Cyber Technical Writer

​​​​​​​​​Employee Type: Full-Time
Location:  Norfolk, VA
Job Type: Technical Writing
Experience: 3+ Years
​Clearance Type: TS/SCI or Secret

​​AERMOR is seeking qualified candidates with cyber technical writing experience that will be able to work closely with other members of a test team to develop Cyber Survivability (CS) Test Plans in support of the Navy and Marine Corps acquisition lifecycle. ​CTEs work to define the overall test strategy, potential test assets/locations, off-limit and out-of-scope components, applicable test resources, specific test objectives/grading requirements, and necessary test team skillsets.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop, maintain and assist in the execution of test plans.
  • Analyze program technical documents and drawings to perform CS Test Planning research as outlined by the Cyber Test Planning Process in the OPTEVFOR Cyber Handbook.
  • Communicate regularly with the OTD/C on the entrance and exit criteria status for each program’s Check Point (CP) briefs.
  • Routinely need to coordinate and conduct meetings to support the overall checkpoint process; providing on-time read-ahead documentation for each, according to the meeting requirements
  • Provide amplifying or clarifying information as needed to ensure all participants fully understand the briefing material.
  • Provide meeting minutes and Comment Resolution Matrices (CRM) post-meeting to ensure stakeholders and leadership stay abreast of progress and programmatic issues and concerns.
  • facilitate and track stakeholder involvement and document all comments throughout the process using the approved OPTEVFOR CRM with updated status and final comments adjudicated and recorded
  • Generate trip reports that capture activities, actions, and outcomes of all events away from OPTEVFOR.
  • Conduct Cybersecurity architecture (SUT or SoS) review and document review.
  • Review system diagrams, cybersecurity architecture, and other documentation analyze the testability of requirements, and identify the attack surface and attack vectors.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with software and/or hardware testing.
  • Experience with test automation.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and self-manage multiple project tasks.
  • Proficiency with computer hardware and software systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Linux operating systems and embedded and Real-Time Operating Systems.
  • Ability to articulate open issues and risks in a timely manner to management and make recommendations.
  • Familiar with the Risk Management Framework.
  • Knowledge of current security tools and industry best practices: tools, techniques, procedures, tactics, attacks and forensics.
  • Knowledge of network defense systems including but not limited to network and host-based IDS, IPS, firewall, web application firewall, proxy and SIEM systems.
  • Experience with system administration, networking, Computer Network Attack (CNA), Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), Computer Network Defense (CND), and/or penetration testing.
  • Experience decomposing system diagrams, cybersecurity architecture, and other documentation to determine the potential attack surface and attack vectors.
  • Knowledge of Cyber test tools (e.g. Retina, SCAP, ACAS, Nessus, Metasploit, Burp, Nessus, Kali Linux Tool Suite, Core Impact, Burp Suite, IDA Pro, OllyDbg/WinDbg, Nmap, John the Ripper, Cain, Nikto, and packet analysis tools (Wireshark/TCPDump).
  • Understand fundamentals of how to exploit vulnerabilities in tested systems including (but not limited to): system misconfigurations, zero-day vulnerabilities, Denial of Service (DoS) or Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) vulnerabilities, privilege escalation, unsupported or unpatched software, and phishing attacks.


Education Requirements

  • 4 Year Degree in one of the following: Computer Science, Computer/Electrical engineering, Systems Engineering (technical), Aeronautical engineering OR
  • ​Minimum 2 years of DoD cybersecurity experience AND Minimum 2 years’ experience in one of the following: Network engineering, Programming (C/C++, python, Bash, etc.), Systems test engineering, Project management, Penetration testing
  • ​DoDD 8570 IAM/IAT II certification or ability to obtain


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