Position:  Cybersecurity Engineer
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Job Id:  2021-AS0003X3jb
# of Openings:  1

Cybersecurity Engineer
Engineer 2, Cat 12
Schriever AFB
Colorado Springs, CO
HX5 is an award-winning provider of technical services to clients such as NASA and the DoD. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast- growing, small business with over 500 employees located around the U.S.
HX5 is seeking a Cybersecurity Engineer to support System Test and Resource Management (STaRS) on the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract at Schriever AFB, CO. The primary focus is supporting the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Department of Defense (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF) process in all its phases. This person will apply system security engineering principles to provide realistic solutions designed to enhance security posture of STaRS infrastructure. They will identify threats and develop appropriate protection measures, review system changes for security implications and recommend improvements, research and draft Cybersecurity policy and procedure information in accordance with NIST and DoD RMF and additional DoD and organizational guidance. They will provide top-tier support to the Cybersecurity operations staff for resolving complex Cybersecurity issues, including but not limited to MacAfee Host-Based Security System (HBSS) and Multifactor/Public Key Infrastructure (MFA/PKI) implementation support, DoD Cyber Tasking Orders (CTOs), auditing, and incident response. S/He will utilize Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and related tools to discover system vulnerabilities to develop and maintain a system-level Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) via the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS). This person will be able to evaluate different network and enclave configurations with respect to Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), NIST 800-53 Security Controls and ISO/IEC 15408 Common Criteria to formulate and implement effective RMF accreditation packages and be accountable for quality work products.
Education and Knowledge:
  • High School and 8 years of general experience OR an associate’s degree and 6 years of general experience OR a BS/BA with 4 years of experience
  • 4 years of directly-related experience to cybersecurity
  • Must have an 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program IAM Level I Approved Baseline Certification by date of start; current certifications that fall into this category are: CAP, GSLC, and Security+
  • Strong writing skills to produce coherent and concise documentation required for certification evaluation
* Must have an active Secret security clearance by date of hire
** Must be a US Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation
***Must be able/willing to travel 10%; this may include air travel.
Desired Requirements:
  • Masters’ degree in an Engineering or IT technical field
  • Active DoD Security Clearance of Top Secret or TS/SCI
  • 8570 IA Workforce IAM Level II Approved Baseline Certification. Current certifications that fall into
this category are: CAP, GSLC, CISM, CASP CE, Associate CISSP, and CISSP
  • Working knowledge of Linux Red Hat and Microsoft operating systems
  • Understanding of boundary protection devices, including firewalls and IPS devices and their relationship to network topologies
  • Understanding of project management basics
If you submit your information for consideration, the position is currently available under the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract. If selected, your employment would be with HX5, but you may be contacted by one of our teammates on the contract.
HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid holidays
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
HX5, LLC is an equal opportunity (M/F/D/V) and a Drug Free Workplace employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: employment@hxfive.com or call (850) 362-6551.

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