Applied Memetics LLC

  • Systems Engineer - Junior (Vulnerability Analyst)

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Job ID
    2015-1355
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Applied Memetics LLC is seeking one (1) Systems Engineer, Junior, (Vulnerability Analyst) candidate for a Chantilly, VA, location in support a Veterans Affairs program. 

     

    Responsibilities

    The specialist will provide the following job functions under direction from a more senior specialist:

     

    • Provide workstation, laptop, and printer hardware and software support/troubleshooting, imaging, and patching, which is a strong plus
    • Test and image desktops and laptops using Microsoft Operating System Deployment using the VA provided images.
    • Ensure all open tickets requiring follow-up work and/or calls are resolved within 48 hours.
    • Use Nessus, SCCM, SCOM, and SQL reports and product logs to locate workstations and servers that have inventory, deployment, patching or other issues, and then use provided scripts, tools, and vendor products to troubleshoot and resolve the issue and verify resolution.
    • Build and deploy packages and maintain collections using SCCM.
    • Provide specific vulnerability remediation support for all devices, including laptops, workstations, printers, and network devices (including mobile devices), based on the Regional Director’s priorities, and remediate 98 percent of vulnerabilities.
    • Provide onsite or remote patch and vulnerability support using SCCM and other tools. This includes MS patching, Nessus scan remediation, unauthorized software remediation, baseline image deficiencies, etc.
    • Perform vulnerability scans and audits on VA sites’ systems to support VA applications and report results to developers for remediation and/or mitigation 
    • Utilize automated scanning tools and a host of security-related, web-based applications, to report, identify and track assets’ vulnerabilities throughout the systems lifecycle  
    • Conduct operating system, application, and database vulnerability assessments on various Information Systems as part of the Independent Verification and Validation scanning program and Certification and Accreditation process for enterprise systems 
    • Conduct remediation, vulnerability and compliance scans, resolve connection and access issues to ensure accurate scan data, analyzes vulnerability assessment data, creates reports, supports OIG and VA customers security assessment efforts
    • Collects and analyzes cyber event information and performs threat or target analysis duties.
    • Provides operations for persistent monitoring on a 24/7 basis of all designated networks, enclaves, and systems. Interprets, analyzes, and reports all events and anomalies in accordance with computer network directives, including initiating, responding, and reporting discovered events.
    • Provides oversight of incident data flow and response, content, and remediation, and partners with other incident response centers in maintaining an understanding of threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits that could impact networks and assets
    • Performs the role of incident coordinator for all IT security events requiring focused response, containment, investigation, and remediation
    • Providesdaily summary reports of network events and activities and delivers metric reports
    • Perform Independent Verification and Validation activities to include:Update/create entries within the current vulnerability management tool
    • Security configuration compliance verification
    • Application configuration verification
    • Vulnerability scanning/assessments
    • Network/ systems security evaluations

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related technological field (Eight (8) years of relevant technical experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree).
    • Experience on a Help Desk, or desktop support function with demonstrated experience in patching is helpful.
    • Experience must include:
    • Experience performing security patch remediation on desktop computers with Microsoft operating environments
      • Experience understanding security scan results and providing mitigations to findings.
      • Experience providing helpdesk support.
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, conducive to team development
      • Ability to multitask in a challenging, fast-paced environment
      • Experience using the Nessus tool
      • Experience with Network Attached Storage
      • Experience with network vulnerability testing
    • US Citizenship is required. Selected applicants will be subject to a government investigation and must meet eligibility requirements and obtain Government-granted access.

    Additional Desired Qualifications:

    • ITIL experience and certification

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