Required Security Clearance:
8570 Category Requirement:
IAT Level II
8570 Specialist Requirement:
Potential for Teleworking:
Functional duties: Cyber Systems Engineer and Administrator (Firewall)
Manage the functionality and efficiency of Palo Alto firewalls.
Remain proactive in identifying, analyzing, and resolving technical issues involving Palo Alto firewalls.
Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
Participate in special projects as required.
Assist in the planning of system enhancements and upgrades.
Assist in the development of documentation on new or existing systems.
May provide technical OJT training and guidance to less experienced team members.
May serve as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
May provide leadership to less-experienced team members.
Skills and Tasks. Exceptionally Complex, Inter-Discipline, Inter-Organizational. Can perform tasks of senior level technicians, specialists, and or managers not performed at Level 3 due to the size and/or complexity of the tasks.
Leadership/Management. May work individually or as a key member of a senior leadership team. Oversees and monitors performance across several disciplines, and when required, takes steps to resolve issues.
Guidance. Provides expert guidance and direction to Government and Vendor senior level technicians and managers. Directs multiple contractor and subcontractor teams through to project completion.
Training and Certifications. DoD 8570 compliance or information assurance certification commensurate with technical objectives and services required within the task order. Applicable software or hardware training and certifications commensurate with the technical objectives, services required, and IT environment specified within the task order.
Capabilities and additional Requirements. In addition to Standard Characteristics of Labor Category, advocate and recommend system-level solutionsto resolve security requirements. Monitors and suggests improvement to IA policy. Interact with customers, IT staff, and high-level corporate officers to define and achieve required IA objectives. Provide the Government assistance to ensure that the architecture and design of information systems are functional and secure, including program ofrecord systems and special purpose environments with platform IT interconnectivity. Provide expert guidance and work product evaluation to one or more security engineers that support Engineering teams for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and/or integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.
Education and Experience.
- HS/GED + 12 years
- Associates Degree + 10 years
- Bachelor’s Degree + 8 years
- Master’s Degree + 6 years
- PhD + 4 years
Perform, or review, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established IA standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies
Validate and verify system security requirements definitions and analysis and establishes system security designs
Design, develop, implement and/or integrate IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification requirements
Build IA into systems deployed to operational environments
Assist architects and systems developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application security policy and enterprise solutions
Support the building of security architectures o Enforce the design and implementation of trusted relations among external systems and architectures
Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle
Contribute to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations o Review certification and accreditation (C&A) documentation, providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content
Perform system installation, configuration maintenance, account maintenance, signature maintenance, patch management, and troubleshooting of operational IA and CND systems
Apply system security engineering expertise in one or more of the following to : system security design process; engineering life cycle; information domain; cross domain solutions; commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf cryptography; identification; authentication; and authorization; system integration; risk management; intrusion detection; contingency planning; incident handling; configuration control; change management; auditing; certification and accreditation process; principles of IA (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, and access control); and security testing.