Host Based Security System Analyst - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

North Charleston
South Carolina
United States


SAIC is looking for a Host Based Security System Analyst to support the US Navy's Computer Defense Network (CND) team in North Charleston, SC.

  • Configure, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot Host Base Security System (HBSS/McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)) and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS/Tenable Nessus) for Navy Computer Network Defense (CND) classified and unclassified systems.
  • Tasking includes but is not limited to troubleshooting, metrics collection, maintenance support, and the timely entry of communication and tasking into the ticket management tool (ITSM).
  • Configure, deploy, and maintain VMWare ESXi Server 4.1 and Microsoft Hypervisor.
  • Configure, deploy, and maintain Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2019, RHEL 7 and RHEL 8.
  • Redline current technical process and procedure documentation.
  • Deploy Cyber Security mandated system upgrades, patches, and perform modifications to ensure systems are protected against known exploits.
  • May be required to travel to Navy ships to perform CND-OSE software upgrades and installations and provide onsite technical assists in support of CND fielded systems for issues that cannot be resolved via distance support.

 Travel: Anticipated travel is up to 10%, both CONUS and OCONUS.  Candidate must have or be able to obtain a US Passport.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and nine (9) plus years or more experience; Masters and seven (7); PhD or JD and four (4) plus years or 4 additional years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

Required experience:

  • Experience in testing, maintaining, deploying, and troubleshooting HBSS (also known as McAfee ePolicy ePO) and ACAS (also known as Tenable Nessus) systems in a DoD environment.
  • Experience using Windows to include all activities such as active directory, installation, system integration, image development, patching, upgrades, complex problem resolution and other activities in large, complex environment.
  • Experience utilizing DISA STIGs to harden Windows and Linux systems to secure networks and security devices.
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals and network security best practices.
  • Experience testing, integrating, and supporting secure virtual hosting environments, including hosting environment hardware, back-end storage solutions, virtualization management and virtual networking.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment

Required clearance:

  • Active Secret Clearance and have eligibility for a Top Secret Clearance.  Higher clearances accepted.

Required Certifications:

  • Required Current Security Certification: CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CASP+ CE, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, OR GCIH.


  • OS Certification:  Windows or Linux Variant, VMWare, MS SQL, Active Directory, HBSS, ACAS, SPLUNK, Server+, or similar.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.