Join a Winning Team! Cyber Security Engineering Specialist II – NSS (CS008) Springfield, VA · Full time

Cyber Security Engineering Specialist II – NSS



Cyber Security Engineering Specialist II – NSS – Springfield, VA


Position ID: RISA20230227-CS008


Number of Positions: 1


Company: Rolston Information Systems Assurance, LLC (RISA)


FSLA Classification: Exempt


Location: Springfield, VA (WMA) (22150)


Remote/Telework Authorized? No remote/telework is authorized. Work is performed 100% on site.


Anticipated Start Date: Immediate Job Opening


Required Security Clearance: Must already possess and be able to maintain an active DoD TS/SCI security clearance.


Must already have or have held SCI within the last 2 years.


Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a CI polygraph within 6 months of hire.


COVID Policy: As directed by Executive Order 14042, all current and newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, except where they are legally entitled to an exemption/accommodation. 



The Cyber Security Engineering Specialist II will support an Intelligence Community customer’s wide-area (WAN), local-area (LAN) and campus-area (CAN) networks across multiple security domains.


Specific Responsibilities


Essential Functions

Work with both corporate and customer leadership to research, analyze, and implement enterprise-wide network security solutions/capabilities/enhancements to support customer business/mission goals and objectives.


Assists with designs, analyses, tests and implementation of state-of-the-art secure network architectures.


Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for design.


Manage WAN, LAN, CAN, and remote network security as well as incident and problem management.


Oversee security infrastructure sustainment, maintenance, and advanced configuration. (firewalls, F5 load balancers, web gateways, mail gateways, IDS, and management tools).


Oversee the reporting, documentation and investigation of all security related incidents; lead the development and implementation of corrective measures.


Responsible for development and execution of standard operating procedures for security tools.


Evaluate and report on new network Security technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.


Act as liaison to the contract and customer management, and government Designated Approving Authority (DAA) with regard to all network security status, policies, and procedures.



Ability to work independently with little direction and guidance


Ability to work weekends and evening hours as needed


Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to develop analytical documents and present oral presentations to senior/executive management


Proficient is MS Office suite – Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project


Understanding and experience with the DoD Architecture Framework and other key DoD network architecture and strategic planning instructions.


Expert knowledge of IP services


Experience in providing status reports and products to senior management and customers


Experience with Juniper SRX, Palo Alto Firewall, F5 Load Balancer, Cisco FTD/ASA


Experience with plans, designs, and evaluations of security systems and architectures

Experience with Unix, RHELS OS, Windows Enterprise AD architecture and VMWare virtualization experience


Required Certifications:

·      Must have DoDD 8140.01 and DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certification. (Note: A minimum of CompTIA Security+ CE is required as a pre-hire requirement.)


CSSP Infrastructure Support certification (Within 6 months of date of hire)

(Note: see below for which certifications qualify – You only require one of the certifications listed under CSSP Infrastructure Support, in addition to CompTIA Security+ CE.)

o  If applicant does not already have one of the following certifications, applicant will be allowed six months from job start date to obtain the certification.

CSSP Infrastructure Support

·      CEH

·      CySA+

·      GICSP

·      SSCP

·      CHFI

·      CFR

·      Cloud+

·      CND


Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field (i.e. Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science)


Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


Required Experience/Skills:

A minimum of 6+ years of experience working in Network Security


A minimum of 4+ years of experience with large-scale enterprise/global networks in a high paced diverse environment


Preferred Certifications:



Preferred Education:



Preferred Experience:



Supervisory Responsibilities:



Work Environment:

Professional Office Environment; must be able to sit at a desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone.


Must be able to communicate regularly via telephone and verbally present information to employees, customers, and outside vendors.


Work Schedule/Expected Hours of Work:

40 hours per week (various shifts available and will be discussed during the interview process - you will be assigned one shift and shifts are not rotated)


The start and end times may vary a little from what is listed here.


Day Shift: 0600-1400

Mid Shift:  1400-2200

Eve Shift:  2200-0600


Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of the employee. 


Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



Travel Estimated: No travel is expected.





Per Diem

Limited to per diem allowed in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations/Federal Travel Regulations (JTR/FTR) for pre-approved travel if required.



United States Citizenship is required.


About RISA

RISA is an emerging technologies service provider focused on the continuity of network operations and elimination of risk to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical business processes and data. RISA seeks professionals who are excited by technical challenges and driven by the opportunity to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities in helping our customers meet mission requirements. Our success comes from the talent and commitment of our dedicated employees driven in providing valuable services to our customers. Come along for the journey and perhaps you can be part of our growth and success. RISA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:


  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Company Paid Life Insurance & Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays


RISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer