• Senior Associate, Federal Cyber Security Engineer

    KPMG Mc Lean, VA 22102

    Job #2280858647

  • Business Title: Senior Associate, Federal Cyber Security Engineer

    Requisition Number: 92515 - 94

    Function: Advisory

    Area of Interest:

    State: VA

    City: McLean


    The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

    KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join our Federal Advisory practice.


    • Analyze complex enterprise environments from an information security perspective across the U.S. Federal government space

    • Perform technical cybersecurity planning, system integration, and/or system verification and validation

    • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate cybersecurity requirements into hardware and software specifications

    • Experience evaluating and mitigating system risks and supporting system certification and accreditation (C&A) and Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) processes, including document the results of C&A and prepare the System Security Plans (SSPs) as well as update Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms)

    • Ability to support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) requirement process through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports

    • Experience with Splunk architecture, engineering, and/or administration

    • Interface with high-level client executives and hands-on technology practitioners to bring meaningful, strategic change in the sphere of information protection, data security and privacy, and business continuity

    • Assist with project management for global security technology and process implementations including program oversight for global penetration testing, vendor and third party risk management, data privacy and information governance implementation, and vulnerability management program delivery

    • Articulate business risks of technical vulnerabilities to client personnel and identify and communicate findings to client personnel while assisting with scoping prospective engagements and developing proposals


    • A minimum of three years of experience in information security or in a technology-related field, and strong knowledge base in operations, enterprise networking, system evaluation and architecture; U.S. Federal government consulting experience preferred

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in an appropriate field

    • Strong understanding of and ability to provide security configuration and testing of networking and operating systems including TCP/IP, WAN/LAN routing, VLAN architecture, and a wide array of large-scale environments including various major web application servers

    • Preferred Certifications: CISSP, CASP+ CE, CEH, CPT, CISM, CISA, CIPP, GIAC, GSEC, and/or GCFW, MCSE, CCNA, CNE, CCIE, L2 IAM/ IAT/ IASAE, Archer/ ArcSight/ other

    • Ability to travel as required to support firm engagements

    • U.S. citizenship required and an active U.S. Federal government Top Secret clearance

    KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( ~~~) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

    KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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