Information Assurance Analyst (Junior)

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 Rome, NY US
Position Description

SRC, Inc. is currently seeking information assurance (IA) analysts to support our defense customer, the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate located in Rome, NY.


  • Serve as system security engineer providing cybersecurity guidance to system development project teams
  • Evaluate security architectures and designs and provide inputs as to the adequacy of security designs and architectures proposed or provided in response to requirements
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and expertise concerning accreditation standards and requirements
  • Collaborate with system development personnel
  • Provide guidance and ensure incorporation of IA within the system architecture at all stages of program development
  • Provide technical review and analysis support during the accreditation process
  • Support program managers responsible for the implementation of information security to ensure IA architecture and systems engineering requirements are properly addressed through the acquisition life cycle
  • Research and keep up-to-date on techniques and process improvements in support of cybersecurity and secure system design practices.
  • Provide technical information security support

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, computer science, engineering or information assurance
  • One or more years of experience as a system security engineer, cybersecurity engineer, information systems security officer, or other IA discipline
  • Knowledge/experience in assured engineering and enterprise architecture
  • Knowledge of USAF RMF processes, DoD and NIST Risk Management Frameworks, NIST 800-160
  • Experience building a test environment and running ACAS and/or HP fortify, Wireshark, etc., scans
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication (writing and speaking) skills
  • Good with seeking out the information needed from developers, and forming control responses recorded in a system security plan

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with RMF workflow tools (eMASS)
  • Experience with security control assessments and reporting
  • Knowledge of DoD systems
  • Knowledge and experience with; design(s), conducting technical vulnerability assessments, computer system and network engineering, managing program information technology (IT) assets' configuration.
  • Knowledge and experience with secure architectures, client/server technologies, web based technologies, enterprise services, cloud-based system, the OSI model and the TCP/IP stack
  • Knowledge and experience with designs and implementations of existing and in-development systems to assess the security implications related to cloud architectures, open architectures to include large enterprise systems likely spanning multiple networks and/or security domains to include unclassified, secret, top secret, TS/SCI and SAP/SAR information
  • Understanding of software and system development life cycles, agile scrum development and scaled agile framework (SAFe)
  • DoD 8140/8570 certifications commensurate with experience and skill set
  • Experience with Windows and Linux server operating systems and applications

Security Clearance Requirements

An active Top Secret/SCI security clearance and current polygraph are required.

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