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At CNF, we know our greatest strength is our employees. We recruit and hire the best and brightest professionals who are highly motivated and capable of demonstrating their technical skills and talents. Our People-driven culture focuses on recognizing individual contributions, celebrating team accomplishments, and supporting professional development of every person.

All Levels of Software Developers – San Antonio, TX

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Experience/knowledge with or interest in developing skills in the following areas:

*Experience in C/C++, Python, Java, Windows, Android, iOS, and/or other high-order language software development

*Intermediate knowledge of software development tools: Windows: Visual Studio, Linux gdb, gcc, vi, etc., Android: Android Studio & SDK, iOS: xcode, swift

*Experience with virtual applications and environments (VMWare, VirtualBox, QEMU, etc.)

*Basic understanding of network protocols (TCP, HTTP, UDP, IP, etc.)

*Experience working in an Agile development/DevOps environment.

*Experience using a DevOps platform (Gitlab, Jira, and Confluence)

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

*Assisting with the development of cyber operations applications.

*Working with a team of developers to design, develop, test, and document software applications primarily in a Linux/Unix environment.

*Translating customer requirements into software design documents and other documentation to support successful operational use.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Accepted Degrees:

*Electronic Engineering

*Electrical Engineering

*Physics, or Mathematics

*Software Engineering

*Computer Science

*Information Technologies and Data Processing

Principal Software Engineer MS/PhD (MA) in one of the accepted degrees

12 yrs directly related experience with MS/MA degree

10 yrs with PhD degree

At least 6 yrs progressive responsibility in technical leadership

15 yrs of direct related experience
Senior Software Engineer MS (MA)/PhD in in one of the accepted degrees

7 yrs directly related experience with MS (MA)

5 yrs directly related experience with PhD

At least 3 yrs progressive responsibility in technical leadership

12 yrs of direct related experience
Software Engineer BS/MS/PhD (BA/MA) in in one of the accepted degrees

3 yrs of directly related experience with BS (BA)

2 yrs directly related experience with MS (MA)

0 yrs directly related experience with PhD

8 yrs of direct related experience
Jr Software Engineer BS/MS (BA/MA) in in one of the accepted degrees

2 yrs of directly related experience BS (BA)

0 yrs directly related experience with MS (MA)

5 yrs direct related experience

 

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to get a Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

 

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX (preferred)

Associate Systems Analyst/Developer – San Antonio, TX

Minimum/General Experience:

Two years of technical experience in applications software development, one of which is in systems analysis. Competent to work at a high technical level for most phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities. Two years of experience in the development of Internet/intranet applications such as home pages, interfaces with databases, and/or security applications. Proficient with Python, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Java, C/C++, or other Internet/intranet application engines as required.

Functional Responsibility:

Works under close direction. Formulates/defines system scope and objectives. Devises or modifies procedures to solve moderately complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations. Codes, tests, debugs, and documents computer programs. Participates in related areas, such as web-site development and maintenance, database design, implementation, integration, management, maintenance, and evaluation of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

Minimum Education:

Associate’s Degree in Engineering/Computer Science Discipline or related industry certifications. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering/Computer Science, no experience is required.

Required Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Systems and/or technical certifications.

Location:

San Antonio

CWMS Configuration Manager – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Cleared Configuration Manager supporting the product instances and developmental networks of the Cyber Warfare Mission System Operations and Support team.  You will oversee the build and release of systems software and hardware.  Responsibilities include version control of software, documentation, and configurations of critical mission systems and development environments through delivery. The candidate will work in customer facilities in San Antonio, TX.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced, large-team environment. The successful candidate must have 4 years of related experience with configuration management processes. The candidate will possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

Experience with one or more of the following technologies:

*Atlassian JIRA and Confluence

*Git, or GitLab

*Microsoft Office applications

*Microsoft Visio

*VMWare vSphere

*Understanding of Agile/DevOps principles

*Understanding CI/CD pipeline theory and practical implementation

*Understanding Agile team makeup and function

*Familiarity of common DevOps tools

*DOD Directive 8570 IAT II certification (Security+ or higher)

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Manage configuration management software used in execution of configuration management functions

*Provide guidance and support for configuration management planning

*Describe provisions for configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audits

*Regulate the change process so that only approved and validated changes are incorporated into product software and related documents

*Maintain proper version controls of software deliverables

*Work with development teams in development and enhancement of CM tools

*Review and recommend improvements to existing CM processes

*Performs operational activities as defined by organizational Configuration Management policies and procedures

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of related experience

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

CWMS License Manager – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Cleared License Manager is part of a talented team of solution providers that demonstrate superb technical competency and deliver license management services for the Air Force Cyber Warfare Mission System users and maintainers. The candidate will be based in San Antonio, TX.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

*2 or more years of license or configuration management experience

*Experience using management tools (e.g., Confluence, Git, Jira) and Microsoft (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Document, track, and maintain the inventory of software owned

*Coordinate with customer in managing and maintaining (e.g., monitor, track status, verify, audit) software licenses and media through software license life cycle

*Identify, document, and report license compliance issues and recommend solutions to resolve issues

*Develop and maintain an inventory of all software licenses within the assets

*Provide reports and recommendations to the customer for us in making software acquisition, discontinuance, and replacement decisions

*Manage procurement of COTS and open-source software licenses through

government provided procurement methods

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor’s degree or 2 or more years of related experience

*DOD Directive 8570 IAT I or II certification (Security+ or equivalent)

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

CWMS Network Specialist – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Cleared Network Specialist will operate and maintain information processing capabilities supporting the product instances and developmental networks of the Cyber Warfare Mission System Operations and Support team. The candidate will be based in San Antonio, TX.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced, small-team environment. The successful candidate must have 5 or more years of related experience with a strong understanding of Internet and Telephony protocols. The candidate will possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

Experience with one or more of the following technologies:

*Cisco Routing and Switch Configuration

*VMware Virtual Networks, i.e., EXSI, VSPHERE

*LINUX/RHEL/CentOS/MS Windows/MS Server

*Network Hardening

*DELL Servers Configuration

*Juniper/VyOS/Vyatta/Cisco Routing

*Trend Micro

Understanding of Agile/DevOps principles:

*Understanding CI/CD pipeline theory and practical implementation

*Understanding Agile team makeup and function

*Familiarity of common DevOps tools like Jira, Confluence and Gitlab

Other Desired Qualifications:

*Domain Controller Implementation/Hierarchy

*Veeam Backup Solution

*PowerShell Scripting

*Understanding of Programming (C#, Python, Java, etc.)

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Install, support, and maintain servers by tuning system performance, system wide software configuration and allocation of mass storage space

*Install, support, and maintain a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by tuning system performance, system wide software configuration, and allocation of computer resources

*Responsible for the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information systems through patch management to include antivirus installation and signature file updates and data archival/restoral

*Respond and resolve immediate service outages, technical queries and other system related issues as required

*Conduct systems analysis and development to keep systems as current as possible with changing technology

*Utilize Agile processes to develop and sustain software deployment activities

*Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization

*Troubleshoot network hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues

*Provide documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of network infrastructure

*Lead helpdesk support efforts supporting resolution of network infrastructure outages and ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of related experience

*DOD Directive 8570 IAT I or II certification (Security+ or equivalent)

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

CWMS System Administrator – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Cleared System Administrator to operate and maintain information processing capabilities supporting the product instances and developmental networks of the Cyber Warfare Mission System Operations and Support team. The candidate will be based in San Antonio, TX.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced, large-team environment. The successful candidate must have 4 years of related experience with a strong understanding of software architectures. The candidate will possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

Experience with one or more of the following technologies:

*Active Directory / LDAP (SSSD)
*Windows Domain Controller Group Policy Management / RHEL STIG

*Enterprise cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure (i.e., VMware, Citrix, or Oracle)

*RHEL/CentOS/MS Windows

*DISA STIGs

*Database (Sybase, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server)

*Understanding of Agile/DevOps principles

*Understanding CI/CD pipeline theory and practical implementation

*Understanding Agile team makeup and function

*Familiarity of common DevOps tools like Jira, Confluence and Gitlab

*Other Desired Qualifications

*Experience with UCDMO-Compliant Cross Domain Security Solution

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Install, support, and maintain servers by tuning system performance, system wide software configuration and allocation of mass storage space

*Install, support, and maintain a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by tuning system performance, system wide software configuration, and allocation of compute resources

*Responsible for the integrity, confidentiality, availability of information systems through patch management to include antivirus installation and signature file updates and data archival/restoral

*Respond and resolve immediate service outages, technical queries and other system related issues as required

*Conduct systems analysis and development to keep systems as current as possible with changing technology

*Utilize Agile processes to develop and sustain software deployment activities

*Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization

*Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes

*Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues

*Provide documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure

*Perform or delegate regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures

*Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts in making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor’s degree or 6 years of related experience

*DOD Directive 8570 IAT I or II certification (Security+ or equivalent)

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

CWMS System Engineer – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Cleared System Engineer will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, deliver mission critical infrastructure, and ensure the highest levels of availability, performance, and security for the Air Forces Cyber Warfare Mission Systems team. The candidate will be based in San Antonio, TX.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced, large-team environment. The successful candidate must have 4-plus years of recent system engineering experience with a strong understanding of software architectures. The candidate will possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

*Proven working experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Windows and Linux based environments

*Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g., Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, Ruby, NGINX)

*Solid enterprise cloud experience in VMware vCloud/vSphere, Citrix XenServer, or Oracle VM

*Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Citrix)

*Experience with version control systems such as Subversion, Git, Team Foundational Server, or Visual Studio Lifecycle Management

*Understanding of Agile/DevOps principles

*Understanding CI/CD pipeline theory and practical implementation

*Understanding Agile team makeup and function

*Familiarity of common DevOps tools like Jira, Confluence and Gitlab

*Solid scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python, PowerShell)

*Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

The selected candidate will enhance and maintain cyber warfare systems and guide other engineers delivering new capabilities, increasing performance, and improving usability. Candidate will translate customer requirements into design documents and manage the development of unit and functional tests to satisfy Quality Assurance Test. Candidate will innovate and present Course of Action options in response to Change Requests.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

*BS in Software Engineering or Computer Science or 4+ years of recent system engineering experience leading efforts of similar nature, complexity, and size

*DOD Directive 8570 IAT I or II certification (Security+ or equivalent)

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

CWMS Technical Writer – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Cleared Technical Writer will be part of a talented team of solution providers that demonstrate superb technical competency, deliver mission critical infrastructure, and ensure the highest levels of availability, performance, and security for the Air Forces Cyber Warfare Mission Systems team. Technical writers communicate and coordinate with engineers, technicians, customers, and leadership to obtain general-to-detailed knowledge about products and/or services to be written about.  The technical writer employs composition, proofreading, revising, formatting, and design skills in their construction, and review and finishing skills when polishing the documents of other staff personnel for external delivery. The candidate will be based in San Antonio, TX.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

*4+ years developing and maintaining technical manuals

*Demonstrated ability to write clearly, concisely, and precisely in English

*Strong graphic arts skills

*Advanced skills using knowledge management tools (e.g., Confluence, Git), Adobe (e.g., Acrobat, InDesign, and Photoshop), and Microsoft (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Explain technical ideas in simple language

*Meet with customer representatives to establish technical specifications

*Record meeting minutes and provide to meeting participants

*Develop and maintain standard operation procedures, technical orders, checklists, and documentation for scripts, programs, process flow, and system configurations

*Author a wide variety of technical articles, reports, brochures, and manuals

*Verify and validate technical documentation in support of Cyber Warfare Systems

*Possess excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work with leaders, users, developers, and subject matter experts

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*A Bachelor’s degree is required (English, Journalism, Communications, or equivalent), or at least 4 years of professional experience as a technical writer (with substantiating writing samples)

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

CWMS Training Specialist – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Cleared Training Specialist is part of a talented team of solution providers that demonstrate superb technical competency and deliver essential training to the Air Force Cyber Warfare Mission System users and maintainers. The candidate will be based in San Antonio, TX.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

*2 or more years of experience developing and delivering training of a technical nature

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Develop training scenarios, approaches, objectives, plans, tools, aids, and curriculum related to training and behavioral studies

*Develop and revise training courses and prepare training catalogs and course materials.

*Assist customer with training classes for product updates

*Provide on-site training at customer locations

*Train sustaining contractors

DESIRED experience:

Familiarity with USAF Instructional Systems Development (ISD)

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience may be substituted for education

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

Cyber Incident Response Analyst – San Antonio

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Incident Response Analyst correlates information gathered to provide effective methods to protect AF systems.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Determine probability of exploitation of systems by an adversary or malware.

*Ensure appropriate notification and action are taken to reduce and mitigate risk to all AF networks, domains, and enclaves.

*Upon identification of suspicious activity on AF networks, open network intrusion investigation(s) to validate the unauthorized activity and determine the type and extent of activity.

*Conduct network intrusion investigations on information security and cyber events and incidents.

*Conduct network intrusion investigation analysis utilizing a wide array of security tools.

*Conduct in-depth analysis of suspicious activity (log files, systems, network traffic, etc.) contained with the investigation to determine root cause and participate in lessons learned.

*Manage all investigation/incident cases on suspected and confirmed compromised AF systems and determine the method of intrusion and corrective actions to be taken to prevent, detect and/or respond similar future activities and incidents.

*Author incident reports for events/incidents.

*Support AF Office of Special Investigations (OSI) law enforcement and counter-intelligence agencies and activities if required.

*Support to AF network administrators on the installation and analysis of packet sniffers on their network topologies.

*Support planned and same-day Incident Response deployments.

*Provide OJT to other contractor employees, military, and/or civilian personnel, and ensure continuity folders/working aids are updated.

*Create and document metrics for reporting and analysis to improve weapon system processes and mission execution.

*Maintain currency on latest industry trends and provide operational reports/assessments for development of tactics, techniques, and procedures.

*Provide requested information to operational flight commander as it relates to the Incident Response processes and procedures.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

Advanced knowledge of  Security Information and Event Management/Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SIEM/SOAR) visual analytics, search, and alerting, Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS), network security monitoring (NSM), endpoint protection and detection, and log and event collection/aggregation/search/correlation software currently in use by Department of Defense and Federal Government Agencies; intermediate experience with static-dynamic digital forensic investigation and analysis technologies and network communication function standards in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model such as data link layer, network layer, addressing, subnetting, protocols, ports, services, and applications associated with the Internet Protocol (IP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Domain Name Service (DNS), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Must meet IAT Level III certification (CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GCIH, or CCSP)

*Required GIAC certifications:  GCFA or GCFE

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

*Must have active TS/SCI

*Must be available for shift work

Data Platform Engineer – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Data Platform Engineer will support the 35 Intelligence Squadron development of network-related data analytics utilizing the Apache Spark framework on large datasets (over 1TB). The Data Platform Engineer will test, revise, and refine solutions in support of Big Data Platform (BDP). You will perform development, testing, and integration of solutions for deployment onto customer systems. You will interact with customer to clarify requirements, train end users, and document all processes and procedures. You will conduct code reviews, develop pseudocode, produce user manuals, and conduct training.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Three years of development experience in Apache Accumulo, Apache Spark framework, Apache Maven, and GitLab. Five years of development experience with hands on knowledge of Python, Scala, JAVA, and Linux Shell Scripting. DevOps experience using tools such as Puppet, SIMP, Nagios, Grafana, Docker, and Kubernetes. Candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced, large-team environment.
Must have IAT Level II, or higher, certification.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

The selected candidate will design, build, enhance and maintain the advanced analytic applications and platforms. Enhance existing software by deriving algorithms, adding new capabilities, increasing performance, and improving usability. Translates customer requirements into software design documents. Develop unit and functional tests to satisfy Quality Assurance Test. Innovate and present Course of Action (COA) options in response to Software Change Requests. The Data Platform Engineer will build BDP cluster, research and apply new BDP features, manage BDP accounts, troubleshoot and resolve BDP errors.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

Possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:
*CompTIA Linux+
*Experienced Bash, Scala, Python, Java
*Experienced with Docker and Kubernetes
*Experienced in Apache Accumulo, Kafka, Spark
*Experienced in virtual machine management (Nutanix or VMware)
*Experienced Big Data Platform
*Familiarity with Confluence and JIRA
*Understanding of STIG Compliance

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

BS in Software Engineering, Computer Science.

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Must have an active Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

Forensic Malware Analyst – San Antonio

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Forensic Malware Analyst enables accurate, timely and thorough execution of computer forensics on suspected and confirmed compromised AF systems to determine the method of intrusion and corrective actions to be taken to prevent or detect similar future activities.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

Advanced knowledge of Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS), network security monitoring (NSM), endpoint protection and detection, and static-dynamic digital forensic investigation and analysis technologies currently in use by Department of Defense and Federal Government Agencies; intermediate experience with the network communication function standards in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model such as data link layer, network layer, addressing, subnetting, protocols, ports, services, and applications associated with the Internet Protocol (IP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Domain Name Service (DNS), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

 FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Track evidence inventory for intake and releasing to the forensics laboratory. This includes insuring proper handling and maintenance of evidence and chain of custody records.

*Apply best principles and practices IAW CJCSM 65-10.01B Enclosure A in retrieving, recovering, and preserving digital evidence.

*Utilize forensic tools such as, but not limited to; EnCase, FTK, FireEye, etc. and other systems as required.

*Conduct analysis of metadata.

*Conduct forensic examinations of digital media from a variety of sources including preservation, acquisition, and analysis of digital evidence with the goal of developing forensically sound evidence.

*Confirm malicious activity when new information is identified through forensic analysis.

*Investigate network and computer intrusions to identify root cause and generate indicators of compromise and document all findings in the investigation/incident log for each file.

*Perform software reverse engineering of suspected malicious files to verify if system compromise occurred document all findings in the investigation/incident log for each file.

*Perform memory forensics & malware reverse engineering, analysis, and extract Indicators of Compromise (IOC).

*Parse through gigabytes of log data utilizing native Unix/Linux command line tools.

*Create and run scripts that will collect and analyze logs utilizing Unix/Linux commands.

*Analyze data from multiple sources including Linux/Unix/Windows operating systems, TCP/IP and PCAP.

*Perform Hard Drive Analysis of suspected/confirmed infected or exploited systems and document all findings in the investigation/incident log for each hard drive with no more than a 5% error rate.

*Develop methods to identify, contain, log, and analyze malware-based activities on AF AIS and networks.

*Provide support to AF network administrators on the installation and analysis of packet sniffers on their network topology by reporting the functionality status upon request.

*Generate forensic reports and synopses presenting complex technical processes and findings clearly and concisely to technical and non-technical.

*Collaborate with leadership and external agencies, including Counter-Intelligence activities/agencies, OSI, FBI, and other security agencies, to include Incident Responders, as well as other forensic analysts.

*Provide AF OSI DCO technical support to law enforcement and counter- intelligence activities.

*Coordinate transfer of investigation to AF OSI if it is determined during an investigation that a law was broken.

*Support and/or augment Incident Response deployment with same day notice. This travel will allow responders to retrieve hard drives or miscellaneous storage media, isolate system(s) for additional investigation, and perform other on-site Incident Response actions.

*Set up a monitor or “cage” at the on-site location as needed.

*Provide OJT to other contractor employees, military, and/or civilian personnel, and ensure continuity folders/working aids are updated.

*Create and document metrics for reporting and analysis to improve weapon system processes and mission execution.

*Conduct Behavioral, Static, and Dynamic analysis of hard drives, and files.

*Provide requested forensic information to operational flight commander as it relates to the Host Detection processes and procedures.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Must meet IAT Level III certification (CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GCIH, or CCSP)

*Required GIAC certifications:  GCFE and GREM

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

*Must have active TS/SCI

*Must be available for shift work

Hardware Engineer – San Antonio, TX

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Electronic Engineer, Hardware Engineer or Computer Engineer with Developmental and Integration background will conduct engineering, integration, testing, and assessments activities for the Open Component Portability Infrastructure (OpenCPI) Product; an open-source software (OSS) framework for developing and executing component-based applications on heterogeneous embedded systems.

Responsible for developing cutting-edge cyber solutions; focusing primarily on the use of FPGA, GPU, GPP and other embedded processing solutions for digital signal processing, Software Defined Radio (SDR), and cyber applications.

Experience / knowledge with or interest in developing skills in the following areas are preferred:

*Working in an Agile development / DevOps environment.

*Affective Technical Writing and Presentation skills (For writing Tech Manual inputs).

*With ‘git’ managed team projects.

*Developing embedded (FPGA, transceiver devices) applications (HDL, RCC).

*Using Xilinx and Altera chip simulation tools and environments.

*Developing and executing CI/CD processes, including performance monitoring, task execution, YAML tool development.

*Development and deployment of (CENTOS/Red Hat) Linux packages

*Experience in the RF domain or employment of SDRs.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

*Develop and enhance frameworks for heterogeneous embedded systems development, enabling cross-platform signal processing and software defined radio (SDR) application development.

*Integrate emerging SDR hardware with existing frameworks and develop SDKs to enable automated VHDL development from component-based application modules.

*Design and implement functional simulation tests at module and wrapper code levels using design flow test bench.

*Aiding systems engineers in integrating the FPGA synthesized design into hardware architectures for operational use.

*Engineering and development of RF or digital signal processing systems, SDR, etc.

PREFERRED PROFICIENCIES:

*Hardware Development Experience:  HDL/VHDL and FPGA developer tools.

*Software Development Experience: C/C++, Python, Java, etc.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*BS/MS/PhD in Electronic Engineering

*Electrical Engineering

*Physics or Mathematics

*Software Engineering

*Computer Science, or Information Technologies and Data Processing. 3 years of directly related experience (2 years with an MS Degree / 0 years with PhD).

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Eligible for Top Secret with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

LOCATION:

San Antonio, Texas (Preferred)

Partial remote work is negotiable.

Principal Engineer/Analyst – San Antonio, TX/Columbia, MD

Minimum/General Experience:

Extensive experience in telecom research and building data dictionaries based on industry standards such as IEEE and ITU‑T.  The data analyst will research, design, develop, and demonstrate the data research aligns with an operational telecom analysis system.

Functional Responsibility:

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

*Identify operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements by applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

*Work with software development and analyst teams on requirements and solution design.

*Use techniques including sampling, model building, and structured analysis to ensure solution is efficient, cost-effective, and financially feasible.

*Drive development and collection needs around data analytics and data modeling/engineering.

*Gather and publish data dictionaries: Maintain data models in ER/win, capture data models from existing databases, and record descriptive information into Erwin (or Visio, Excel, and/or LucidChart).

*Participate in the de-normalization of the data model, ensuring that business are implemented via an alternate mechanism (i.e. trigger, application code).

*Closely work with the App Dev team and DBA to create an appropriate conceptual, logical, and physical data model.

*Present data designs and project approaches to the DRB for review and approval and ensure all DRB artifacts are created.

*Identify business needs, organize, and define data, create, and maintain conceptual, logical, and physical data models; Maintain appropriate Version Control on data models.

Desired Experience/Capabilities:

Possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

*Telecommunications protocols, call flows, databases, and data servers

*Radio frequency and telecommunications standards, equipment, and processing techniques

*Telephony and VOIP Terminologies

*OpenStack framework

*Software Defined Networks (SDN)

Required Qualifications:

*Applying Agile/Scrum methodologies for project delivery and quality assurance using Jira, Confluence, and similar tools.

*Applying analytical solutions and utilize Python and SQL scripting, data access tools, and MS Word to generate reports and liaise with multiple teams.

*Utilizing Python and SQL to write and execute complex queries and procedures to test algorithms based on data models for telecommunication insights.

Educational and Clearance Requirements:

*M.S. in STEM or 12+ years direct experience and 6+ years technical leadership

*B.S. in STEM or 15+ years direct experience and 6+ years technical leadership

*PhD in STEM or 10+ years direct experience and 6+ years technical leadership

*Possess a current TS/SCI clearance

Principal Test Engineer – San Antonio, TX

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

System Engineer or Test Engineer with Testing background will conduct engineering, integration, testing, assessments and/or transition activities for the Open Component Portability Infrastructure (OpenCPI) Product; an open-source software (OSS) framework for developing and executing component-based applications on heterogeneous embedded systems.

Sample test-related deliverables will be test plans, test reports, test procedures, defect reports, etc.  The candidate will represent the Testing Discipline in Customer Design Reviews and at all Customer Sell-off Reviews and Events.

Experience / knowledge with or interest in developing skills in the following areas are preferred:

*Working in an Agile development / DevOps environment.

*Affective Technical Writing and Presentation skills.

*Hands-on experience with hardware, networks, and test equipment.

*Experience in the RF domain or employment of SDRs.

*Knowledge of cyber capabilities.

*Motivating and encouraging Users to embrace the Product.

*Seeing the “Big-picture”; understanding how the little piece make the big machine work.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

*Conducting functional testing, at the System-level, for the OpenCPI Product, serving as the Product Test Manager.

*Developing and maintaining a systematic Regression Test Plan / Process.

*Leading the development of the product’s Automated Testing framework.

*Guiding the refinement of Unit-level testing methodology.

*Serving as the Product trainer, demonstrator, advocate, and User liaison (Supporting partners and users with product integration) – Affectively serve as the User SME.

PREFERRED PROFICIENCIES:

*Requirement Traceability Management Tools, such as Rational DOORS, Jira, GITLAB (OSRMT), etc.

*Code Repository Management Tools:  Rational ClearCase, GITLAB, Bitbucket, etc.

*Automated Test Tools:  Bamboo, Eggplant, Selenium, Rational Functional Tester, Cucumber, etc.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

BS/MS in one of the Accepted Degrees plus 12 yrs. directly related experiences (10 yrs. with MS degree).  At least 6 yrs. progressive responsibility in providing technical leadership.  In lieu of a degree; 15 yrs. of directly related experience.

ACCEPTED DEGREES:

*Electronic Engineering

*Electrical Engineering

*Engineering Sciences

*Software Engineering

*Computer Science and/or Information Technologies and Data Processing

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Eligible for Top Secret with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

LOCATION:

San Antonio, Texas (Preferred)

Partial remote work is negotiable.

Real Time Detection Analyst – San Antonio

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Real-Time Detection Analyst provides around the clock, real-time network security monitoring and analysis of the Air Force network and systems Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) events.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

*Review all Near Real-Time IDS/IPS alerts per AFCERT Operating Instruction (OI)

*Conduct near real-time security monitoring and intrusion detection analysis for all systems

*Monitor security sensors to analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and review logs to identify intrusions for remediation.

*Analyze traffic/logs/events to determine the necessity for higher level analysis and conduct an initial assessment of type and extent of intruder activities.

*Utilize tools and techniques to perform initial analysis, de-obfuscation, or other manipulation of malware related data.

*Conduct Incident intake and record suspicious events into the operational database for suspicious traffic.

*Perform initial analysis of security events, network traffic.

*Enter event data into mission support systems IAW AFCERT operational procedures and reports.

*Compile suspicious events records and other artifacts as part of its Monthly Operational Report.

*Escalate security incidents using established policies and procedures.

*Generate end-of- reports (MISREPS) and provide pass-on information to subsequent /crews of analysts on duty.

*Provide computer security-related support to AF field units in countering vulnerabilities, minimizing risk, and improving the security posture of AF networks and systems.

*Provide focused DCO tailored analysis and monitoring operations of specified sensor locations during contingency operations and in support of named DCO operations and exercises.

*Provide OJT to other contractor employees, military, and/or civilian personnel, and ensure continuity folders/working aids are updated.

*Create and document metrics for reporting and analysis to improve weapon system processes and mission execution.

*Provide requested information to operational flight commander as it relates to the Host Detection processes and procedures.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

Knowledge of adversary behaviors, tactics, techniques, and procedures from cyber knowledge portals such as MITRE ATT&CK, Security Information and Event Management/Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SIEM/SOAR) visual analytics, search, and alerting, Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS), network security monitoring (NSM), and endpoint protection and detection software currently in use by Department of Defense and Federal Government Agencies; intermediate experience with network communication function standards in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model such as data link layer, network layer, addressing, subnetting, protocols, ports, services, and applications associated with the Internet Protocol (IP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Domain Name Service (DNS), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*Must meet IAT Level I certification (GSEC, Security +, SSCP, CCNA-Security, or CYSA+)

*Required GIAC certifications:  GCIA, GNFA, or GCDA

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

*Must have active TS/SCI

*Must be available for shift work

Regional Site Lead/Director Intelligence Community Solutions – Columbia, MD

CNF Technologies is a rapidly growing company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and with field offices in place and emerging in key markets/geographies nationwide. The Regional Site Lead(s) provide a senior manager in the local area for employees, clients, and business partners. Site Leads:

* Provide local leadership to CNF employees assigned to the field office through a combination of direct supervision and coordination with program managers and project managers operating in the region, but physically stationed outside it.

* Provide Operations accountability for assigned programs, to include management of cost, schedule, and performance baselines, as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. This includes establishing and managing subcontracts, vendors, etc. to meet customer objectives, and participating in CNF operations processes for governance and control over programs we perform.

* Develop strategy and growth plans for the region, which include developing strategies for growth that align with CNF’s business strategy and core values, developing and qualifying a pipeline of business opportunities to deliver that strategy, and participating in capture and proposal phases of the business development processes. Developing and maintaining strong industry relationships and customer intimacy with clients in the region is essential.

Daily duties include managing the execution of contracts, capturing follow-on contracts and growing existing contracts; managing personnel; ensuring quality of contract delivery and maintaining customer and teammate relationships.

After the initial orientation and transition period, the Site Lead will be given general direction but will be expected to perform duties and responsibilities independently. This includes developing strategy, identifying target markets, developing delivery models/capabilities, and managing the capture of new business. The Site Lead works directly with all corporate staff including HR, contracting, finance, and security as an extension of the CNF Operations Team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Site Lead will lead sensitive, high visibility projects in CNF Technologies’ dynamic, high-growth oriented environment. In addition, this individual will play a pivotal role in establishing the processes, procedure, and infrastructure a company growing rapidly needs to ensure continued success.

* Provide effective, inspiring leadership by being involved in the delivery of programs and services, and developing deep knowledge of our staff, clients, and contracts.

* Ensure contractual compliance and timely delivery of services and solutions to clients, emphasizing the implementation of CNF Technologies’ quality management solution to continually improve our delivery model.

* Develop and maintain relationships with key customers and Government stakeholders to ensure customer satisfaction and keep CNF Technologies in touch with emerging needs.

* Prepare and deliver inputs to an Annual Operations Plan, describing the work to be executed, the expected financial results, and the critical sales / contracts actions required to deliver it.

* Lead, coach, develop, and retain CNF Technologies’ high-potential future leaders and technical experts with an emphasis on preparing them to serve in more senior roles.

* Spearhead the identification and tracking of emerging technologies affecting client mission/contract success and develop strategies for CNF Technologies to address them.

* Participate in the Business Development and Capture cycle, including assisting in solutioning and proposal development, for strategic opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated leadership capabilities and have extensive technical and management experience in the field of engineering and research and development, especially in the Cyber, Space, or ISR mission domains. Prior experience managing contract delivery teams and detailed understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations is required. Successful candidates must have demonstrated track record of capturing and executing business in the region the Site Lead position is located within. Additional requirements include:

* B.S. in technical field (M.S preferred) such as computer science, information systems, or engineering (other STEM degrees satisfy this requirement).

* Minimum 15 years leadership experience, at least 10 of which include program or project management in federal contracting within the Department of Defense and/or Intelligence Community. Profit & Loss experience is highly valued and is a discriminator.

* Exceptional leadership skills, evidenced by successfully building, motivating, and managing high-performance teams and working effectively as a partner with other executives and stakeholders.

* Reputation for teamwork, a strong work ethic, integrity, candor, and accountability to drive issues to successful resolution.

* Extensive program management experience to include managing large Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. Candidate must demonstrate deep financial acumen and ability to manage cost-reimbursable, time and materials, and fixed price contract types.

* Strategic thinker with proven ability to leverage technology and develop and implement efficient and effective processes and procedures in a complex, high growth environment.

* Ability to methodically analyze problems, identify solutions, and maintain composure in potentially stressful situations.

* Prior experience developing business strategy, capture management, and managing, writing, and reviewing proposals is essential in this role.

* Exhibit good writing, speaking and listening skills, including the ability to render concise reports, summaries, and presentations.

* Requires eligibility for a current Top Secret clearance based on current Single Scope Background Investigation and be eligible for indoctrination for SCI. Strong preference for candidates with current full scope polygraph.

RF Systems Engineer – San Antonio, TX

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Electronic Engineer, Hardware Engineer or Computer Engineer with Developmental and Integration background will conduct design engineering, testing, and production support to FPGA-centered communication systems.

Responsible for developing ground, airborne and space communication systems; focusing primarily on the use of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and other embedded processing solutions for digital signal processing utilizing Software Defined Radio (SDR) designs supporting a variety of commercial and federal customers. Further responsibility for electronic system interaction with subsystems associated with Satellite Ground Systems.
Experience / knowledge with developing skills in the following areas are preferred:

*Developing embedded (FPGA, transceiver device) applications (VHDL, Verilog).

*Design experience with Xilinx, Intel (Altera) or Microsemi (Actel) chip simulation tools and environments.

*Experience with RF communications, subsystem design, and employment of SDRs to complex engineering applications, including Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) studies.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

*Developing and enhancing FPGA-based communication systems development, including specification of components, and design and analysis of system requirements.

*Designing and implementing functional simulation tests, and subsequent integrated hardware tests to verify subsystem and system designs.

*Integrating FPGA synthesized design into hardware architectures for operational use.

*Engineering and development of RF or digital signal processing systems, SDR, etc.

PREFERRED PROFICIENCIES:

*Design Tools Experience: REMCOM XFdtd or similar RF simulation tools; NASA nos3 or equivalent Ground System design or operational experience; FPGA simulation/design experience using Xilinx Vivado, Intel Quartus, or ModelSim.

*Hardware Development Experience:  VHDL or Verilog and FPGA developer tools.

*Software Development Experience: C/C++, Python, Java, etc.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*BS and 6 years’ experience in Electronic Engineering, Physics, or Computer Engineering

*MS and 4 years’ experience in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Computer Engineering

*PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Computer Engineering

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Eligible for US SECRET clearance.

LOCATION:

Work can be accomplished remotely. Some hardware activities will be coordinated at our laboratory in San Antonio, Texas

Senior Engineer/Analyst – San Antonio, TX/Columbia, MD

Minimum/General Experience:

Significant experience in telecom research and building data dictionaries based on industry standards such as IEEE and ITU‑T.  The data analyst will research, design, develop, and demonstrate the data research aligns with an operational telecom analysis system.

 Functional Responsibility:

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

*Identify operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements by applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

*Work with software development and analyst teams on requirements and solution design.

*Use techniques including sampling, model building, and structured analysis to ensure solution is efficient, cost-effective, and financially feasible.

*Drive development and collection needs around data analytics and data modeling/engineering.

*Gather and publish data dictionaries: Maintain data models in ER/win, capture data models from existing databases, and record descriptive information into Erwin (or Visio, Excel, and/or LucidChart).

*Participate in the de-normalization of the data model, ensuring that business are implemented via an alternate mechanism (i.e. trigger, application code).

*Closely work with the App Dev team and DBA to create an appropriate conceptual, logical, and physical data model.

*Present data designs and project approaches to the DRB for review and approval and ensure all DRB artifacts are created.

*Identify business needs, organize, and define data, create, and maintain conceptual, logical, and physical data models; Maintain appropriate Version Control on data models.

Desired Experience/Capabilities:

Possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

*Telecommunications protocols, call flows, databases, and data servers

*Radio frequency and telecommunications standards, equipment, and processing techniques

*Telephony and VOIP Terminologies

*OpenStack framework

*Software Defined Networks (SDN)

Required Qualifications:

*Applying Agile/Scrum methodologies for project delivery and quality assurance using Jira, Confluence, and similar tools.

*Applying analytical solutions and utilize Python and SQL scripting, data access tools, and MS Word to generate reports and liaise with multiple teams.

*Utilizing Python and SQL to write and execute complex queries and procedures to test algorithms based on data models for telecommunication insights.

Educational and Clearance Requirements:

*S. in STEM or 8-12+ years direct experience and 3+ years technical leadership

*S. in STEM or 12+ years direct experience and 3+ years technical leadership

*PhD in STEM or 5+ years direct experience and 3+ years technical leadership

*Possess a current TS/SCI clearance

Senior Engineer/Analyst – Colorado Springs

Be part of our team in beautiful Colorado Springs, working at downtown Catalyst Campus, a Space Technology accelerator facility managed by the Space Force’s newly formed Space Systems Command. You’ll be part of an agile Cyber Defense team, providing critical system applications managed by an agile team of experienced developers and data analysts.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Eight plus years of combined experience in architecture/design/development of critical software capabilities. Demonstrate best practice in research, design, development, and security first principles. Demonstrate a firm understanding of Agile principles and software tools including git, Atlassian suite of tools (Confluence, Jira), Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes and microservices design and development. Demonstrate experience in Python development; knowledge of continuous integration/continuous delivery processes; and fast-paced deployments using modern GitOps tools and approaches.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Closely collaborate with developers and product owners to identify software requirements and break down requested objectives and features into appropriate tasks within the Agile framework.

* Collaborate with software development and analytics teams to generate optimum architecture and design solutions to meet evolving system requirements using agile processes and remote collaboration tools.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE/CAPABILITIES:

Possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

* Familiarity with cyber protection tools such as Bro/Zeke, Nessus, and static & dynamic code analysis tools

* Experience with Infrastructure as code (Ansible, Terraform, etc.)

* Experience with Kubernetes/Docker or some knowledge of containerization

  • Kubernetes knowledge setting up pods, networking, and inner-pod communications
  • Kubernetes tools (kustomize, helm, argocd, etc.)

* Deployment/Maintenance knowledge of Elastic, Kafka and other misc. software

  • In depth knowledge of ELK stacks

* Knowledge with databases (standing up, maintaining, and logging)

* Python-knowledge (mostly to support Ansible and other misc. capabilities); secondarily would be C++ development (Marbles-Capture)

* GitLab DevOps

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Experience applying Agile/Scrum methodologies for project delivery and quality assurance using Jira, Confluence, and similar tools.

* Experience applying analytical solutions utilizing Python scripting and supporting data analysis tools, Familiarity with well documented code and unit testing. Able to utilize Confluence to generate instructions and reports; use of Slack, Zoom, and appropriate collaboration tools to liaise with multiple teams.

EDUCATIONAL AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

* B.S. in STEM or 8+ years direct experience

* Desired M.S. in STEM

* Possess a current security clearance (minimum Secret, TS/SCI preferred)

Senior Information Assurance Engineer – San Antonio, TX/ Columbia, MD

Functional Responsibility:

Provides comprehensive technical support and/or leadership for elements such as: complex processes, applications, systems, networks and telecommunications. Performs and/or leads project planning, scope, control, management, tracking and review activities. Develops and prepares technical documents. Develops certification and accreditation packages using eMASS and Xacta tools. Performs security testing on weapons systems. Ensures compliance with, and/or develops the standards and organization requirements relative to security. Support includes, but is not limited to: Research, studies, requirement/specification definition, analysis, assessment, planning, acquisition, design, development, integration, overseeing, testing, installation, performance tuning, operation, deployment and maintenance.

Minimum/General Experience:

6 Years of experience as a Network Security Engineer and/or an Information Assurance Manager. Extensive experience in the development, integration, and implementation of enterprise-wide network or information assurance technologies. Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF). Technical experience in system and network administration, analysis, and database administration and/or programming.

Minimum Education:

Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Physics, or other Engineering-related discipline.
With Associates degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies, or a related field, 8 years of experience in technical field is required.
With no degree, 10 years of experience in engineering or other technical field is required.
A Top Secret clearance is required.
A CISSP Certification is desired.

Senior Network/Security Engineer – San Antonio, TX

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist in day-to-day oversight of critical IT infrastructure and identify weaknesses, then create robust countermeasures to avoid security breaches and/or incidents. Train employees on security best practices and advice management on investments to safeguard the company’s computer and network systems. Assist in creating/updating security protocols, procedures, policies for the overall security posture of the IT security infrastructure. Assist in performing vulnerability/risk assessments for customers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Develop, execute, and track the performance of security measures to protect information, network infrastructure and computer systems.

*Review and update current security plans and strategies.

*Engineer comprehensive cybersecurity architectures.

*Identify, define, and document system security requirements and develop solutions.

*Maintain security software monitoring systems which help identify security breaches, irregular behavior, then and set up preventive measures.

*Oversee security monitoring program and staff.

*Assist in CMMC3 regulatory compliance adherence.

*Assist in Planning, development, and implementation of company information security strategy.

*Educate and train staff on information system security best practices.

*Perform routine vulnerability assessments and create risk assessment reports for customers.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Risk/Vulnerability Assessments, Network, Linux and Windows Administration, Shell Scripting, and familiar with RMF, CMMC regulatory requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

3+ years, vulnerability assessment/penetration testing
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Security or Cyber Security
Desired Certifications: CompTIA Sec+, CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Senior Software Engineer – Colorado Springs

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for developing cutting-edge cyber solutions for US Government clients, focusing primarily on solutions for Cyber innovation, R&D for Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), and platforms for cyberspace operations.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced, large-team environment. The successful candidate must possess 2-plus years of recent system / software engineering experience with a strong understanding of full-stack architectures. The candidate will possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

*Experience designing, developing, integrating, testing, and deploying solutions

*Experience with Linux based command line and bash script development

*Experience with Python or C/C++

*Experience with Git and CI/CD methodologies

*Experience with Agile development

*Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey technical ideas in a clear, logical, comprehensible fashion

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

In this role you will:

*Design, develop, enhance, debug, and implement software solutions supporting Defensive Cyber Operations platforms

*Research, develop, test, and coordinate the conversion and/or integration of new software products into large systems

*Utilize CI/CD pipeline, working to ensure unit test coverage, and integrated tests across applications and system capabilities
*Address problems of systems integration, compatibility with other applications and software packages

*Resolve problems with software; respond to requests for improvements and enhancement

*Be part of an integrated solution engineering team participating in Agile Scrum processes

*Collaborate with developers and product owners to identify requirements and break down requested objectives and features into appropriate tasks within the Agile framework

REQUIREMENTS:

*US Citizenship required

*Security clearance is desired, but not required

*B.S. or M.S. in STEM major or 8+ years of relevant experience

LOCATION:

Colorado Springs, CO

Senior Software Engineer/Developer – San Antonio

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As a Senior Software Engineer/Developer you will be responsible for developing cutting-edge cyber solutions for US Government clients, focusing primarily on solutions for digital signal processing, software defined radio, and cyber applications to enable the convergence of Electronic Warfare and Cyberspace operations

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced, large-team environment. The successful candidate must have 4-plus years of recent system engineering experience with a strong understanding of software architectures. The candidate will possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to

*Experience designing, developing, integrating, testing, and deploying solutions
*Experience with Linux based command line and script development
*Experience with Bash, Python or C/C++
*Experience with Agile development, to include DevOps/DevSecOps infrastructures
*Experience with setup and maintenance of AWS EC2 or similar cloud-based environments
*Experience programing frontend, backend, and databases
*Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey technical ideas in a clear, logical fashion and translate highly technical data into easily comprehensible, actionable requirements is essential.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

. In this role you will:

*Design, develop, enhance, debug, and implement software solutions supporting Cyber Operations for defensive and offensive platforms
*Troubleshoot production problems related to software, cloud systems and CICD Pipelines
*Research, test, build, and coordinate the conversion and/or integration of new products based on client requirements
*Design and develop new software products or major enhancements to existing software pipeline
*Address problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms
*Perform feasibility analyses on potential future projects
*Evaluate and recommend application software packages, application integration and testing tools
*Resolve problems with software and respond to requests for improvements and enhancement
*Provide task leadership and mentoring of junior software engineers
*Work with other hardware and software engineers to develop solutions for our clients
*Be part of an integrated solution engineering team participating in Agile Scrum processes and ceremonies
*Collaborate, on a periodic basis, with direct clients and stakeholder communities

REQUIREMENTS:

*Must contain a security clearance (TS/SCI)
*Must pass the CCD Basic and Senior Exam for the 90 COS
*Basic Exam (Must pass in first month)

Knowledge test (90min, 50 questions):
Performance test (8hr, 2 C programing questions, 2 Python questions, 1Python Networking question)

*Senior Exam (Must pass in 3 months)
Practical test, subject areas including:
-Drivers
-C
-Assembly
-Python
-Linux kernels
-Networks
-Etc.

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

Senior Test Engineer – San Antonio, TX

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As a Senior Test Engineer, you will provide senior level engineering services and technical leadership of test engineering functions for our US Government clients. You will manage a team of cyber testers and perform a variety of activities for testing and evaluating cyber tools and solutions focused in the area of Offensive Cyber Operations.

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced, multi-team environment. The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor of Science in a technical field such as Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, and a minimum of 7 years of work experience. Candidates who hold a Master of Science in a technical field require a minimum of 5 years work experience. The candidate will possess and maintain required skills to include, but not limited to:

*Integrating, testing, and deploying solutions.

*Linux based command line and script development.

*Experience with Bash, Python, and PowerShell.

*Agile development with DevOps/DevSecOps infrastructures.

*Test automation tools such as Jenkins, Robot Framework, and Selenium.

*Linux and Window operating systems, OSI Model, Network traffic collection/analysis.

*Open Source, cloud, virtualization, and microservices technology and software.

*Software Test automation.

*Programming and/or scripting skillsets.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

In this role you will:

*Design, develop, enhance, debug, and implement software solutions supporting Cyber Operations for defensive and offensive platforms

*Provide test automation research, development, test, and evaluation support for all phases of test automation.

*Prepare test and evaluation plans, test cases, and reports in accordance with established operations and processes.

*Research, design, develop, and/or modify test automation using various industry tools for systems and/or applications software.

*Perform functional, interoperability, and integration testing at various layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.

*Coordinate with customers, test engineers and range engineers to ensure testing infrastructure supports test objectives and associate use-case requirements.

*Aggregate, examine, and analyze test data to determine capability and functional conformance to the requirements.

*Recommend changes to capabilities and functions as a result of gaps observed during testing and evaluation.

*Actively participate in Agile team planning and test execution.

*Provide task leadership and mentoring of other test engineers.

*Collaborate with clients, stakeholders, and partner test engineers to develop customer testing and test automation solutions.

REQUIREMENTS:

*Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI

LOCATION:

San Antonio, TX

System Software Engineer Mid-Level – San Antonio, TX

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

CNF is hiring a team to work onsite in San Antonio, Texas to fulfill the requirement of a System Software Engineer Mid-Level to perform database, replication, and system administration tasks as required for various development, testing, training and exercise environments involving Modernized Integrated Database (MIDB) systems and Global Command and Control Systems – Joint (GCCS-J) in support of the Contract in for the 35IS.  The candidate will be based in San Antonio, TX at 35th IS, Lackland AFB, TX.

Knowledge/Experience in the following:

*Relational database administration (Sybase preferred)

*SQL experience

*Understanding of database replication

*Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Any app server (Wildfly/JBoss preferred), RHEL/CentOS/Solaris, Scripting (Bash, ksh, etc)

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

System Software Engineer Mid-Level conduct the following:

*Interface with customers to design, implement, and maintain complex, bridged Sybase replication environments to support scenarios involving cross connected versions of various weapon systems.

*Use SQL to assist with maintaining data quality across multiple versions of MIDB and GCCS-J.

*Perform all administration tasks for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), Sybase Repserver, and Wildfly app servers for the 35IS MIDB and GCCS-J systems.

*Provide remote assistance in design, maintenance, and recovery of MIDB and GCCS-J Sybase database systems.

*Utilize your experience and knowledge of troubleshooting errors to assist application developers and testers with integrating their application solutions with our database systems.

*Design, tune, and implement load test scenarios as requested by the customer.

*Design, install, configure, and maintain Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers on Nutanix hardware.

*Perform database, app server, and system administration tasks to support implementation of Risk Management Framework (RMF) controls to ensure compliance.

*Leverage experience with different technologies to assist with administration needs onDell EMC servers, NetApp storage, Nutanix AHV, Prism, Acropolis on Nutanix appliances, and other tools to deliver Enterprise Services to support the cyber security mission of 35th IS information systems (IS) and networks.

*Respond and resolve service outages, technical queries and other system related issues.

*Perform system checks (processes, services, network, storage) to ascertain overall system health.

*Update and document configuration management and troubleshoot any reported problems.

*Collaborate with the security team on system upgrades and issues.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

DOD Directive 8570 IAT II certification (Security+ or equivalent)

BS/MS (BA/MA)  with 5 yrs directly related experience

Or

MS with 2 yrs directly related experience

Accepted Degrees: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Network Engineering, Information Systems, Or related BS degree

Must have an active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance

LOCATION:

San Antonio, Texas

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Employee Benefits

At CNF we don’t just hire employees, we build relationships. By investing in the professional development and well-being of each person we hire, we ensure they become an integral part of our team. Our competitive benefits package, crafted with our employee’s best interests in mind, provides excellent health coverage and financial planning options. We also offer reimbursement for education, training, and professional certification.

HEALTH

Full-time employees receive comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage with 100% of monthly premiums paid for by CNF. We offer tiered options for coverage and deductibles available to select at your discretion. Dependents are also eligible to receive full medical, dental, and vision coverage with substantial amount of monthly premiums paid for by CNF.

EMPLOYEE REFERRAL

We are committed to recruiting top talent within our industry and offer a generous employee bonus for referrals that join our team.

TIME OFF

We provide reimbursement for educational expenses, certifications, and upgrade training. We also encourage you to attend industry seminars and conferences, which are reimbursable as well.

CNF Paid Holidays

FINANCIAL PLANNING

We offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution. Employees may begin contributing at 6 months of employment with immediate 100% vesting.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We provide reimbursement for educational expenses, certifications, and upgrade training. We also encourage you to attend industry seminars and conferences, which are reimbursable as well.

Our Community

At CNF we don’t just hire employees, we build relationships. By investing in the professional development and well-being of each person we hire, we ensure they become an integral part of our team. Our competitive benefits package, crafted with our employee’s best interests in mind, provides excellent health coverage and financial planning options. We also offer reimbursement for education, training, and professional certification.