Senior Cyber Security Engineer – NASA/GSFC Job - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

Senior Cyber Security Engineer – NASA/GSFC (Job Number:441674)


Join the Cyber team supporting NASA's Goddard NASCOM Mission Network Security Team as we secure and defend the worldwide NASA Mission Network.

The role of Cyber Security Engineer is a hands-on technical position joining a seasoned and diverse team of cyber security professionals.


- Respond to security incidents including gathering, analyzing and presenting forensic evidence for cyber malware and intrusions.

- Perform data analytics seeking, identifying and confirming cyber threats, risks and vulnerabilities to the network environment.

- Support the development and deployment of agency-wide cyber security projects and initiatives into the network environment.

- Perform risk analysis of proposed capabilities resulting in specific technical recommendations for improving security and/or mitigating cyber risk.

- Briefing technical and non-technical management on cyber issues, threats, vulnerabilities and risk reduction strategies.


- Conduct computer and network forensic technical investigations including performing network packet analysis.

- Conduct vulnerability scans on a routine or ad-hoc basis.

- Research, evaluate and assess emerging cyber security threats and trends.

- Research, evaluate and test new cyber security tools and capabilities.

- Perform general Linux system administration supporting operational capabilities.

- Other duties as assigned.




- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (or related field) and 9 years IT experience.

- 3+ years of hands-on working experience in cyber intrusion detection, system administration or network administration.


- Cyber intrusion detection, incident response or forensic analysis experience.

- Solid understanding of computer network protocols including TCP/IP.

- Linux and Windows system administration experience.

- Working knowledge of information security issues, trends and leading practices.

- Demonstrated analytical skills.

- Self-disciplined and self-motivated.


- Coding/Scripting experience e.g. Perl, Bash, VB Script, Python, etc.

- Experience working with networking and security tools such as Tenable Security Center, McAfee Vulnerability Manager, ELK, Intella and Metasploit.

- Experience with VMware Hypervisor and related tools.

- Certifications such as CISSP, GCIA, CEH, GCIH, GCFA or CSIH.

- A self-starter, performing tasks with minimal supervision but working effectively with immediate and cross-functional team members.

- Highly effective communicator (both verbal and written).

- Possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

- Excellent organizational, detail, multi-tasking and time management skills.


- Active Secret Security Clearance or Top Secret


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Job Posting: Nov 2, 2018, 11:39:03 AM
Primary Location: United States-MD-GREENBELT
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time