Trace Systems

Defense Assessment Analyst

1 month ago
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US-AZ-Sierra Vista


Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded in 1999 to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


Job Description: Defense Assessment Analyst


Job Location:  Sierra Vista, AZ


Security Clearance:  TS/SCI with Tier 5 Investigation (SSBI)


Certification: DoD 8570 applicable certifications for IAT Level III

Job Responsibilities

The Defense Assessment Analyst will conduct persistent penetration testing on all supported networks.  Typical daily duties will include:

  • Execute tactical overwatch operations and network surveillance of the Department of Defense Information Network – Army to conduct open network testing.
  • Verify network deficiencies by identifying potential weaknesses and circumventing the defensive posture to gain access onto the network and recommending mitigation actions.
  • Maintain and document training and use of all vetted Penetration Testing (PT) Tools.
  • Conduct Web Assessment of all registered public facing web sites.
  • Analyze results to rule out false positives.
  • Address Cross-Site Scripting, SQL inject, embedded passwords, and common port

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years demonstrated/practical hands-on experience performing defense assessment analysis in a DoD network environment
  • Have a thorough understanding of Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS) 199, Standards for Security Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems.
  • Knowledge of ARCYBER Computer Defense Assistance Program (CDAP) tools.


Required Certifications:

  • DOD 8570 applicable certifications for IAT level III
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) – Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA),  Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)


This position may require shift work.

Security Clearance

  • TS/SCI with Tier 5 Investigation (SSBI)


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


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Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.



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