Senior Cyber Security Engineer



AbleVets, LLC is a fast-growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services and resources to help the VA and DoD improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated Senior Cyber Security Engineer to support healthcare information technology projects for our customers.  

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing Information Assurance and Cybersecurity support to the VA. The cyber security engineer has IT experience with Cyber Security Policy and threat mitigation. The successful candidate must be well versed in Cyber Security Tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks. They must have familiarity and experience in the implementation of cyber security regulations.


Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Identify security risks through the analysis of known information
  • Assess the Cyber Security risk of IT systems documenting them in formal risk assessments and supporting artifacts associated with the A&A process
  • Organize, develop, and present security briefings, written summaries, and written reports incorporating narrative, tabular and/or graphic elements on A&A activities
  • Implement IT security solutions and assures successful implementation
  • Apply knowledge of security principles, policy, and regulations to daily tasking
  • Provide IT security engineering support to cross-functional project teams to ensure that VA security policies, processes, and controls are adhered to, planned for, implemented throughout the project lifecycle, and provide strategic cyber security support for OIS
  • Provide an analysis of how VA currently employs and embeds Cybersecurity into its tools, design and development methodologies, and Application Programming Interface (API)/service driven architecture
  • Develop Detailed Workflow Report, including any specific recommendations describing efficiencies and improvements
  • Establish standard operating procedures for embedding security-driven processes into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Effectively and efficiently communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze and monitor a projects security posture and status
  • Effectively following-up with key project team members
  • Engage with VA client on security matters


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in computer science, electronics engineering, or other engineering or technical discipline is required; eight (8) years experience may be substituted for education requirement
  • At least ten (10) years of related experience, including experience with:
    o Securing networks
    o PKI
    o Two-factor authentication
    o Intrusion detection and associated products
    o Security risk analysis and mitigation strategies
  • Expert technical knowledge of risk management, and information security concepts and technologies
  • Experience with Cyber Security document management and familiar with security and privacy rules
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written skills for preparing reports and briefings
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate efforts with key government and non-government stakeholders
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • This position may support a government contract and have access to classified or government protected information for which US citizenship is required


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