Colorado Springs, Colorado

LinQuest is seeking a Cyber Security Test Engineer to join our team in Colorado Springs, CO.


  • Provide support to the cyber security operations staff in resolving cyber security issues as requested
  • Assist in theidentification of non-compliant system settings, exploitable threats, and other system vulnerabilities
  • Assist in authoring technical documentation including test plans, test procedures, technical white papers, and test reports
  • Travel: approximately 10%
  • Use industry accepted and in-house developed tools to collect and aggregate cyber security data for use in identifying non-compliant system settings, exploitable threats, and other system vulnerabilities
  • Assist in the communication with system developers to further understanding of cyber security concepts and implemented controls
  • Provide the collected data to Information Systems Security Engineers (ISSE) in support of their assessment of system cyber security posture and support the cyber security operations staff in resolving complex cyber security issues as requested
  • Assist in the authoring and peer-reviews cyber security test plans and detailed test procedures that include step-by-step instructions for using advanced cyber security tools
  • Enhance cyber security testing processes and procedures through feedback and implementation
  • Assist in the reporting on cyber security program activities to upper management as requested

Required Experience:

  • 4+ years’ work experience in military, aerospace, DoD government, academia, or industry
  • Understand fundamental concepts of software design and implementation
  • Understand fundamentals of various Operating Systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems involving complex systems
  • Ability to undertake new challenges with limited guidance
  • Bachelor degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, or equivalent technical discipline
  • Knowledge of DoD mission system sustainment
  • Within 6 months of hire, must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoDD 8140 and DoDD 8570.01-M for Information Assurance
  • Must be eligible for DoD Secret Clearance to be considered for this position

Preferred Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience with MILSATCOM equipment and troubleshooting (desired)
  • Experience with Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker (SCC) and STIG Viewer
  • Experience using Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and benchmarks
  • Experience with Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) processes
  • Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
  • Experience using the Command-Line-Interface (CLI)
  • Experience with administrating Linux and Windows systems
  • Experience with Database Management (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Experience with Cisco network devices
  • Experience with developing and maintaining scripts (primarily PowerShell)
  • Familiarity with DoD RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process
  • Familiarity with AF/DoD/CNSSI/NIST security policy/manuals and other guiding policy documents
  • Familiarity with penetration testing methodology and tools
  • Experience with working in a highly competitive multi-contractor environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Motivated, self-starter capable of autonomous on-the-job learning/improvement with minimal supervision


• Starting salary ranges from $70,000 to $90,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications


  • LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit:

Colorado Springs, Colorado

LinQuest delivers performance excellence across the Air, Land, Sea, Space, and Cyberspace domains. We provide highly valued, state-of-the-art and cost effective technical solutions to the U.S. government, civil and commercial customers. LinQuest's services and products span the engineering, testing, operation and sustainment of critical capabilities and programs ranging from intricate systems and architectures to highly complex enterprises comprised of families of systems. LinQuest integrates technical and operational domain expertise with process discipline and delivers superior performance across the life cycle of programs.

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