Principal Cyber Engineer Job Description

Principal Cyber Engineer Job Description

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Principal cyber engineer provides cyber security leadership to software teams defining security requirements, developing secure cloud architectures and performing Information Assurance (IA) verification and audits.

Principal Cyber Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develop/Maintain PGD cyber security processes and procedures
Hands-on, collaborative cybersecurity testing of critical IT environments, applications, systems
Routinely conduct investigations into security data analytics use case findings
Provides technical information to systems engineering programs, team members and managers
Creation of security documentation in accordance with appropriate standards
Provide engineering support for technical implementation of Cyber solutions comprised of COTS custom products
Provide cyber security support to the Power Generation Division (PGD)
Participation in the development of cyber security solutions to meet corporate standards and/or NERC CIP standards
Troubleshoot PGD cyber security issues
Lead/Support cyber security improvement and Life cycle projects

Principal Cyber Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Principal Cyber Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IAT, IAM1, IAM, II, IA, GIAC, CEH, ACASA, ACSA, GREM

Education for Principal Cyber Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the principal cyber engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Mathematics, Technology, Education, Technical, Cyber Security, Computer Engineering, Math

Skills for Principal Cyber Engineer

Desired skills for principal cyber engineer include:

Current IA policies as a contributor to the architecture and design of secure solutions to customer needs and requirements
Software security principles
Onboarding
Tuning and implementing enterprise security solutions
Object file formats
Procedures
Process and thread APIs and data structures
Low-level Windows internals
OS-specific mandatory and discretionary access control mechanisms
Unix kernel internals

Desired experience for principal cyber engineer includes:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information assurance, or related field
Wireless device security applications
CSS code
While an existing U.S. Government issued security clearance is not required, the successful candidate must have the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
Extensive experience with Computer Network Defense (CND) technologies used in the Intelligence Community technologies used in the wider commercial and government domains (including NIDS/NIPS, HIDS/HIPS, SIEMs)
Currently holds at least 1 industry-standard information security management certification from a vendor or product neutral certification entity

Principal Cyber Engineer Examples

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Principal Cyber Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a principal cyber engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for principal cyber engineer
  • Ability to troubleshoot Network Switches, Routers, IPS/IDS on a Plant Control Intrusion Control in fast paced production environment
  • Knowledge of third party datalink protocols (Modbus, DNP, ABPLC), that interface to the DCS Control Systems
  • Perform and maintain departmental Self Assessments (SAs) summary descriptions, narratives, controls and governing documents
  • Oversee annual Cyber Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) activities
  • Act as liaison with plant Cyber Security Manager(s) (CSMs) in the coordination of monthly Patch Management Assessment (CIP007) processes
  • Monitor Anti-Virus (AV Protection), Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) systems, in protection of DCS/ICS process control BCA Asset activities
  • Assist with Factory Assessment Testing (FAT) and remote access SSH
  • Act as liaison with Compliance Regulatory Organization (CRO) for audit related activities
  • Understanding of security principles and in-depth knowledge of cyber security technologies
  • Fundamental knowledge of Firewall Rules Security
Qualifications for principal cyber engineer
  • Some positions may require experience in the implementation and execution of agile development (SCRUM certified) for capabilities development
  • Must have strong experience in cyber threat methodology, analysis and vulnerability discovery
  • TS SCI with Counter Intelligence (CI) poly is required
  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or relevant network engineering experience or equivalent operational experience
  • Must have strong recent work experience in incident response directly related to defensive cyber operations (DCO)
  • DoD 8570.1-M Compliance at IAM Level III (e.g., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification
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Principal Cyber Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a principal cyber engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for principal cyber engineer
  • Translate, both orally and in writing, technical content and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) found in proposed COAs, OPLANs, and CONPLANs into high-level briefs, point papers, and talking papers
  • Draft CONOPS, concept plans, operations orders, operations plans, fragmentary orders, execution orders, exercise directives, joint planning products, standard operating procedures, implementation plans, requirements definition and analysis, cyberspace operations TTPs, assessments, and other exercise or planning related products
  • Manages programs of complex diversity and scope which are of critical importance to overall company objectives
  • Collect all information on asset platforms
  • Assesses security conditions on devices such as web servers, mail servers, routers, firewalls and intrusion detection systems
  • Evaluates, codes and implements software fixes (patches) to address system vulnerabilities such as malicious code
  • Leads/facilitates cyber requirements analysis for various projects, providing direction, guidance and recommendations for implementation of related security solutions and technologies based on Cybersecurity Roadmap priorities and timelines
  • Collaborate with the various NISSC program and functionally matrixed engineering disciplines on the status of cybersecurity systems and solution alternatives
  • Documents vulnerability assessment/verification/scan and other IA compliance/V&V results and makes recommendations to the Program Engineer, Program Protection Lead and/or Systems Security and Accreditation personnel as appropriate
  • Prepares plans to assessing known systems vulnerabilities and verify system hardening and patching activities, and maintains supporting documentation to ensure compliance with the most current applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)/Security Requirements Guides (SRGs) and related checklists
Qualifications for principal cyber engineer
  • Strong leadership skills to foster innovation while keeping team on focused on operational objectives
  • Experience in briefing General Officers and other senior staff
  • Experience with Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) architecture and implementation in the cloud
  • Experience with Agile Development concepts and the Atlassian tool suite
  • Demonstrated ability to pack, encode, encrypt, or custom compile exploits for use against known or reported vulnerabilities
  • Implementation of Anti-Tamper solutions in Embedded products
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Principal Cyber Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a principal cyber engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal cyber engineer
  • Supports NISSC A&A SMEs in the gathering, maintenance and proper traceability of cybersecurity artifacts/bodies of evidence in eMASS and/or the IDE is sustained
  • Lead NISSC ISSE/ISSO(s) in the conduct of cybersecurity audits to ensure appropriate implementation and compliance of the security posture through the system development lifecycle
  • Identifies, responds to, and reports on Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Incidents IAW DoD 8500.2, DoDI O830.02, AFI 33-138, NISSC Program Policy and/or other governing directives, instruction and orders/cyberorders as appropriate
  • Assist in conducting investigations of computer security violations and incidents
  • Supports the NISSC Program Protection Lead and Delivery Order (DO) Information Systems Security Engineer(s) (ISSE) in the analysis of cybersecurity collected data and test results for both planned and proposed future system upgrades/major releases and prepares/maintains supporting documentation (cybersecurity test plans, vulnerability assessment reports, verification results)
  • Prepares documentation (artifacts and bodies of evidence) to support certification and accreditation (C&A) activities necessary to ensure system sustained Approval to Operate (ATO)
  • Supports NISSC C&A SMEs in the gathering, maintenance and proper traceability of cybersecurity artifacts/bodies of evidence in eMASS and/or the IDE is sustained
  • Support NISSC ISSE/ISSO(s) in the conduct of cybersecurity audits to ensure appropriate implementation and compliance of the security posture through the system development lifecycle
  • Cyber security technical leadership for proposal and business development activities including direct interaction with customers
  • Supporting internal and external customers with technical design support for system acquisition specification, design, proof-of-concept prototyping, development and evaluation of management information and decision support systems
Qualifications for principal cyber engineer
  • As a member of the team perform capability requirements, analysis
  • Architect cyber security solutions in support of an array of Army cyber challenges
  • Work with experienced system engineering professionals, operational SMEs and intelligence analysts
  • Analyze existing Army ISR processes, roles and organizational structures
  • Provide actionable recommendations to enhance the technical capabilities of the cyber domain
  • Familiar with Army Programs and organization
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Principal Cyber Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a principal cyber engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for principal cyber engineer
  • Requirement elicitation, analysis and functional allocation
  • Technical oversight of program milestone reviews
  • Assisting the Chief Security Engineer and the Development teams in the development, integration, and testing of new advanced leading-edge cybersecurity capabilities
  • Collaborating within Agile Scrum teams as a key contributor responsible for the security design and implementation of advanced cybersecurity capabilities
  • Interfacing directly with the Customer, stakeholders, and end-user regarding capability requirements
  • Develop, test, and provision countermeasures and mitigations
  • Architect secure, compliant solutions on a AWS cloud computing platform
  • Appling cloud security knowledge in support of the design, testing, documentation, compliance assessment, and continuous monitoring phases of the system life cycle
  • Communicating application level security control requirements to software developers so they may implement applications that comply with the system and cloud controls
  • Perform all tasks assigned to the Intermediate Cyber Support Operations Integrator
Qualifications for principal cyber engineer
  • Expertise with a complex range of computer network components and systems such as CISCO and Juniper Routers
  • Provide client consulting and plan and coordinate major computer network initiatives
  • Security+ or equivalent certification to meet DoD 8570.1M requirements for IAT Level II required will need higher prior to 12.31.2017
  • A DoDI 8570.01-M IAT Level II Compliant Certification (CISSP, CEH, GSEC, SSCP, SEC+)
  • History analyzing, assessing, and reporting on the findings, impacts, recommendations and risk of detected potential threats on production systems by reviewing ongoing tools output
  • Have worked effectively and collaboratively with functional groups to investigate fix actions associated with security findings
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Principal Cyber Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of principal cyber engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for principal cyber engineer
  • Conduct oversight of Intermediate Cyber Support Operations Integrators and Planners
  • Apply advanced knowledge of CO, MISO, MILDEC, and Cyber Enabled Influence Operations strategies and planning
  • Act as the single point of contact (POC) between the Government and contractor personnel assigned to this task order
  • Draft senior-level, detailed, written analyses and draft recommendations in support of the Joint Cyber Operations Contingency Planning Process concept
  • Analyze and make recommendations to the Government on cyberspace operations policies and directives for the SOF enterprise and national level decision makers
  • Participate in and provide support to Joint Planning Groups (JPGs), Operational Planning Teams (OPTs), and all other planning meetings by developing agendas, multimedia presentations, facilitating and contributing to discussions, and documenting meetings through submission of written meeting notes and After Action Reports (AARs) to leadership no later than (NLT) five business days after completion of subject meeting
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with combatant command Joint Cyber Centers (JCC), Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs), USCYBERCOM , Interagency (IA), and non-government organizations involved in cyber planning, synchronization, integration, cyber requirements identification and vetting, and other related mission areas (i.e., Military Information Support Operation s (MISO), Military Deception (MILDEC) Operations, and Cyber Enabled Influence Operations)
  • Integrate various command elements (to include lower echelon units, service components, and cyberspace community entities) into planning to ensure cyber expertise, as necessary and to de-conflict and synchronize with other planning efforts
  • Draft, coordinate, and document CO, MISO, MILDEC, and Cyber Enabled Influence Operations strategies, plans, and planning documents
  • Provide iterative, written and oral inputs and recommendations, via briefings and point papers/talking points, for the development and refinement of USSOCOM CO, MISO, MILDEC and other Influence Operations objectives, priorities, strategies, plans, and planning documents
Qualifications for principal cyber engineer
  • Ability to create, update, and maintain documentation, diagrams, and security documentation
  • Hands-on experience with security assessment tools, analysis, and reporting
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security Assessment Engineering
  • Ability to travel for on-site engagement
  • Security Controls Testing / Vulnerability Assessment
  • Familiarity with ICD 503, Assessment and Authorization

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