Cybersecurity Test & Evaluation Specialist

  • Location: Manassas, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #75586

Our client is a high-tech business focusing on software and hardware system integration, cutting-edge research and development, and manufacturing. They provide premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients.
 
We have an immediate opening for a Cybersecurity Test & Evaluation Specialist responsible for developing, modifying, and executing test plans, test procedures, and test reports, as well as assembly and standup of computer equipment.

Job Title: Cybersecurity Test & Evaluation Specialist
Location: Manassas, VA 20110
Contract Duration: 12 months or longer

Pay: $52.45/hour

Note:  Due to the nature of work all candidates must be US Citizens. Department of Defense Secret security clearance is REQUIRED
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven Test & Evaluation Engineer to join our dynamic team. The selected candidate will join a highly talented team responsible for developing the state-of-the-art Information Assurance (IA)/ Cybersecurity System for US Submarine Force. The team is responsible for the test, evaluation, and design verification of the system under development.  Additionally, the team ensures functional and technical specifications and standards are met, as well as investigate software and hardware interface problems. Responsibilities include developing, modifying, and executing test plans, test procedures, and test reports, as well as assembly and standup of computer equipment. While this position will mostly have regular business hours, some overtime hours and travel may be required.

This position is 100% on-site and located in Manassas, Virginia
 

  • Analyze current requirements documentation to develop methods and descriptions for validating requirements through test and other means.
  • Crafting comprehensive test procedures.
  • Conducting Verification and Validation for corrective changes.
  • Supporting informal and formal test events, as well as other customer-driven test activities.
  • Identifying, analyzing, and documenting software, firmware, and hardware defects and collaborating with the engineering team to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Assisting in configuring the lab in accordance with relevant drawings and port maps.
  • Participate in various technical and program meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Conduct Informal and Formal Tests as required to validate all planned testable requirements.
  • Communicate project/program issues to management, as necessary.
  • Install and checkout IA software as well as provide test and troubleshooting support at other testing site locations.
  • Employing a professional and confident approach when working with various engineering groups and external entities to define, document, analyze, conduct, and interpret tests.
  • Identifying functional issues and proposing effective resolutions.
  • Operating in a fast-paced, integrated product development team comprising professionals from multiple contracting organizations and DoD laboratory entities.
  • Developing and analyzing test cases while providing regular progress updates.
  • Reporting to a manager, demonstrating a high degree of autonomy in your work.
  • Some travel required (in support of test events in government labs, as well as shipboard installations in domestic and international locations).

Required Education and Experience:

  • Navy experience as a Submarine Fire Control Technician (FT) or similar (ST, ET, or IT) or Surface Navy experience working in similar rates.
  • 5-10 years of experience with AN/BYG-1, AN/BQQ-10, AN/BLQ-10, or comparable combat systems.
  • A Bachelor’s of Science or Technology degree, a related specialized area or field (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields.
  • Proficient understanding and application of engineering principles, concepts, practices, and standards.

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in software testing and analysis.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to assemble and test computer equipment is required.
  • Understanding of networking, protocols, e.g. UDP, TCP/IP, ICMP, encryption, etc.
  • Basic Linux command-line knowledge.
  • Experience with Strike Software (TTWCS, TCIP, and MDS) is desired.

About APR:
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!

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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.