Vulnerability Analyst

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/12/2024 3:59 PM)
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Vulnerability Analyst


Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Vulnerability Analyst for the CPSS Contract, supporting the Civilian Division.




LOCATION: 85% remote. Must live in the DMV area for occasional customer meetings in Rockville, MD. These meetings could be last minute requests.


TRAVEL:  15%




  • BA/BS or 4 years additional equivalent experience.
  • 2 years IT experience specialized in scanning systems, information assurance support, and/or assessing systems.
  • At least one of the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, CISSP, ISACA CISA, GIAC GSEC, GIAC GSNA, GIAC GPEN or CEH.
  • Required Security Clearance: Ability to obtain NRC IT-I



  • Previous experience administrating (or a comprehensive working knowledge) of the following technologies
    • Windows Server
    • Web Servers (IIS, Apache)
    • Databases (MS SQL, MySQL)
  • Linux (RHEL / CentOS)
  • Familiarity with DISA STIGs, SCAP content, Tenable Audit files, and / or CIS Benchmarks.
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • A working understanding of wireless networking protocols and security mechanisms is a plus.
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools, such as Tenable Security Center / Nessus is a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Comfortable working individually and as part of a team.
  • Scripting ability (e.g., PowerShell, VBA) is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, primary importance on Word and Excel.




  • Coordinate with the project management team and the customer to fulfill testing requirements for projects within the project schedule time frame.
  • Conduct automated and manual scans verifying compliance with customer standards, DISA STIGs, CIS Benchmarks, vender security hardening documentation, and industry best practices.
  • Conduct wireless scans using a customer owned wireless scanning laptop
    • Reports of results will include screenshots of heatmaps, analysis of potential rogue access points, and recommendations for minimizing risk as necessary.
  • Research and evaluate threats and vulnerabilities to assist in prioritization of remediation actions.
  • Compile, organize, and report vulnerabilities and mitigation results to quantify program effectiveness.
  • Develop vulnerability assessment reports depending on assigned effort using customer approved templates.
  • Meet with stakeholders to review scan results and project deliverables.
  • Advise stakeholders on appropriate remediation & mitigation solutions.
  • Update customer owned scanning laptops, to include OS updates, application updates, and vulnerability plugins.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.








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