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Cyber Security Project Engineer
Pendulum LLC Chantilly, VA

Cyber Security Project Engineer

Pendulum LLC
Chantilly, VA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph
Skill Level(s):Subject Matter Expert

  • perform technical risk assessments and provide technical risk mitigation guidance on the use of various enabling technologies supporting the broader organization’s enterprise and operational activities.
  • gather Body of Evidence (BOE) and assess artifacts, such as CONOPS, use case, detailed network diagrams, procurement methods, technical design details, or System Security Plan (SSP) to get a holistic view of the complex ecosystem of interworking parts of a given technology implementation being evaluated, from which real insights can be derived from, to inform a risk assessor’s judgement.
  • engage and collaborate with the Organization’s offices early and often in working groups, technical exchange meetings, and in written communications throughout the project life cycle.
  • ensure appropriate risk mitigation considerations are integrated early in the development cycle, and risks and vulnerabilities are well understood and appropriately mitigated.
  • provide guidance of potential cyber threats, attacks, and exploitations and advise decision-makers of the inherent risks and mitigation to the Organization equities.
  • analyze system and network environments for security concerns, including cloud environments.
  • be familiar with Satellite, Wifi, and mobile communications architectures and general equipment designed from fundamental components, subsystem interfaces, and system layouts.
  • develop concise and well-structured written technical assessment reports based on findings and observations.
  • remain current with existing and future technologies to assist the Organization with identifying associated risks of implementing proposed technologies.
  • identify possible technical or security problems with technology products and services and provide documented guidance.
  • communicate verbal and written complex technical concepts, project information, and technical analysis results clearly and concisely to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • work as part of a collegial team while working independently with little supervision.
  • review and assess technical impacts of proposed scope changes to future architectures.

Required Skills
Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph
Skill Level(s): Subject Matter Expert

The Candidate shall possess and provide the following required skills and demonstrated experience:

  • transitioning cross-domain services.
  • technical exchange meetings with stakeholders.
  • briefing and writing for technical and non-technical individuals.
  • computer and network security, authentication, and cryptography.
  • identifying possible technical or security problems with technology products and services and providing documented guidance.
  • performing complex problem management, research and issue resolution.
  • analyzing network architectures, network topologies, endpoint devices, software applications, cloud-based platforms, and services for technical issues.
  • communications protocols, such as IP, TCP, UDP, MPLS, OSPF, IGRP, BGP, SIP, and H.232.
  • evaluating hardware and software products against customer requirements for technical evaluation and potential procurement.
  • data extraction from various sources including files, directories, unallocated space, raw images, customer databases.
  • Network Monitoring Appliances.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering.
  • Certifications:
    • Project Manager Certification
    • Certified Cryptographic Custodian
    • IEEE Risk Management for Engineers Certification

Highly Desired Skills

Other skills and demonstrated experiences that are highly desired but not mandatory to perform the work, include:

  • conducting digital forensic examination of computers, mobile devices, storage, and memory using specialized forensic software.
  • the Organization’s cross-organizational missions, technical needs, security architect and information assurance.
  • the Organization’s network review board process.
  • Organization’s network, technical, and acquisition review processes.
  • the Organization’s security policies and IT systems.
  • Shell-Scripting.
  • SQL Server or MySQL.
  • Oracle 10g or 11g.
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, 2008R, 2012, 2012R2, or 2016.
  • storage systems including NetApp and HP.
  • VMWare ESX.
  • visualization software and visualized environments such as VMWare, Virtual Box, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Quick EMUlator.
  • planning, configuring, securing, administering, and maintaining, cloud based technologies, products, and services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and IBM Cloud.
  • one or more of the following Radio Frequency (RF) technologies;  terrestrial and space based RF communication, government and commercial satellite systems, commercial cellular and wireless, 5G technologies, and embedded software and firmware development.
  • computer operating systems such as Linux, Mac OSX, Android, or iOS.
  • mobile operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Android, and iOS.
  • performing digital forensic examination of computers, mobile devices, storage, and memory using commercial or specialty forensic tools such as EnCase, Autopsy, and Volatility.
  • open-source and commercial tools Nmap, Wireshark, Nexpose, Nessus, Nipper Studio, or Snort.
  • various types of forensic software used by the Organization.
  • providing recommendations to architecture and design reviews.
  • Organization’s information cyber security policies and regulations.
  • one or more of the following; Intelligence Community Directive (503), Committee on National Security Systems Publications (CNSSP) 1253, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2, 199, 200, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-37, 800-39, and 800-53.
  • interfacing with vendors and third party to ensure appropriate risk mitigations are integrated throughout the project or program lifecycle.

Employment Type: Full Time
Workplace Type: On-Site

Temporary Duty Travel is anticipated for this Position:

  • Local

At Pendulum, we set an industry standard of doing right by our people so we can do right by our clients. We generously offer:

  • 11% 401(k) Matching Contribution
  • 5 weeks of Paid Leave
  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Generous Training Budget
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Business Development / Growth Incentives
  • Opportunities for Paid Training/Certifications and Education

Application Deadline Date: 1/1/2024

Ref#: 2148-01


Please be aware that all of our current positions require an Active U.S Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance with an Active Full Scope Polygraph which requires U.S citizenship.

Pendulum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pendulum is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws.

By submitting your resume for this position, you understand and agree that Pendulum may share your resume, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide in your application, with its affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

Pendulum maintains a drug-free workplace and may perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, where required by contract and permitted by law.

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