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Cyber Systems Engineer III

Herndon, VA 20170
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

  • Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD.
  • AWS Professional Certification, eg. AWS Solutions Architect Professional or Azure Professional Certification.
  • Hands on experiance in securing AWS or Azure environments.
  • Hands on experiance with Serverless environments.
  • Working knowledge of modern software development practices and technologies such as agile methodologies and DevOps is highly desireable.
  • Ability to develop a working knowledge ofthe system they are securing.
  • Significant experience with linux andcontainers, networking and cloud technologies.
  • Understanding of the software itself is desired(e.g. what is a Java package? How do you make sure it's secure?, what isCORS? how do programs talk to databases? What is SQLinjection?)
  • Experience with the tools commonly used toensure that systems are secure: e.g. compliance and kernel/packagescanning tools for servers, db's, other resources (e.g. Nessus, InSpec),penetration testing tools (e.g. Zap suite)
  • The successful candidate in this position will constantly beexploring the system, and looking for new areas of improvement.
  • Scripting/programming skills are alsodesired. At a minimum, the acceptable candidate will be able tocomprehend code, and ideally would be able to participate in some of the tool automation.


We have an immediate need for a Cyber Systems Engineer to support our team! In this role, the successful candidate will be able to interpret and verify the output of these tools.e.g. "why does this compliance check flag this linux configuration?""how can I verify that it's true?" "the pen test says we should notinclude a 'Server' header in our response, how can I verify that we have fixed it", one of the most important aspects of this job. As we are relying more and more on automated processes (e.g. to performscans more frequently or to automatically alert when irregularities aredetected), the successful candidate with have experience working withhighly automated systems in which the services themselves are customsoftware projects.An individual who will develop ownership for securing the system. A security Engineer's work is never done, even well designed systems haveroom for improvement and new vulnerabilities are always beingdiscovered as well as support a modernization project involvingserverless infrastructure,as this project has evolved to an essential serverless environment.

Some of the additional duties include the following:

  • Provides feedback to design engineers and evaluates end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle.
  • Working as expert, conducts research and evaluates technical performance of software products and overall segments and systems.
  • Ensures products and systems comply with requirements and government information assurance and cyber security standards and practices through formal verification methods.
  • Verifies/validates systems with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to information networks.
  • Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.
  • Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current and planned products based on sophisticated testing, research, and analysis.
  • Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements.
  • Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they verify/validate the requirements.
  • Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements.
  • Produces high-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government customer.

For Colorado Residents
Colorado Salary Minimum: $71,572.80
Colorado Salary Maximum:$153,004.80

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Perspecta's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Perspecta provides a variety of benefits to employees.


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-15 Expires: 2021-07-15

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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