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Cyber Security Engineer

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Cyber Security Engineer
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Annapolis Junction,  MD
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Cyber Security Engineer 

Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph required


Talent Orchard, LLC has been contracted by a top defense firm in their search for a Cyber Security Engineer professional for opportunities in Annapolis Junction, MD. 


Candidate will provide engineering support and subject matter expertise for the Cyber Operations Support Branch.  Candidate will review and provide recommendations on new and existing Cybersecurity policy and guidance.  The Cyber Operations Support Branch enables maneuver in cyberspace by establishing operational guidance for defensive cyberspace forces and mission relevant cyber terrain in cyberspace; develops framework for the Department’s cybersecurity and cyber readiness inspection/assessment program; and functions as lead for operationalizing the Joint Information Environment (JIE) and Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) and provides policy and guidance support for Red Teams operating on the DOD Information Network (DODIN)

  • Ensures the rigorous application of cybersecurity policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity services 
  • Develops and designs security solutions to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information throughout the enterprise
  • Identifies, plans, and documents improvements to security controls currently in place
  • Develops and documents recommendations and courses of action (COAs) to solve complex cybersecurity problems 
  • Develops and interprets cybersecurity requirements as part of the IT acquisition development process and assists in the formulation of cybersecurity/IT budgets 
  • Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified security hardware, operating systems, and software applications 
  • Ensures the assessment and implementation of identified computer and network environment fixes such as system patches and fixes associated with specific technical vulnerabilities as part of the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Management program 
  • Guides the implementation of appropriate operational structures and processes to ensure an effective cybersecurity program, including boundary defense, incident detection, and response
  • Possesses an in-depth understanding and the ability to apply intermediate concepts of cyber engineering and cybersecurity
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge and understanding of the DOD cybersecurity policies and the Risk Management Framework
  • With no guidance, conducts cybersecurity engineering research and analysis, provides recommendations for the implementation of security mechanisms, and provides educational briefings on the recommended cybersecurity mechanism
  • Contributes substantive content to the development of cybersecurity documentation, concept papers, and test plans required by Command policies and the Risk Management Framework
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge and understanding of DOD and/or Intelligence Community (IC) engineering efforts, across multiple engineering disciplines
  • With no guidance, evaluates functional operation and performance in light of test results and makes recommendations regarding C&A


  • Minimum 10 years of experience with cybersecurity or information assurance
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
  • Minimum DOD 8140/DOD 8570 IAM Level II Certification
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communications skills.


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