Vulnerability Assessor with NASA IV&V
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Location Fairmont wv
Job Description


Location: FAIRMONT, WV, United States
Subcategory: Cyber Sec Analyst
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI


Responsible for the evaluation of networks and systems to identify vulnerabilities with the goal of helping an organization improve its security posture. This is a highly technical hands-on role that will utilize the knowledge of common ports, protocols and services (PPS), knowledge of system administration, operating systems and creativity skills. It is an opportunity for a team player to enhance a world-class team and learn new skills.


  • Conduct host/network/application vulnerability and compliance assessments as a member of a technical team

  • Assess networks and systems for compliance with NIST, local policies and other DOD and commercial publications

  • Configure, execute, validate and contextualize the output of vulnerability discovery tools such as Nmap, Nessus, Nexpose and SCAP

  • Work extensively from the Windows and UNIX/Linux command line (e.g. Bash and PowerShell)

  • Research and formulate recommendations for vulnerabilities

  • Employ extensive use of Microsoft Office main tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio to prepare plans, reports, diagrams, tables, briefings, etc.

  • Be able to present, demonstrate, explain and document operational impact of a particular vulnerability or the combination of many vulnerabilities and flaws

  • Develop proof-of-concept examples and scenarios for reports and live demonstrations

  • Create/document tactic, techniques and procedures (TTP) to train and expand/share knowledge with customers and team members

  • Ability to develop presentations and reports, document findings accurately; attention to detail is a vital skill

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to convey findings in a tactful manner with the technical proficiency level appropriate to the skills and/or understanding of the audience.

  • Willingness to take experience as a vulnerability assessor to the next level and learn and potentially become a penetration tester

  • Critical thinking skills are a must



  • 2 years hands-on experience as a vulnerability assessor or junior penetration tester; ICS/SCADA and Cloud Computing are a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Applied Science or similar technical discipline OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Certifications like GPEN are a plus

  • Must have a thorough knowledge beyond common network ports and protocols

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

  • Active Secret security clearance


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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