Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME)

This position can be performed remotely.




  • Technical Training in Information Technology.




  • Eighteen (18) years of hands-on experience with Network Operations to include three (3) of the following five (5) areas: Systems Requirements, Operational Requirements, Data Analysis, Test & Evaluation, and Training. Experience may be achieved simultaneously. Recognized expert who has demonstrated industry and/or public service (e.g., federal, state, or local) leadership in Information Technology.



  • Investigate and troubleshoot network and security components of the NMCI infrastructure
  • Utilize the designated configuration management system for the NMCI to make all approved configuration changes to the NMCI and security components
  • Configure, maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls; Palo Alto firewalls; F5 load balancers/Web application firewalls (WAF); InfoBlox DNS appliances; Citrix NetScaler products; McAfee/SourceFire Intrusion Detection and Prevention products; and Gigamon Packet Brokers
  • Document all work performed in support of trouble tickets using the approved NMCI trouble ticketing system
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis in support of the PEO following major degradations in performance or unplanned outages
  • Develop and configure deployment packages for Microsoft and Linux operating systems
  • Configure, deploy, and assess effectiveness of cyber security tools to include Tanium and Host Based Security Systems (HBSS)
  • Investigate program requirements, perform studies, analyze system and/or equipment performance and submit recommendations for development, upgrades, modifications, or alterations of hardware and/or software as appropriate to improve system operation and enhance security posture in the field environment
  • Perform site surveys and deliver survey reports to support the installation of Network Infrastructure, Application and Security Systems
  • Recreate scientifically within a laboratory environment an operational environment for local evaluation of field needs. This “modeled” environment may then be manipulated to determine improvements in security posture
  • Perform Network Infrastructure, Application and Security System COTS product review and evaluations
  • Perform pre-install population, configuration, and testing of systems
  • Provide onsite engineering support for the installation and upgrade of Network Infrastructure, Application and Security Systems
  • Perform system operation verification test (SOVT) for installed and upgraded systems
  • Provide Tier 3 support for installed network security suites, WAN hardware or software, as well as Application Server support, as required
  • Work with DISA and other service providers to connect circuits and implement virtual circuit provisioning across the infrastructure

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