Cyber Security Developer

Working from home
Sep 03, 2023
Oct 03, 2023
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Developer with cyber security experience to assist an organization to enhance Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) Programs.

ZTA is an enterprise cybersecurity architecture composed of Zero Trust concepts focused on component relationships, workflow planning, and access policies. This VA program aligns to the Office of Information & Technology (OIT) Vision for Digital Transformation focused on the priority of achieving operational excellence through implementing a discipline of security excellence at VA.

The team shall build on the initial ZTA assessment conducted at VA and build conceptual, logical, and implementation/engineering plans for use cases across all Zero Trust pillars including Identity, Device, Network, Application, Data, Architecture, Automation, and Visibility. They shall support the governance pillar in creating, implementing, and providing support for the necessary requirements and outcomes of the ZTA assessment and above-mentioned mandates.

The team shall provide iterative updates for pillar use cases while accounting for a risk based and dependency-based priority of capabilities and shall provide direct support to the VA ZTA Program Management Office (PMO), as well as shall work with ZTA Pillar Leads to implement capabilities in VA operational environment, starting with VA's most critical information systems, while minimizing disruption to move VA's assessed implementation from Traditional to Advanced, then to Optimal capabilities per OMB, CISA directives and DoD guidance.

This position is remote or onsite at Aptive Headquarters, in Alexandria, VA with normal operating hours of 0800 - 1700 EST Monday to Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop, test, and implement Cyber Security solutions from ZTA Use Cases that follow VA specific reference architecture target capabilities from the prioritized assessment output.
  • Create, manage, and update ZTA dashboards and create ad hoc reporting.
  • Produce a PowerBI or equivalent Maturity Dashboard for the Monthly Maturity Scorecard.
  • Keep current on changing requirements as they emerge from DHS, OMB, CISA, BOD, and NIST as well as new technology and systems deployed at VA.
  • Create Implementation Test Plans which include individual project schedules, test plans, regression testing, and deployment support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or computer engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience as a developer in the cyber security domain.
  • Experience developing solutions from use cases that include architecture diagrams showing system and network components, information flows, ports, protocols, interconnections, policy decision and enforcement points.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to interact effectively with IT management, software development and test teams, and infrastructure teams, and with business partners.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Zero Trust Architecture and developing solutions to help enhance such architecture within the federal government (or similar industry experience).
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, and work well with others.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.