• Subject Matter Expert I - Cyber Security Administrator

    Job Location
    VA-Crystal City
    # of Openings
    Security Clearance
    Active Secret
    Percentage of Travel Required
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide information assurance and cyber security administration expertise in support of implementation of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions and other cyber initiatives.


    • Support SaaS cloud deployments and migrations through development and architecture of AWS, Azure, and other FedRamp cloud solutions
    • Support new requirements as identified or when changes to existing support concepts are anticipated
    • Implement comprehensive Cloud solutions that support business needs and objectives in complex environments
    • Leverage deep technical expertise, knowledge of IT security compliance policies, and expertise with Cloud computing and network security to advise and educate technical and non-technical members of the firm to achieve objectives.
    • Provide enterprise systems administration guidance, systems security technical guidance, expert technical advice, technology assessments (research and proof-of-concepts), acquisition analysis (AoAs), and independent technical reviews
    • Perform technical reviews or assessments of external or community support systems proposed for use to support USAID missions
    • Provide Security analysis, IA coordination among the different teams, and final recommendations of Software Approval Requests (SARs)
    • Participate in IA meetings, boards such as TRB, CCB, program management reviews, and other related meetings and provide analyses that include recommendations to enable the Government to make informed decisions
    • Conduct technical security assessments, including Ad hoc vulnerability scans and other security tests, and recommend security upgrades to deter Cyber threats
    • Identify security risks, analyze those risks, specify system requirements, and define baselines and procedural measures to ensure the integrity of computers and network information systems
    • Maintain IA email queues and resolve tickets


    • Education:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Computer security certification (CISSP, CCSP, CISM, GSLC, or CASP)
    • Required Knowledge:
      • Experience with designing, building, deploying, and securing software architectures in Cloud computing environments, including AWS and Microsoft Azure and experience with the research, evaluation, and testing of Cloud computing, virtualization systems, or related products used by federal agencies or commercial industry
      • Experience with administering, implementing, and supporting complex enterprise or government IT systems or networks
      • Experience in working with SIEMs (Splunk preferred)
      • Knowledge and experience with NIST Risk Management Framework required
      • 5+ years of working experience in cyber security related field
      • Experience and Competency with:
        • Incident Management Programs (CSIRT)
        • Incident Management solutions
        • Tenable Security Center
        • CSAM (or similar tool i.e. TAF, Archer, Xacta, etc.)
        • Security Authorization and Assessment (SA&A)
        • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience applying a risk-based approach to information security and IT assessments
        • eDiscovery/Forensic Management solutions
        • Governance & Risk Management & Compliance Support
    • Preferred Knowledge:
      • Splunk

    Other Responsibilities

    • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Sr Program Executive

    Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include Open Leave, 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.


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    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


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