• Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2812

Title: Cyber Security Project Engineer 
Location: Chantilly, VA
*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *
Company Overview:
Cornerstone Defense is the Employer of Choice within the Intelligence, Defense, and Space communities of the U.S. Government.  Realizing early on that our most prized assets are our employees, we continually focus our attention on improving the overall work/life experience they have supporting the mission.  Our Team is pushed every day to use their industry leading knowledge to provide end-to-end solutions to combat our nation’s toughest and most secure problems.  If you are looking for a place to not only be professionally challenged, but encouraged and supported by a company that cares, don’t look any further than Cornerstone Defense.

Provide technical analysis supporting identification and mitigation of critical infrastructure threats.

  • Demonstrated experience using Splunk to ingest and analyze network data.
  • Demonstrated experience in network vulnerability analysis and penetration testing with both open-source and commercial tools, such as Cobalt Strike, Nmap, Wireshark, Metasploit, Canvas, Kismet, BackTrack.
  • Demonstrated experience providing in-depth holistic analysis of a technical threat to critical infrastructure by leveraging various data sources.
  • Demonstrated experience with the current infrastructure, business processes, policy, and adversary capabilities key to producing accurate risk assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience working complex data analysis, experience with analytical assessments of operational and technical data.
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.
  • Demonstrated experience with programming skills with scripting languages such as Perl, PowerShell, Python, and Bash.
  • Demonstrated experience with system kernel level processing to detect and report on significant kernel events such as root kits, hooked functions, call tables, and data structures.
  • Demonstrated experience performing documented user requirements and directing or assisting in the design of test plans in support of user requirements for software or IT systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with analytics, writing, and briefing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience distilling information into documented and sourced products.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis, targeting, or investigations.
  • Demonstrated experience with data identification, reduction, and analysis to detect suspicious data types, modified software and/or other malicious content.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with multiple teams to accomplish objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience with attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple tasks to ensure deadlines are met.
  • One or more of the following certifications:
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
    • Splunk Certification or Training
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Demonstrated on-the-job experience with collaboration and outreach across multiple customer environments such as IT, Cyber, Security, and Operational.
  • Demonstrated experience working with virtualization software and virtualized environments such as ESXi, VMWare, VirtualBox, and Hyper-V.
  • Demonstrated experience with both static and dynamic malware analysis and the ability to conduct analysis of identified malicious software and code.
  • Demonstrated experience working with debuggers and disassemblers such as OllyDbg, WinDbg, IDA Pro, and Binary Ninja.
  • Demonstrated experience working closely and collegiately with Sponsor mission partners.
  • Demonstrated experience with fostering and facilitating strategic partnerships across organizational boundaries to positively impact delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating complex technical topics to a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated experience distilling complex issues into succinct problems, to recommend and impact solutions.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in technology, engineering, business, or a related technical discipline.


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