Vencore Cyber Indications and Warning Engineer IV in Chantilly, Virginia


Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Program Description:

The program provides Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support in the areas of Cyber Security and Management to improve the Information Assurance (IA) posture of a National customer. The contracts support functions are: IA Management, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA coordination and reporting, Risk Management Framework (RMF) application, IA compliance measurements and metrics, Assessment and Authorization (A&A), Vulnerability Management, and Cyber Defense support.

Position Description:

The Cyber Indications and Warnings Engineer provides support to the customer in the area of Cyber Security. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Compiles information to develop the weekly, monthly and annual customer “Cyber Snapshot.” Reporting metrics on cases and incidents that have happened over the period as well as items of interest on Cyber Security that would be of interest to senior management
  • Participate in War Games and exercises to include planning, evaluation, reporting and coordinating among participants
  • Participate in customer technical exchange meetings covering IC Cyber Security concerns
  • Research current threats and potential threats to the customer’s enterprise by conducting Open Source and Community research on latest threat landscape
  • Investigate and propose enhancements to threat detection processes across the customer’s enterprise


  • Required:

  • Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD

  • Current U.S. Government Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Favorably adjudicated Counter Intelligence Polygraph
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or an advanced IA certification
  • DoD 8570 certification in IAT or IAM
  • Experience in security systems engineering involving various computer hardware and software operation systems and application solutions in both stand-alone and LAN/WAN configurations
  • Experience with security features and/or vulnerability of various operating systems as defined by NIST, DISA (STIGs), and USCYBERCOM
  • Experience with networks and systems security administration, operation systems security configuration and account management best practices
  • Solid understanding of network intrusion detection methods and techniques
  • Desired:

  • Experience in responding to detected security incidents

  • Experience implementing RMF Process and NIST 800-53 technical controls, as well as developing and maintaining associated certification and accreditation documentation
  • Self-starter requiring limited direction and supervision
  • Experience with Malware Reverse Engineering
  • Experience working with, tuning, and optimizing IDS and SIEM rules
  • Experience working in a Network Security Operations Center
  • An understanding of satellite communication networks
  • Experience briefing senior customer personnel
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous customer requests in a fast pace deadline driven environment
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Familiarity with customer's IA processes
  • Experience with IA vulnerability testing, network and system test tools, and cyber security hardware and software (i.e. HBSS, FireEye, Snort, ArcSight, EVSS, ForcePoint firewalls)
  • Familiarity with Cross Domain Systems (CDS)
  • Experience supporting IC or DoD in the Cyber Security Domain

Job ID 2018-50735

# of Openings Remaining 1

Category Information Technology

Residency Status U.S. Citizenship Required

Clearance Top Secret/SCI w/Poly

Employee Type Regular

Time Type Full Time