Systems Engineer

Arlington, VA

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Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!


Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Systems Engineer to support the Army CRRD Program Management Office. The candidate will serve as a Systems Engineer/IT SME and will assist in all technical and information/cybersecurity aspects of the program.

Candidate’s responsibilities include:

·       Support the IA/Cybersecurity tasks for the program

·       Responsible for the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process to obtain an Authority to Operate (ATO) for the program

·       Develop/execute Cybersecurity Strategies and System Security Plans. 

·       Utilizes the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) to develop security control requirements and recommend Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).

·       Manage the processing of Security Accreditation Packages. 

·       Provide technical expertise in ensuring system designs and implementation meet DoD/Army SE principles and guidelines

·       Author/create system documentation required for the A&A such as eMASS implementation plan, security control policy, configuration management plan, O&M plan, system administration plan, etc.

·       Review Developer’s technical plans and artifacts such as Systems Engineering Plan, Test and Evaluation Management Plan, DoDAF artifacts, Systems Design Document, system architecture diagrams, etc.

·       Author SE/technical documentation in support of acquisition milestone decisions



Skills & Requirements

Candidate’s required qualifications include:

·       8-10 years of system engineering and cybersecurity experience with DoD and/or Army

·       Active DoD Secret clearance

·       Ability to serve as a trusted technical advisor to leadership for technical design

·       Ability to drive the system through the RMF A&A process from beginning to end

·       Hands-on system administration experience as it relates to IA such as STIGs, vulnerability scans

·       Ability to document and address POA&Ms

·       Knowledgeable with Tableau, Oracle Suite capabilities. Hands-on experience building systems using these capabilities is a plus

·       Ability to build architecture diagrams and author technical documentation

·       Experience with using eMASS for system registration, A&A, and obtaining ATOs

·       Experience with cybersecurity testing

·       Well-versed in NIST 800-53, DoD Acquisition Framework, and Technology Army Regulations such as AR 25-1, AR 25-2

·       Proven experience in implementing and migrating systems in/to an Army data center or DoD (DISA DECC) data center

·       Experience on building or migrating systems to Clouds is a plus

- Knowledge of DoDAF is a plus


At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.


  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • Per contract clearance requirements, US citizenship is mandatory
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation