Software Engineer / Sr SELinux Analyst

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 07/03/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 23-00571

Job Description


This role collaborates with a team of OS/BSP and Embedded Software problem solvers to test and evaluate Ground Vehicle Combat systems for operating within internal and external Tactical Network Domains. Candidate will perform SE Linux analysis on cross-domain solutions, Multi-Level Security (MLS) and Multi-Category Security (MCS) policies. You will assist team members with creating potential exploits from vulnerabilities found within the SE Linux policy. They will also build capabilities by learning from others' expertise within our diversely skilled team. Produce a security enhanced, custom, built up Linux distribution, newly developed and existing software applications.

Candidate must be able to obtain a SECRET Security Clearance within reasonable time of hire as well as work occasional evening and/or weekend overtime as required.

Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Experience in implementing solutions to real security problems. Experience with system architecture, design, test and implementation.
  • Ability to identify security vulnerabilities in the system components or network devices and provide innovative solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology.
  • Experience working with Secure Linux based servers, troubleshooting Linux boot issues and providing fixes as required.
  • Produce reports and documents in support of system requirements and security certifications, write/contribute to white papers.
  • Intimately familiar with Linux OS security processes, issues, and challenges.
  • Be a leader and mentor to junior engineers.
  • Past performance within the DoD, or a similarly regulated environment
  • Experience with the RMF process
Technical requirements of the role:
  • Experience leading a team doing SELinux Policy development
  • Experience troubleshooting other SELinux policies
  • Understanding of RefPol and its limitations
  • Experience leading a team doing SELinux Policy development
  • Experience troubleshooting other SELinux policies
  • Understanding of RefPol and its limitations
  • Experience doing formal policy analysis
  • Solid understanding of the TCP/IP stack
  • Experience with packet analysis tools (such as Wireshark) and analyzing Protocol Data Units (PDUs)
  • Experience with common Linux scripting / shell utilities
  • Bash/sh / Python / Perl / Awk / Sed, etc
  • Experience with the following tracing/debugging tools:
  • Strace, Ltrace, Ftrace, gdb, etc
  • Familiar with technologies to enable applications to run with least privilege, and avoid full root permission, including Linux Capabilities (getcap/setcap), seccomp, containers, etc
  • Experience with managing and securing Linux Containers (LXC), Docker Containers
  • Experience working within virtualized environments - kvm / qemu, libvirt, VirtualBox, etc
  • Familiar with enhanced Linux security hardening techniques -cgroups, namespaces, seccomp, capabilities, SELinux, etc
  • Experience with Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence).
  • Experience with tools such as Bitbake, Yocto, Linux, RTOS VxWorks
  • Experience with preempt-rt, or other preemptable Linux solutions
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications / What you must have:
  • Bachelor  of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Seeing a candidate with at least 10 years  work experience in software including 3 plus years' experience with Cybersecurity (required) AND Minimum of 1 year experience using SELinux analysis or development
  • Must have experience using Linux command line to include scripting and automating basic tabs
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.
  • The candidate will need to have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Additional Information / Desired Experience
  • Previous experience working on ground combat Vehicles is highly desired.
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and/or weekend overtime as required
Candidate must be able to obtain a SECRET Security Clearance within reasonable time of hire. All applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third-party contracting company, please do not respond to this position. No C2C, W2 only

A DoD Secret Clearance will be issued to you, so you must have a clearance

Meet Your Recruiter

Greg Allen
Team Leader - Defense Solutions

With over 14 years of recruiting experience, Greg specializes in recruiting military veterans for Contract Professionals, Inc.'s defense clients nationwide (CONUS)and overseas (OCONUS). Part of his job is to also mentor new CPI recruiters and assist them in meeting their career objectives.

Greg takes great pride in his ability to support our military veterans, as they navigate the transition process. This includes providing transitioning military personnel with job information and vital career guidance, after they are discharged from the military. Greg regularly works to support transitioning military personnel and veterans by matching their skills to a rewarding career within their area of expertise.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Michigan University.

He enjoys golf, cooking, travel, music and most sports!  Go Broncos!

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