Engineer Analyst - Intermediate

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The Test and Evaluation Organization of
American Systems currently has an opening for a Engineer Analyst -
Intermediate in support of a program in Indian Head, MD to document
Department of Defense (DoD) CNDSPs tactics, techniques, and
procedures (TTP) used to effectively and efficiently guide day-to-
day operations and ensure an acceptable level of performance by DoD
CNDSPs defenders when facing a capable cyberspace adversary. These
TTPs will provide the DoD with the ability to address a current gap
associated with the DoD CNDSP Program by formalizing and documenting
TTPs that provide a methodical, repeatable, and verifiable framework

and performance indicators to:
  • Validate the abilities and
capabilities of DoD CNDSPs to guide their day-to-day operations.
  • Validate how effective DoD CNDSPs are able to defend and protect
DoD subscribers' information networks and information systems against
a capable cyberspace threat.


Serves as an engineer analyst for this
DoD-sponsored program. Assists with planning and performing
engineering research, analysis, and related assignments as part of a
team of military, civilian, and contracted analysts and testers in
the design and development of the project. Works closely with
Operations Research Systems Analysts (ORSA), data managers, security
personnel, financial analysts, and communications engineers to assist
with the development of test concepts, feasibility studies, and data
collection requirements. Assists with creation the implementation
plan for the military customer that addresses the project's
objectives, test concepts, and the end state methodology for
institutionalizing the program products. Supports research and
analysis on potential test systems and/or exercise venues to ensure
the project plan can be accomplished. Assists with risk reduction
strategies, and risk mitigation plans, and supports the documentation
of existing processes, project enhancements, and test results.

Some travel may be required.

**Must have a DoD
Top Secret (TS) and have an already adjudicated SCI eligibility. This
SCI eligibility must have at least one year remaining before required
renewal of their background investigation.**


Bachelors Degree (Technical Discipline) and a
minimum 6 years experience or a Masters Degree (Technical Discipline)
and a minimum of 3 years of general experience. IAT II or higher as
defined in DoD 8570-01-M (Information Assurance Workforce Improvement

  • Must be able to
effectively operate in a demanding team environment, have excellent
communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a
high degree of demonstrated professionalism.
  • Individual must
be proficient with Microsoft Office suite of software applications.

  • Experience in IA and Cyberspace Security (DoD 8500 series)
  • Experience in Test & Evaluation (T&E) of Information
Assurance (IA) and Computer Network Defense (CND) related to DoD
Global Network Defense (GND) at all Network Operations (NetOps)
  • Experience in T&E and auditing IA and CND
capabilities for the DoD GIG (all Tier components); experience with
all phases of IA/CND assessments such as penetration, vulnerability,
security T&E, and operational assessments.
  • CND data
analysis experience to include analyzing Red Attack/ Blue Defend
actions, and associated data to identify the optimal CND
configurations and TTPs.
  • Working knowledge of Red Team
operations (penetration testing).
  • Knowledge and experience
with DoD defense in depth architectures and the CND system
capabilities that comprise that architecture.
  • Understanding
and experience with CNDSP functions and services.
  • Working
knowledge and experience using the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-115 (Technical Guide to
Information Security Testing and Assessment) to assess the
performance of GND capabilities.
  • Hands-on experience
integrating IA and CND data collection strategies for data collection
at T&E events. This includes developing forms, user input
screens, analysis methods, reports, and obtaining necessary security
approval and data collection staging at collection sites.
Experience and understanding of the complex NetOps command and
control relations and structures that directs CNDSP operations.

  • Knowledge and experience areas of
Information Assurance/Computer Network Defense (IA/CND) Test &
Evaluation (T&E) to include Department of Defense (DoD) IA and
Cyberspace Security (DoD 6500 Series) with emphasis in the area of
CNDSP (DoD 8530 series), DoD Defense in Depth Architectures, and the
CND system capabilities that comprise that architecture.
Knowledge and experience in testing, evaluating, and auditing IA and
CND (Global Network Defense) capabilities of the DoD Global
Information Grid with emphasis on Tier II CNDSPs.
Understanding of scheduling and accounting toolkits, such as
Microsoft Project and VISIO highly desired.

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