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Cyberspace Operations Capability Engineer
Ref No.: 18-01257
Location: Norfolk, Virginia

Must be a US Citizen who currently possesses a NATO or National SECRET Clearance

Cyberspace Operations Capability Engineer

The selected contractor will support on a daily basis the activities of the cyber branch, whose main responsibilities are (among others) the development of cyberspace capabilities.

The selected candidate shall be able to contribute in the following areas of expertise:
  • Operational: To support, in coordination with Allied Command Operations and the NCIA , the elicitation and review of cyberspace operational requirements.
  • Technical: To apply system engineering practices to turn the operational requirements into capability requirements and to develop capability packages for acquisition based on applicable architectures, interoperability requirements, implementation constraints, operational concepts and O&M considerations.
  • Outreach and Dissemination: To ensure NATO and national stakeholders understand the proposed acquisition mechanisms for the capabilities to procure, and to gain buy-in towards rapid approval and implementation.

Under the direction and guidance of the COTR, the selected contractor shall be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Contribute to the elicitation of cyberspace operations user (operational) requirements.
  • Using existing and under development architectures, interoperability requirements, implementation constraints and costing information develop associated capability requirements, gap analysis, implementation options, operations and maintenance (O&M) plans, acquisition plans and associated costing analysis. Due to the complexity and the multiple stakeholders participating, the selected contractor will be expected to work with immature, incomplete inputs that he/she will either complete or refine.
  • Using the above prepare capability package (CP) documents for submission and approval at NATO HQ.
  • Support the CP process (in accordance with directive 85-1 or replacing guidance) throughout its life-cycle, with special attention to the submission and approval phases.

The selected contractor shall deliver on-time and high quality outputs:
  • Capability package (CP) documents and supporting documentation (as per Bi-SC Directive 85-1, or replacing guidance).
  • Supporting documentation, including analysis reports, white papers, point papers, briefs and additional documentation, as required for CP document production, submission and approval.

  • The proposed contractor shall demonstrate the following education:
  • University degree, at Bachelor level or above, in computer science, computer engineering, cyber defense or similar discipline.
  • Certification in project management.
  • University degree, at Master's level or above, in computer science, computer engineering or similar discipline.
  • Post-grad education in CIS security and cyber defense disciplines, at the level of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Security Expert, ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or equivalent.

The proposed contractor shall demonstrate the following experience:
  • At least two years within the last five of relevant experience in CIS security and cyber defence. Experience shall be only considered when it is at the level of main author/subject matter expert (SME). Other team supporting activities shall not be declared as applicable experience.
  • At least two years within the last five of relevant experience in the preparation of medium-to-large (greater than $10 million) acquisition proposals, preferably in the area of development of governmental or internationally funded capabilities.

Special Requirements
  • Fluent in English (written and oral).
  • NATO SECRET clearance or national equivalent, at the time of bidding.