KEYW Corporation

Operations Specialist

2 weeks ago
# of Openings
US-AZ-Sierra Vista
US-AZ-Sierra Vista


Join our Distributed Common Ground Station-Army engineering and sustainment services Ground Station Integration Facility infrastructure team. The infrastructure sustainment team provides SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM DCGS-A sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include Engineering Management, Lab Systems Administration, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), and Technical Writing.

The team supports all system specific development areas inside the DCGS-A Family of Systems baseline. Additionally the team is responsible for communicating with respective stakeholders and PoR representatives to resolve critical issues in a timely and effective manner. As a part of this team, your work efforts will contribute to the security engineering support to the Software Engineering Center (SEC) Intelligence Support Division (ISD). This will include evaluating system security requirements to ensure all software releases and development systems can be accredited for processing at appropriate classification levels in compliance with applicable policies, regulations, and guidelines.


As a DCGS-A RMF-focused Operations Specialist, you will work individually and as part of a team to comprehensively assess RMF controls and monitor known potential security threats and propose appropriate resolutions as needed. Specifically, you will: 

  • Be knowledgeable with the Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), and all Assessment and Authorization (A&A) policies and directives (i.e., DoDI 8510.01) for RMF
  • Work with security solution developers and independent testers to ensure that authored solutions correctly and fully satisfy the mitigation criteria for reported vulnerabilities
  • Organize and facilitate RMF and other cyber security practices throughout the organization with both contractor and government stakeholders
  • Review applicable regulations governing software development efforts and environment, present applicable findings to multiple stakeholder levels in the software development lifecycle process, and monitor and assist with compliance
  • Prepare systems for receipt of Authority to Operation (ATO) and Interim Authority to Operation (IATO) certifications.
  • Operate manual and automated security vulnerability scanning processes, record and analyze the findings, then report the findings to stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Use subject matter expertise of the assigned systems to proactively seek vulnerabilities prior to their materialization from external sources
  • Have experience with developing software compliant with RMF or DIACAP requirements
  • Execute formal and informal tests with objectivity and strict attention to detail
  • Monitor available patches for software and operating systems, and recommend courses of action based on formal policy and risk assessment
  • Install and configure assigned systems, including operating systems, patches, applications and networking connectivity
  • Design and execute custom manual and automated tests for known and potential security vulnerabilities, analyze and present the results, and recommend courses of action to mitigate any adverse findings
  • Comply with ISD PPSS Lifecycle requirements for software baseline handoffs to configuration management, integration and independent testing


Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Engineering or Technical discipline and 5 years of professional work experience is required. Four additional years of applicable work experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • Experience with the DCGS-A family of systems, or other similar Windows based Mission Command systems
  • Working knowledge of DCGS-A Fixed supporting operating systems (Microsoft Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, or Server 2012)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft common services existing within a Microsoft environment.
  • Experience in administering SQL or Oracle databases
  • Must be self-starter, willing to take complete ownership of complex technical problems
  • Should be able to think clearly and articulate with appropriate level of abstraction his/her thought process on complex technological issues
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified (baseline security certification i.e. CompTIA Security+ce) and (technical computing environment training or certification i.e. Server+) prior to start of work
  • Clearance: Immediate TS/SCI Eligibility

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of VMware, SCCM, and database administration
  • 10+ years’ experience with Army PoR systems and fieldings
  • Experience in scripting (PowerShell, VBScript, batch files, InstallScript, Wise Script, etc.)
  • MCSE or other related Microsoft certification
  • VCP5 or higher
  • Demonstrated experience with software developers or Lab Management operations
  • Familiarity of project management principles

KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


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