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CND Network Security Engineer

CoSolutions is seeking to hire a CND Network Security Engineer (SME III) to lead a dynamic 24/7 Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Team in supporting the Navy Computer Network Defense Operations Center’s (NCDOC) Echelon III operations. This includes providing back-end server administration, networking, and cybersecurity services for the 21st Century (IT-21) networking environments for Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and Host Based Security System (HBSS) capabilities in the Norfolk and Suffolk VA area.


  • Install, configure, test, operate, maintain, and manages network devices including hardware, software, and operating systems that permit information sharing across the full spectrum of transmission using all media.
  • Provide vulnerability analysis and detailed trend reports which drive CND architecture design, tailored network defense response options and perform forensic analysis to maintain the navy CND defensive posture and initiatives.
  • Scientific analysis of electronic evidence of compromised systems to establish vulnerability exploits.
  • Travel/deployment in response to compromised systems.
  • Provide consultative, technical research and analytical support on information security trends, standards, concepts and solutions.
  • Primary liaison with national level intelligence collection in support of Tier II CND intelligence requirements.
  • Provide I&W, AS&W and CND measures using intelligence analysis to implement CND defense options for response to immediate hostile threats.
  • Supports the security of information and information systems.
  • Test and evaluation of new commercial and/or government developed network-based investigative tools.
  • Provides network engineering solutions of state-of-the-art technologies by conducting reverse engineering of new vulnerabilities and malicious code in order to build counter attack signatures against known and unknown threats.
  • Perform in-depth forensic analysis of compromised systems to include identification of malicious code, methods of compromise and data extraction techniques.
  • Tracks trends and performs network nodal analysis on the Navy infrastructure to determine security gaps and network configuration deficiencies.
  • In real-time response to network compromises may need to work flexible schedule based on crisis operations or fly away watch team.
  • Perform in-depth analysis of compromised systems to include identification of malicious code, methods of compromise and data extraction techniques.
  • Research various open source hacker techniques and vulnerability exploit forums.
  • Provides consolidated executive summaries and detailed analysis technical briefings for tactical commanders providing enhanced decision making across command leadership.  
  • Provide and maintain offsite storage of tape backups.
  • Correlate technical and trend analysis for distribution to CND community.
  • Application support for various systems tools and utilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Able to work alone or in a small group to resolve tasks independently with minimal supervision.

Clearance: TS/SCI
Education: Bachelors Degree in IT, Cyber or Related Field; Graduate Degree in IT, Cyber or Related Field (Desired)

  • One of: CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, or GCIH.
  • MCSE: Core Infrastructure (Desired); MCSA: Windows Server 2012 or 2016 (Highly Desired) 


  • 7 - 10 years as a Windows system administrator.
  • 5+ years’ in exploit development, reverse engineering, red team capabilities and engineering are required to meet successfully support the Navy Red Team’s mission requirements.
  • Researching various cyber actors’ TTPs, organizational structures, capabilities, personas, and environments, and integrate findings into penetration tests or web risk assessment operations.
  • Web Server configuration knowledge: Microsoft IIS, Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat.
  • Executing technical cyber assessments or penetration tests.
  • Utilization of testing methodology for cloud-based and networked systems.
  • Modification, testing and utilization of computer network attack and exploitation tools.
  • Operational Risk Management (ORM) concepts and application.
  • Software installation, upgrades, patches, and configuration support ensuring IA/C&A compliance.
  • DNS and DHCP configuration, support and maintenance.
  • Group Policy configuration, support, and maintenance.
  • Active Directory configuration, support, and maintenance.
  • Proficient in the application of Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).
  • Configuration and administration support for NRT network accounts.
  • Subject matter expertise in the deployment and implementation of operating systems and application software.
  • Ability to implement software, Cyber assessment tools, information assurance products, or computer security applications (Desired).
  • Experience with computer network or system design and implementation (Desired).

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to walk to various locations as needed.
  • Ability to bend and navigate to perform assigned duties.
  • Ability to travel by all forms of transportation 30-50% of time.
  • Ability to lift light to moderate equipment as needed for job.
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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
Norfolk, Virginia
United States
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