Mid-level System Engineer (TUT-SE2 Cleared)

Mid-level System Engineer (TUT-SE2 Cleared)

Req#: TUT-SE2

About the position:

The CKM team is seeking a motivated individual that is capable of self-starting and multi-tasking as each day will demand different skills. For example, the candidate may develop a technical trade study to support operational decisions, further those decisions to formulate sustainable operational rules, and support the outcome through metrics in one week; wherein the following week, the candidate may develop a software prototype using Python that characterizes and models massive data sets from several Hadoop cloud instances to identify adversary tactics, techniques or procedures and matures the prototype to become a rules engine or automated analytic that furthers our core cyber mission: detect, inform, and counter cyber adversaries at net speed. These tasks cover systems engineering and data science disciplines that require the candidate to apply critical thinking and mission-centric logic while making use of many software tools and resources, to name a few: Python, Java Script, C++, Snort, Yara, Jupyter Notebooks, mapreduce, bash, virtual machines, ELK, and PIG. This could include writing scripts to interface with enterprise systems, extract and parse various enterprise data formats, updating large databases with new cyber threats, and training fellow net defenders on emerging technologies, analytic tools, or tradecraft workflows. 


  • 5+ years experience in systems engineering
  • 2+ years experience in the SIGINT mission
  • 2+ years experience in the network defensive mission
  • Clearance:  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens possessing an active TS/SCI security clearance with a Full Scope Polygraph.


  • Understanding of fundamental cyber security, cyber operational awareness, and computer network defense practices are helpful.
  • Familiarity with Service Oriented Architectures (e.g. REST).
  • Experience with open source and enterprise data science, collection, database, and dissemination systems like Jupyter Notebooks, Kibana, and Python.
  • Experience writing requirements and coordinating/negotiating the design and implementation of those requirements with all stakeholders.
  • Experience with the collaboration of multiple organizations across the agency, including working with various products within CSO and the Capabilities Directorate.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment as self-starter
  • Working knowledge of data modeling/tagging, target/entity management and Cyber taxonomies
  • Working knowledge of information security and architecture. (e.g., PKI, auditing).
  • Working knowledge of near real-time messaging and data distribution/messaging architectures (e.g., JMS)
  • Experience supporting an operational environment to include management of customer and mission needs and balancing those needs with software deployments
  • Working knowledge of Cyber activities to include networks and the associated technologies including routers, firewalls and cross-domain solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience giving briefings
  • Working knowledge of the major data repositories
  • Working knowledge of the various CSO and Capabilities systems
  • Familiarity with the various dataflows related to the CSO systems
  • Experience with and understanding of the enterprise cloud convergence effort
  • Understanding of cloud technologies and the applications associated with the cloud

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD area.


About us:

Collaboration is the fusion of people and ideas toward a common goal; and at CollabraSpace it’s part of everything we do.  It’s the foundation upon which Collabraspace was created, at the core of our corporate philosophy, and even represented in our logo where different pieces of one circle work together in synergy.  As a technical services and product company, Collabraspace supports the critical mission of our nation’s security through ongoing collaboration with our team members, customers, and partners.

Across our 20+ programs we provide enterprise software development solutions and real-time collaboration to both government and private industry.  CollabraSpace is headquartered in Annapolis Junction, MD, close to the majority of our work and therefore, close to you.

CollabraSpace Facts:

  • Team.  At CollabraSpace, we truly believe in the team.  We’ll always do our best to find a position that makes you happy to go to work every day, support the charitable causes that are important to you, and encourage your involvement with the company by providing events for the whole family.
  • Security.  We offer competitive salaries but more than that, we make sure the salary we are offering you can be supported by multiple programs.  Why is that important?  See bullet #1; if you’re not happy we will do our best to find something that does make you happy.
  • Benefits.  Our comprehensive benefits package means you pay very little for a full suite of coverage.
    • 100% company paid premiums for Health and Dental plans for employees and eligible dependents.
    • 100% company paid Life & Disability plans.
    • 401(k) & Roth plan with company contribution immediately vested.
    • Annual bonus plan, spot bonuses for a job well done, and referral bonuses.
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) allowing you to use your time off as you see fit.
    • Formal education and training benefits.
  • Transparency.  You have heard it before but here you’ll truly experience it.  The management team “puts it all on the table” and always has an open door.
  • Training and Education.  It’s part of our collaborative environment.  Besides the traditional off-site training which we pay for upfront, CollabraSpace offers in-house Technical Exchanges on a range of topics presented by our own technical staff or industry partners.
  • Honors.  We earned the Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award for 4 years running and have been named to the Baltimore Sun’s Top 100 Workplaces 2013,  2014, 2015 and 2016; an award given based on survey responses from our team members.  We are consistently ranked as one of the Top IT Firms in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
CollabraSpace is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes. 

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