Lead Vulnerability Assessor (Tenable)

6 days ago
# of Openings
Information Technology


NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


Seeking a professional and experienced Lead Vulnerability Assessor to join our team. Conducts assessments of threats and vulnerabilities, determines deviations from acceptable configurations or enterprise or local policy, assesses the level of risk, and develops and/or recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and non-operational situations. This is a hands-on role, requiring technical skills vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

  • Lead the USPS vulnerability assessment team efforts
  • Serve as team’s Teneble product expert.
  • Architect, install, configure and maintain Tenable product suite inclusive of Nessus, Tenable SecurityCenter and Continuous View.
  • Define procedures for vulnerability assessment for servers, endpoints, network appliances, and applications
  • Oversee the execution of vulnerability assessment activities
  • Report on vulnerability assessment to USPS government leadership
  • Assess the risk to the enterprise posed by vulnerabilities and threats
  • Advise USPS government leadership on Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) for vulnerability remediation
  • Assist systems engineers and developers with the remediation of vulnerabilities
  • Identify new tools to support the USPS vulnerability assessment capability
  • Participate in USPS working groups and tiger teams related to vulnerability assessment
  • Provide status of quarterly FISMA scanning and provide written reports
  • Perform analysis of all scans, both standalone and enterprise, and prepare a written report of analysis for the agency.


  • Over 10 years of solid, diverse experience in cyber security vulnerability assessments, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Over 8 years of ethical hacking experience including experience in Information Security, application vulnerability testing, code-level security auditing, and secure code reviews
  • Over 8 years Comprehensive understanding of change management techniques associated with new technology implementation.




NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit


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