NASA IV&V Information Assurance Analyst
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted Thursday, 26 April 2018
Location Fairmont - WV
Job Description


West Virginia-Fairmont

 Position Type: Fulltime


MPL Corporation is a provider of Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services to the NASA IV&V Program located in Fairmont, West Virginia. At the NASA IV&V Facility, we support NASA's IV&V Program, delivering analysis and verification & validation of safety-critical and mission-critical software for a number of important NASA programs, including both human and robotic exploration as well as earth and space science collection platforms.

This position supports the IV&V Safety & Mission Assurance (SMA) Support Office (SSO) within the IV&V Program. Work is performed under the direction of the SSO Cybersecurity lead.

Roles and Responsibilities as defined: 

  • Develop and understand cybersecurity strategies, policies, and guidelines for secure implementations

  • Assess policy needs and collaborate with stakeholders to develop policies to govern cyber activities

  • Review, conduct, or participate in audits of cyber programs and projects

  • Support management in the formulation of cyber-related policies and provide expertise to course of action development

  • Develop, implement, and recommend changes to appropriate planning procedures and policies

  • Facilitate the sharing of “best practices” and “lessons learned” throughout the cyber operations community

  • Provide subject matter expertise to planning teams, coordination groups, exercise, and task forces as necessary

  • Provide input for the development and refinement of the cyber operations objectives, priorities, strategies, plans, and programs

  • Document lessons learned that convey the results of events and/or exercises


  • Bachelors' degree in a directly related field and 9+ years of experience. Four (4) years of relevant experience or domain specific certifications may be substituted for each degree requirement.

  • Demonstrated understanding in the application of the NIST Cyber Security Framework and related security controls and frameworks (i.e., NIST, CIS)

  • Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities and the operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses

  • Knowledge of fundamental cyber concepts, principles, limitations, facilitating technologies and methods, terminology/lexicon, and effects

  • Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means as well as conducting presentations and meetings.  Able to tailor technical and planning information to a customer’s level of understanding

  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Research of emerging technologies that have potential for exploitation and the impact on systems

  • Knowledge of current and emerging cyber technologies and the Application Security Risks (e.g. Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 list) including attack methods and techniques (DDoS, brute force, spoofing, etc.)

  • Awareness of cyber actions (i.e. cyber defense, information gathering, environment preparation, cyber-attack) principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects

  • Awareness of federal cyber operations programs, strategies, frameworks, processes and resources

  • Knowledge of existing, emerging, and long-range issues related to cyber operations strategy, policy, and organization

  • Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities

  • Provide and leverage industry best practices and lessons learned of external organizations and academic institutions dealing with cyber issues

  • Ability to function in a collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and experts—both internal and external to the organization—to leverage analytical and technical expertise.   Participate as a member of planning teams, coordination groups, and task forces as necessary

  • Analyze and assess internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.


MPL Corporation offers an excellent benefits package.  We are dedicated to providing the best possible economic and personal security for each employee.

MPL Corporation is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required.

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