Cybersecurity Tools Administrator – Top Secret Clearance

Springfield, VA
Cyber Security /
Full Time /
Riptide Technology is hiring a Cybersecurity Tools Administrator – Top Secret Clearance to support our government customer in Springfield, VA.  The position is required to be onsite and have an active TS/SCI clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.


    • The Cybersecurity Tools Administrator is responsible for implementing and maintaining the Directorate’s cybersecurity toolsets, such as endpoint security solutions (ESS), malware protection, network detection & response (NDR), and endpoint detection & response (EDR). The Cybersecurity Tools Administrator is responsible for the following activities:
    • Configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining the hardware and software required to effectively manage cybersecurity toolsets across a global WAN.
    • Developing and maintaining systems documentation as it pertains to endpoint and network security capabilities and their implementation (CONOPs, SOPs, etc.).
    • Building tuning rules, alerts, and response activities that detect and mitigate perceived threats within the operational environment.
    • Monitoring, analyzing, and escalating indicators of compromise or anomalous activity identified via cybersecurity toolsets.
    • Developing reports and providing statuses on system health, wellness, availability and issue mitigation progress.


    • Four or more years of progressive, hands-on experience as an engineer or administrator responsible for Enterprise cybersecurity toolsets (for example: RedSeal, NetWitness, StealthWatch, Ivanti IDAC, DISA HBSS/ESS, McAfee ePO, Trellix, Elastic Security, SentinelOne Singularity, CrowdStrike Falcon, or Tanium XEM).
    • Demonstrated hands-on proficiency and expertise in the following areas:
    • Engineering or administering a variety of IT devices, toolsets, and technologies, such as Windows OS, Linux OS, Cisco, Citrix, VMware, Active Directory, LDAP, DHCP, etc.
    • Understanding and applying industry-standard DoD/IC cybersecurity policies, standards, and frameworks such as MITRE ATT@CK, NIST, CMMC, etc.
    • Securing or operating systems compliant with DISA STIGs.
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with an ability to work both independently and as a team.
    • Excellent written, verbal, communication, presentation, and reporting skills.
    • Shall meet the minimum credential requirements for a Cyber IT/ Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF) position as defined in Section 6, Table 3.

Education OR Certification:

    • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University; or

    • OR Certification:
    • CompTIA Security+ ce; or
    • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC); or
    • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Security Clearance Requirements:

    • This position will require U.S. Citizenship and an active DoD Top Secret SCI clearance and have the ability to obtain and maintain a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.  

Desired Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated, hands-on proficiency and expertise in the following areas:
    • Conducting real-time system monitoring, threat analyses, incident response, or vulnerability management.
    • Administering malware protection and host-based security solutions, such as DISA HBSS, McAfee ePO, etc.
    • Administering EDR product solutions (e.g., Elastic, SentinelOne, CrowdStrike, Trellix, and Tanium).
    • Administering NDR product solutions (e.g., RedSeal, Ivanti, NetWitness, and StealthWatch).
$125,000 - $150,000 a year
6 weeks PTO; Immediately fully vested 401k, Company contribution equal to 9% of salary; Paid training;  100% Company paid Dental and Vision, Short and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
Riptide Technology, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer ensuring no employee or prospective employee will be discriminated against based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or marital status with regards to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion or rehiring.