Engility NASA Information Assurance Engineer in Fairmont, West Virginia

About Engility:

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.

Description:

TASC, an Engility Company, is seeking an Information Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Fairmont, WV. In Fairmont, WV, we support NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program, delivering analysis, validation and verification of safety-critical and mission-critical software for important NASA science and human exploration programs. Roles and Responsibilities – as a member of a team of program IA engineers:

  • Performs independent assessments (system and software security vulnerability, threat, and risk assessments) and penetration tests on development and large-scale operational environments.

  • Performs full-lifecycle (i.e., Concept to Deployment) Information Assurance (IA) security analyses to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total secure systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints.

  • Performs NIST security control assessments in support of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) / Certification & Accreditation (C&A) processes.

  • Performs analysis of systems security and software architecture, system security and software requirements, system and software design, source code, and the developer’s unit, build, and systems integration test products. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, and requirements allocation and interface definition studies to evaluate compliance of software/systems developer’s software security specifications and requirements to the software security standards (e.g., NIST Standards).

  • Performs mentoring and training on information assurance methodologies/techniques.

  • Develops independent test plans, cases, procedures, and scripts and performs independent testing of safety and mission critical software systems to ensure the system will not do what it is not supposed to do and will respond in a safe and desired manner under adverse conditions.

  • Interacts directly with targeted development program personnel providing a suitable interface for the program to gain access to the results of IV&V IA analyses.

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams of security and systems analysts performing assessments and/or verification and validation analyses.

  • Analyzes effectiveness/efficiency of the NASA IV&V program's security analysis procedures and processes, and develops/recommends improvements.

  • Prepares presentations, reports, research, and other contract deliverables related to mission assurance analyses performed.

  • Supports IV&V project lead directly as knowledgeable reviewer of IV&V security analysis products and services. Participates in Risk Management process as it relates to execution of the mission assurance and/or IV&V projects and to the software/systems development project being evaluated by the IV&V team.

  • Performs technical task planning and supports the Project Lead in the execution and control of the tasks. Participates in selected programs, events, and meetings involving staff, Government customers, and visitors. Work is performed on-site in Government facilities.

Occasional travel may be required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in one or more of the following:

o Security engineering and analysis, architecture, design, NIST, security controls, Certification & Accreditation (C&A), Assessment & Authorization (A&A), risk assessment, vulnerability and threat assessment.

o Performing vulnerability assessments, independent security assessments, and penetration testing on mission-critical systems.

o Selecting, implementing, documenting, and assessing NIST security controls on large complex mission-critical systems.

o Writing, managing, and/or adjudicating System Security Plans (SSP) and all associated security controls documentation.

  • Working knowledge of applying Information Assurance techniques in all system development life-cycle phases.

  • Knowledge of operating systems internals (Linux, Windows), network protocols and technologies, web services, databases, scripting, programming languages (C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Assembly), firewalls. Experience applying NIST 800-37 and 800-53 to development and operational systems.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or other software-related engineering program, OR an additional

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in one or more of the following:

o Security engineering and analysis, architecture, design, NIST, security controls, Certification & Accreditation (C&A), Assessment & Authorization (A&A), risk assessment, vulnerability and threat assessment.

o Performing vulnerability assessments, independent security assessments, and penetration testing on mission-critical systems.

o Selecting, implementing, documenting, and assessing NIST security controls on large complex mission-critical systems.

o Writing, managing, and/or adjudicating System Security Plans (SSP) and all associated security controls documentation.

  • Working knowledge of applying Information Assurance techniques in all system development life-cycle phases.

  • Knowledge of operating systems internals (Linux, Windows), network protocols and technologies, web services, databases, scripting, programming languages (C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Assembly), firewalls. Experience applying NIST 800-37 and 800-53 to development and operational systems.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or other software-related engineering program, OR an additional 4 years of directly related experience in lieu of degree.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills are required, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments.

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance