Cybersecurity Engineer with Security Clearance

at MELE Associates, Inc.
Published February 29, 2024
Location Germantown, MD
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


The Cybersecurity Engineer will support the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Technical Security Program. This program is responsible for providing Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, physical security support and other duties as part of the critical mission of NNSA in ensuring the security of our nuclear security enterprise. This full-time position is ideal for someone who can build cyber tools to add value to TSCM operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Cybersecurity Engineer will perform technical support to the day-to-day activities of the overall Technical Security Program. The Cybersecurity Engineer must work well with the team and have the ability to analyze packet capturing, learn Counterintelligence, and translate their skills into assisting TSCM operations. Essential duties will include the following: * Develop or assemble Hardware or Software tools for advanced threat hunting and passive vulnerability analysis.
* Prepare plans, processes, and procedures for advanced threat-hunting operations, passive vulnerability analysis, and close-access adversary emulation operations.
* Serve as a subject matter expert in the execution of cyber-TSCM operations, instructing and assisting field-based teams in the conduct of:
* advanced threat hunt operations,
* wireless and IOT network analysis,
* advanced host-based and network traffic analysis to detect the presence of close access threats
* custom signatures to detect advanced close access threats
* All other duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS * DOE Q or DOD Top Secret Security Clearance.
* Bachelor’s Degree in cybersecurity, information systems or related field.
* Minimum of 10 years experience within the cybersecurity field, with at least 5 years experience performing Cyber Red Team operations.
* Expert-level experience employingboth offensive and defensive cyber operations tactics, techniques, and procedures.
* Willingness to travel up to 20% of the year for two weeks at a time. PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES * Master’s degree in cybersecurity, information systems or related field.
* DoD 8570 IAT Level III Certification
* Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP)
* Experience as a close-access operator conducting cyber/cyber-enabling operations
* Experience with creating and maintaining adversary emulation toolsets
* Knowledgeable of wireless communications technologies.
* Expert-level experience employing and using Netflow/pcap or NDR solutions
* Familiarity with the NIST and MITRE ATT&CK frameworks
* Knowledgeable of Supply Chain Attacks and Detection strategies
* Experience using and configuring the following tools:
* Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems
* Network Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
* Host Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
* Network and Host malware detection and prevention (NDR/EDR)
* Network and Host forensic applications
* Experience with DOE/NNSA or any of the national laboratories.
SALARY: Salaries are determined based on several factors including external market data, internal equity, and the candidate’s related knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. Benefits MELE Offers Our Team * Employer-paid employee Medical, Dental and Vision Care
* Low-Cost Family Health Care offered.
* 11 Paid Federal Holidays
* Paid time off (PTO)
* 401(k) with Employer Match
Who is MELE? MELE Associates, Inc. is a veteran- and minority-owned government contractor headquartered in Rockville, MD with more than 250 employees. Celebrating 30 years of continued growth supporting federal, state, and local government clients, MELE Associates, Inc. offers employees a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment that fosters development and advancement opportunities. MELE Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. MELE Associates, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.