metrostarsystems Remote Full-time 2024-06-28

As a Cybersecurity Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to support developing our open-source cloud-based data science platform to DoD IL5 ATO acceptance criteria. To achieve this objective, you will take security requirements provided by inside and outside specialists, translate them into actionable tasks for our software team, and collaborate with team members to ensure their correct and complete implementation.

We know that you can’t have great technology services without amazing people. At MetroStar, we are obsessed with our people and have led a two-decade legacy of building the best and brightest teams. Because we know our future relies on our deep understanding and relentless focus on our people, we live by our mission: A passion for our people. Value for our customers.

If you think you can see yourself delivering our mission and pursuing our goals with us, then check out the job description below!

What you’ll do:

  • Contribute to the open-source data science platform “Nebari” (, deployed by our team as the CDAO JATIC T&E Platform.
  • Translate IL5 ATO security acceptance criteria into actionable DevSecOps tasks.
  • Support implementation of cybersecurity acceptance criteria to develop, deploy and operate our platform, frameworks, packages, and toolkits from a government-supported ecosystem.
  • Harden configuration of cloud infrastructure such as firewalls, VPCs, IDS/IPS, monitoring, roles/permissions, etc, to ensure compliance with appropriate acceptance criteria.
  • Design, implement, assess, and remediate open-source supply chain security measures such as dependency scans and SBOMs.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and penetration tests of the entire software system to identify violations of acceptance criteria.
  • Act swiftly and effectively to security incidents and potential breaches.
  • Support investigations of system security hardening with updated POA&M and A&A documentation for AWS, Azure, and other government required Cloud Environments.
  • Support security investigation and documentation for additional environments, as required.
  • Provide our findings and enhancements as contributions to the open-source community.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • An active, current government-issued Secret security clearance or higher
  • DoD IAT Level II Certification (or higher), such as Security+, CASP, CISSP, etc.
  • 5 or more years of experience with hands-on experience designing and implementing DoD IL2+ systems.
  • 5 or more years of experience configuring AWS Cloud services such as VPCs, S3, EC2, EKS, ECR.
  • 5 or more years of experience working with Infrastructure-as-Code systems deploying cloud infrastructure.
  • 5 or more years of experience working with Kubernetes.
  • Experience integrating IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings into government cloud environments. 
  • Familiarity with incident response procedures and tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Like we said, we are big fans of our people. That’s why we offer a generous benefits package, professional growth, and valuable time to recharge. Learn more about our company culture code and benefits. Plus, check out our accolades.

Don’t meet every single requirement? 

Studies have shown that women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  At MetroStar we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic culture, so, if you’re excited about this role, but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to go ahead and apply.  We pride ourselves on making great matches, and you may be the perfect match for this role or another one we have. Best of luck! – The MetroStar People & Culture Team

What we want you to know:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems.

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