CRO / Hardware Engineer IV with Security Clearance


Abacus Solutions Group

Abacus Solutions Group: We’re built on our shared core values! We are difference-makers, passionate about serving, we work hard with integrity and do the right thing. Difference makers means that we look at every opportunity as a chance to make a difference. Passionate about serving means that we are always looking for ways to serve our customers and coworkers. Working hard and doing the right thing with integrity means that for every decision we make we first ask, “Is the decision consistent with our moral and ethical principles?” We hire, review, reward and recognize our teammates based on these characteristics, so it is important that you share these values to be part of the team. Position Description: We’re hiring a COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO) / Hardware Engineer IV to work in Albuquerque, NM in support of the US Air Force Space Mission. This individual will conduct research, design, development, and testing of information processing hardware such as computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and electrical components. Designs new or modify existing products, develops technical specifications for production, analyze hardware configuration and processing solutions, and test hardware conformance to specifications. The activities of CRO and Hardware Engineer are split 50/50. Work Location: Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM Duties and Responsibilities: Managing COMSEC material and automated equipment, including maintaining security, from receipt through usage and eventual consumption/destruction
The selected candidate will work with alternate and government COMSEC custodians and will assist them in their daily operations
Conduct inventories of all equipment handled by hand receipt holders and will support periodic rekey and installation of new devices
Work with configuration management team to develop, update and maintain hardware baselines and conduct physical audits of hardware
Update and maintain Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and develop/implement new SOPs as needed
Brief/de-brief users in and out of the COMSEC program
Ensure stakeholders are kept updated on significant developments and events
Perform technical reviews of mechanical engineering designs, calculations, analyses, drawings, or specifications to ensure compliance with project objectives or standards
Assist in developing estimates for new equipment and major repairs
Perform various duties to install and maintain equipment and systems
Provide emergency and unscheduled repairs of facility and equipment and perform scheduled maintenance repairs
Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments
Coordinate with task order managers for resources and priorities
Conduct analysis and investigations using Failure Mode Analysis and Root Cause
Manage various computer and network spares; identify spare requirements based on utilization and failure rates
Anticipate about 10% travel to Schriever SFB and the greater Colorado Springs area over the course of a year
Participate in after hours support as needed Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in science and technology related discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, and Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university with 9 or more years of experience. Four years of experience will be accepted in lieu of education.
Must possess DoD 8570 Level II certification
Must be familiar with NSA/CSS Policy Manual 3-16, Control of Communications Security (COMSEC) Manual
Must have recent experience (within the last five years) with at least 3 of the following:
Tracking all COMSEC inventory using the Key Management Infrastructure (KMI)
System administrator for the KMI Management Client (MGC)
Providing COMSEC customer support via walk-in, email, telephone, REMEDY, or Automated Messaging Handling System (AMHS)
Receiving, generating, and distributing electronic keying materials
Stocking, storing, and issuing keying materials to COMSEC subaccounts and other COMSEC accounts
Maintaining records and files, reporting security incidents, and providing periodic status reports regarding COMSEC material
Knowledge of the legacy Electronic Key Management System/ Local Management Device/Key
Knowledge of facility operations and maintenance activities and procedures
Experience supporting IT equipment, including cabling, racks, servers, switches, etc.
Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to team with industry partners
Ability to manage multiple and competing resources Security Qualifications: Must possess and active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility and be able to obtain and maintain TS/SCI
Must be a US Citizen Pay & Benefits: $54-64/hr. Relocation assistance available. We offer a wide range of medical benefits, employee resources and strategic discount alliances. These benefits include co-pay medical benefits, company matching 401K, Choice Time Off, Long Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and other ancillary benefits. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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