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IdAM Cybersecurity Engineer


Gaithersburg, MD
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.

Key Functions:

  • Systems security engineering

  • Aligning good Identity and Access Management (IdAM) concepts and processes with sound cybersecurity principles

  • Information Assurance, threat assessments, & analysis with regard to IdAM

  • Recommending use of specific anti-tamper, anti-spoof technologies

  • Assessing and authoring of system and network security plans


    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • BS and 5 years related experience


    Required Qualifications:

    • Experience applying information assurance and cybersecurity principles to IdAM designs

    • Familiarity with systems engineering and system-of-systems engineering principles for IdAM

    • Familiarity with Federated Identity Management (FIM) concepts and associated standards (OpenID Connect, OAuth, SAML, etc)

    • Familiarity with access control concept and associated standards (XACML, OAuth 2.0)

    • Familiarity with public Key Infrastructure (PKI) concepts and associated standards (Certificate Authorities, Relying Parties, Certificate Revocation Lists, RFC 5280, Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), etc)

    • Experience quickly learning new technical and operational domains and adapting quickly to changing circumstances

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with Federal and DoD information assurance and cybersecurity policies and practices including Risk Management Framework (RMF), Certification & Accreditation Processes, Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), DoD series 8500 instructions, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) series 800 special publications (SPs)

    • Hands on experience with Identity Management Systems (Microsoft Active Directory, Computer Associates Identity Manager, IBM Tivoli Identity Manager, etc)

    • Hands on experience with PKI implementation including

      • PKI enabling servers (IIS, Apache, etc)

      • PKI enabling applications (OpenSSL, PKI toolkits)

    • Experience working in a virtual environment, configuring and implementing virtual devices and machines