Cybersecurity Specialist III (1359)

Cybersecurity Specialist III (1359) | Aberdeen Proving Ground, 21005, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, US


Referral Eligible  


This position is local-hybrid at Belcamp, Maryland. Must be onsite three (3) days each week. 



Zapata Technology is seeking a cleared Cybersecurity Specialist III to support development of custom systems for specialized security features and procedures for software systems, networks, data centers, and hardware. Cyber Security Expert with Government RMF Process and ATO Documentation Expertise. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Cyber Security Expert who possesses a deep understanding of the government Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and Authorization to Operate (ATO) documentation and process. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the security and compliance of our digital systems, networks, and data. 




Job Qualifications: 


Qualifications and Skills include:   


  • Proven experience in implementing the government RMF process and preparing ATO documentation. 
  • In-depth knowledge of security frameworks, standards, and guidelines (e.g., NIST SP 800-53, FISMA, FedRAMP). 
  • Strong understanding of network and system security principles, protocols, and technologies. 
  • Experience with security assessment tools, vulnerability scanners, and penetration testing techniques. 
  • Familiarity with incident response procedures and analysis. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex security concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. 
  • Responsible for conducting threat and risk analysis and analyzing the operational impact of new and existing systems and technologies to eliminate risk, performance, and capacity issues. 
  • Implements vulnerability assessments and configures audits of operating systems, web servers, and databases; and detects patterns, unsecure features, and malicious activities in the infrastructure. 
  • Performs research, testing, evaluation, and deployment of security technology and procedures and runs diagnostics on changes to data to verify undetected breaches. 
  • Develops custom systems for specialized security features and procedures for software systems, networks, data centers, and hardware. 
  • Develops and implements information security standards, guidelines, and procedures and develops firewalls to secure the network infrastructure. 
  • Maintains an awareness of new intrusion methods and develops Protection Plans. 
  • Conducts counteractive protocols and reports incidents. 
  • Offers customized risk ratings for vulnerabilities based on company policies and maintains IT security controls documentation. 
  • Manages relationships, and coordinates with customers and service providers while providing customized security assessments, implementing security policies, designing security training materials, organizing training sessions, providing technical support, and communicating security policies and procedures. 
  • Responsible for supervising and mentoring subordinate project and team staff.    


Certifications: Relevant certification: CISSP, CISM, or CEH. 

Minimum Years of Relevant Experience:  

  • bachelor's degree and nine (9) or more years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.

Education Level & Degree Required:  

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is requiredHS and 13 years of experience; Associates and 11 years of experience. A candidate holding a relevant master's degree may be granted 2 years’ experience credit for that extra education. A candidate holding a relevant PhD degree may be granted 4 years’ experience credit for that extra education.



Working Conditions: 

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 

Full time position 


Clearance Type: 

Requires a current Top Secret SCI clearance. Employment is contingent on having or obtaining the required active security clearance or successfully passing the required background check, as well as other factors, including, but not limited to, drug screens.  


AAP/EEO Statement: 

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 


Zapata Technology, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation to applicants who are veterans or who have disabilities and are unable to fully use our company application system. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Christina Hall, EEO Coordinator at