Arlington

Cyber Security Engineer (Application)

Role: 
Cyber Security Engineer (Application)
Req #: 
390_20150421
Clearance: 
Public Trust Level 6 (PT-6)
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<25%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Cyber Security Engineer with FISMA security compliance expertise to join our talented, dynamic team.  The ideal candidate will assist the cyber security team in day-to-day operations and provide support services to our government clients by independently evaluating security controls on applications implemented by various client information systems.  Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing of web applications and compiled (local) applications, and reporting of findings, are core activities for this position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a Security Controls Assessment (SCA) team to assess information systems
  • Perform vulnerability assessments of information systems in compliance with NIST 800-53 and other client-specific standards
  • Review information system security documentation for compliance and provide remediation recommendations
  • Provide recommendations concerning safeguarding of information systems in compliance with applicable standards
  • Perform personnel interviews, reviews of security processes and procedures, and conduct comprehensive web application and/or local (compiled) application assessments to ensure compliance with applicable security controls
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology, or related field
  • Expertise in vulnerability/penetration testing of web applications and compiled (local) applications, including commonly used tools such as BURP Suite, Nessus, Metasploit, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in IT systems auditing, security controls assessments, system documentation, or security compliance
  • Experience with assessing compliance with standards such as FISMA and the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience with IT architecture and design (e.g., firewalls, intrusion detection systems, virtual private networking, virus protection technologies, LAN/WAN design, and/or general internetworking technologies)
  • Ability to clearly articulate technical requirements and other information in written documentation.
  • Detail-oriented and quality-driven
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills: multi-tasking, working individually and with a team, self-motivated and reliable
  • Positive attitude, strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills, professionalism

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Masters degree in Information Security / Information Technology, or related field
  • Security + Certification
  • CISSP Certification
  • DIACAP experience
  • Proficient in the full suite of Microsoft Office applications

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Cyber Security Engineer (Application)

Senior Proposal Manager/Writer

Role: 
Senior Proposal Manager/Writer
Req #: 
388_20150420
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker is seeking a Senior Proposal Manager/Writer to join our talented, dynamic team. The Senior Proposal Manager/Writer will provide technical writing and proposal management services, business opportunity and capture strategy support, business intelligence services, marketing strategies and product support, and to continually enhance proposal management systems and materials for a fast growing, dynamic, technology solutions firm. The Proposal Manager/Writer will be responsible for establishing efficient proposal systems and materials for the Company, including involving appropriate technical staff and other key personnel necessary to produce winning proposals, including managing all proposal activities (e.g., managing and responding to data calls), and providing proposal oversight and writing support. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with high energy, have strong organizational and writing skills, and have the ability to operate effectively in complex and fast-paced environments. In this role, the candidate is a strategist and tactician who can envision the final product in total, and control resources and processes to achieve that end state.

The Proposal Manager/writer will be responsible for leading and supporting multi-functional teams in implementing an effective proposal development process (e.g., establishing win strategies, designing innovative proposed approaches), and developing winning proposals for rebids and new competitive contracts and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Task Orders. This individual will create proposal structures that enable the firm to produce multiple proposals simultaneously, including competitive pursuits where Halfaker is the prime or subcontractor, large IDIQs or GWACs, IDIQ task orders, Requests for Information and Sources Sought responses, and unsolicited proposal efforts. The Proposal Manager will work closely with the CEO, and the responsible technical staff, to conduct an effective proposal development process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the Business Development and Marketing Department with responsibility for managing and providing leadership on all proposal systems/efforts.
  • Develops an overall plan for continually assessing and enhancing proposal systems and materials (e.g., reviewing and designing proposal materials, such as kick-off meeting agendas and standard questions; and/or meeting with technical staff to solicit their feedback on the proposal process).
  • Creates or enhances systems for proposal coordinators’ use in tracking proposal progress, and continually monitors milestones/schedules, resources, and outputs.
  • Provides oversight and management of proposals, including providing guidance and direction to technical staff and proposal coordinators.
  • Analyzes Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and facilitates and/or participates in bid/no-bid discussions.
  • Coordinates with Capture Managers to identify the required proposal team staffing and resource requirements (technical writers, graphic and layout artists, subject matter experts, subcontractors, and independent contractors).
  • Facilitates the kick-off meeting (including developing kick-off meeting agendas/materials), and oversees the preparation of any follow-up materials/communications.
  • Coordinates with the responsible technical staff, and the Business Development Associate, in adapting proposal procedures, developing proposal production guidelines, identifying existing proposal language for use/adaptation, developing a plan for conducting research/data collection, and developing proposal templates.
  • Oversees the development of, and provides oversight for, proposal development schedules, outlines, management plans, data calls for subcontractors, storyboards and writing plans.
  • Lead team working sessions including vision, solution, and messaging
  • Works with Capture Managers to ensure that proposal text is produced on schedule and win strategies, themes, and discriminators are integrated into proposal responses.
  • Supports proposals as a technical writer, including producing proposal section(s), and/or revising proposal text developed by other staff/consultants.
  • Manages and engages key personnel in proposal review activities, including conducting color reviews, and engaging the appropriate staff in ensuring proposal compliance with RFP (including the editorial guidelines specified for the proposal), corporate, and legal requirements.
  • Creates and oversees a proposal communication system, acting, as needed, as the single point of contact between the Business Development and Marketing staff, teaming partners, and the capture, operational, and production staff.
  • Oversees, in conjunction with the Capture Manager and the Business Development Associate, the proposal production process (word processing, graphics, editing, proofreading, reproduction, printing, collation, and binding) in support of proposal activities.
  • Creates a structure for maintaining a status record and master file on the share drive for all text and graphics; and for managing the file server environment during and after proposal development (for implementation by the Business Development Associate).
  • Provides guidance and status reports on proposal and production matters to the Director of Business Development and Marketing and ensures that data calls, responses to sources sought and RFIs, proposals, and white papers are approved through the designated channels before submission.
  • Supports the Capture Managers in participating in data call responses for bid activities where Halfaker is the subcontractor. 
  • Identifies proposal training opportunities, and develops training tools and provides training to Program Managers and other staff, as needed.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years overall relevant experience of which 5+ years includes directly related federal government proposal management experience.
  • Specific experience implementing formal capture and proposal processes, previous experience within the information technology industry is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be experienced in leading and managing large, multi-contractor proposal development teams.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills with outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to lead others through the proposal process and brief executive management in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.
  • Ability to establish a solid working relationship with senior level management, technical staff, clients, external collaborators, and business development resources.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of Shipley or similar proposal development processes and the ability to implement them across the staff is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Internet research tools, Word Processing, and Adobe platforms required.
  • General knowledge of the FAR/DFAR and supplemental agency regulations.

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Proposal Manager/Writer

Test Analyst

Role: 
Test Analyst
Req #: 
362_20150225
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<0%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Test Analyst with quality assurance expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support a Department of Defense client.  The ideal candidate will support the Forms Migration Team by testing forms which have been converted from an XFDL file to a fillable PDF file. Specifically, the test analyst will analyze and validate forms prior to conversion, document acceptance criteria from the original XFDL files, and validate the layout and function of the new forms in PDF to ensure they look and operate in the same manner as the original.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support testing of converted forms by:
  • Analyzing XFDL Forms prior to processing to capture their function for future testing after form conversion
  • Verifying converted forms match compliance standards and adherence to both the look and faction of the original form.
  • Logging test results for each form
  • Clarifying requirements with SME to resolve potential defects
  • Participating in Quality Control reviews
  • Providing recommendations and technical opinions on implementation quality control approaches
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 2 or more years’ experience working as a tester, quality control, reviewer

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES4, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Exposure to Forms Conversion projects and/or Forms Conversion Tools
  • Experience with any automated testing tools
  • Experience with JIRA or defect tracking tools
  • Experience testing forms

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Test Analyst

Technical Recruiter

Role: 
Technical Recruiter
Req #: 
361_20150223
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Technical Recruiter to drive recruiting activities.  The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual who will prosper in a fast paced environment. A key marker of success will be the ability to creatively source challenging skill-sets with high level clearances with urgency in mind. The recruiter will manage the recruiting process to include: partnering with hiring managers to write compelling job descriptions, ensuring proper classification and level, sourcing and screening candidates, conducting/coordinating interviews, and working with managers to extend offers, supporting as needed.

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Technology, or related discipline.
  • 5 years’ experience recruiting in a government contracting environment may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a technical recruiter, preferably in the IT industry
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a continuous pipeline of candidates with strong technology and management skills.
  • Highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic and the ability to overcome obstacles
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and networking skills.
  • Ability to think outside the box to solve problems for candidates and clients.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Full cycle recruiting experience supporting clients that require high level clearances.
  • Knowledge of EEO, ADA, DOL classifications, and other government compliance regulations that affect job recruitment.
  • Previous experience with server-based applicant tracking systems.
  • Demonstrated success in a corporate recruiting environment or agency recruiting firm

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Technical Recruiter
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