• Subject Matter Expert II - CDM Security Engineer

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

    Use technical expertise to update and configure security operations tools used in support of DHS CDM program compliance. Support provisioning, configuring, operating, testing, and managing CDM tools, sensors, Agency-level dashboards, and data feeds. Participate in reviews of emerging technologies and practices and provide recommendations for developing security guidance and standards at the enterprise level applicable in the planning and implementation of enterprise cyber security services and technical approaches.


    • Provide configuration and maintenance support for CDM and SecOps tools, example security operations vendors include:
      • CyberArk
      • Splunk
      • FireEye
      • McAfee
      • Palo Alto
      • SailPoint
      • Tenable
    • Assess the configuration of the existing security operations tools, establish a configuration baseline based on the vendor’s best practices and report on the variances between the two
    • Create and document steps to update and reconfigure security operations tools to meet industry best practices
    • Prioritize the sensitivity and importance of systems and datasets for security protections
    • Provide systems engineering subject matter expertise to meet critical needs for independent assessments, engineering studies, and systems engineering and integration to assess the potential viability and cost-effectiveness of security solutions and their alignment to the agency information security architecture and policy
    • Research and proof-of-concepts and create independent technical reviews
    • Identify log and event sources including Active Directory Event logs, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, PCAP/Flow data, DNS, audit and authentication logs, VPN, IDS and other sensors
    • Utilize Splunk to support dashboard, report and other capabilities
    • Evaluate communication security, data vulnerability, business continuity and compliance risks along with vulnerabilities/weaknesses in systems
    • Examine compliance with security controls and deficiencies, security policy, processes and procedures for completeness, and ensure that controls are adequate
    • Continuously review, correlation, and reporting on data from multiple new data sources including Skybox, Nessus, FireEye and various other information security operations software systems


    • Education:
      • Systems and/or storage administration experience
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related discipline
    • Required Knowledge:
      • 10+ years’ experience in cybersecurity, Infrastructure, and/or technical field
      • Experience with CDM Phases 1 systems and implementation efforts
      • AWS experience
      • Proficient with Unix/Linux and comfortable with CLI and RHEL
      • Experience and familiarity with IT management products and services
      • Experience with networking, server, application and development technologies
      • Small team management capabilities with strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Preferred Knowledge:
      • Splunk, FireEye, Unix/Linux, Windows Server, Checkpoint and/or Palo Alto firewall certifications are a plus
      • Splunk, RHEL, FireEye, ITSM Frameworks, VDI, Juniper firewalls
      • AWS certifications desired
      • Domain expertise with IT operations, security or compliance is desirable
      • ServiceNow ticketing system experience
      • Forensics and/or eDiscovery experience

    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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