Security Penetration Tester 2

Full Time
Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Areas of Interest: Test and Evaluation, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world.

Provide Cyber Security (CS) Penetration & IT Systems support to the Joint Strike Fighter- Joint Operation Test Team (JOTT) Integrated Product Team (IPT) located at Edwards Air-force Base, California.  Position will require frequent to extensive travel to CONUS Naval facilities in support JOTT initiatives. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • The evaluation and verification of technical and documented information system for compliance with DoD CS directives
  • Attend required meetings and report on current JOTT CS IPT status
  • Provide CS Guidance & Computer Network Defense Analysis
  • Perform requested penetration testing, evaluate and document results
  • Report test findings to Senior JOTT Leadership – Penetration test results to include impact analysis findings.
Education and Experience: 
Requires a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or a relevant technical discipline and at least 8 years of computer science experience OR an equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, technical training, and work experience.  

Experience should include at least 1 year leading projects that required research and analysis of network protocols, hardware specifications, software vulnerabilities, communication structures, and performing analytics.  Experience providing Cybersecurity guidance, Computer Network Defense (CND) analysis, and/or performing Black, Grey, and/or White box penetration testing would be considered a major plus. 

Prior experience working with technical security controls; programming with Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby, .NET or other interpreted or compiled languages; and applying vulnerability assessment and applying penetration best practices and testing techniques is preferred.  Proficiency with using the internet and with Microsoft products including operating systems, e-mail, Word and Excel is required. 

This position requires Baseline DoD 8570.01M certification for IAT Level II certification (CompTIA Security+ or higher certification) and a current U.S. DoD final Secret Security Clearance.  

Preferred security-related certifications include CISSP, GIAC/GPEN, GIAC/CEH, OSCE, or OSCP.

This position is a Jacobs’s position and may be assigned to a teammate company (eLe, NDTI).
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
  • Working at a computer or desk (Considerations: Sitting, Eyes, Hands) 
  • May involve long periods of sitting or standing depending on current tasking. 
Description of Work Environment
  • An inside office environment (Considerations: Closed quarters, lighting, and temperature fluctuations)
  • Needs to be able to work well with and support co-workers and clients
  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks
  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation
Criticality of Attendance
  • Normal hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 5:00pm, non-flex Fridays 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines
  • Regular attendance is necessary and required
Other Essential Functions
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, management and employees
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others
  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment
  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace
  • Current driver’s license, car registration and auto insurance required
  • Completion of required certifications required within 6 months of hire date
  • U.S. Citizenship and possession of a U.S. DoD Secret Security Clearance.

The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value. We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our Core Values: Profitable Growth is an Imperative, People are the heart of our business, Clients are our valued partners, and Performance excellence is our commitment. Jacobs offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations.   
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law. To view the DOL's Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, please click here

Primary Location: United States-California-Edwards AFB
Job Posting: Jul 26, 2017, 10:04:01 AM


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