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Jacobs Security Engineer in Crystal City, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is looking for a Security Engineer to support its federal client program in Crystal City, VA.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the security of ITADD applications, to include: Incident response and recovery plans Cyber resiliency analysis and planning

• Web application and platform security testing

• Designs monitoring and alerting capabilities for anomalous activity in ITADD systems

• Monitors platform and application for anomalous activity in ITADD systems

• Understands application critical data and vulnerability points and Coordinates with industry partners to advise the government on security vulnerabilities and recommendations.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


• Must have active Top-Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

• 10 years of experience in software engineering, program design and implementation, configuration management, maintenance, integration testing, or information system engineering

• 5 years of experience in system security analysis and implementation; secure system engineering or design; and work in protocol and/or interface standards

• Must have experience completing ATO packages and NESSUS system scans.

Desired Requirements:

• 8+ years’ experience performing systems security assessments, preparing system security documentation (cloud platforms (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and enterprise servers) leading to successful security authorization of such systems.

• 8+ years IT Security experience with extensive knowledge in Risk Management Framework (RMF) supporting Assessment and Authorization (A&A).

• 5+ years IT Security experience interviewing project teams to elicit and complete system security plans (SSPs), FIPS 199, and other relevant documentation.  

• Provide oversight of security compliance and guidance for development, test, and production systems.

• Participated in the annual Contingency Plan and Incident Response tabletop or functional exercises.

• Strong working knowledge with NIST Special Publications and the NIST SP 800-37 SA using a GRC system.

• Conduct cloud-based, vulnerability and STIG scans.

• Work with government stakeholders to resolve computer security incidents and vulnerability compliance.

• Provide input to the Risk Management Framework process activities and related documentation (e.g., system life-cycle support plan)

• Ensure that Plans of Actions and Milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessment.

• Review Splunk audit logs and provide front-end support lightweight admin support.

• Nessus front-end application experience (i.e. create Active Scans, scanner configuration, schedule jobs).

• Provide security guidance to the PM and Tech Lead and participate in daily scrum meetings.

• Perform security reviews and identify security gaps in security architecture resulting in recommendations for inclusion in the risk.

• Enforce security policy compliance and mitigation of risks to an acceptable security level.

• Performs other related duties and assignments as required.

• Provide Configuration Management for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware; Perform risk analysis (e.g., threat, vulnerability, and probability of occurrence) whenever an application or system undergoes a major change.

• Apply a full range of Cybersecurity policies, principles and techniques to maintain security integrity of information systems processing classified information.

• Familiar with external audit or data calls (FISMA, IRS).



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