Principal Cyber Security Engineer
Feb 28, 2024
Government IT Division
Aurora, Colorado, United States

MKS2 Technologies, LLC, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Instructional Design and Training, Software Engineering and IT Support Services to improve the security and well-being of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and our “Mission First” orientation has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies. We have employees nationwide and for the past three consecutive years were named one of the fastest growing Veteran-owned companies in the nation. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with MKS2.


 

Job Summary:

Seeking an individual to join the Cyber Security Engineering team for a Principal Cyber Security Engineering position supporting the operations and maintenance of custom solutions and Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities in Aurora, CO and Boulder, Colorado. This position requires work on-site at Aurora campus and some work will be performed at the customer location in Boulder. There are some specialized skillsets for this role: experience with Logging & Auditing in ELK (Elastic, Logstash, Kibana) and the ability to implement, troubleshoot and adapt the product, experience analyzing audit log data and determine compliance with published standards, experience analyzing events or incidents to triage the issue, find the root cause through log analysis and determine security vulnerabilities, consulting with customer to customize and configure SIEM tools to meet security and compliance requirements and assisting with administration and maintenance of SIEM and Log Management tools.

Work Location: Aurora, CO

Position Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 month contract – option to convert at any point into FTE

Salary: Starting at 150K with benefits – negotiable

 

Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm    

Location: 16470 East Hughes Drive Building S77 Aurora Colorado

 

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Ensure security compliance and vulnerability scanning/remediation across multiple platforms and networks
  • System configuration and Audit Scanning
  • Performing hands-on technical implementation of security solutions comprised of COTS & FOSS as well as custom-developed products
  • Applying knowledge of current IA policies as a contributor to the architecture and design of secure solutions to customer needs and requirement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and 8+ years of engineering experience in cyber security
  • An active and transferable DoD Secret security clearance is required on Day 1 and the ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST 800-37, Continuous Monitoring IAW NIST 800-137, Patching IAW NIST 800-40, NIST 800-53 and CNSSI 1253
  • Experience with vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and DISA STIGs
  • Experience performing vulnerability assessment/remediation
  • Required Security Certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01 IAT-II for a Linux environment (e.g., Security+ CE and Linux OS Certification); NOTE: Obtaining Security+ certification is required within 6 months of start   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance
  • Hands on experience in manual hardening and system compliance
  • Understanding of security design concepts with ability to develop solutions to moderately complex IS compliance and security problems
  • Experience with Agile, Scrum, HW and SW life-cycle management, & engineering change proposal processes
  • Hands-on technical experience as an individual contributor with documented skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Linux system administration
    • COTS and FOSS patch management/deployment experience
  • Experience with highly matrixed organizations
  • Ability to establish tasks and objectives with Lead Engineers and ensure the entire team understands and can work towards the vision and objectives
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work collaboratively across traditional engineering disciplines
  • Must be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing your time

 


 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: MKS2 Technologies is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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