IOMAXIS Senior Information Assurance (IA) Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri


Security risks are everywhere and pose not only threats to our national defense, but financial systems and business infrastructure. Help the Department of Agriculture (USDA) realize one of their key objectives modernizing and securing their information technology infrastructure to ensure they can meet the needs of their Programs and Agency. As a Senior Information Assurance (IA) Engineer with IOMAXIS you will be an integral member supporting the USDA ASOC mission applying expertise in Tools, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) designed to maintain state of the art computing environments. Join our team in a full-time capacity from Kansas City, Missouri. This position becomes available upon contract award anticipated November 2018.

In this role you will:

  • Design, implement and support Information Security systems to support USDA ASOC mission requiring extensive hands-on Enterprise Linux (Red Hat, CentOS and others) systems engineering experience.

  • Handle systems requirements, documentation, engineering, and support to include log collection and analysis, intrusion detection, malware prevention, data loss protection/prevention and other technologies.

  • Interact and support both Government and contractor personnel, responsible for administering the network and associated systems as well as various software and hardware vendors.

  • Provide monitoring for the health of the ASOC tools application and equipment 24x7 using tools deployed in the ASOC environment

  • Provide on-site support to troubleshoot and resolve any hardware issues that may be present across any ASOC system

  • Develop alerts and correlation rules within the systems deployed in the ASOC Enclave.

  • Ensure systems are patched according to the Patch and Vulnerability Scanning Policy each month

  • Maintain configuration, operating processes, certification and accreditation (C&A) documentation, Contingency Plan and architectural documentation

  • ISC Change Management (CM) process and procedural compliance

  • Handle trouble and change tickets on issues involving ASOC Tools

  • Provide technical input to Audit findings and plans of action and milestones (POA&Ms

  • Provide recovery support, setup and administration (remote and on-site as needed) for all systems. This may require work outside of normal business hours where standard schedule will be adjusted to accommodate these changes

  • Provide input to the strategic and tactical planning process upon request

  • Track locations, model, serial numbers and status of SSB servers, security tools and appliances.



Education: Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics or Computer Science fields

Skills and Capabilities:

Minimum five (5) years of operational experience with Linux systems to include architecture, deployment, operational management, and analysis of security information systems

  • Providing a full-service capability in management and operations of Linux systems that includes research, architecting, deployment, configuration, administration, monitoring and documentation.

  • Developing and maintaining scripts and programs in common languages, such as Python, Perl, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, etc.

Coordinating change management processes for releasing changes to production

Learning the business and product quickly, and adapting to a dynamic development environment

Communicating with the customers to gather and define project requirements

Working knowledge and experience utilizing the following tools: ELK, Hadoop, Bro, Security Onion, Google Rapid Response, Sourcefire, Tenable, Nagios and Ansible

Experience in the IT security domain (IPS, malware, incident detection and response, firewalls, NIST 800-53)

OS competency in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Ubuntu, and Windows Server

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Excellent communications skills

Certification: CISSP, C|EH, Security+ and/or Linux Clearance: Minimum of Public Trust; SECRET-Level Security Clearance Preferred



Unleash your potential and make a dramatic impact!

Over the past 10 years, IOMAXIS has advanced the state of Cyber RDT&E and provided support to the special operations and intelligence communities by bringing together the best software, hardware, communications and security experts in the industry by leveraging our decades of operational experience to help Federal agencies and organizations develop critical solutions for difficult missions around the globe. Today, we’re proud to say the most important Federal clients rely on our solutions to perform their missions by developing solutions faster, reducing complexity, cutting costs, and providing a profound level of innovation. IOMAXIS helps our customers deliver exceptional value to their client, America and its people. IOMAXIS leads the industry in developing superior technologies and rvices, delivering actionable capabilities and insight— right when customers need it most.

IOMAXIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.


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ID 2018-1722

# of Openings 1

Category Information Technology