Cybersecurity Engineer SME - TS/SCI with Full Scope Poly

Reston, Virginia, United States

Xcelerate Solutions

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Cybersecurity Engineer SME – TS/SCI with Full Scope   

Xcelerate Solutions is seeking an experienced Cyber Security Engineer (SME). This role is responsible for protecting the customer’s information systems and networks from potential cyber-attacks. The Cyber Security Engineer must display an excellent understanding of technology and utilization of Firewalls (Security Groups), VPNs, Data Loss Prevention (DPS), IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy, Security tools, and Security Audits. Candidates will work directly with Team leads, developers and operations personnel throughout a DevSecOps life cycle both on policy and technical implementation of technologies.  This role is a hybrid role with a combination of some onsite and remote. Come join our award-winning organization and work with some of the most talented and brightest minds in the GovCon industry.

Reston, VA

Security Clearance:
TS/SCI with CI Polygraph   


  • Plan, implement, manage, monitor, and upgrade security measures and tools for the protections of information systems and networks and automate repeatable tasks in a consultative role
  • Design, configure, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain all security platforms and their associated software, such as firewalls (Security Groups), intrusion detection/intrusion prevention, anti-virus/malware (HBSS), cryptography systems (Vormetric), SIEM (Splunk), and MDM
  • Formulate systems and methodologies as well as respond to security related events and assist in remediation efforts of cyber security incidents (system and/or network breaches, malware attacks)
  • Participate in the change management process
  • Coordinate, and monitor log analysis for our managed services offerings, to ensure customer policy and security requirements are met 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Expert with at least one of the following tools: Splunk, HBSS/McAfee, Rapid7
  • Expert with implementing and managing \SIEM (e.g., Splunk), end-point security (IDS/IPS and HBSS)


  • Expert knowledge of networking protocols, such as TCP/IP, LAN/WAN concepts
  • Expert with automation (e.g., Ansible, CloudFormation)
  • Strong attention to detail with analytical mind outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Awareness of Cybersecurity trends and hacking techniques
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Candidate must have a Master’s degree with 15 or more years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with additional security tools and processes such as IDS/IPS, VPN, Webinspect, Appdetective
  • Experience with implementing and managing Network and Application Firewalls\
  • Experience with incident detection, incident response and forensics activities
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Power Shell)
  • Experience with Cloud Computing Technologies/Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with Agile Software Development
  • AWS Certification
  • Experience maintaining virtual private networks, firewalls, web protocols
  • Experience with SAFe Agile Framework
  • Knowledge of potential attack vectors such as XSS, injection, hijacking and social engineering
  • Experience with health monitoring tools (Nagios, SolarWinds)

About Xcelerate Solutions:
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in McLean, VA, Xcelerate Solutions ( is one of America's fastest-growing companies. Xcelerate’s culture is defined by our diversified workforce of dynamic and versatile professionals, supported with growth and development opportunities that contribute to individual and company growth. This strong commitment to our employees has been recognized by our inclusion on the Washington Business Journal’s “50 Best Places to Work” list as well as being a “Great Place to Work” certified company with a 4.6 star, and a 99% CEO approval Glassdoor rating. Come find out why Xcelerate Solutions is one of the DC Metro top employers! 

Xcelerate Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or expression of another protected characteristic. As part of this commitment to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals, Xcelerate provides reasonable accommodations if needed because of an applicant's or an employee's disability.

Pay Transparency Notice: Xcelerate Solutions will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 



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