Cyber Countermeasures Engineer

Virginia Client Office (VA88)

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required USD 85K - 144K


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ICF International seeks an experienced Analytics and Countermeasures Engineer to support the research and development of new cyber analytic capabilities that will help the US protect and defend its networks and critical information systems. The successful cleared candidate will act as an Analytics and Countermeasures Engineer to support a large federal cyber security analytic program.  Your work will contribute to the knowledge of how cyber-attacks work, how vulnerabilities are exploited, and the way hostile cyber actors operate.  Utilize your skills to help experiment and prototype future cyber capabilities for implementation at large-scale. 


As the Analytics and Countermeasures Engineer, you will work as the overall responsible person for the design and development of countermeasures capabilities.  This is an opportunity to contribute to an important project from its beginning, work with the latest and emerging technologies, and all while building a great career at ICF! 


The ideal candidate has a strong background in enterprise software development with proficiency in Java and Python including an ability to translate mission requirements. You are focused on results, a self-starter, and have demonstrated success for using analytics to drive the understanding, growth, and success of the analysis.  This is an opportunity to contribute to an important project from its beginning, work with the latest and emerging technologies, and all while building a great career at ICF!  


This role is primarily telework-based with occasional meetings at client locations (Arlington, VA or Pensacola, FL) or ICF facilities within the National Capital Region. 


What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Responsible for the design of operational effects as described by the Government 

  • Evaluate alternatives and provide well-informed recommendations on technical options for design and development 

  • Translate mission requirements into a variety of software products, evolutionary prototypes, and advanced countermeasure capabilities 

  • Identify optimal methods for aggregating, storing, correlating, and visually depicting various types of data 

  • Advise on data preparation, implementation of techniques, visualizations, and employment of analytics developed by ICF and customer partners 

  • Assess current use of cyber tools by analysts and assess whether efficiencies can be made via alternate use of current or adoption of alternate tools 

  • Problem-solve by identifying potential tools/processes to support needs by capturing areas of improvement that can be translated into functional requirements for future planning 

  • Identify areas of technical training gaps and proposed approaches to methods (hands on, online modules, etc.) to improve the use of tools and data in support of the cybersecurity mission. 

  • Participate in post-engagement review 

  • Effectively communicate with leadership to ensure awareness of progress and/or challenges 


What You Must Have: 

  • US Citizenship required as part of client contract requirements 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in IT, Cyber, Engineering, or a related field 

  • Working knowledge of open-source distributed massively parallel processing databases such as GreenPlum and open-source big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Kafka, etc. 

  • 3 or more years of implementing custom and high-impact security platforms in critical program areas. 

  • 3 or more years of advanced cyber threats, tools, techniques, and processes (e.g., Threat Hunt, Incident Response, Investigations, Technical Reporting, etc.)  

  • 3 years of experience using network security analysis/IDS tools  

  • 3 or more years of experience analyzing packet capture and NetFlow data with an understanding of current cyber threats and trend derived from multiple sources (e.g., open-source, intelligence products, etc.)  

  • 3 or more years of experience with different types of Malware including detection methods, attack vectors, and vulnerabilities used  

  • Experience with query languages (e.g., SQL, KQL, etc.)  

  • Experience developing advanced dashboards (e.g., Kibana, Splunk, etc.)  

  • Experience with different cybersecurity frameworks and knowledge bases to identify tactics, techniques, and procedures of known actors 

  • Understanding of mathematics behind machine learning algorithms 

  • U.S. Citizenship required (required by federal government for position). Security Clearance required. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with various clients in order to explain and elaborate on technical details 

  • Practical experience with different scripting languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, etc.) 

  • Experience with system vulnerability management 

  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows operating systems security 

  • Knowledge of computer programming and scripting languages 

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) experience 

  • CompTIA Security+ or higher certification level preferred 




Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.


Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$85,153.00 - $144,760.00

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