Cyber Security Architect/Engineer (Cybersecurity Operations Controller)

at Perspecta
Location Columbia, SC
Date Posted October 6, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Business Group Highlights


The Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions.


  • The Cyber Security Architect/Engineer (Cybersecurity Operations Controller) is responsible for using and applying technical standards, principles and theories to perform activities to conduct network security monitoring and intrusion detection analysis using selected security tools to include but is not limited to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), firewall, proxy, router, Microsoft Windows, Fidelis, and Host Base Security System (HBSS) logs.
  • Monitors host-based detection consoles for events of interest on end systems.
  • Recommends system enhancements to improve security deficiencies.
  • Applies knowledge of network firewalls, computer and server log analysis, computer network servers (DNS, proxy, e-mail, domain controller, file server, Active Directory) and analysis of server logs to correlate unusual and suspicious network activity; and validate unusual network activity unique to a geographical region and sensor location.
  • Coordinates and tracks Information Assurance Vulnerabilities Alerts (IAVA). Reviews and reports compliance and develop Plans, Objectives, Actions and Milestones (POA&M) if unable to complete task.
  • Provide information assurance support for the development and implementation of security architectures to meet new and evolving security requirements.
  • Evaluates and enhances security requirements, policy and tools.
  • Assists with development of countermeasures to isolate, contain and prevent intrusive actives and secure networks (to include IDS/IPS signature development and correlation rule sets).
  • Assists in completion of network defense/cybersecurity statistical and trend data and operational event reporting.
  • Conducts security program audits and develop solutions to lessen identified risks.
  • Provides certification and accreditation support in the development of security and contingency plans and conducts complex risk and vulnerability assessments and scan systems for vulnerabilities and indications of compromise.
  • Provide training to personnel to include analysis interpretation and threat/event correlation.
  • Provides general IT management support, general networking, Local Area Network (LAN)/Wide Area Network (WAN) enterprise, CONUS and OCONUS deployment andTDY travel, functional training, technical and general O&M, documentation and reports, and meetings/briefings to support Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) operations.


  • Associates in related field and 3 or more years’ experience; OR 5 or more years’ of relevant experience.
  • Firewall, ACAS and HBSS experience
  • Security+ or CCNA-Sec
  • MCSA, Network+ CE, Firewall, ACAS, HBSS, ITIL Foundation

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds.  Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.
Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.
Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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