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Why Work for BreakPoint Labs?

BreakPoint Labs is growing quickly and constantly seeking enthusiastic cybersecurity professionals to solve its clients’ most technical challenges. Through an established corporate culture, BreakPoint Labs embraces a highly technical, ‘geeky’ workforce passionate about developing and leveraging technology to secure cyberspace.

If you are interested in joining the BreakPoint Labs Team, please submit a copy of your resume to jobs@breakpoint-labs.com.

Why Us?

Data Engineer - Washington, D.C Area

< BreakPoint Labs has an opening for a Data Engineer. As an Data Engineer, the incumbent provides technical, data, and development support to a large-scale data science environment. The operating environment consists of a mix of on-premises and cloud (AWS) services underpinned by Linux and container technology. The candidate will be a part of a team responsible for ingesting, validating, storing, and serving data sets through a variety of APIs. The candidate will also provide technical support to data scientists performing AI/ML research and development activities./>

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the ingest and storage of high volume and velocity of event data from multiple sources into a cloud environment.
  • Provision virtual infrastructure (VMs, containers, networks) to support data science research.
  • Communicate with customers to plan and support deployments and perform troubleshooting.
  • Local travel in-and-around the national capitol region is expected to meet with Government customer(s) and stakeholders.
  • Provide occasional off-hour response to test and evaluation events or emergency situations.

Experience:

  • Three (3) to five (5) years relevant application development experience: 3 years experience in Information Systems and/or security experience with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in work experience. 3 years experience working with major cloud service providers (AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • IAT Level III.
  • Ability to become DoD 8570 compliant by obtaining/maintaining required certifications such as Linux+, Security+, or CEH.
  • Proficient with Python programming language and use of Linux containers (Docker).
  • Excellent problem solving skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Git and modern software development practices.
  • Experience with system monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with DOD policies and procedures (Preferred).
  • Experience deploying and maintaining Kubernetes clusters (Preferred).
  • Experience documenting technical standards and procedures (Preferred).
  • Willing to take the initiative.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree at a minimum in Computer Science, Mathematics or Information Technology.

Certification Requirements:

  • Security +, IAT Level III Compliance

Travel:

  • Up to 25% Travel.

Clearance:

  • An active DoD Security Clearance.







Senior Cybersecurity Engineer (Control Systems) - Remote

<BreakPoint Labs is seeking a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer (Control Systems) to apply technical and functional expertise in protecting industrial control systems (ICS) to enable research and development efforts. The Senior Security Engineer will work as a member of a cohesive Team focused on developing and implementing capabilities to enable a secure, resilient operational technology (OT) environment./>

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as technical lead in the design, implementation, vulnerability identification, and mitigation techniques and procedures that will aid clients in securing critical infrastructure systems against current and emerging threats.
  • Provide technical expertise in the application and tailoring of open source cybersecurity technologies to maximize situational awareness and overall resiliency of OT networks and systems.
  • Understand and articulate attack scenarios and emerging techniques related to OT, in order to provide strategies, mitigation techniques, and cybersecurity system design concepts to advance critical infrastructure cybersecurity posture.
  • Support the development of analytics to aid cyber operators with relevant OT data sets, including visualizing the data to effectively detect malicious activity.
  • Provide direct technical and programmatic support to Principal Investigator (PI), as necessary.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years experience focused on cybersecurity of OT, such as assessments of critical infrastructure/OT systems, analysis of ICS network traffic and protocols, or development of attack and defense methodologies for high risk ICS networks.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant cybersecurity experience, such as intrusion detection, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, or incident response functions.
  • Familiarity with ICS-specific technologies and protocols.
  • Familiarity with relevant ICS standards, such as NIST 800-82 - Guide to ICS Security.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree at a minimum in Computer Science, Cyber Security or Information Technology.

Certification Requirements:

  • Security +, CISSP, PMP & GICSP (Preferred)

Travel:

  • Up to 5% Travel.

Clearance:

  • An active DoD Security Clearance.







Cybersecurity Analyst (Lorton VA)

<BreakPoint Labs is seeking a Cybersecurity Analyst in the DMV!/>

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct network monitoring and intrusion detection analysis using various defensive cyber tools, such as Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewalls, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Host Based Security System (HBSS), Tanium, etc.
  • Provide end customers with vulnerability assessment reports with prioritized mitigation actions.
  • Track vulnerability management efforts from identification, to notification, to remediation.
  • Analyze risk score trends and ascertain potential root causes to risk score anomalies.
  • Track compliance trends and provide prioritized list of findings to end customers.
  • Enumerate and report instances of specific platforms, installed software, and services.
  • Correlate network activity across unclassified and classified networks to identify trends of unauthorized use.
  • Review alerts and packet-level data from sensors and document formal, technically-details incident reports, when necessary, for dissemination to end customers.
  • Research emerging threats and vulnerabilities to aid in the identification of network security risks.
  • Provide quality customer service with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Provide direct support to the Protect Team Lead.

Experience:

  • Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and Host Based Security System (HBSS) strongly preferred.
  • Experience performing technical analysis involving threat event data, evaluating malicious activity, documenting unusual files and data, and identifying tactics, techniques and procedures used by attackers to gain access to Windows, Mac OS and Linux platforms.
  • Knowledge of intrusion detection methods protecting DoD computer networks and systems.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical and programmatic information, often in the form of verbal and visual operational updates, situation reports and briefings.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science, or Related

Certification Requirements:

  • IAT-II Compliance. (Security + & CEH)

Travel:

  • Less than 5% travel.

Clearance:

  • Minimum of Secret Clearance Required.





Cybersecurity Analyst (Remote)

<BreakPoint Labs is seeking a Cybersecurity Analyst to perform on-site risk assessments of DoD applications, networks, systems, architectures, and infrastructure, using standards such as DoD Directive 8510.01, DoD Instruction 8500.01, and NIST Publications. The Cybersecurity Analyst will work as a member of a cohesive Team providing technical support to protect the DoD’s networks and information systems./>

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Assessment and Authorization (A&A) validator with proficiency in DoDI 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD IT, and affiliated NIST security controls.
  • Conduct comprehensive RMF assessments, including preparation, execution, and concluding documentation, using Security Control Assessor (SCA)-approved processe.
  • Utilize DoD cybersecurity vulnerability scanning and security testing tools, and perform analysis of the results of these tools (i.e., Nessus, SCAP, STIG Checker, etc.)
  • Demonstrate technical experience in identifying vulnerabilities or misconfigurations across a wide variety of technologies.
  • Communicate technical information, often in the form of verbal and visual updates, technical reports, and briefings. Writing/documentation, presentation, and public speaking skills are required.
  • Accurately and efficiently record applicable information in the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) suite of modules, to include Asset Manager, in accordance with approved procedures and guidance.
  • Employ organizational and interpersonal skills to succeed in a fast-paced environment.

Experience:

  • Professional experience directly related to Information Technology Security, Network Systems Technology, or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of DoDI 8510.01, CNSSI 1253, NIST 800-53 rev4.
  • Experience utilizing DoD-approved scanning/testing tools (Nessus, STIG Checker, SCAP, etc.) and performing analysis of output.
  • Experience using Electronic Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) is preferred.
  • Certification(s) commensurate with DoDI 8510.01 (DoDM 8570.01-M) IAT Level-II.
  • U.S. Passport required.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, IT Management (or related).

Certification Requirements:

  • IAT-II Compliance.

Travel:

  • Up to 50% travel.

Clearance:

  • Minimum of Secret Clearance Required.






Intermediate Cybersecurity Analyst (Remote)

<BreakPoint Labs is seeking an Intermediate Cybersecurity Analyst to perform on-site risk assessments of DoD applications, networks, systems, architectures, and infrastructure, using standards such as DoD Directive 8510.01, DoD Instruction 8500.01, and NIST Publications. The Cybersecurity Analyst will work as a member of a cohesive Team providing technical support to protect the DoD’s networks and information systems./>

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Assessment and Authorization (A&A) validator with proficiency in DoDI 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD IT, and affiliated NIST security controls.
  • Conduct comprehensive RMF assessments, including preparation, execution, and concluding documentation, using Security Control Assessor (SCA)-approved processes.
  • Apply knowledge of system administration functions on various operating systems.
  • Utilize DoD cybersecurity vulnerability scanning and security testing tools, and perform analysis of the results of these tools (i.e., Nessus, SCAP, STIG Checker, etc.)
  • Demonstrate technical experience in identifying vulnerabilities or misconfigurations across a wide variety of technologies
  • Communicate technical information, often in the form of verbal and visual updates, technical reports, and briefings. Writing/documentation, presentation, and public speaking skills are required.
  • Accurately and efficiently record applicable information in the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) suite of modules, to include Asset Manager, in accordance with approved procedures and guidance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%, both in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS).
  • Employ organizational and interpersonal skills to succeed in a fast-paced environment.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years of professional experience directly related to Information Technology Security, Network Systems Technology, or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of DoDI 8510.01, CNSSI 1253, NIST 800-53 rev4.
  • Hands-on experience utilizing DoD-approved scanning/testing tools (Nessus, STIG Checker, SCAP, etc.) and performing analysis of output.
  • Experience using Electronic Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) is preferred.
  • Certification(s) commensurate with DoDI 8510.01 (DoDM 8570.01-M) IAT Level-III (i.e. CISA, GCIH, CISSP, CASP).
  • U.S. Passport required.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, IT Management (or related).

Certification Requirements:

  • IAT-III Compliance.

Travel:

  • Up to 50% travel.

Clearance:

  • Minimum of Secret Clearance Required.






Cybersecurity Engineer (Remote)

<BreakPoint Labs is seeking a Cybersecurity Engineer to apply technical and functional expertise in leading and conducting on-site risk assessments of DoD networks, information systems, and applications, using standards such as DoD Directive 8510.01, DoD Instruction 8500.01, and NIST Publications. The Cybersecurity Engineer will work as a member of a Team providing technical support to protect the DoD’s networks and information systems./>

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Subject Matter Expert (SME) with proficiency in DoDI 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD IT, and affiliated NIST security controls.
  • Conduct comprehensive RMF assessments, including coordination, preparation, execution, and concluding documentation.
  • Utilize DoD cybersecurity scanning tools and techniques (i.e., Nessus, SCAP, STIG Checker, etc.).
  • Demonstrate technical experience in identifying and mitigating and/or remediating vulnerabilities or misconfigurations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of network devices and interconnections (i.e., routers, switches, IDS/IPS, firewalls, DNS).
  • Perform system administration functions on various operating systems, including Linux, Unix, and networking devices.
  • Communicate complex technical and programmatic information to a wide audience, often in the form of verbal and visual updates, technical reports, and/or briefings. Documentation, presentation, and public speaking skills are required.
  • Apply understanding of cybersecurity concepts, practices, and tools to administer classified and unclassified DoD networks and information systems.
  • Maintain on-going awareness of emerging cybersecurity threats and trends.
  • Develop and maintain the necessary technical documentation and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Experience:

  • 5 years of IT experience.
  • 2 years of experience in conducting RMF and/or NIST assessments.
  • Functional knowledge of DoDI 8510.01, CNSSI 1253, NIST 800-53 rev4, and associated controls.
  • Familiarity with networking.
  • Familiarity with Electronic Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) (strongly preferred).
  • Certification(s) commensurate with DoDI 8510.01 (DoDM 8570.01-M) IAT Level-III (i.e. CISA, GCIH, CISSP, CASP). CISSP (preferred).

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, IT Management (or related).

Certification Requirements:

  • IAT-III Compliance.

Travel:

  • Up to 50% travel.

Clearance:

  • Top Secret Clearance Required.


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