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Security System Engineer, Senior

Booz Allen

Jul 06

Security System Engineer, Senior

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your experience in system security engineering and the RMF process, to help develop national cybersecurity solutions? As a systems security & network security engineer, you will identify the tools and strategies needed to assess vulnerabilities and recommend the best solution and security strategy. We need your experience to lead the development and implementation of digital solutions with cyber security baked in from the start, that will protect systems important to national security and our nation's infrastructure.

On our team, you’ll troubleshoot and analyze complex challenges for customers using your knowledge of cyber security, networking, and cloud technologies. You’ll use your curiosity for technology and market trends to further research and develop security solutions. Using your knowledge and experience in the RMF process, and tools like Xacta and eMass, you'll determine and document the appropriate security controls and policies applicable to the system you are developing, and define secure solution architectures to meet those security requirements. You will help define the solution architecture, develop architecture diagrams and engineering deliverables following DoDAF and FEDRAMP standards. You will work with cloud technologies (AWS), containerization technologies, including Docker, and Kubernetes. You will work on a team following an Agile lifecycle methodology. You'll collaborate with other engineers and software developers to develop and deploy an enterprise national security system in multiple cloud fabrics.

In this role, you’ll help to develop an enterprise cybersecurity system that supports national mission. With mentoring, challenging hands-on problem-solving, and opportunities to learn new tools and skills, we focus on growing as a team to make the best solutions for our customers.

Work with us as we secure and protect national security for the better.

What You’ll Work On:

  • Develop relationships quickly and easily with other teams, communicating the complexities of security with a wide variety of audiences, including senior management.

  • Implement infrastructure and cyber security controls, including enhanced detection and vulnerability capabilities and improved event correlation in large enterprises. 

  • Perform risk and vulnerability assessments in network, system, and application areas; recommend and design solutions to mitigate risks in system architectures.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • 12+ years of experience in systems security engineering on programs that encompass systems security architecture, requirements analysis, design, production, integration, test and transition into operations

  • 6+ years of experience working the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process for systems being delivered to U.S. government organizations, including preparing system security documentation, verifying security controls, translating security policies and security controls into system architecture components, system and software implementation requirements, and system and software configurations

  • 6+ years of experience assessing security vulnerabilities in software and systems, recommending appropriate mitigations, performing periodic vulnerability scans, implementing vulnerability mitigations, validating and reporting on vulnerability monitoring, mitigations and policy compliance

  • 4+ years of experience leading systems engineering teams in completing engineering deliverables and estimating time and resources for systems engineering tasks

  • 2+ years of experience using Atlassian Suite including Jira, Confluence or Gliffy

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • Bachelor's degree  in CS, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, or Information Systems and 12 years of experience in systems engineering or cyber security, or 16 years of experience in systems engineering or cyber security in lieu of a degree

  • DoD 8570 compliance - IAT Level II Certification

Nice If You Have:

  • 2+ years of experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technology

  • Experience with containerization technologies, including Docker or Kubernetes

  • Experience with malware analysis mission and malware analysis tools

  • AWS certification at Associate level or higher


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.

  • The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is $110,600 to $205,400. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

  • At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

  • This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., to include the District of Columbia.

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.