Senior Cybersecurity Specialist (Remote)

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Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Exton, PA, US, 19341 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Blacksburg, VA, US, 24060 Waltham, MA, US, 02451 Greenbelt, MD, US, 20770 Beltsville, MD, US, 20805

Company: Ansys

 Requisition #: 14618 


Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement  


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys. 


Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.  


Summary / Role Purpose  

The Senior Cybersecurity Specialist works closely with all business units to perform a hybrid of ISSO/ISSE functions and function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in DoD cybersecurity policies and NIST 800-171 controls. The Senior Cybersecurity Specialist will lead and perform validation of all required documentation of the current environment to ensure key NIST and DoD controls are applied where applicable. They will apply knowledge from multiple security disciplines into an accreditation packages for delivery to the Director of Cybersecurity’s review and approval. They will function as a technical liaison to the various business units to ensure all enclaves are following patching and configuration requirements as defined in approved System Security Plans (SSPs) and corporate guidance. They also provide support as needed during surge operations for patching and remediation to ensure the company’s network and data is protected.


This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.


Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Perform random and scheduled vulnerability and compliance scans as required by policy or Corporate Internal Audit and Compliance 

  • Track and report the status of all vulnerabilities and non-compliant configurations to the Director of Cybersecurity and various stakeholders  

  • Work closely with all AGI business units to obtain all required information, documentation, processes and material as it pertains to NIST 800-171 and NIST 800-53 accreditation requirements 

  • Document and track all progress of all approved Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M’s) for resolution 

  • Knowledge and understanding of cyber defense tools for continual monitoring and analysis of system activity to identify malicious activity.  

  • Provide Configuration Management (CM) recommendations for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware 

  • Perform risk analysis (e.g., threat, vulnerability, and probability of occurrence) whenever an application or system undergoes a major change.  

  • Assist in the monitoring of alerts and manage security toolsets: SIEM, endpoint/malware security, vulnerability scanning (incl. application and databases), firewalls, multi-factor authentication, remote access, third party hosting center. 

  • Perform ISSO/ISSE functions on United States Government (USG) accredited systems  

  • Be the SME on all accreditation documentation required for various USG programs 

  • Maintain, administer and operate Nessus Security Center and Tenable One 


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from an accredited college/university or related work experience  

  • Minimum of two (2) years of actively supporting cyber security in a DoD enterprise environment 

  • Minimum five (5) years performing ISSO/ISSE functions 

  • Compliant with DoD IAT Level II

  • DoD TS/SCI Clearances required (or the ability and willingness to obtain them) 
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills 

  • Experience preparing and briefing leadership 

  • Detail oriented with a strong written communication skill 

  • Competent with a proven work history of writing and attaining government compliance and policy certifications (NIST 800-171 and NIST 800-53). 


Preferred Qualifications and Skills 

  • Current technical understanding of hardware and software technology 

  • Organizational, communication, prioritization, and time management skills. 

  • Analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. 

  • Strong customer relationship management skills to include training for the user base. 

  • Can present information to groups 

  • Competent with a proven work history of working with Threat Intelligence. 

  • Competent with a proven work history of working with and selecting/building security tools (SIEM, vulnerability scanning, firewalls, etc.) 


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. Together as ONE Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement. 


Our Commitments: 

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper


Our Values: 

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what's next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions: 

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive. 


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high — met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost. 


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics. 

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and U.K.). 

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. 
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity. 



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