CDS Cyber Engineer IRES - SSFB


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$52.60-57.40 /h
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Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

The government client requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for any/all positions that will require travel.


Full vaccination (against COVID-19) is defined as: an individual must be either two weeks past the last shot of a two-shot vaccination sequence, or two weeks past the only shot of a one-shot vaccination sequence. 


Description of Duties:

The CDS Cyber Engineer supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract. The candidate will:


  • Perform a multitude of CDS tasks to support implementation of Cross Domain Solutions (CDS).
  • Analyze, assess, develop, and implement CDS requirements for the Missile Defense Agency to support critical warfighter requirements, test events, and day-to-day operations.
  • Support CDS integration and Site Based Security Assessment (SBSA); work with the customer to ensure the rigorous application of information security/cybersecurity policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of a Cross Domain Solution; perform CDS risk analysis.
  • The accredited CDS components are essential to war games, flight/ground tests, exercises and real-world operations. The architectures can be distributed, involving multiple geographically diverse sites and systems.
  • Work directly with customers to assist with the Cross Domain Solution (CDS) Authorization Process.
  • Support CDS connection process: categorization/criticality determination; engineering and security control selection/implementation; security control assessment and authorization; operational CDS monitoring.
  • Perform CDS Risk Analysis as part of the CDS accreditation requirements/activities.
  • Participate in CDS network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies.
  • Develop and present briefings to various boards and groups such as the Cross Domain Technical Advisory Board (CDTAB) and Defense Security/Cybersecurity Authorization Working Group (DSAWG).
  • Support the CDS-related cybersecurity tasks, policies, and principals.
  • Represent the MDA Cross Domain Solutions Element (CDSE) in various technical forums and meetings, and actively engage in discussions concerning CDS architectures and policies.
  • Support and mentor CDS customers with technical familiarization of the CDS configurations, functionality, capabilities and limitations.
  • Plan, initiate, prepare, coordinate and lead technical discussions with the CDS customers.
  • Conduct CDS security audit, assessment, and reviews.


The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to multi-task and remain organized in a dynamic work environment.


This position will be filled at Schriever SFB, Colorado Springs, CO


This position is expected to pay $109,400 - $119,400 annually; depending on experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.


This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days. If a candidate has not been selected at that time, it will continue to be posted until a suitable candidate is selected or the position is closed.


Resumes, in month and year format, must be submitted with application in order to be considered for the position.  The selected candidate will be assigned as an employee for Jacobs or one of our teammate companies.


Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits (401K match), employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, tax saving options, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.



Basic Requirements:

Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience: HS Diploma (or GED) and 10 years of general experience; Associate's degree and 8 years of general experience; Bachelor's degree and 6 years of general experience; Master's degree and 4 years of general experience.


  • If this position requires travel selected candidate must be willing to provide proof of fully vaccinated (against COVID-19) status? (the process of which must be completed prior to the anticipated start date)
  • Must have 6 years of directly related experience
  • Must have experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Must have a current DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certification (e.g., Security+, etc.)
  • Must have an active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Must be able to obtain an active DoD TS/SCI Clearance


Desired Requirements:


  • Have an active DoD TS/SCI Clearance
  • Be familiar with the Nation Cross Domain Strategy Management Office (NCDSMO) process for implementing a Cross Domain Solution
  • Be familiar with Radiant Mercury
  • Have experience with U.S. military tactical and simulation message types, formats and protocols (e.g., Link-16, DIS, JREAP, etc.)
  • Have experience implementing and supporting CDS Site Based Security Assessment
  • Have a solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts
  • Have an understanding of UDP/TCP protocols and practical networking
  • Have experience with test and evaluation practices
  • Have experience with networking communication and protocols
  • Have experience in resolving, analyzing, and troubleshooting network communication issues