• System Hardening Administrator

    Job Locations US-NC-Morrisville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # 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 currently conducting a search for a professional and experienced System Hardening Engineer to add to its team in support of the United States Postal Service and its large PRIME cybersecurity program. The candidate will have expertise in managing cybersecurity risk both a business and agency perspective.


    • The successful candidate will serve as principal responsible for ensuring system hardening occurs in a methodologically and repeatable process to achieve cyber resiliency in as quick an efficient manner as possible.
    • The candidate will work with Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) team members to improve the overall Cybersecurity plans and act as a liaison and evangelist to encourage strong security practices across all projects, code development, infrastructure, and operations.
    • Assess process for inefficiencies, identify unnecessary processes and functions of a given system or platform
    • Work with CISO leadership in a consultative manner, effectively translating technical information into business decisions.
    • With expert skill provide written recommendations and evaluations to CISO leadership.


    • Extensive experience (5+ years) in enterprise security architecture including security architecture review, design, implementation, and operations experience.
    • Bachelor’s in Information Security or related curriculum.
    • Strong expertise in large networks and systems (servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud services, and storage) and networking technologies (communication protocols, infrastructure).
    • Knowledge of industry standards including but not limited to:
    • DISA:
      • -Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
      • -Information assurance vulnerability alert (IAVA)
    • NIST:
      • -800 Series
      • -NIST Cybersecurity Framework
      • -United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB
      • Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks
      • Vendor Best practice documentation
    • Thorough understanding of ports, protocols, and services and interactions within systems.
    • Policy Oriented – Must be able to understand the effects and application of policy on enterprise critical systems.
    • Deep understanding and established methodologies of securing technologies in all layers of the OSI Layer.
    • Must be able to methodically secure and harden enterprise level systems platforms.
    • Must be able to identify unnecessary processes and functions of a given system or platform.
    • Constative Communicator - Must be able to effectively communicate technical knowledge and translate to business leadership.
    • Skilled Writer - Must be able to communicate technical knowledge effectively through writing. 

    **US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred but not required), 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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