Software Engineer - ICOAST Developer

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Regular Full-Time
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Illuminate Mission Solutions seeks exceptionally qualified individuals to serve as a Software Engineer 4 in support of a DIA contract. The Intelligence Community Security Coordination Center (IC SCC) is a federal cyber center with a mission to ensure the execution of defensive activities, coordinate security monitoring across the IC, and maintain awareness of security-related threats, events, and incidents.


About the IC SCC Program:

IC SCC’s mission is to coordinate the cybersecurity incident response for the intelligence community, the center’s director, Wally Coggins, recently told Federal News Radio. To improve its mission, the center wants to beef up its data-sharing capabilities, coordinate cybersecurity functions and conduct more life-like training, which feds say is often lacking.

The center achieves its mission through continuous two-way communication with the 17 intelligence agencies and their incident response centers, Coggins says. The IC SCC also works closely with other cybersecurity partners, including U.S. Cyber Command within the Defense Department and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at the Department of Homeland Security.

“IC SCC facilitates accelerated detection and mitigation of cyberthreats across the IC by providing end-to-end security, situational awareness, and incident case management,” according to a document from the National Counterintelligence and Security Center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. “It maintains consolidated insight into IC networks and intelligence information systems and coordinates IC responses to cyberevents, incidents, outages, threats and technical vulnerabilities.”

Coggins notes that the cybersecurity threat environment is dynamic and always changing, “and we’re continuously assessing and evaluating our incident response plan.” He says that the IC SCC is focusing on three main areas this year.  “Automated data sharing, greater coordination and more realistic training for cyberincidents can help intelligence agencies respond better, an IC official says.”


The Intelligence Community Analysis and Signatures Tool (ICOAST) allows users across the Intelligence Community to review and share malware signatures and indicators of compromise. It is a secure version of an open source Threat Intelligence Platform that allows IOCs to be stored in a structured manner to promote correlation and allows for exports for SIEMs and IDSs in STIX format. The ICOAST Developer will report to the Sr Engineering Lead and be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the tool’s features. This person will work closely with the Advanced Analytics team to understand new requirements and work with the ISSO to get changes through the RMF process.


Job Requirements: The position of Software Engineer /ICOAST Developer shall possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Science plus 8 years of industry experience preferred; or a High School Diploma plus 12 years experience, an Associate's Degree plus 10 years experience, a Master's Degree plus 6 years experience, or PHP plus 4 years experience.
  • PHP, Cake PHP
  • Web Development
  • Development in a Linux/RedHat/CentOS environment
  • Administration in Linux a plus
  • Database Administration a plus (MySQL or MariaDB)
  • Python Scripting a plus
  • JAVA a plus


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