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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Cyber Security Engineer in ARLINGTON, Virginia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312178

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing and Analytics

Group: Cyber Security - NSD

Job Description

1) Federal Mobility Group (FMG) Technical Advisor Support: T-VIP adoption for the Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) / Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) Council’s Federal Mobility Group (FMG) activities as requested by the Cyber QSMO’s Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services Federal Staff. Support includes the following activities:

  • Supporting FMG-related meetings and events, and promote T-VIP interagency engagement;

  • Gather feedback from inter-governmental stakeholders on T-VIP features and improvements to enhance the product offering;

  • Organize inter-agency training sessions on T-VIP, via the FMG members;

  • Promote T-VIP solution via FMG documents, white-papers, and deliverables (such as international travel guidance for mobile devices), as appropriate;

  • Assess logging requirements from mobile devices to meet cybersecurity executive order

  • Providing subject matter expert support for mobile technology reviews and analysis;

  • Developing requirements for integration of enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile app vetting into FMG’s mobile security pillar. This activity will support Cyber QSMO Mobile Security program officer.

  • Providing support and subject matter expertise to research and development activities related to CISA’s Cyber Quality Services Management Office (QSMO)

2) Communications Program: This activity will support Cyber QSMO by exploring continuous security integrity of DHS-deployed smartphones through review and recommendations regarding integrating local/remote secure device monitoring, required security policies, provisioning, procedures, practices, and security controls to ensure the mobile devices and applications deployed by DHS and other Federal Government Civilian Departments/Agencies are not compromised.

3) DHS CISA 5G Security Initiatives Technical Support: Coordinate and support cross-CISA and government-wide 5G and mobile security activities, meetings, and document development. Assess 5G impacts on the development and adoption of T-VIP within federal government. Provide subject matter expertise in developing white papers on 5G and mobile security topic areas to advance the adoption of security principals and secure mobile solutions like T-VIP, within the federal government. Coordinate with the mobile and security industries and academic communities as needed to advance research and innovation activities, as requested by the Cyber QSMO program office.

4) Mobile Security Architecture Support: Attend meetings and develop plans, processes and implementations to support CISA enterprise mobile technology adoption and operationalization at the direction of the CISA Cyber QSMO’s Mobile Security Services and Capabilities. Initiatives may include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) migration, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) derived credential, mobile endpoint security integration, international traveler mobile device verification, and mobile security-related policy development and updates, and others as defined by the Federal CIO Council, CISO Council and/or FMG.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) formally designated the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as the Quality Services Management Office (QSMO) for Cybersecurity Services under Memo M-19-16, Centralized Mission Support Capabilities for the Federal Government .[1] As “pre-designated” cybersecurity services for the CISA QSMO also included mobile cybersecurity shared services,[2] this statement of work (SOW) covers technical and programmatic support needed for mobile cybersecurity shared services and capabilities aimed a providing visibility and protection in mobility (e.g., smart phones, mobile apps) for Federal Departments and Agencies.

Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services (MCSS) are to be offered under the Cyber QSMO program— mobile device security, mobile application (app) security, and mobile network security—supported by promotion and development of mobile security guidance. MCSS is located within CISA’s Cybersecurity Division, Capacity Building (CB) subdivision, which provides technical cybersecurity services to all Federal Executive Branch civilian agencies. In addition to federal partners, CB’s services can extend to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government agencies.

Notably, this effort is specific to support MCSS such as Traveler-Verified Information Protection (T-VIP) and Mobile App Vetting (MAV) in stakeholder engagement/technical editing, Federal agency engagement and adoption (e.g. Federal Mobility Group)

Cyber QSMO Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services align to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure mission and its goal to Secure Federal Civilian Networks .

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:

Level II: Leads specific tasks of the project to meet scope, schedule and budget. Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise. Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies. Contributes technical content to proposals and develops business through excellent project performance.

Level III: Manages small to moderate projects and/or major project tasks. Integrates intellectual and technical capabilities of work teams. Enhances technical/professional skills of junior staff through active mentoring and training. Generates ideas for new proposals and participates in business development activities.

[1] “Centralized Mission Support Capabilities for the Federal Government.” OMB, April 26, 2019. (Site visited September 16, 2020)

[1] Quality Service Management Offices (QSMOs), GSA. (Site visited September 16, 2020)

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS and 5+ years of relevant space and cyber experience; or MS and 3+ years of relevant experience, or PhD with 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS with 7+ years relevant experience in military space operations or acquisitions, or MS with 5 years of relevant experience or PhD with 3 years experience

  • Demonstrated ability to understand, deploy, and operate a range of cybersecurity tools

  • Intermediate level knowledge in computer science and cyber security, experience with programming languages, and understanding of secure design and/or operations principles.

  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients and laboratory scientific staff and management

  • Strong analytic ability

  • Strong leadership potential

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • Experience conceiving, developing, and executing R&D

  • Broad space system research and development understanding and experience

  • Space system testing and evaluation experience

  • Wide understanding of current cybersecurity vulnerabilities and operational landscape

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Safeguards and Security

Group: Cyber Security - NSD

Opening Date: 2021-06-01

Closing Date: 2021-07-01