• Security Network Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Ashburn | US-MD-Fulton | US-NJ-Eatontown | US-SC-Charleston
    Job ID 2018-3788
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Description

    Valiant Solutions is seeking Secret or Top Secret cleared Security Network Engineers to join our growing team supporting a large Government Agency in positions that can be based in any of the following areas:  Ashburn VA, Fulton MD, Eatontown NJ, or Charleston SC. These positions offer the opportunity for 30-40% travel in the US and overseas for on-site systems testing, assessments, and validation.


    Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients specializing in Cloud Security, Security Engineering, and Federal GRC.  This is your chance to work with a wide range of security technologies for a company that cares about its employees - Valiant has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area FOUR years in a row!


    Due to federal regulations, all candidates must have an Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance to be considered.



    • Provide IA support to include providing independent verification and validation (IV&V) support to networks/enclaves and programs of record (PORs)/platforms information technology (PITs), automated scanning tool support, IA self-assessment support, and A&A package development support.
    • Provide assistance to system personnel in completing required A&A documentation, addressing Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) results, and assisting system personnel in preparing A&A packages for review by the Validator, Security Control Assessor (SCA), and the Authorizing Official (AO).
    • Provide assistance to the systems in finding details contained in their plans of action and milestones (POA&Ms); recommending security risk-mitigations; and requesting extensions for expiring IATOs as required.
    • Conduct liaison with the systems in preparation for A&A activities.
    • Participate in A&A process improvement activities.
    • Use automated collection utilities (i.e. PowerShell or other scripting languages) that supplement and expedite this information-gathering process by performing system discovery, and hardware and software listings.
    • Conduct IV&V activities at network/enclave sites and PORs/PITs using standardized procedures and scoring methodology IAW DoD policy and RMF.
    • Validate all applicable NIST 800-53a controls; perform a vulnerability and risk assessment of identified vulnerabilities and identify countermeasures.
    • Consolidate, review, analyze, and produce reports containing the assessment and IV&V results.
    • Responsible for the engineering design, development, integration, installation, operation and maintenance of the Cisco and Juniper hardware and protocols.
    • Providing technical support for the networks and develop equipment and network configurations.
    • Providing support to the wireless networks and systems.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • B.S. in Information Management, Computer Science, or some related field and 8-10 years of experience is required. 10-12 years of experience required if no B.S.
    • Meet DoD 8570 qualifications of IAT Level II along with CCNA, CCNP, and other Cisco Certifications.
    • Understanding of Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS) to include Air Force Medical Service, Army Medicine, Navy Medicine, Reserve and Veteran Affairs medical information systems.
    • Understanding of DHMS routing architecture and platforms deployed at Military Treatment Facilities.
    • Understanding of how to install and maintain Cisco and Juniper switches and routers.
    • Understanding of installing, deploying and maintain Palo Alto and other next-gen firewalls.
    • Understanding of VOIP, SMS, and other protocols and services.
    • Understanding of DISA STIGs to implement into network architecture.
    • Familiar with DISA ACAS (Tenable Security Center/Nessus/PVS) and the SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC).
    • Familiar with Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) standards and SCAP validated products.
    • Familiar with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Requirements Guides (SRG), DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.
    • Familiar with IA vulnerability management (IAVM) compliance, and other requirements, policies, and best business practices.
    • Knowledge of the following Windows Operating Systems, network types and media, switching fundamentals, ability to operate and configure IOSs, and managing network environments.
    • Familiar with and have a working knowledge of National Institute of Science Risk Management Framework publications such as NIST 800-37, NIST 800-53, and NIST 800-126.
    • Ability to use DoD approved security tools such as DISA STIG Viewer, and the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS). Candidate must be able to perform monthly security scans on Army networks and provide information to be used in reporting IAVM status of Army systems and also provide FISMA information for systems.
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels are required
    • A professional attitude regarding attention to detail and customer service and excellent organizational skills are required


    About Valiant Solutions:

    Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


    Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

    Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

    Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

    100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

    100% Paid Certifications

    401K Matching up to 4%

    Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

    Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

    Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

    FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

    Referral Bonuses


    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Valiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


    Physical Demands

    Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

    Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

    Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

    Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


    Work Environment:

    Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

    The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


    Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

    By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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