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Cyber Security Systems Engineer - Senior
KDA Consulting Inc Herndon, VA

Cyber Security Systems Engineer - Senior

KDA Consulting Inc
Herndon, VA
  • Full-Time

KDA Consulting is a Disabled Veteran, Woman-Owned, Certified Disadvantaged Small Business, comprised of a diverse team of professionals driven to tackle the demanding National Defense and Intelligence challenges through IT solutions. We emphasize teamwork and focus on achieving goals to complete deliverables efficiently, on-time, and under budget.

We are currently seeking a Cyber Security Systems Engineer - Senior to join our team.

Primary Job Duties & Required Experience:
• Cyber Security System Engineer (ISSE) with a minimum of 6 years' experience in Cyber engineering and integration services including security, authentication, identity management, authorization, and access control engineering.
• Experience with a large Splunk Data Lake, providing tools for software design, development, and test.
• Previous work experience focused on an information technology-centric program supporting a large government customer in Information Technology Analytics.
• Splunk SME preferred but willing to consider right candidate with familiarization, A&A, Windows and Linux OS, ISSESecurity Engineer experience, scanning tools such as Nessus and Rapid7, Xacta, GUI and Front end support
• Self-starter able to work independently and build relationships with technical reps across divisions, comfortable with cyber security and able to brief issues to the customer
• Over 5 years of experience engineering data analytics solutions with emphasis on Splunk data lake infrastructure and producing Enterprise IT situational awareness for a top tier US Intelligence Agency.
• Experience in one or more software products associated with cyber system engineering for data analytics including SQL security, TANIUM Endpoint Management Software, Powershell, MacAfee, App Blocker, Splunk ITSI.
• Experience with one or more software development environments supporting commercial or open source tools including but not limited to: Linux, Python, C, Bash Scripting, Perl, SQL, Splunk Phantom, UBA, and UIPath
• Experience in one or more cloud computing services and technologies including but not limited to: AWS/C2S, Microsoft Azure, Nutanix, VMware.
• Over 5 years of experience working on Intelligence Agency enterprise infrastructure and engineering programs, including Agile development and SecDevOps methodologies including on-site customer engagement.

Preferred Education, Experience & Skills:
• Security Development and Operations (SecDevOps)
• Various security tools and processes such as Splunk, Nessus Security Center, WebInspect, Xacta
• Cloud security controls and implementation
• PKI implementation
• STIG compliance and vulnerability management
• Virtualization experience (VDI & VMWare)
• Public, private and hybrid Cloud experience (AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.)
• AWS Certified Security Specialty
• Microsoft Office365

Job Requirements
• Active TS/SCI + Full Scope Poly U.S. Government Security is required
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline
• 6-10 years of relevant professional work experience
• Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
• Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to network and establish professional relationships
• Ability to prioritize, demonstrated strong organizational skills, and ability to meet or exceed deadlines

Physical Demands: Position will require frequent sitting, standing, and/or mobility within an office setting. Employee must be able to use hands to complete work at a workstation/computer, be able to reach, type and manipulate with hands, fingers, and arms; lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; talk, see and hear.

Work Environment: Work is performed on client site in a professional office environment with moderate stress and noise levels. Position requires employee to effectively use a computer, potentially for long periods of time, and to accommodate potentially frequent interruptions. Candidate should be both customer-focused and present a team approach to overall work.

Schedule: Business core hours are Monday through Friday, from 09:30 to 14:30 ET. Standard work hours may vary for this position based upon contract requirements. Position will be located onsite at a customer facility in Herndon, VA.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): KDA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, KDA will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations in the hiring process. We encourage qualified individuals with disabilities to apply. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform essential job functions, please contact our HR team at For persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or deaf-disabled, KDA will provide an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter where needed as a reasonable accommodation for the hiring processes.

EEOC: KDA is 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.


KDA Consulting Inc

Herndon, VA



Posted date

April 16, 2024

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KDA Consulting Inc job posting for a Cyber Security Systems Engineer - Senior in Herndon, VA with a salary of $59 to $72 Hourly with a map of Herndon location.