• Cyber Security/Certification and Accreditation Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Patuxent River
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/21/2018 2:54 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    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.


    NikSoft is seeking a Cyber Security (CS) expert that will support our dynamic CV-22 Program. This program has a focus on being the Cyber Liaison for the Risk Management Framework (RMF) package creation and submission of the Silent Knight Radar (SKR) and the Color Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) RMF package creation and submission. This assignment requires demonstrated technical expertise in all CS functional areas and the ability to integrate this expertise with practical knowledge of the mission, objectives and operations of the component served. The work requires close/continuing collaboration with all levels of personnel within the served component from leadership to working-level personnel, to foster and facilitate integration of CS principals and methods.


    • Provide technical expertise and draft documentation required by all policies and decision levels for development, integration, implementation, and sustainment of systems’ Anti-Tamper compliance and CS certification and accreditation through the appropriate decision accreditation authority.  
    • Support CS audits and required testing events.  
    • Provide technical expertise of certification and accreditation engineering in support of the following System Security/Information Assurance tasks:  Critical Program Information (CPI)/Critical Technologies (CT) identification; threat and vulnerability analysis; risk identification and management; cost analysis; participation in program engineering milestone reviews; Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP)and/or Platform Information Technology (PIT) process implementation; System Security Plan (SSP) development.
    • Participate in a program’s Certification and Accreditation Working Group (CAWG); development/coordination of presentations, Interim Authority to Test (IATT) and Interim Authority to Operate (IATO) packages with program office personnel, Certification Authority (CA), Designated Approval Authority (DAA), Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Command (AFOTEC) and operational command personnel.  
    • Assist in reviewing/developing/updating applicable program documentation for security relevant requirements/issues.  Documentation includes, but is not limited to: Anti Tamper Plans, System Specification, Information Support Plan (ISP), PPP, Information Assurance Strategy (IAS), DIACAP, Initial Capabilities Document (ICD), Operational Requirements Document (ORD)/ CDD, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), and Security Classification Guide (SCG)
    • More specifically to PMA-275 IT/CS; this position will
    • Attend the Information Technology (IT)/Cyber Security (CS) Status Meetings
    • Attend and provide support to the Cyber Safe Lead
    • Participate in the PMA275(V-22) In-House IT/CS Familiarization Meetings
    • Assist PMA-275 ISSM/ISSO with Cyber Table Top (CTT) efforts
    • Assist PMA-275 ISSM/ISSO with the Cyber Risk Analysis (CRA) efforts
    • Update and maintain the Vulnerability Remediation Asset Manager (VRAM) for future platform and support equipment systems.
    • Respond to various Cyber related data calls
    • Provide updates to PMA-275 IT/CS APM and ISSM
    • Provides CS Technical support for future Digital Interoperability requirements and for the Advanced Open Architecture team.
    • Assist Industry partners with technical support for existing RMF efforts on various projects.


    • The individual must have at least one of the following certifications: CASP CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSO/CISSA, GCED, or GCIH
    • 10+ years of experience as well as working knowledge of threat assessment process, embedded computer systems, software applications, and networking systems.  The Contractor shall assist in acquiring and maintaining program accounts for Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and Enterprise Information Technology Data Repository (EITDR), as needed.
    • Demonstrated knowledge, and/or familiarity with the DoD and acquisition series, Federal and DoD acquisition regulations
    • US Citizens only per contract requirements
    • Active Secret DoD Clearance
    • BA or BS required; MA or MS preferred

    ** US Citizenship status is required and an active Secret Clearance; must successfully complete the government's security process (required) **




    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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