Darkblade Systems

Cybersecurity Specialist

Job Locations US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Information Technology
Part Time
Clearance Level Required


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Darkblade Systems needs a Network and Cybersecurity SME for a new contract.



  • Produce, request, and gather required information for system authorization packages, track system packages progress within Xacta, update system status within branch internal database.
  • Track significant events, as required, such as Service Requests, Incident Reports, and open CSRDs. Maintain a Help Desk for cybersecurity-related trouble tickets.
  • Prepare documents required for: Interim Authority to Test/Authorization to Operate (IATT/ATO) approvals, Security Impact Analysis (SIA) and required artifacts, Plans of Actions & Milestones (POA&Ms), A&A package artifacts, and training material for ISSMs, ISSOs, system administrators, and PMs.
  • Work with Cybersecurity staff members to conduct Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities
  • Follow all approved IC directives and standards in addition to NASIC policies, processes, and procedures
  • Develop and maintain security documentation, procedures, and plans
  • Identify applicable DISA STIGs, and track and report compliance
  • Ensure configuration management, evaluate and acquire approval for changes to authorized systems
  • Track and maintain system status related to authorization efforts and provide updates
  • Define and track completion of Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms)
  • Maintain Body of Evidence (BoE) to support system ATO and Continuous Monitoring
  • Assist with system assessments and inspections
  • Support auditing, malware detection, and vulnerability scanning of systems
  • Provide monthly functional area reports summarizing work accomplished, work planned in next month and important issues occurring during the month. Report shall include system and PoA&M status (if applicable) and trend data (CDRL A001).


  • This is a full time position, with standard operating hours Monday - Friday, unless otherwise indicated during the interview process.
  • This role is expected to operate 100% onsite at the designated work location.



  • Position does not require travel.



  • Active Top Secret / SCI.  ***TS/SCI required upon application for initial consideration.   This position is not open for any clearance upgrades, reactivation, or sponsorship.***


  • High School diploma or equivalent, required.


  • N/A


  • Minimum of five (5) years of applicable work experience.




Darkblade Systems does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, Darkblade Systems may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

Darkblade Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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