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Senior Security Analyst

Senior Security Analyst

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By Light is seeking a Security Analyst to join our team. The position will work with a team that is developing and deploying a mission critical IT system for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Candidate will provision, administer, and maintain test environments.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Responsible for securing the environment and working with the system administrator on the management of hosting environment; automation of the provisioning and maintenance using tools such as Puppet or Chef; application installation; Network configuration; routine tasks such as user and service management, permissions, log analysis, etc.; and reporting progress and status.
  • Support vulnerability management.
  • Allocation of audit, and security ISO 27001 requirements.
  • Review system weakness and audit findings and support mitigations.
  • Review and document Nessus and Fortify Scans.
  • Respond to Veterans Administration program leads, National and International Program Managers to provide guidance on priority Information Assurance (IA) requirements affecting development and acquisition programs.
  • 8570-M Risk Management Framework and NIST SP 800-53 requirements analysis.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in managing security programs for a variety of IT products, systems and networks both small and large and complex. 
  • Ability to ensure that records are maintained, security updates are promulgated, and staff are properly briefed. 
  • Experience in coordinating with organizational security teams to ensure program consistency and compliance with all security requirements. 
  • Knowledge of organizational and agency level security requirements and ensures that systems and personnel comply with these standards.
  • Must have knowledge on a number of security protocols and processes.
  • Knowledge of ATO process and procedures
  • NIST 800-53 and Certification and Accreditation experience required.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Veterans Affairs experience preferred.
  • CISSP or similar certs preferred.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities