Cybersecurity Systems Engineer (Contingent)

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Duties of Position

Centurum Information Technology is seeking a highly motivated Cybersecurity (CS) Systems Engineer to join our team in San Diego, CA to support the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I). Work will be performed in San Diego, CA at the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) Old Town Campus. The C4I CS Systems Engineer will directly support the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM), and/or Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) for the Communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation Program Office (PMW/A 170). The following are the primary duties and responsibilities that will be performed by multiple CS Engineers: - Provide Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II functions in accordance with DoD 8570.01M. - Plan, implement, upgrade, and monitor security measures for the protection of C4ISR networks and information. - Apply CS/IA-related laws, policies, and directives and provide CS/IA-related technical support to the Program Office workforce. - Perform CS engineering for systems that are subject to NAVWAR, Department of the Navy (DON), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NSA, and DoD policies, instructions, and guidance and accreditable via the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment & Authorization (A&A) Process. - Coordinate, manage, and execute a wide range of CS/IA analyses and documentation development in support of the DoD RMF A&A activities. - Perform RMF efforts and processes across multiple programs, develop documentation to support DoD RMF accreditations, and create and submit DoD RMF packages. - Analyze vulnerability data to determine system risks and maintain IA Vulnerability Alerts IAVAs and IA Vulnerability Bulletins (IAVB)s, assist with IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM), and help manage program Vulnerability Remediation Asset Manager (VRAM) records - Analyze user needs and current security regulations and guidelines to determine CS/IA functional requirements. - Perform functional allocation to identify tasks that must be completed and the interrelationships among those tasks. - Develop security architecture artifacts to support engineering efforts. - Provide support in performing system security network analysis and assessments to support multiple network accreditations (Unclassified, Secret, TS/SCI, and/or Cross Domain). - Analyze and define CS/IA requirements for Multilevel Security (MLS) and non-MLS systems. - Design, develop, engineer, and implement solutions for the MLS and non-MLS requirements. - Perform other CS/IA duties as required.

Required Skills & Experience

- Minimum of 3 years of Navy or DoD experience supporting C4ISR systems. - 3 years of CS/IA experience, which includes all aspects of CS Technical Authority requirements and the DoD 8500 Series and NIST SP 800 Series, including RMF. - Demonstrated knowledge of military C4I/IT products; with specific Navy Communications, Military and Commercial Satellite Communications (SATCOM), Tactical Communications (TACCOM), and GPS knowledge. - Familiarity with the NSA certification process. - Experience with communications and computing architectures and associated documentation. - Experience with leveraging Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) development practices and using CAD tools. - Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and data mining skills. - Excellent oral and written skills. - Proficient in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. - Ability to work independently and as a team member. - Ability to learn and apply technical concepts to assigned duties. - Ability to explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources with the goal of drawing conclusions to address business problems.

This position requires a Secret US DoD security clearance.

Preferred Skills

- Knowledge and experience with Navy Communications, Navigation, and C4ISR systems, especially with NAVWAR programs of record. - Expertise and capabilities performing systems engineering, management, and/or analysis for systems that were accreditable via the DoD IA Certification and Accreditation Program (DIACAP) and/or the RMF A&A process. - Experience supporting a program office ISSO, ISSM, and/or ISSE.

Additional Notes

- IA Technical (IAT) Level II Training and Certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, CS/IA Workforce Improvement Program is desired. - Navy Qualified Validator (NQV) Level I or II IAW NAVWAR instructions and guidance is desired. - Top Secret (TS) or TS / Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Security Clearance is desired.


- Prior Navy experience preferred. - Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must be able to interface effectively with all levels of technical and management personnel. - Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products. - Candidates will be subject to a Government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to federally controlled information and/or facilities. ***When responding to this posting please reference job # SD21-12, Cybersecurity Systems Engineer***

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*The majority of our positions require a DoD security clearance


Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits enrollment from their date of hire:

  • Health Insurance - Centurum provides insurance for employee and dependent in a comprehensive package. Coverage for vision care is included. This option is available on a cost-sharing basis.
  • Dental Insurance - Available in conjunction with Health Insurance for an additional cost. Provides oral maintenance care for employee and dependent.
  • Basic Life Insurance - Company provided benefit for all full-time employees.
  • Supplemental Life Insurance - Optional life insurance coverage to employees at group rates.
  • Dependant Life Insurance - Optional coverage for dependents at a group rate.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance - Optional coverage available to employees at group rates.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave - Leave accrual is determined by length of service.
  • Holidays - The company observes ten paid holidays each year.
  • Retirement 401(k) Plan - Investments can be made into selected mutual funds under this plan. Employee is fully vested from plan entry date. The company may match employee contributions depending upon profit.

Centurum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing employment opportunities for all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by U.S. law. Centurum makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.