Linquest Corporation Defensive Cyber Operations Operator/Technician in Denver, Colorado

Defensive Cyber Operations Operator/Technician

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Job Description

Linquest is seeking cyberspace professionals to join a high-performance team supporting the 460th Space Wing at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. Candidates selected will be part of a 24/7/365 operations crew force and the focus will be DCO in support of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground segment network architecture operations. Current TS and/or SCI eligible Required.

The desired candidate will possess current knowledge/experience, familiarity with Space Ground Systems, and experience with the Air Force customer and have a background in System Administration, Network Administration, and/or Cyber Engineering. The candidate will use familiarity with the operational environment, cyber tools, and administration to monitor numerous tools with intent to advise the Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Mission Teams of anomalies, issues or concerns. The candidate will understand potential threats and filter log noise created by the applications and data flows. Candidate should be familiar with UNIX and Windows platforms as well as basic network troubleshooting.

Candidates will maintain integrity and security of enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks by performing the following functions:

  • Ensuring that the cybersecurity architecture and design of the customer’s systems will be functional and secure with the ability to detect and respond to Cyber events.

  • Coordinate resources during enterprise incident response efforts.

  • Monitoring, analyzing and detecting cyber events for DCO situational awareness, attack sensing and warning to include incident reporting/response & analysis.

  • Define system security requirements, assesses system security architecture designs, and support the development and sustainment of an enterprise level Risk Management Framework (RMF) program.

  • Supporting cybersecurity activities for space, ground, operations, logistics, and sustainment elements of the enterprise by identifying risks, issues, and interdependencies between system elements, contracts and stakeholders

  • Developing Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP’s) to monitor, identify, respond, and protect the system from cyber-attacks.

  • Perform network traffic analysis as it pertains to the cyber security of communications networks.

  • 24/7/365 DCO crew shift support operations may be required.

Required Experience

  • Current Top Secret with SCI or ability to obtain SCI is MANDATORY

Experience Requirements/Certifications:

Must have basic proficient skills/knowledge in some of the following:

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certifications Security+, GSEC, SSCP, CEH, or CCNA-Security.

  • Hands-on experience with Network level system monitoring capabilities and SEIM tools.

  • Information security best practices & network security architecture

  • Unix / Linux operating systems

  • TCP/IP networking

  • Scanning technologies

  • Expertise in system and network incident response,

  • DoD Service or Joint cyberspace background in cyberspace network defense or operations

  • Experience with DoD Information Assurance and Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), DoD 8510 Risk Management Framework (RMF), ICD 503, CNSSI 1253 and NIST 800-53 security requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with implementing Continuous Monitoring and deployment of LogRhythm rule sets and alerts.

  • Recent NSA, DISA, USCYBERCOM, US. Army, HQ AFSPC, 24 AF or 24 AF-related units

  • Prefer 8570.01 Information Assurance Technical Level III Certifications: CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP or CASP

  • Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), CVA-H, or MDT-TK

  • Experience with network incident reporting, incident response (containment, eradication, & recovery) and incident analysis.

  • SBIRS Program experience and knowledge is highly desirable.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with ability to easily convey information/data

  • Ability to assess Mission Critical functions and develop Cyber defensive tactics and procedures to respond to Cyber events


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Information Technology, or Computer Science

Job Location

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Clearance Level Required

US Citizenship and active DoD TS/SCI Clearance