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Information Assurance Engineer (IAE)Security Control Assessor who will be responsible for assessment and authorization (A&A) activities for DHS systems, as well as assist and advise system and application developers in the design and development of secure systems architecture in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800 series and Department guidelines.

Qualifications

Must be a US Citizen and have a current/active Top Secret security clearance.

Security Clearance

Top Secret with SCI eligibility

Responsibilities

The duties will include but not be limited to the following tasks:

  • Serve as the primary security lead for High, Moderate, and Low impact systems that support DHS applications.
  • Tests the required security controls monthly and drives the overall A&A life-cycle process in accordance with the DHS System Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) and includes the following functions:
  • Provide guidance to COR, IT Director and System developers as it related to the A&A process using both the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800 series and Department guidelines.
  • Assist and advise System owners and System developers in the design and development of secure systems architecture as well as industry best practices and information systems technologies available to meet AIS security requirements.
  • Gathers required information to support system authorization by organizing technical working groups, conducting fact-finding interviews, attending system demos, assessing system security categorization levels, establishing system security control baselines, and acting as a security advisor to the COR during the security controls implementation.
  • Develop and update the SCA.
  • Monitor the assigned system weekly. In order to maintain an open line of communication, the IAE conducts weekly or monthly meetings with COR and developers.
  • Schedule and facilitate boundary meetings, RMF kick-off meetings and POA&M meetings.
  • RME review, monitor, and report POA&M status to all stakeholders including PM, ISSO, ISSM, System Owner, System Development Team, and System Operation Teams.
  • Analyze Configuration Change Requests (CCRs) by conducting a security impact analysis initiating required actions to maintain security posture and ATO status.

Required Experience

  • 10 years of experience within the field of IT Security.
  • 7-10 Years of proven IT assessments
  • Proficient writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of FISMA Compliance and NIST guidelines including Risk Management Framework, SP 800-53, and SP-800-53A.
  • A technical understanding of IT security as it relates to network, application, and database security.
  • Knowledge of security compliance processes.

Desired Education

  • ISC CAP and CISSP Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field preferred or equivalent experience.

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We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The DevSecOps Engineer is not afraid to learn new technologies, languages, and frameworks. This role requires impeccable communication and problem-solving skills. The DevSecOps Engineer is responsible for bridging the gap between our development teams’ needs and the implementation of infrastructure to support those needs, with a tremendous focus on security across all resources. The ideal applicant would be well versed in:

  • AWS, EKS and RDS
  • Azure and AKS
  • Databases – SQL Server is a plus
  • K8s
  • Docker
  • TeamCity
  • Gitlab

as well as various security tools and frameworks.

No RECRUITERS

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Troubleshoots production problems related to software applications as a member of the operations support team. Researches, tests, builds, and coordinates the conversion and/or integration of new products based on client requirements. Consults with project teams and end users to identify application requirements; makes incremental changes to applications.

All candidates must be a U.S. citizen as well as obtain a Public Trust clearance. Some work might be performed onsite. Location: National Capital Region

Required Skills: Junior .NET Developer needed with 4 – 6 years of work experience in development using Microsoft .NET, Web services, and XML following an Agile methodology (SCRUM)

  • Familiarity with creating and tracking user stories; sizing story points, with Jira is a plus
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Studio, gitLab
  • Exposure to SQL and MS SQL Server
  • HTML5, CSS3, .NET 4.5, MVC, Bootstrap, JQuery, JavaScript, Kendo UI, Entity Framework
  • Understanding of database design, data modeling concepts, and experience with data migration is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An active clearance is a plus
  • NO RECRUITERS

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Designs and develops new software products or major enhancements to existing software. Troubleshoots production problems related to software applications. Researches, tests, builds, and coordinates the conversion and/or integration of new products based on client requirements. Consults with project teams and end users to identify application requirements. All candidates must be a U.S. citizens, pass the Government client’s Background Investigation as well as obtain a Public Trust clearance. Work must be performed onsite. Location: Washington, DC

Required Skills: Senior .NET Developer needed with 7 – 10 years of work experience in development using Microsoft .NET, Web services, and XML following an Agile methodology (SCRUM)

  • Creating and tracking user stories; sizing story points
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Studio, TFS
  • Advanced understanding of MS SQL Server, experience with complex SQL queries and stored procedures
  • HTML5, CSS3, .NET 4.5, MVC, Bootstrap, JQuery, JavaScript, Kendo UI, Entity Framework
  • Excellent understanding of database design, data modeling concepts, and experience with data migration
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An active clearance is a plus
  • NO RECRUITERS

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The adjudicator will be assigned cases by the Senior Adjudicator containing the applicant’s personal history statement. The adjudicator shall review a criminal background check, Department of Motor Vehicle check, credit checks and checks through local law enforcement agencies. Upon receipt of documentation, the adjudicator shall evaluate and adjudicate for purposes of program or entitlement/benefit suitability based upon the Program Suitability Standards. The adjudicator determines eligibility for program benefits by preparing a formal determination including completion of forms and an explanation of the determination. Determines the type of documents necessary to support a decision. Using a legal framework establishes pertinent findings of fact and uses those to rationalize and explain decisions. Incorporates new material and· updates knowledge of program standards as a result of reading, feedback and training. The adjudicator will upload all required documents to the case management system and assemble case jackets for eligible candidates.

  • Must be knowledgeable about all applicable fraud statutes, local, state, and federal, to ensure duties and assignments are carried out within the requirements of applicable law and client expectations.
  • Must maintain the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality when handling information related to the contract.
  • Must be able to determine the information or evidence required to reach a judgement and best approach to obtain that information
  • Must provide customer service and serve as liaisons with insurance companies claim services, claimants, policyholders, agents, counterparts in other departments, external legal professionals, external medical professionals, financial institutions, government/regulatory agencies, potential customers, vendors and suppliers as necessary to perform assigned tasks under the contract.
  • Minimum Education: Associates Degree
  • The positions to be filled are Public Trust; Secret Clearance preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • No RECRUITERS

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

  • Adjudicator Plus+
  • Must be trained by an approved or recognized training program (e.g. Federal Background Investigator Training Program (FBITP), local law enforcement training or Reid School) and have no less than two years of experience as a Background Investigator, Criminal Investigator, Security Specialist or Adjudicator with a federal agency, police department, recognized private contractor or military related training specializing in background investigations.
  • Minimum education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Secret Clearance Preferred, but must be obtainable
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • No RECRUITERS

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

  • Receives and processes investigation forms, checking for completeness and accuracy.
  • Establishes contact with individuals to obtain any missing information required to complete the forms.
  • Screens investigation forms for any derogatory information and refers any derogatory information to an adjudicator.
  • Prepares official and routine correspondence to applicants, employees, contractors, volunteers, other federal agencies, and external stakeholders for the purpose of requesting information and/or clarification of data.
  • Utilizes various software, automated systems, e-mail, word processing, databases, and spreadsheets to carry out duties that support the personnel security program.
  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • The positions to be filled are Public Trust; Secret Clearance preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • No RECRUITERS

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

• At least 8 years of experience
• OO Design and Development
• Java Development using J2EE, JSP, EJB, Servlets, Struts
• SOAP, XML, Web Services
• Ant
• Database experience using Oracle, mySQL or SQL Server
• Unix / Linux
• Application servers such as JBoss, Weblogic or WebSphere
• Agile Software Development Practices
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Experience using software development best practices
• US Citizen
• TSA or DHS experience is a plus
• Secret Clearance or higher is a plus
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We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

We are looking for an Automation Engineer who is a US Citizen.

No recruiters

Must Haves

  • 3-5 years of experience in automation – specifically developing automated scripts from scratch
  • Experience testing GUI applications, web services and/or web applications (backend and frontend)
  • Experience with Selenium and cucumber/gherkins or spec flow
  • Recent experience w/ C#, .net – (preferably “first-language”)
  • Experience automating in Azure or AWS
  • Experience with cross-browser testing

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

This position will be based in Annapolis Junction, MD

No recruiters

Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze all system artifacts for accuracy, completeness, in support of an authorization to operate (ATO) requests.
  • Conduct audits of completed remediation packages for Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) for completeness and compliance
  • Draft document review and feedback on application of security and privacy requirements (eg. technical review board (TRB), review of SPs, RA’s, contingency plan, POA&M reports).
  • Determine the impact of new technology or policy (e.g., CDM technologies, anomaly based tools, virtual environments, etc.) on the TSA information security program
  • Where requested, conduct meetings, including preparing, documenting, and recording minutes
  • Recommend, develop, and maintain monthly, quarterly, and annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reporting documents in TSA’s required format.
  • Maintain and leverage existing Security scan tools and techniques including:
    • Tenable Security Center
    • Nessus
    • DbProtect
    • AppScan Enterprise (including white and black box testing)
    • Venafi
    • RedSeal
    • Burp Suite Pro.
  • Support implementation of new Security scan tools and techniques as necessary.
  • Prepare responses to federal ad hoc reporting requirements. The contractor shall provide to TSA an accomplishment report of Ad hoc Security Engineering services provided (Deliverable #4).
  • Prepare FISMA Reporting documents quarterly and annually.
  • Report on FISMA Inventory and provide POA&M reports monthly.
  • Develop alternatives of system designs and/or architectures which consider trade-offs between security requirements, functional/operational requirements and cost.
  • Determine the impact of new or changing applicable federal policy changes.
  • Determine the impact of new or revised legislation and regulations (OMB, HIPAA, FISCAM, etc.).
  • Provide security engineering subject matter expertise in coordination with Enterprise Architecture and Technical Review Board to conduct technical review board program planning reviews related to future enterprise architecture updates and proposed information security mechanisms

Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments which are broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks.
  • Has the ability to apply a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.
  • Plans and leads major technology assignments.
  • Evaluates performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success.
  • Functions as a technical expert across multiple project assignments. May supervise others. 
  • Associate’s Degree  Certification Information Systems Security Professional active (CISSP) 
  • 5 years of experience
  • The following experience is preferred, but not required:
    • Security Development lifecycle management;
    • Experience with a variety of Programming Languages including Java, PHP, C, .NET;
    • Experience with various Operating Systems including Windows, Linux and Unix. Network+, CCNA, Linux+, CEH, ECSA, OSCP.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

• Database Design and Architecture
• Erwin or Embarcadero
• Logical / Physical Modeling
• Data Warehouse experience is a plus
• Database Administration experience using Oracle, mySQL or SQL Server
• Unix / Linux, Windows
• Agile Software Development Practices
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Experience using software development best practices
• US Citizen.
• TSA or DHS experience is a plus
• Secret Clearance or higher is a plus
No recruiters

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

This position will be based in Washington, D.C. and supports mission operations in support of one of the most dynamic and vital mission environments supporting our nation’s critical assets.

Candidates applying for this position must be motivated, creative, and able to work collaboratively across a wide spectrum of mission and technical personnel and technology.

Candidates applying to this program should have experience in military, intelligence, law enforcement, or other similar mission critical environments.

Candidates should be trustworthy, dependable, and capable of functioning effectively in a high-tempo environment where the candidate is part of a larger, integrated team of multi-functional professionals focused on mission accomplishment.

No recruiters

Responsibilities

• Perform daily system checks on voice, video display server, video teleconferencing, information technology, and the radio communications systems.
• Operate, administer, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues relating to outages or system operation to include:

  • Radio equipment, secure telephones, video communications systems, video-wall display units, desktop computers and printers, and other ancillary technical equipment and components.
  • Systems administration and provisioning of Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Office applications, third-party COTS products (e.g., Adobe, Internet Explorer, JAVA, etc.), Active Directory administration, and other Tier I and II systems administration functions.
  • Performing end-user and desk-side support to mission operations staff, executives, and other operations center staff.
  • Tracking and managing all problems and issues from identification through resolution, including pro-active inquiries, ticket management, and interfacing and collaborating with Tier II and Tier III technical experts, both Government and Contractor staff, to troubleshoot and resolve any technical issues.
  • Maintaining certifications and continually learning about new technologies, techniques, and procedures to stay abreast of leading technologies and aligning with enterprise-level modernization efforts.

Qualifications

• An active Top Secret Clearance is required.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience
• 15+ years of IT experience is required
• Experience in mission critical, 24×7 operational environments
• Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels are required
• A calm, 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.
• Experience or Certifications with the following technology: Motorola LMR devices and Radio over IP consoles, Cisco network and VTC devices, Juniper network devices, Planar displays, Miscrosoft OS/Office, VIPER and STE phones, Microsoft SCCM, SolarWinds, Netcool, Netbrain, and other technologies.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

We are looking for a QA Tester to assess software quality through manual and automated testing. You will be responsible for finding and reporting bugs and glitches. In this role, you should have a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. If you are also competent in executing test cases and are passionate about quality, we would like to meet you. Ultimately, you will ensure that our products, applications, and systems work correctly.

  • 5-7 Years of test and testing experience; test case design, authoring test cases,
  • 3-5 years of experience in automation – specifically developing automated scripts from scratch
  • Experience testing GUI applications, web services and/or web applications (backend and frontend)
  • Experience with Selenium and cucumber/gherkins, or spec flow, or Smart Bear TestComplete
  • Recent experience w/ C#, .net – (preferably “first-language”)
  • Experience with Java, JMeter, performance testing
  • Experience automating in Azure or AWS, gitlab, CI/CD, project management, teamcity, etc.
  • Experience with cross-browser testing

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will be part developer, part operations, all continuous integration and delivery expert; you will be integral to the design, set up, automation, and maintenance of our entire integration and delivery pipeline. The ideal candidate should have a deep software development background married with effective intercommunication skills to promote compromise with developers, support engineers, customers, and senior management. They will be embedded within the development teams, working with our clients and other engineers and developers gathering requirements, architecting and communicating an end-to-end, automated CI/CD pipeline.

Clearance

Public Trust Eligible; US Citizen

Location

Client site/Remote, Washington, DC

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain terraform & ansible automation scripts for essential tools, services, and configurations.
  • Create automation frameworks and write automation scripts for moving code through the SDLC process, including testing scripts
  • Seek and explore opportunities to automate all operational activities.
  • Design, develop and deploy automation solutions to enable self service capabilities for end users.
  • Write robust frontend and backend API automation tests.
  • Design and develop automated solutions across several services and systems in a cross-functional, agile environment.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong ansible and Terraform development skills.
  • Advanced automated script design, coding, debugging, and maintenance skills (using bash, python, etc).
  • Strong experience in CI/CD toolsets (e.g. AWS Code Pipeline/Code Build, Jenkins, GitLab, etc).
  • Patience and tolerance for when things just go wrong.
  • Skilled and disciplined to work remote with a distributed team.
  • Excellent communications skills (written, verbal, & virtual).
  • Strong drive, self-motivated, logical, and detail-oriented.
  • Passion for new technologies, software & processes.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines is essential.
  • Other tools: Packer, Docker, Selenium, ReadyAPI (SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, ServiceV Pro)

Education and work experience

  • Bachelors Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years’ experience in a specifically DevOps role supporting developers by providing infrastructure, maintaining CI/CD systems
  • 10+ years’ experience in overall software development and distributed applications
  • AWS Solutions Architect (Professional) Preferred
  • AWS Solutions Architect (Associate) Required

No recruiters

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.