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Cyber Security SME, US-VA-Falls Church

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Cyber Security SME

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US-VA-Falls Church

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Cyber Security


Public Trust


Citizen Security & Public Services


Peraton is seeking a Cyber Security SME to join our qualified, diverse team. The qualified applicant will provide objective advice, expertise and specialized skills in, but not limited to, supporting projects related to the individual’s subject matter expertise or functional domain. They will prepare and deliver analysis and presentations to colleagues, subordinates, and USPS representatives. Also, asssure the proper use of current or requested engineering, configuring, programming, testing, and documentation techniques. Produce and/or review documentation and reports reflecting knowledge of areas. The SME will lead special projects or investigations into specific technology or solution issues and to shepherd research and piloting of new technologies. They may serve as a point of contact for engineering efforts and has overall responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of solutions and/or services while maintaining compliance with enterprise-wide architecture policies and guidelines. Day to Day Work Responsibilities:Apply extensive technical expertise in select domain and make recommendations and implement as required Develop technical solutions to complex problems Assist with configuration, validate secure complex systems, and test security products and systems to detect security weakness as required Assist with designing, developing, and recommending integrated security system solutions that ensure proprietary and confidential data and systems are protected as required Provide assistance with technical engineering services for the support of integrated security systems and solutions as required Interface with the client in the strategic design process to translate security and business requirements into technical designs as requiredDuties:Follow up with site administrators for status on non-compliant platforms and maintain any necessary exception documentationConfigure and maintain IDS/IPS policiesPerform database maintenance on IDS/IPS management consolesMaintain documentation for exceptions to standards.Provides timely and adequate response to threats/alerts, including off-hour support.The ability to assess security events to drive to a resolution.Provides timely and sufficient response to security incidents and assessment services.Promotes security awareness.


Basic Qualifications:Bachelors degree in an engineering/cyber discipline with at least 12-15 years experience; or Masters degree and 10-13 years experience or high school diploma/equivalent and 16 years relevant experience.All candidates must be a US Citizen, or have permanent residence status (Green Card).Candidate must have lived in the United States for the past 5 years.Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust ClearanceCannot have more than 6 months travel outside the United States within the last five years. Military Service excluded. (Exception does not include military family members.)Certifications: (One or more required) CompTIA Net+CompTIA A+CompTIA Security + CPTE – Certified Penetration Testing Engineer or CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) SecurityCertified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE)Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE)Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)Other Relevant Technology Certifications

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 – $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Peraton / Equal Opportunity Employer

2023-132598 JBPRT 2023.05.23

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