Senior Computer Network Defense (CND) Engineer

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Computer Network Defense (CND) Engineer responsible for technical security implementation supporting a large customer on a new long term contract. Multiple positions are available. This is a rare career-making and learning opportunity for the right person—a make-a-difference role with a large impact on National Security.

Responsibilities include:

Performance in multiple areas of information security including CND requirements analysis, engineering, enterprise audit implementation, enterprise security compliance, secure network audit configuration, Windows server and workstation operating systems audit, secure audit data management, security event management implementation, archival, and analytic rules development

  • Deliver technical security expertise in initially implementing an enterprise class CND system, dealing with changes caused by internal and external factors and in developing solutions and recommendations for issues caused by process, threat and technology changes over time
  • Act as trusted security engineering advisor to senior leadership with extensive evidence of ability to provide strategic direction in leading activities in support of team and enterprise objectives.
  • Provide professional knowledge and experience of CND implementation, analytics, and operations
  • Develop initial system configurations, interfaces, and SOPs implementing and operationalizing these as controls in new development and operational systems

This position is a challenging role in a multi-contractor team supporting a fast moving program for multiple customers and/or projects. This task requires expertise in CND systems and operations—you need to be the go-to technical implementation and operational security person. Establishing a track record of reliability and trust with team members and security stakeholders is crucial. As part of the BAE Systems team, you be required to work directly with our Customers as well as provide occasional consulting on related projects including proposal support also required.

Key success attributes:

  • SME-level background in security event management and implementation
  • Experience in multiple IC component environments
  • Strong network and host security background in Windows and Linux
  • Ability to plan, design, and implement secure solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate and advocate key security requirements and control implementation to the development team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior management in government and contractor teams
  • Outstanding communication skills including verbal and written; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Project, and other tools to communicate with peers and customers at all technical levels

The ideal person for this role is flexible, hands-on experienced, technically capable, self-motivated, and can effectively influence others to deliver the right solution for the customer. Creativity, personal backbone, and Enterprise Audit and Analysis CND security experience are required. Extensive hands-on Information Assurance experience is required to be successful in this position. A mix of professional relationship skills and technical skills are required in this role


Occasional, 2-7 day trips to other CONUS/OCONUS customer facilities may be required 2-3 times per year

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education Required education: Bachelor Degree

  • Audit logging experience
  • Enterprise-level security architecture and engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • 5+ years experience in hands-on CND leadership and/or engineering depending on


  • Experience working on and supporting classified networks in the IC
  • Experience working in a team environment on similar tasks
  • IT security training
  • DoD 8570 certification (like Security+)

Preferred Skills and Education Strong Windows administration and hardening experience

  • Enterprise SIEM experience
  • Enterprise audit aggregation, logging, and analysis experience
  • Knowledge of NIST 800-53/ICD-503, DIACAP, or DODIIS security requirements with C&A/A&A experience
  • Network LAN administration experience
  • Virtual host experience with VMWare or Hyper-V
  • IDS/IPS experience
  • Firewall experience
  • Experience in Threat Mitigation
  • Experience in technology insertion for IA tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Advanced IT certifications—managerial or technical certifications such as PMP, CISSP, RHCE, CCIE, SANS, etc.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in IA/Cyber Security/Computer Science

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Information Solutions, based in Reston, Virginia, is among the 10 largest IT providers to the U.S. government, serving most of the federal defense and civilian marketplace. It provides network-centric command, control, computing, and intelligence (C3I) solutions; wideband networking radio systems; information systems for the U.S. intelligence community; geospatial information services; and information technology services. Leveraging its knowledge of signals and data derived from signals, Information Solutions has attained a market-leading position in advanced information technology research, intelligence analysis and production, and geospatial exploitation software. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression

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