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Cyber Defensive Operations Engineer II

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Cyber Defensive Operations Engineer II
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Fort Meade,  MD
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Cyber Defensive Operations Engineer II

Fort Meade, Maryland

Top Secret/SCI required


Talent Orchard, LLC has been contracted by a top defense firm in their search for a Cyber Defensive Operations Engineer II in Fort Meade, MD.


  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist conducting cybersecurity analysis and support to Army Cyber Command for the Joint Mission Operations Center (JMOC). 
  • Support occurs within NSA facilities at Fort Meade, MD and in close coordination with Fort Gordon, GA.
  • Provides technical support for hardware/software installations, upgrades, configuration, and optimization.
  • Develops system specification and drawings for network support, and provides technical recommendations for future operations.


  • Provides feedback to design engineers and evaluates end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle.
  • Working as expert, conducts research and evaluates technical performance of software products and overall segments and systems.
  • Ensures products and systems comply with requirements and government information assurance and cyber security standards and practices through formal verification methods.
  • Verifies/validates systems with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to information networks.
  • Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.
  • Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current and planned products based on sophisticated testing, research, and analysis.
  • Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements.
  • Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they verify/validate the requirements.
  • Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements.
  • Produces high-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government intelligence and operations officials.


  • HS plus 11-14 years experience, BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II or higher (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+CE, or SSCP).
  • Familiarity with CJCSM 6510.01B.
  • TS/SCI Clearance Required.

Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.

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