Washington, D.C.

Cyber Security Engineer

Job Specs

Cyber Defense

Job Description:

XOR Security is currently seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to support an Agency-level SOC. The SOC program provides comprehensive Computer Network Defense and Response support through 24×7×365 monitoring and analysis of potential threat activity targeting the enterprise. The contractor supporting this position shall be responsible to analyze user requirements, concept of operations, documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications. Analyzes system requirements and leads design and development activities. Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies. Provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology. Incorporates new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations. Develops technical documentation. Develops system Architecture and system design
documentation. Guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans. Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts. Responsible for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the System Engineering area of responsibility.
Communicates with other program managers, government program director, and senior executives.


  • Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as
    System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and
    Interface Control Documents
  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production
    systems that are compatible with the defined system architectures
  • Assist with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation
    of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components
  • Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings,
    design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination.
  • Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation
    of all necessary development and operational considerations
  • Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System
    Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and
    Interface Control Documents
  • Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected
    groups and individuals throughout the life cycle
  • Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components.
  • Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that
    may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness
  • Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in
    detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are
    complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable
  • Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions
  • Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component
    under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provide a
    common reference point for hardware and software developers
  • Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and
    work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan
  • Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfils the
    functional analysis
  • Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity,
    Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance mechanisms (e.g.,
    Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism
    Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access
    control, hashing, key management, etc.)
  • Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work
    packages and integrated master plan
  • Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and
    testing of specific components of complex hardware/software systems to include
    requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements
    reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system
    architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as
    end-to-end flow analysis
  • Develop scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions
    between the system, the user, and the environment, that satisfies operational, support,
    maintenance, and disposal needs
  • Review and/or recommend approval of system engineering documentation to ensure that
    processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and
  • Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustration the flow of time-dependent functions



  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 8 years of general experience. With a relevant
    Master’s degree, 6 years of relevant experience is acceptable. With a PhD, 4 years of relevant
    experience is required.
  • Education and training in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems,
    Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited
    college of university is required
  • Expert knowledge in managing schedule, performance, and quality of the systems
    development life-cycle.
  • Experience in supporting the operations of a production enterprise application
  • Ability to support control consistency and integrity monitoring and health checks of the
    operating system and applications.
  • Understanding of Government policies and terminology in support of security

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements – US CITIZENSHIP AND ACTIVE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED