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Mid or Senior Level System Engineer / COMSEC Manager

Annapolis Junction, MD
Belay Technologies has been voted Baltimore Business Journal's (BBJ) Best Places to Work 2019, runner up in 2020 and a finalist in 2021!

Belay Technologies is seeking a Mid or Senior Level System Engineer / COMSEC Manager. This position requires a Systems Engineer with COMSEC Account Manager experience. The primary role will be performing Systems Engineering duties, and the selected candidate will have additional duties as a backup COMSEC Account Manager. The COMSEC Manager role for this position is one of two backup managers for a large account and is envisioned to take approximately 25-40% of the selected candidates' time. The selected candidate will perform a mix of Systems Engineering and COMSEC Manager duties. Systems Engineering responsibilities will be including tasking in one or more areas including: technical requirements analysis, solution design, data analysis, test development, risk management, systems modelling, development of technical documentation. The selected candidate will work closely with a software/system development team performing agile development and/or will be assigned to the program level Systems Engineer team. The selected candidate will also perform as a backup COMSEC custodian to account for COMSEC materials to support the program and its networks. She/he must be well versed in national level policy (CNSSI 4005 “National Policy for Safeguarding Communications Security (COMSEC) Facilities and Materials", CNSSI 4001 “Controlled Cryptographic items, CNSSI 4003 Reporting and Evaluating Communications Security (COMSEC) Incidents", CNSSI Policy “No 3 National Policy on Granting Access to U.S. Classified Cryptographic Information") as well as NSA/CSS Policy Manual 3-16, and must have experience with the handling and configuration of End Cryptographic Units and fill devices (i.e. AN PYQ-10 (SKLs), KIK 20, RASKL, KG 250/250X, KG 255X, and KG 175D/175G). The selected individual will help manage a large number of line items of COMSEC material. Duties will include maintaining security throughout receipt, transfer, inventory, accounting, and destruction. She/he will assist with recurring inventory of all equipment handled by hand receipt holders and periodic rekey or installation of new devices and will update existing local Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and develop/implement new SOPs as needed. She/he will brief/de-brief users in and out of the COMSEC program and will ensure that Program Management and leadership are kept updated on significant developments and events.

Candidates should have the following qualifications: 
  • TS/SCI with poly     
  • Have 10 years of experience along with Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Must have demonstrated experience performing Systems Engineering duties in one or more of the following areas: technical requirements analysis, solution design, data analysis, test development, risk management, systems modelling, or development of technical documentation.
  • Must have a minimum of three years of experience in supporting COMSEC activities.
  • Must be familiar with NSA/CSS Policy Manual 3-16, Control of Communications Security (COMSEC) Manual.
  • Must have demonstrated experience configuring HAIPE In-line Network Encryptors e.g. KG-175D, KG-250X.
  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
  • Must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work.
Candidates are preferred to have the following skills:
  • Degree/formal education in an Engineering, Security, or IT-related field.
  • Experience performing systems engineering functions on a program using Agile methodologies.
  • Experience receiving, generating, and distributing electronic keying materials.
  • Experience stocking, storing, and issuing keying materials to COMSEC subaccounts and other COMSEC accounts.
  • Experience maintaining records and files, reporting security incidents, and providing periodic status reports regarding COMSEC material.

Belay Technologies is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business located in Columbia Maryland. Belay specializes in systems automation and full stack development. Belay Technologies provides leading technology and engineering solutions to the DoD, as well as state-of-the-art commercial products. We hire software engineers, web designers, test engineers, systems engineers, systems administrators, database engineers and other tech services.

Perks and Benefits:
  • 8 weeks paid leave - 4 weeks of personal leave, 3 Yay! days, take off on your birthday,11 paid holidays and optional leave up to 6 days through Belay's volunteer program
  • 10% matching in 401(k) contributions vested on day one
  • $5,000 annual training/tuition
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • 100% company funded HSA
  • Rich medical coverage (100% coinsurance)
  • Dental coverage including orthodontia
  • Up to $420,000 in life insurance, premiums 100% company funded
  • Amazon Prime, gym reimbursement, monthly lunches, games and prizes
  • Pet adoption program, generous referral bonus program, fun events, and more!
We are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in the Baltimore/Washington area, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Key words: Full Clearance, Fort Meade, SDVOSB, Service-disabled veteran owned small business, DoD, full scope 
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