDS, or Zumwalt combat systems. Candidate must either be a Navy Qualified Validator or Fully Qualified Marine Corps Validator.


BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, Cyber Security, or related discipline; an advanced degree preferred.


DoD 8570 Compliance. Security+, and CCNA required. CCNP, CCDP, CCDA, Network +, and/or MSCE desired.

Requirements - US Citizen / Top Secret Clearance



U.S. Citizenship:


Minimum Clearance:

Applicants are required to have, at a minimum, a TOP SECRET (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last five years. Applicants selected must be willing to submit to an initial and random counter-intelligence polygraph.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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