Los Alamos National Laboratory Penetration Tester (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The NIE-ESS Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is responsible for cyber incident response, host and network forensics, malware analysis, penetration testing, and the development of countermeasures and advanced detection techniques. As a member of CSIRT, the selected candidate will support Cyber Security penetration exercises to evaluate the security of LANL’s computing infrastructure. Responsibilities include the following:
Perform technical cyber security assessments of systems and services connected to LANL networks, and document actions, findings, and recommend corrective actions.
Develop advanced methods, techniques, and standards for penetration testing and communicate findings to multiple audiences
Independently lead work on unusually significant or complex cyber exercises, providing guidance and direction as appropriate to other cyber security personnel.
Serve as a penetration testing technical expert and interact with senior internal and external personnel.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience leading penetration tests including the development of rules of engagement and working with stakeholders to identify test scope.
Substantial experience performing penetration tests including technical assessment and customer communication.
Expert knowledge of operating systems, networking protocols, and firewalls including common security controls and techniques to bypass such controls.
Experience with programming or scripting languages such as C, C#, Python, Java, and PHP
Advanced experience with developing custom exploit code and with testing web applications
Strong technical writing skills.
Education/Experience : Cybersecurity Technical Staff 4 typically requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a technical field and a minimum of 12 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level post graduate work may be expected.
Experience reverse engineering and/or fuzzing software to identify vulnerabilities
Relevant industry certifications such as GXPN, OSCE, and OSEE
Active DOE Q clearance or Department of Defense (DoD) Top Security clearance
This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. The Telework Pilot is in effect from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021, but may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
Vaccination Requirement :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position i s 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Gonzales, Andrea Jo
Vacancy Name: IRC90215
Organization Name NIE-ESS/ENGINEERING & SECURITY SERVICES
Minimum Salary 125200
Maximum Salary 210600
Req ID: IRC90215
Category: Information Technology