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XCEL ENGINEERING INC Vulnerability Engineer in Oak Ridge, Tennessee


XCEL Engineering, Inc. is an award-winning small business that provides trusted information technology, engineering, consulting and project management solutions and services to federal agencies and organizations. Originally founded in 1971 by professional engineers at the University of Tennessee, XCEL was acquired in 2003 by U.S. Army and Navy veterans and in 2023 became a MartinFed company.

XCEL Engineering is a part of IT Lab Partners (ITLP) which was created to support a leading research facility in the East Tennessee region in recruiting the best and the brightest technical talent. Considering joining our impressive team today!


XCEL Engineering has an opening for a Vulnerability Engineerto immediately support their Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) team. This position's primary responsibility is to conduct event triage in a tiered operational security model while training in and supporting vulnerability management and threat intelligence tasks.

This is a full-time, permanent position that will work onsite in Oak Ridge, TN.


  • Provide technical advice and identify cyber security areas in need of improvement, including operational as well as research capabilities
  • Manage, enhance, and maintain Vulnerability scanning infrastructure and program
  • Collaborate with Cyber Operations, Cyber Governance, Networking, Enterprise Operations, Cyber Security Research, and other groups across the Laboratory to ensure appropriate configuration and implementation of security tools
  • Standardize, document, maintain, and automate the network and cyber processes for monitoring, analyzing, and responding to events
  • Prepare assessments, develop dashboards, document results, and provide status reports and recommendations to the Cyber Security Group Leaders, CISO, and ITSD management


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Scienceor related field or combination of experience and education will be consideredfor exceptionally technically proficient candidates.
  • Minimum5+years of experience in Cyber Security, specifically cyber engineering and system administration.
  • Experience managing and implementing Vulnerability Scanning tools Such as Nessus, Burp Suite, Nexpose, Nmap.
  • Experience with Hadoop,Accumulo, Elastic Stack, Spark, and/or related technologies.
  • Experience planning, designing, and implementing cyber security improvements and associated metrics to assess impact.
  • Extensive knowledge of information technology and cyber security topics, including network flow, log analysis, cyber security visualization, and programming.
  • Ability to perform log-centric analysis (application logs, operating system events, authentication data, etc.)
  • Possess strong analytical skills - able to efficiently evaluate data sources and communicate analyses effectively.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, enterprise environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, able to coach and mentor other team members
  • Must provide outstanding customer support and possess the ability to work well with peer security professionals, researchers, system administrators, desktop support specialists, and help desk specialists.
  • A highly motivated individual who strives for excellence and will drive success regardless of obstacles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive understanding of cyber threat actors and their corresponding methods/tactics.
  • Advanced understanding of Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • Experience with business strategy, improving processes, and making recommendations in business processes and policies for operational metrics and results.
  • Effective at communicating clearly to technical and business audiences.
  • Experience working in large scale (> 5000) employee resear h environments.


  • Inside office environment.
  • Working on a computer for long periods of time.
  • May involve long period of sitting at a desk.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb ladders as required.
  • Repeatedly lift and carry weight up to 50 pounds.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Xcel Engineering is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Xcel Engineering's current openings as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 855.212.1810. Thank you for your interest in Xcel Engineering.

All positions at Xcel Engineering, Inc. are contingent upon passing both a background check and drug screening prior to a start date and are subject to random drug screenings during the employment period. In addition, Xcel Engineering is an E-Verify employer.

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