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Cybersecurity SME

Cybersecurity SME

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US-DC-Washington DC
Contingency Full-Time

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GaN has an immediate need for a cybersecurity subject matter expert team to support Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) cybersecurity requirements.


If you are the best of the best, and want to lead other smart and passionate people to accomplish National Security objectives, then come make a difference on the bleeding edge of cyberspace with Geeks and Nerds (GaN). GaN Corporation is now accepting resumes for Senior Cybersecurity Engineers to support the DIA. This position requires leadership, ingenuity, initiative, superior organizational skills, and an ability to lead multidiscipline teams with minimal supervision on all assignments.


GaN hires creative and independent thinkers, tinkerers, and makers with a desire to grow personally and professionally as well as to help GaN grow as a company. Our team consists of people with exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills who are personable and outgoing. 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 this team, you must be self-motivated and self-directed to work independently, but also be open and communicative to work as a team, to exceed all GaN and customer expectations.

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 DIA community (programs, researchers, analysts, testers, evaluators, and developers) to build-in, test, and assess cybersecurity in foreign and domestic applications
  • Discover cyber vulnerabilities and identify mitigation strategies for red and blue systems
  • Provide public representation of GaN and our customers in briefings, meetings, and conferences, and competitions
  • Provide detailed communications and reports to leaders
  • Understand and communicate the "so-what" of cyber, not just the technical details


  • 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.
  • IASAE Level II or III Certified


Required Skills:

Able to derive and discover the potential impacts of cyberspace operations on weapon systems

  • Provide strategic guidance to Army leaders
  • Understand systems engineering principles and critical design factors for cybersecurity
  • Ability to plan, prepare, and execute mitigation strategies for malicious cyber activity on U.S. systems
  • Assist in the creation of asset management and disaster recovery plans to ensure Continuity of Operations
  • Be able to design, build, maintain, and operate information systems incorporating cybersecurity design principles at the earliest stages of program development
  • Lead or assist the government in the execution of tests and evaluations on weapons systems
  • Experience working in a DoD or federal environment and familiarity with all relevant policies, guidelines, and procedures for cyberspace operations
  • 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:

  • Experience with NSA certified cyber red team 
  • 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 be willing to travel
  • Must possess Secret Security Clearance, and be eligible for Top Secret/SCI


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