IA Engineer

Reston, VA 20170

Posted: 09/05/2023 Employment Type: Perm Industry: IT Job Number: 239962

Job Description

Job Description

This position will be based at a customer site in Herndon, VA, with up to 10% of time reporting to Telos facilities in Ashburn, VA. 


• Become an expert in Federal Regulations and guidelines such as NIST 800-37, 53, 60, 130, and CNSSi 1253 & 1254.

• Become an expert in the implementation and deployment of Xacta 360 and Xacta IO.

• Become familiar with existing processes and operations to continuously maintain support for the Xacta solution.

• Become familiar with new capabilities and advocate for their usage and adoption where appropriate.

• Provide consistent and effective feedback to team members, client stakeholders, and end users alike.

• With some oversight and guidance, identify, troubleshoot, diagnose, and provide recommendations to remediate issues within the Xacta application set.

• Provide new, or update existing operational solutions to complex problems as it pertains to Xacta systems administration.

• Become familiar with business process engineering best practices while developing the customers implementation of the Risk Management Framework.

• Apply domain knowledge and experience to identify and implement efficiencies in the administration of an Enterprise application.

A Department of Defense (DOD) Top Secret or similar clearance based upon a full scope background investigation is typically acceptable for clearance reciprocity if the clearance is active and the background investigation is less than five (5) years old.  A Full Scope Polygraph is required for this position.

Job Requirements


Must have some knowledge with system security support IAW ICD 503 / Risk management Framework (RMF).  Candidates must also have the following experience and knowledge:

• This position requires a current TS/SCI with Full Scope polygraph

• Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology or related field is required

o additional years of general experience in IT, IA, Cybersecurity can be substituted for a degree.

• 5-7 years of general Information Technology, Application Administration, Systems Engineering is required.

• Experience in system/application administration to include issue customer relationship management, Tier 1 & Tier 2 support activities.

• Significant experience with documenting and communicating technical solutions that will be disseminated to a technical user base. 

• Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with technical engineers, and end users alike is required.

• DoD 8570/8410 compliance is preferred.

• Experience in security operations/incident response concepts and implementation and vulnerability management.

• Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels are required.

• A professional attitude regarding attention to detail and customer service and excellent organizational skills are required

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to access sensitive information, which requires US citizenship.
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