Allied Associates International

Senior Information Assurance Systems Architecture Engineer (IASAE) - (TS/SCI Clearance)

Job Locations US-VA-Warrenton
Posted Date 4 months ago(2/24/2022 2:02 PM)
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Allied Associates International (A2I) is seeking motivated, career and customer-oriented Information Assurance Systems Architecture Engineers (IASAE) to join our team in Warrenton, VA. 


Why A2I?

A2I is a small company that makes a big impact on national security. We have a longstanding history of solving complex problems for our intelligence, law enforcement, and defense customers. Our business is advanced engineering and technical solutions however our biggest asset is our incredible staff. We learn from each other through technical discussions and trainings; we continue to expand our business with new customers; we welcome a challenge!


How have we been able to retain this incredible staff?

A2I is an employee-centric company. Our CEO and leadership team know everyone’s name and make it clear that their doors are always open. The entire leadership team makes employee satisfaction the highest priority. This is reflected in our generous benefits offerings. Excellent healthcare options, flexible Paid Time Off (PTO), and substantial 401k contributions are only a few pieces of our benefits portfolio. 


As an IASAE, you will implement and conduct Cybersecurity engineering activities in accordance with the organization's relevant approved processes, technical operations, and strategic vision. The position is responsible for the technical management, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting, of enterprise-wide monitoring systems, applications and related infrastructure; ensuring that any issues that may adversely impact the confidentiality, integrity or availability of computing resources are identified, properly alerted and promptly resolved. The IASAE will spend their time working on both system development and testing activities, based on the current priorities and needs of the customer while supporting the analysis of test results and the resolution of open issues. 


The candidate must be an experienced individual managing Splunk, ACAS, and HBSS and will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operations of these tool sets.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Primarily responsible for maintaining the test and operational environments to include all cybersecurity tool sets and collaborating with systems and network engineers.
  • Creates and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the security and effectiveness of products and production equipment.
  • Effectively choose the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of the security engineering products.
  • Design technical, operational, and organizational controls to maintain acceptable security posture for the organization.
  • Assist with the design, deployment, and administration of a multi-site, distributed Splunk environment. Including Multi-site Clustering, Search Head Clustering, Universal Forwarders, Deployer, and Deployment Server.
  • Administration and operation of information security compliance tools and platforms with a special concentration in managing the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and ePolicy Orchestrator (EPO) suite.
  • Installation, monitoring, testing, troubleshooting, and administration of the ACAS/Nessus Vulnerability Scanner applications.
  • Ensure scheduled scans are covering 100% of intended assets and are being run successfully.
  • Ensure SC is being updated regularly; address unsuccessful updates of the SC and identify the root cause of the unsuccessful update.
  • Configure, optimize, and test vulnerability scans against new and existing Operating Systems and platforms.
  • Configure, operate, and maintain HBSS and its components (ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee Agent, Data Loss Prevention, Host Intrusion Prevention System, Policy Auditor, Asset Baseline Monitor, and Virus Scan Enterprise) on Windows and Linux creating exceptions to allow essential processes to continue uninterrupted.
  • Provide guidance on vulnerability and malware remediation.
  • Configure, operate, and maintain ForeScout, Trip Wire and Lumension tool suites.
  • Identify potential conflicts with implementation of any cyber security tools within the enterprise and develop recommendations to remediate these conflicts.
  • Provide Tier 3 maintenance support for deployed cyber security technologies.
  • Assist with periodic and regular security assessments.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of information security policies, standards, and control procedures to enable compliance with RMF.
  • Assist with POA&M management, mitigation statement formulation, interfacing with system administrators to resolve open findings of high and at-risk systems.



Basic Qualifications:

  • 7-9 years of directly related experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or 4 additional years of experience required.
  • Practical experience in infrastructure administration (Linux, networking, Windows, firewalls).
  • Must meet DoD 8570.01-M IAM-II or IASAE-I baseline certification requirements such as CASP CE or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of Splunk experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining a fully operating Splunk solution.
  • 2+ years of knowledge and experience with ACAS and HBSS administration.
  • Experience with developing and presenting vulnerability information for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess understanding and experience with common cybersecurity toolsets and processes to include STIGS, IAVA Management and Implementation, and OPORD/FRAGO support.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis simulation environment, configuring/troubleshooting software/hardware enhancements, application deployments, and infrastructure upgrades in a dynamic information system hosting environment.

Security Clearance Requirements: Active Top Secret (TS) clearance with SCI eligibility required. 



Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50%.
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers, management, and customers, which may involve delivering presentations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.


Allied Associates International is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


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