Senior Cybersecurity Engineer – SME #4291


  • US-DC-Washington, D.C.
  • Cyber Security & Intelligence
  • Top Secret w/ SCI
  • Hybrid schedule
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GovCIO is currently hiring for a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer. This position will be located in Washington, D.C.


  • Subject matter expert for the organization in security standards and best practices
  • Regularly perform security audits, vulnerability analysis, and provide reports
  • Assess, and recommend scalable, flexible, and resilient cloud architectures incorporating IT security and safeguarding requirements
  • Develop best practices and security standards for the organization
  • Suggest and implement Cyber Security architecture improvements
  • Stay up to date with latest security technologies, and trends to assist in implementing enhancements to the current organization's security posture
  • Recommend, install, configure, operate, and maintain Government-approved IT security tools, RSA Archer and applications to support overall information assurance activities


  • Bachelor's with 12+ years (or commensurate experience) of security engineering experience
  • Previous experience (at least 4 years) with performing security engineering in a cloud environment, specifically supporting AWS
  • Required certifications: AWS, CISSP, Scrum
  • Desired certifications: Azure, Security+, GSEC, GPEN, CEH, or Pentest+
  • Basic programming knowledge
  • Linux, system administration, networking, and cloud proficiency
  • Basic penetration testing knowledge
  • RMF and Well-Architected Framework proficiency
  • Proficiency in Tenable and equivalent products
  • Proficiency in static code analysis
  • DOD STIG/CIS Benchmark proficiency
  • Understand the full security engineering lifecycle from requirements to deployment
  • Knowledge of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS architectures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with customer, team, and leadership
  • Strong planning and organizational skills. Detail oriented, decisive and goal oriented to consistently exceed objectives
  • Clearance Required: Active TS/SCI clearance is required

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $143,230 - $200,000 Annually

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