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Security Operations Engineer

Job Description

What You Will Get to Do:

We are looking for a SecOps Engineer to serve as a contract systems and business analyst to support organization-wide cyber assessments.  As a SecOps Engineer, you will deliver technical and programmatic solutions to support activities of the group to assess and report risks and vulnerabilities of organizational systems in order to provide senior decision makers with actionable data to make strategic investment decisions.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Analyzing data and metadata from various systems, including Xacta, Splunk, and internal systems to determine how various systems interact
  • Identifying missing, inaccurate, or duplicate data
  • Finding efficiencies and answering user questions
  • Creating and/or modifying scripts utilizing Perl, Python, Bash, JSON, or equivalent scripting language to collect and/or process data and metadata from various systems, including Xacta, Splunk, and internal systems
  • Utilizing collected data to generate and/or update reports and dashboards in Splunk
  • Managing access control list for Splunk
  • Identifying and articulating new risks and suggesting various methods of risk management to the Sponsor
  • Creating and maintaining team documentation, including User Guides, wikis, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Performing research to stay abreast of new technologies and security vulnerabilities preferably in a distributed, cloud, or AWS environment
  • Briefing management, as needed on the status of action items and/or results of these activities 
  • Assisting with the implementation, modification, and improvement of the Sponsor’s Risk Management Framework (RMF) workflow and its component parts, specifically with continuous monitoring tools utilized by the program
  • Assisting with the development of documentation templates for use by the Sponsor’s population
  • Developing, improving, or building in regulatory and best practices for risk reduction across a range of enterprise-wide applications, systems, networks, and the corresponding interfaces
  • Providing technical support to existing security applications and utilities to develop improvements in configurations, added capabilities, or evolutionary replacement

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Experience with Continuous Monitoring
  • Ability to query and perform analysis in Splunk
  • Ability to create and/or modify scripts utilizing Perl, Python, Bash, JSON, or equivalent scripting language
  • Ability to identify issues with workflows or rule validation Familiarity with Tableau and other dashboard technology
  • JIRA tracking system
  • Confluence
  • NESSUS for vulnerability management
  • AWS knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Education and Experience Requirements:

You will have one of the following:

  • 10 Years of job related experience and High School/GED diploma
  • 8 Years of job related experience and Associate’s degree
  • 4-7 Years of job related experience and Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 Years of job related experience and Master’s degree
  • 2 Years of job related experience and Doctorate

This Experience Would Be Nice To Have:

  • Previous usage of Xacta
  • Experience working in AWS environment
  • Experience utilizing ESMT, CRE, LDAP, and/or VDE
  • ISSO knowledge and/or experience
  • Knowledge of NIST Security Documentation

Core hours: 9am to 3pm

Work location: Herndon, VA

What We can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Reston, Virginia
United States
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