• Future Opportunities For Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
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    Contingency Full-Time
  • Overview

    GaN Corporation is now accepting resumes for a cybersecurity subject matter expert (SME) to support operations analysis for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This position requires initiative, multi-tasking skills and ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.  The individual fulfilling this role will work directly with Government civil servants, other contractors, and academia in analyzing different systems and capabilities in DHS's capability-based portfolios for cybersecurity effectiveness.  Specifically, this individual will work with DHS to ensure systems and capabilities are adequately secured against novice to advanced cyber threats.  This individual will help DHS strengthen the security and resilience of our nations federal networks and critical infrastructure.


    GaN hires creative and independent thinkers who have a desire to grow personally and professionally while protecting our nation’s most critical assets.  Our team consists of people with exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills who are amiable and outgoing as well as the occasional introverted technology enthusiast.  We are always ethical partners with our customers, maintaining a professional demeanor while being dedicated to superior customer service, quality, and team building.  To be a part of our team, you must be self-motivated and self-directed to work independently, but also be open and communicative in a team environment. GaN, an employee-owned company, intends to grow its presence in the DC area over the next few years.  The individual chosen for this role will have the opportunity to work with GaN's leadership team to identify and pursue growth prospects.


    GaN Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. GaN Corporation participates in E-Verify. 


    • Work with key personnel within DHS including testers, evaluators and developers to build-in, test, and assess cybersecurity in DHS systems
    • Establish plans and proposals for addressing cyber concerns for the DHS enterprise, other federal networks, and critical infrastructure
    • Discover cyber vulnerabilities and identify mitigation strategies for DHS systems
    • Provide detailed communications and reports to leaders
    • Understand and communicate the "so-what" of cyber, not just the technical details
    • Assist in the writing, reviewing, and coordinating of test and evaluation plans and reports on different DHS systems and capabilities
    • Support operational capability gap analysis and reporting and developing courses of action (COA)s focused on gap mitigation
    • Work with Government, Industry and Academia to test and evaluate the security and resiliency of new systems and capabilities


    • BS (minimum)/MS or PhD (preferred) in Cybersecurity, Information Security Systems, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Network Engineering, Engineering, Operations Research, Physics, Mathematics, or related technical field in Engineering or related technical field
    • 12+ years’ experience with DHS, DOD, or other federal agency with 6+ years focused on cybersecurity
    • Experience working in a DHS or federal environment and familiarity with policies, guidelines, and procedures for cyberspace operations

    Required Skills:

    • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain professional demeanor at all times
    • Dedicated to customer service, quality, and team building
    • Must be self-motivated, self-directed, and able to work independently
    • Ability to perform successfully as a senior member or leader of a multidiscipline team

    Desired Skills:

    • In addition to IASAE Certification, possess multiple DoD 8570 IA certifications such as CISSP, CEH, ISSAP, ISSEP, ISSMP, SSCP, GCIA, GCED, GCFA, GCLC, GCIH, GSIH, LPT
    • Military or Civilian Experience with weapon system test and evaluations
    • Military or Civilian Experience in Cyberspace Operations (DoDIN, DCO, and/or OCO) or Information Operations related to Cyberspace
    • Performed as a lead evaluator for cyber vulnerability assessments
    • Performed as a lead penetration tester 
    • Possess experience operating on or leading an NSA Certified Red Team

     Special Requirements: 

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must possess Security Clearance specified below

     Security Clearance Required:

    • Secret


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