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Information Systems Engineer / Network Engineer

Cyber Defense Solutions has an opportunity for an Information Systems Engineer  to support one of our Federal Customers in the DC Metro Area!

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Position Criteria

Clearance Level: TS with SCI eligibility
Citizenship: US Citizenship
Location: Arlington, VA

Position Description

The Information Systems Engineer’s duties and work output cover a range of technical specialties such as operations analysis; computer architectures; client/server and other aspects of distributed and database‐intensive systems; software engineering; data engineering; enterprise, operational, system and technical architectures; information security/assurance; planning, requirements development, technology insertion, modernization; data fusion; systems engineering process planning and implementation; integration; and systems analysis and modeling using formal methods. 

Job Summary:  Responsible for the planning and engineering of an organization's systems infrastructure, which also includes the implementation and design of cybersecurity hardware and software.


Essential Functions:

Assesses architecture and current system limitations, defines and designs system specifications, and evaluates input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
Coordinates design of subsystems and total system integration.
Oversees all transition to operations and security compliance activities to include installation, integration, operations and maintenance.
Works with configuration management team to ensure completion of upgrades.
Conducts front-end life-cycle activities to design and engineer the system infrastructure and hardware and software configurations for the proposed solution.
Provide system technical engineering efforts to include the design and integration of system components and the ability to provide government leadership with a determination of risk.
Analyzes system requirements to determine current capabilities and system functions.
Provides status briefs to Project Manager and government leadership for specified engineering projects to ensure requirements are properly defined, understood, and met.
Provides input to the configuration management team to ensure compliance with the process and plan.
Provides program management input to the engineering cycle, including the following; engineering, integration, quality assurance, training, acceptance testing, staging and production.
Assesses the "as is" and provide a "to be" state for various projects.
Manages government expectations and requirements, submits needs to government leadership for translation to actual requirements and adhere to AF and IC standards and those processes as further defined by the Government SME.
Utilizing engineering methodology, must regularly provide guidance, advice, or assistance with resolving complex issues or tasks.
Utilizes functional area expertise gained through direct industry experience to assess the operational and functional baseline of an organization and its organizational components.



  • Must have a DoD Top Secret clearance w/SCI access eligibility.
  • Must possess an active IASAE Level II certification such as CISSP, CSSLP, or CASP or Microsoft equivalent
  • 4 to 10 years experience in Systems or Network Engineering
  • Good to have have experience with Microsoft Suite (preferably to include Visio and Project).
  • Must be able to operate and meet imposed deadlines.


CDS, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Main Number: 855-292-3710 or 804-539-8278


Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC

Founded in 2008, Cyber Defense Solutions is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), and Minority-Owned Business (MOB). CDS is a full-service IT company known for providing customers with cutting-edge cyber security solutions that ensure clients cyber security missions are executed effectively and efficiently. We design, deploy, and operate comprehensive cyber security infrastructures, including network security devices and endpoint protection. CDS provides services to support CIOs, CISOs, SOCs, CERTs, CNDSPs and other cyber security departments with ISO 9000- and ISO 20000-certified quality services. At CDS, we tackle rapidly evolving threats and ever-changing regulations head-on by providing flexible technology solutions, services, and training.


Free training is provided to all employees through:

In 2009, CDS developed the Cyber Training Institute (CTI), where we provide companies and individuals with the training they need to reach peak performance. Our blended training solution, the CTI Advantage, combines classroom training with online, on-demand training providing supper value at an exceptional cost to our clients. We offer hundreds of highly technical courses across the US. As an EC-Council Accredited Training Center and Global Knowledge Training Partner, CTI has helped numerous of professionals advance their careers. We currently offer hundreds of the most popular technical courses it Information Technology, Network Security and Engineering.


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