LJT & Associates, Inc

  • IT Specialist Level 2- SCNS

    Location US-VA-Wallops Island
    Job ID
    Information Technology - Systems Administration
    Security Clearance Required
    NASA Agency
  • Overview

    Focus on quality control within the IT infrastructure. This includes designing, building and defending scalable, secure, and robust systems; working on operational data center systems and networks; helping the organization understand advanced cyber threats; monitoring and protecting sensitive data and systems from intrusions and helping to create strategies to protect those networks

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Develop and carry out information security plans and policies
    • Develop strategies to respond to and recover from a security breach
    • Develop or implement open-source/third-party tools to assist in detection, prevention and analysis of security threats
    • Awareness training of the workforce on information security standards, policies and best practices
    • Installation and use of firewalls, data encryption and other security products and procedures
    • Conduct periodic network scans to find any vulnerability
    • Conduct penetration testing, simulating an attack on the system to find exploitable weaknesses
    • Monitor networks and systems for security breaches, through the use of software that detects intrusions and anomalous system behavior

    Lead incident response, including steps to minimize the impact and then conducting a technical and forensic investigation into how the breach happened and the extent of the damage

    Skills and competencies

    • Expertise in anti-virus software, malicious code, intrusion detection, firewalls and content filtering
    • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods
    • Expertise in designing secure networks, systems and application architectures
    • Disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies and methods
    • Planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures
    • System administration, supporting multiple platforms and applications
    • Experience with and knowledge of:
      • Mid-level  Linux and a Windows System Administrator
      • Hardening of both Linux and Windows operating systems
      • Endpoint security solutions, including file integrity monitoring and data loss prevention
      • Automating security testing tools
      • Configuration management processes and tools
    • The ability to multi-task
    • Strong organizational skills
    • The ability to thrive in fast-paced, high-stress situations

    The ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management.












    B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent technical degree/experience

    Must have at least two years of industry experience in an information security function.

    Desired Certifications

    CompTIA Security + Certification - Mandatory

    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Optional

    CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Optional

    CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Optional

    Other Related Experience

    • Understanding if NIST Risk Management Framework
    • Familiarity with NIST SP 800-53 R3, R4 Controls
    • DoD STIG/CIS Framework familiarity
    • Experience with security tools such as Wireshark, NESSUS, Nmap, Metasploit, and/or others…


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