Senior 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 Senior Cyber Security Architect/Engineer (Cybersecurity Operations Controller) is responsible for applying technical expertise to manage and 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.
  • Leverages the host protection system/software to review events and logs to detect anomalies.
  • Responsible for researching Network Defense (NetD) to determine the necessity for deeper analysis and conduct an initial assessment of type and extent of intruder activities.
  • Provides focused network defense, tailored analysis and monitoring operations of specified sensor locations during contingency operations and in support of named network defense/cybersecurity operations and exercises.
  • Enters event data into mission support systems according to operational procedures and reports to meet mission/tasking; and produce Suspicious Event Reports (SER) for suspicious traffic meeting established thresholds.
  • 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 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.


  • B.S. in related field, and 5 or more years’ relevant experience; OR 7 or more years’ 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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