VA

Systems Architect

Role: 
Systems Architect
Req #: 
404_20150511
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker is seeking a Systems Architect to join our talented, dynamic team. The Systems Architect will support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by providing technical support and leadership in system architecture, system design, system integration, and technical management. Specifically, the Systems Architect will be responsible for leading system architecture activities related to enterprise architecture for a mission critical application suite.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead systems architecture activities related to specific components of the CBP CSP application suite
  • Create and communicate system design and architecture solutions
  • Participate in daily Scrum meetings and weekly Scrum-of-Scrums meetings
  • Work with other contractor and Government teams to develop and document system architecture in compliance with established standards
  • Evaluate and recommend new tools in support of Agile software development
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field and 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with enterprise architecture for large scale systems using open source and Java technologies
  • Hands-on experience with Java design patterns, coding standards, best practices, and implementing prototypes and proof of concept
  • Hands-on experience developing enterprise applications using agile software development methdology such as Scrum and Java Open source technologies using the Atlassian tool suite
  • Familiarity with SAFe concepts such as ART, HIP, and RTE for managing large-scale agile implementations
  • Experience with web services, data exchange protocols, business rules, workflows, batch processing, and data conversion  tools
  • Strong leadership and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to obtain a CBP Clearence

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Modernizing legacy systems from mainframes to open source technologies
  • Report development using Business Objects
  • Technologies: Java J2EE, JBoss, Tomcat, JMS Messaging, JPA Persistence, Spring Framework, Hibernate (or Mybatis), Rules engine (Drools or JBPM), Oracle (Exadata preferred), Business Objects (preferred)
  • Development Tools: Atlassian Tool Suite including GreenHopper (or equivalent), Eclipse, ANT, Jira, JUnit, Subversion, Bamboo, Clover, FishEye, Sprinter, Confluence WikiUnderstanding of Continuous integration tools within Agile development
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, small business environment
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Ability to prepare required technical documentation

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: 
Systems Architect

Physical Security Specialist

Role: 
Physical Security Specialist
Req #: 
404_20150514
Clearance: 
DoD TS / SCI
City: 
Reston
Location:
Reston,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Physical Security Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). The ideal candidate will be responsible to develop, maintain, implement, and execute physical security policies and practices for the JIEDDO and programs within the facility in accordance with Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Facility Accreditation message for the JIEDDO facility and the DIA-approved Security Standard Operating Procedure, HSPD 12, FIPS 201, and ICD 705.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Highly trained security specialist with extensive experience with the Department of Defense in physical and operations security
  • Maintain and operate the existing Electronic Security  Systems (ESS) system
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and instructional abilities.
  • Demonstrate experience in applying policies and procedures in accordance to DoD Regulation 5200.1-R Information Security Program and Executive Order 12958
  • Demonstrate ability to implement site security procedures, checklists, process controls, and practices for the protection of JIEDDO personnel, facilities, and information
  • Demonstrate ability to evaluate the effectiveness of existing security practices and recommend appropriate action to correct deficiencies
  • Demonstrate ability to set up personnel circulation, control, and entry systems
  • Oversee and participate in the conduct of daily Random Antiterrorism Measures (RAMs)
  • Experience conducting emergency evacuation drills and exercise
  • Demonstrate ability to assist with security inspections, tests, and reviews
  • Knowledge of procedures outlined in Chapter 8 (JDCSISSS) for responding to security incidents, and for investigating and reporting (to the DAA/DAA Rep/SCO and to local management) security violations and incidents, as appropriate
  • Maintain a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures
  • Access only that data, control information, software, hardware, and firmware for which they are authorized access and have a need-to-know, and assume only those roles and privileges for which they are authorized
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Meet, greet and interact professionally with employees, VIPs, and the general public
  • Maintain poise and self-control under stress
  • Construct and write clear, concise, accurate, and detailed reports in English
  • The ability to operate any Windows platform operating system used within JIEDDO
  • Operate and provide written and oral status reports on specialized security equipment to include but not limited to x-ray machines, metal detectors, electronic security system components, handheld and fixed detectors, etc.
  • Provide recurring security support to escort facilities operations and maintenance vendors onsite

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Lenel OnGuard Access Control System
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership abilities
  • Experience supervising an uniformed guard force providing control access to the building and compartmented spaces

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: 
Physical Security Specialist

Junior Help Desk Associate

Role: 
Junior Help Desk Associate
Req #: 
400_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Junior Help Desk Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily help desk support functions, including providing answers to clients by identifying problems; researching answers; guiding clients through corrective steps
  • Provide technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, software, user accounts
  • Serve as primary point of contact (POC) for the EBT processors
  • Receive and monitor transaction daily files and ensure data integrity
  • Improve system performance by identifying problems and recommending changes
  • Provide training and information dissemination as needed
  • Develop, maintain, and review all system, operational, and user documentation
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with commercial trouble ticketing system (such as Remedy) is a plus
  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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: 
Junior Help Desk Associate

Senior Developer

Role: 
Senior Developer
Req #: 
401_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Developer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system architecture integration and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment
  • Design, code, test, develop, and document application programs for computer systems
  • Lead stakeholder and product owner meetings to define software requirements and create highly complex systems
  • Manage modifications to and maintenance of operational programs and procedures
  • Establish project standards and processes
  • Lead team on transformational initiatives such as use of Agile best practices
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Programming: Java, Struts framework, Spring, JavaScript, jQuery/jQuery UI, ArcGIS for JavaScript, CSS, XML, SOAP, REST, Apache Axis
  • Web/Application Server: JBoss Application Server, Apache HTTP Server
  • Operating Systems: Windows, RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Tools: Eclipse, SVN, Jenkins, JUnit, JIRA, Ant, Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System or similar content management system
  • Database: MS SQL Server
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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 Developer

IT Project Manager

Role: 
IT Project Manager
Req #: 
397_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for an IT Project Manager to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the project team, providing direction and supervision to all team members
  • Serve as primary point of contact to government customer to include the FNS Contracting Office
  • Manage customer interactions and expectations
  • Responsible for the timely completion and quality delivery of all project deliverables and execution of the FNS ALERT contract
  • Attend briefings, conferences, and other government-designated meetings as requested
  • Address all project-related risks and issues with little guidance or direction from senior leadership
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of IT management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Strong experience with managing technical teams and project scheduling
  • Must have experience managing resource allocation and utilizing project management methodologies
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Project
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • PMP certification is strongly preferred
  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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: 
IT Project Manager

Senior Business Analyst

Role: 
Senior Business Analyst
Req #: 
403_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Business Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as functional lead to Project Manager
  • Lead interactions with stakeholders to elicit, analyze, document, and validate functional and non-functional requirements
  • Coordinate integration, system, and user acceptance testing
  • Lead analysis of defects and coordinate with the client which release the fix should be allocated to
  • Create, update, and maintain various SDLC documentation for each release
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Strong grasp of the principles, theories, and concepts of the software development process
  • Experience with implementing test scripts, test automation, JUnit, Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • PMP certification is a plus
  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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 Business Analyst

Mid Tester/Analyst

Role: 
Mid Tester/Analyst
Req #: 
396_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Mid Tester/Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with stakeholders to elicit, analyze, document, and validate functional and non-functional requirements in conjunction with the Lead Business Analyst
  • Prepare test plans, test cases, and test execution scenarios
  • Perform integration, system, and user acceptance testing
  • Other testing responsibilities include: verification of system capabilities and system enhancements or changes, requirements verification, performance testing, regression testing, load testing, high availability testing, system and software level integration troubleshooting, test reports, root-cause analyses
  • Record and log all user-reported defects
  • Analyze defects and coordinate with the client which release the fix should be allocated to
  • Provide feedback in timely manner for all reported issues and change requests
  • Research, analyze, write, edit, and proofread technical data and sections of documents such as manuals, procedures, and specifications
  • Create, update, and maintain various SDLC documentation for each release
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Good grasp of the principles, theories, and concepts of the software development process
  • Experience with implementing test scripts, test automation, JUnit, Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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: 
Mid Tester/Analyst

Senior DBA

Role: 
Senior DBA
Req #: 
402_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior DBA to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage organization’s existing database infrastructure
  • Maintain database performance, availability, security, and upgrades
  • Provide troubleshooting of issues on behalf of staff and end-users
  • Work with customer to develop requirements and design database enhancements and integration with external systems
  • Make recommendations to leadership regarding database operations and potential enhancements 
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience in database management, data maintenance, performance tuning, database security, troubleshooting
  • Strong experience with MS SQL, SQL development, and MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Strong experience with Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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 DBA

Senior Architect

Role: 
Senior Architect
Req #: 
398_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Architect to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall direction, guidance, and definition of a technical architecture that effectively supports FNS ALERT business goals and objectives
  • Interact with the customer, stakeholders, and OIT management to provide technical guidance and recommend system enhancements and improvements
  • Collaborate with functional and technical leads to identify requirements and develop fitting solutions to meet the requirements
  • Research and determine best-fit technologies and solutions in support of emerging business needs and changes on FNS ALERT contract
  • Provide guidance over design, coding, testing, development, and technical documentation
  • Support the various Security Accreditation activities and ensure that the application is adhering to FISMA security controls
  • Establish project standards and processes
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience with industry standard architecture and design methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of various hardware, software, and/or operating systems environments, particularly Java Stack
  • Extensive experience with technical problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting
  • Experience in preparing architectural documents and presentations
  • Strategic thinking and ability to take an enterprise or system viewpoint
  • Programming: Java, Struts framework, Spring, JavaScript, jQuery/jQuery UI, ArcGIS for JavaScript, CSS, XML, SOAP, REST, Apache Axis
  • Web/Application Server: JBoss Application Server, Apache HTTP Server
  • Operating Systems: Windows, RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Tools: Eclipse, SVN, Jenkins, JUnit, JIRA, Ant, Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System or similar content management system, IBM AppScan
  • Database: MS SQL Server
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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 Architect

Mid Developer

Role: 
Mid Developer
Req #: 
399_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Mid Developer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system architecture integration and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment
  • Design, code, test, develop, and document application programs for computer systems
  • Attend stakeholder and product owner meetings to define software requirements and create highly complex systems
  • Manage modifications to and maintenance of operational programs and procedures
  • Establish project standards and processes
  • Assist with transformational initiatives such as use of Agile best practices
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Programming: Java, Struts framework, Spring, JavaScript, jQuery/jQuery UI, ArcGIS for JavaScript, CSS, XML
  • Web/Application Server: JBoss Application Server, Apache HTTP Server
  • Operating Systems: Windows, RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Tools: Eclipse, SVN, Jenkins, JUnit, JIRA, Ant, Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System or similar content management system
  • Database: MS SQL Server
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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: 
Mid Developer

Deputy Program Manager

Role: 
Deputy Program Manager
Req #: 
393_20150422
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Falls Church/ Arlington
Location:
Falls Church/ Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<20%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Deputy Program Manager with cybersecurity certification and accreditation expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support the management of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Assessment and Accreditation team. The ideal candidate will provide support to the PMO by providing day-to-day management of project tasks and technical management of all contract activities including cost, schedule, and performance. He or she will conduct planning and coordinating in the execution of the organization’s information security and risk management mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the project team with daily interaction and communication of priorities and activities
  • Maintains the project schedule and manages the project budget
  • Overseees  the timely completion and quality delivery of project deliverables and the execution of the contract
  • Maintains positive client interactions at senior levels, providing tactical project expertise support in areas related to management and cybersecurity
  • Facilitates discussion and collaboration among project stakeholders 
  • Supports growing and developing new cyber business for the company
  • Addresses all project related problems and issues with minimal guidance or direction from program management and comes up with viable solutions

***This position is contingent upon contract award.***

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and at least 4 years of IT project management experience
  • Experience and comprehensive knowledge of the certification and accreditation field or IT security-related assessments
  • Experience and ability to oversee, orchestrate, and perform day-to-day management of assigned delivery order projects that involve teams, technical and administrative staff
  • Organizes, directs, and coordinates the planning and production of all activities associated with assigned delivery order projects
  • Coordinates assessment staff allocation and expenditure of travel costs
  • Possesses polished writing and oral communication skills

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • CISSP or other relevant security certification preferred
  • Knowledge of the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification (DIACAP)
  • Working knowledge of Air Force Instruction 33-210, 23 December 2008 Incorporating Change 1, 2 October 2014 - Communications and Information Air Force Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Program (AFCAP)
  • Working Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Working knowledge of DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)s
  • Knowledge of IT security testing of medical systems, devices, and DoD applications
  • Experience in assessment tools, such as the NIST Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
  • Experience with the application of the current DISA STIGs and Security Readiness Review for databases when performing information assurance (IA) vulnerability assessments

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: 
Deputy Program Manager

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

Intelligence Analyst

Role: 
Intelligence Analyst (Senior)
Req #: 
383_20150410
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10% in US travel; occasional rotations overseas by volunteer
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for an Intelligence Analyst with military intelligence and law enforcement expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Department of Defense’s Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF).  The ideal candidate will conduct intelligence analysis, research, or operations in support of critical investigative requirements related to war on terrorism.

*This position is contingent upon award*

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops techniques, criteria, and methodologies for research and conducts in-depth analysis of trends, patterns, and historical data for national security, intelligence, and criminal cases.
  • Gathers information in support of criminal investigations, identifies intelligence gaps, interprets and evaluates information from multiple and sometimes contradictory sources, and monitors trends and events related to detainee operations, counter-threat finance, or criminal operations.
  • Develops timelines and link charts and prepares written and verbal assessments based on current events.
  • Applies focused analysis geared toward the investigation and prosecution of terrorist and war crimes cases.
  • Produces responses to Requests for Information (RFIs) and finished and strategic criminal intelligence assessments.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in intelligence analysis or criminal intelligence analysis required
  • Military or law enforcement background preferred
  • Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with CITF, CID, OSI or NCIS preferred
  • Skilled in the use of intelligence tools including: Palantir, Analyst Notebook, TAC, HOT-R, M3 and / or similar network analysis and message dissemination systems is required
  • Knowledge of terrorist networks, counter-threat finance, war-crimes, detainee operations, and criminal operations
  • Knowledge of and experience with military criminal investigative processes
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to review, analyze, compile, and  prepare reports and documents quickly
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to brief senior level military and civilian officials
  • Ability to work in both individual assignments and in a collaborative team environment

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: 
Intelligence Analyst (Senior)

Business Transaction Specialist

Role: 
Business Transaction Specialist
Req #: 
369_20150309
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Business Transaction Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on managing inputs into the DoD CFIUS review process from AT&L technology, research and development, and other engineering subject matter experts. These will include critical technology determinations, defense industrial base impacts, and defense logistics implications, among other possible technical inputs
  • May be involved in all facets of the CFIUS case review process, including intra and interagency coordination; due diligence-related open-source and classified research; threat, vulnerability, consequence, and risk analysis; and risk mitigation strategy development, implementation, and monitoring
  • Advise those DoD employees writing RBAs and ToRs for CFIUS cases still under review and being considered for mitigation agreements, or for which mitigation negotiations have begun, on the most effective ways to write mitigation provisions to both protect national security interests in the areas of technology security and supply chain reliability and integrity while also protecting the firms’ ability to conduct business in a profitable manner
  • Attend DoD and interagency CFIUS meeting relating to the above assigned cases involving potential mitigation agreements when requested
  • When current compliance monitoring caseload requires, serve as back-up assisting contractor support staff in analyzing compliance and vulnerabilities relating to enforcement gathered during site visits
  • Review mitigation agreements, correspondence between the firms under mitigation and the monitoring agencies, assessments by intelligence and law enforcement agencies
  • Provide diverse expertise related to mergers and acquisitions, business finance, market structure and other business and economic subjects related to the national security review of foreign acquisitions
  • As requested, assess globalization, market, financial, and technology trends that may impact future workload of CFIUS and the kinds of cases it is likely to face in terms of product sectors, acquiring countries, and types of low visibility influence that CFIUS may have to address
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Policy, Business, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree and Juris Doctorate are highly preferred

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

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: 
Business Transaction Specialist

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

Junior Functional Analyst

Role: 
Junior Functional Analyst
Req #: 
292_20140801
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Junior Functional Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Cargo Systems Program Office (CSPO) of the US Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP). The Junior Functional Analyst will support our client by assisting the project team in the development of new features and transition existing processing applications. Specifically, the Junior Functional Analyst will be responsible for understanding and analyzing the workflow of the current applications as well as assisting in the development of and testing a new workflow of multi-tiered web-based platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and development of user needs to determine functional and cross-functional requirements
  • Working with developers and testers to implement a system that meets client requirements
  • Provide technical support and assistance of current and new systems
  • Ability to work closely with client stakeholders
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years of work experience in an IT related field
  • Ability to obtain CBP clearance; or previously obtained DHS clearance (TSA, ICE, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience with technical writing and testing

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with the HP ALM suite (previously Quality Center) for executing automated test scripts
  • Experience using requirements, testing and defect tracking tools
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, small business environment
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle, specifically requirements analysis and test execution
  • Possession of excellent team leadership and development skills
  • Ability to prepare required technical documentation
  • Ability to apply creativity, innovation, and collaboration to daily tasks
  • Ability to work in a team environment on a daily basis

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: 
Junior Functional Analyst

Sr. Software Engineer

Role: 
Sr. Software Engineer
Req #: 
245_20140605
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Cargo Systems Program Office (CSPO) of the US Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP).  The ideal candidate will provide technical support in system architecture, system design, system integration and technical management. Successful candidates must be able to provide technical input to the systems engineering process and lead teams in developing application and technical plans. The Senior Software Engineer must be able to guide customers in the installation and use of strategic products through education and guidance and provide first-use and tuning assistance problem solving and critical situation resolution.

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline and 10+ years of experience required (10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education)
  • Experience with Java J2EE,WebLogic/WebSphere, MQ and JMS Messaging, JPA Persistence, Spring Framework, Hibernate (or Mybatis), Rules engine (Drools or JBPM), Oracle (Exadata preferred), Business Objects (preferred)
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain a CBP security clearance
  • Current knowledge of Atlassian Tool Suite including GreenHopper (or equivalent), Eclipse, ANT, Jira, JUnit, Subversion, Bamboo, Clover, FishEye, Sprinter, Confluence Wiki
  • Expert developer or architect with significant legacy ACE expertise

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Modernizing legacy systems from mainframes to open source technologies
  • Report development using Business Objects
  • Significant experience with legacy ACE
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid client facing skills/experience

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: 
Sr. Software Engineer

Senior Test Engineer

Role: 
Senior Test Engineer
Req #: 
317_20140925
Clearance: 
Active CBP clearance (preferred)
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

We are seeking a Senior Test Engineer to join our talented, dynamic team supporting our client. The Senior Test Engineer is responsible for supporting our client through the entire agile SDLC process by assisting in the gathering and testing of requirements for new features and transition of legacy applications to an updated application architecture. Specifically, the Senior Test Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and performing a project test strategy and test scripts, and will be required to gain a basic technical understanding of the project to achieve the greatest possible testing coverage. 

Requirements:

  • Proven experience writing test cases, test plans and execution of test plans.
  • Demonstrate experience writing automated test scripts using tools (UFT/HP-QTP, HP Quality Center, Selenium, ALM etc.).
  • Most have previous experience verifying software quality, metrics and development methodology (Agile, Waterfall etc.).
  • Most have previous experience working in web based technologies (Java/J2EE, JQuery, Java Script, Ajax), application servers (Websphere, Weblogic), queries (SQL) and databases (Oracle, DB2).
  • Prior experience and knowledge of testing within Agile development methodology, processes, and procedures, particularly Scrum, Story-Driven Methodology, Burn-up and Burn-down charts, and Velocity Tracking.
Requirements: 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field
  • 5+ years of relevant testing experience
  • Active CBP Clearance preferred
  • Experience with manual and automated testing tools
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

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 Test Engineer
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