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Jacobs Mid Vulnerability Management Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Mid Vulnerability Management Engineer to work remote and onsite in Herndon, VA.

Candidate will need to travel to Client sites for team and client meetings as needed.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Will be responsible for conducting vulnerability scans at the network,

operating system, database, and application levels on financial systems

within this organizations enterprise.

• Will be perform vulnerability scanning and analysis to eliminate false

positives and to aggregate findings by specific best practice criteria.

• Provide recommendations for remediation and collecting evidence to verify

the vulnerability no longer exists.

• Validate the vulnerabilities identified against the National Institute of

Science and Technology (NIST) Framework, National Vulnerability

Database (NVD) and Security Best Practice standards such as CIS

Benchmarks, DISA STIGs and vendor hardening standards.

• Perform full scope Risk Management processes for a federal client, to

include Certification and Accreditation (C&A), FISMA Self Assessments,

Technical Assessments (Vulnerability analysis, penetration testing), and

Risk Assessments.

• Use vulnerability and security testing tools and review the results from tools

such as Nessus, HP WebInspect, QualysGuard, AppDetective, and Burp


Here’s What You’ll Need:


The candidate will have demonstrated 3-5 years of technical experience with the following techniques:

• Vulnerability Scanning and Analysis

• Unix/Linux (Solaris/Red Hat) and MS Windows Operating Systems

• Network Switching/Routing and TCP/IP

• Databases (e.g., MS SQL, Oracle, DB2)

• Web application vulnerability scanners (e.g., Qualys WAS, WebInspect,


• Database vulnerability scanners (e.g., AppDetective, DbProtect)

• General purpose vulnerability scanners (e.g., QualysGuard, Nessus)

• Security configuration checklists (e.g., DISA STIGs, CIS Benchmarks)

• NIST Special Publications (e.g., 800-53, 800-37)


• 3-5 years of experience in information security with specific vulnerability

scanning experience

• Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field or equivalent education or work


• Certifications like CEH, CCNA, CCNP, GSEC and others are preferred.

• 2+ years’ experience and understanding of NIST 800-53, NIST 800-53A,

NIST 800-30 and NIST 800-37.

• 2+ years’ prior experience performing security control assessments of all

NIST 800-53 controls.

• Experience configuring and using technical assessment tools such as

Nessus, HP WebInspect, AppDetective, BurpSuite, Wireshark,

QualysGuard and Redseal.

• 2+ years of Risk Management Framework (RMF) implementation


• Proficiency understanding the technical architecture of IT systems built

using Windows, UNIX, Linux, IBM AIX, VMware, Citrix, Oracle and MySQL


• Strong documentation and communication (written and verbal) skills.

• Working knowledge of common network devices

• Working knowledge of Windows and Unix operating systems

• Working knowledge of common database platforms

• Self-motivated and able to work in an independent manner.

• Must be able to obtain “Public Trust” level clearance. (SF-85 and SF-86

submission required).

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and supplemental language. at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_supplement.pdf

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