Polaris Alpha


    Location APG Aberdeen, MD - EOIR Office
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Security Clearance
    Required Secret
  • Benefits

    IIn addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:


    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
    • Life and AD&D insurance coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% of gifted contributions for eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment.
    • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation, may be considered.


           *Benefits are subject to change. 

    Job Description

    Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!Polaris Alpha is a highly technical industry leader uniquely positioned to address customers’ most complex challenges across the full spectrum of air, land, sea, cyber and space domains.

    We have an immediate opening for a CyberSecurity and Accreditation (C&A) Engineer to work on several technologies maintained and developed by Polaris. The C&A Engineer will work closely with a collaborative team comprised of Software Engineers, Software Testers, System Administrators, Program Managers, and Government Customers. The candidate will be responsible for creating, updating, and managing submittal documents including Configuration Management Plan, System Security Plan, System Security Test Plan, Security Controls Traceability Matrix, Continuous Monitoring Plan, Plan of Action and Milestones, and other supporting artifacts as applicable to the project.

    The C&A Engineer will configure and run vulnerability assessment tools, (e.g. SCAP Compliant, ACAS/Nessus, AppScan, etc) and support mitigating open issues. The candidate will need an overall understanding of the submittal process and support obtaining and maintaining Software Certifications and/or Authority to Operate (ATO) for the systems.

    Required Skills

    • Minimum 5+ years of experience in Certification and Accreditation, CyberSecurity, Software Engineering, Security Engineering or product Testing
    • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three (3) years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree
    • Experience includes 3+ years in accrediting fielded systems under federal regulations related to information security (RMF, DIACAP, FISMA, etc.)
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Experience creating and maintaining documents for submittal requirements (SSP, CMP, CONOPS, SCTM, Test Plans, etc)
    • Strong technical aptitude and experience working with relevant operating system security (Windows, Solaris, Linux, etc.) and understanding of security related technologies
    • Conduct SCAP compliant, SRR, and ACAS vulnerability scans of application servers to determine security compliance
    • Develop and maintain Information Assurance policies and provide program policy compliance, oversight, and report findings to program management
    • Work with team of professionals in achieving approvals such as ATO, IATT, CTF, or CoN for GOTS software applications
    • Experience working with STIGs/SRGs
    • Have excellent time management skills with proven ability to effectively coordinate multiple tasks
    • Active SECRET Clearance
    • Must be a US citizen, based on government customer requirements

    Desired Skills

    • Ability to manage the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems (Windows / UNIX ) as well as maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems
    • Previous software testing experience and test plan writing
    • Installation, configuration, deployment, administration, training in support of a virtual infrastructure environment
    • Background working with systems using radio frequency

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

    EOE M/F/D/V

    Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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