Principal CNO Developer (Active Full-Scope Poly)

Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) is looking for a Principal Computer Network Operations (CNO) Developer for our IC customer at Ft. Meade, MD to design custom software tools and techniques on Windows or Linux platforms.

Position Overview:
This person will be responsible for end-to-end design and development of custom software; diagnose and debug issues using both COTS and GOTS tools; have a firm understanding of how networks work; develop documentation pertinent to operating and supporting developed software and techniques; mentor and lead junior-level developers to accomplish mission objectives and solve real-time cyber challenges.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide installation, configuration and operational use of network security devices including; firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and network traffic analyzers.
  • Provide installation, configuration and operational use of anti-virus, anti-spyware, and commercial computer forensic tools and products.
  • Collect on-net signatures for network security devices and identify those signatures that are unique to a particular device.
  • Provide support to CNO developers by evaluating CNO tools and techniques with the above mentioned security products and tools.
  • Provide written reports on results of evaluations.

Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and six (6) years’ experience in computer science, information systems, or network engineering; ten (10) years’ of total relevant experience can be substituted for a degree.
  • An Active TS/SCI Clearance w/ Full-Scope Poly is Required.
  • Must have 8 years’ experience programming in C, C++, Assembly and Python.
  • Must have 7 years’ experience developing in one or more of the following:
    • Windows applications using Visual Studio or .NET environments.
    • UNIX applications using make files or comparable build environments, Mission-applicable platforms.
  • Must have 6 years’ experience with programming CNO tools and techniques.
  • Must have 4 years’ experience with network sockets programming and expert packet-level understanding of IP, TCP, and application-level protocols.
  • Must have 2 years’ experience developing packet-level programs and expert packet-level understanding of IP, TCP, and application-level protocols.
  • Has Experience leading a team of developers. 
  • Has Experience debugging software.
  • Has Experience creating and briefing technical presentations.
  • Has Expert knowledge of UNIX kernel internals and/or low-level Windows. internals, including but not limited to, the OS runtime linker/loader, object file formats (e.g. PE, COFF, ELF), file system internals (e.g. NTFS, ext2, btrfs), OS-specific mandatory and discretionary access control mechanisms, and process and thread APIs and data structures.


About AST:
Allegheny Science & Technology Corporation (AST) is one of America’s fastest-growing private, government services providers according to the Inc 500 and Washington Technology 2015 Fast 50; and an award winning, women-owned management and technology solutions company offering a broad range of services to customers including systems engineering; portfolio and program management; applied science and technology; data analytics and engineering; and knowledge and performance management. AST has corporate operations in Tysons, VA and Bridgeport, WV; and offices in Washington, DC, Germantown, MD, Golden Colorado, Northern Virginia, Idaho Falls, ID, and Albuquerque, NM.

AST offers solutions to federal, state, and local governments, federal civilian agencies, and commercial clients. We also work in areas such as project management, financial analysis, software engineering, as well as training and simulation, and technical support.

AST provides career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, flexible spending account, life insurance and a 401(k) plan. 

AST is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. 

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