Systems Developer

Work Role ID: 632  |  Workforce Element: Cyber IT

What does this role do? Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information systems throughout the systems development lifecycle.

KSAT ID Description KSAT
22 * Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. Knowledge
38 Knowledge of organization’s enterprise information security architecture system. Knowledge
40 Knowledge of organization’s evaluation and validation requirements. Knowledge
63 Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation). Knowledge
64 Knowledge of information security systems engineering principles. Knowledge
70 Knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption). Knowledge
108 * Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk). Knowledge
109 Knowledge of secure configuration management techniques. Knowledge
118 Knowledge of software development models (e.g., Waterfall Model, Spiral Model). Knowledge
119 Knowledge of software engineering. Knowledge
124 Knowledge of system design tools, methods, and techniques, including automated systems analysis and design tools. Knowledge
129 Knowledge of system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability. Knowledge
130 Knowledge of systems testing and evaluation methods. Knowledge
144 Knowledge of the systems engineering process. Knowledge
191 Skill in developing and applying security system access controls. Skill
500A Design hardware, operating systems, and software applications to adequately address requirements. Task
530A Develop detailed design documentation for component and interface specifications to support system design and development. Task
659A Implement designs for new or existing system(s). Task
999B Collaborate on cybersecurity designs to meet specific operational needs and environmental factors (e.g., access controls, automated applications, networked operations, high integrity and availability requirements, multilevel security/processing of multiple classification levels, and processing Sensitive Compartmented Information). Task
1000A Ensure design and development activities are properly documented (providing a functional description of implementation) and updated as necessary. Task
1157 * Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity. Knowledge
1158 * Knowledge of cybersecurity principles. Knowledge
1159 * Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Knowledge
3642 Knowledge of various types of computer architectures. Knowledge
6900 * Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses. Knowledge
KSAT ID Description KSAT
8A Knowledge of access authentication methods. Knowledge
21 Knowledge of computer algorithms. Knowledge
25 Knowledge of encryption algorithms (e.g., Internet Protocol Security [IPSEC], Advanced Encryption Standard [AES], Generic Routing Encapsulation [GRE], Internet Key Exchange [IKE], Message Digest Algorithm [MD5], Secure Hash Algorithm [SHA], Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES]). Knowledge
27A Knowledge of cryptology. Knowledge
34 Knowledge of database systems. Knowledge
42 Knowledge of electrical engineering as applied to computer architecture, including circuit boards, processors, chips, and associated computer hardware. Knowledge
43A Knowledge of embedded systems. Knowledge
46 Knowledge of fault tolerance. Knowledge
51 Knowledge of how system components are installed, integrated, and optimized. Knowledge
52 Knowledge of human-computer interaction principles. Knowledge
65A Knowledge of Information Theory (e.g., source coding, channel coding, algorithm complexity theory, and data compression). Knowledge
72 Knowledge of local area and wide area networking principles and concepts including bandwidth management. Knowledge
75 Knowledge of mathematics, including logarithms, trigonometry, linear algebra, calculus, and statistics. Knowledge
78 Knowledge of microprocessors. Knowledge
79 Knowledge of network access, identity, and access management (e.g., public key infrastructure [PKI]). Knowledge
81A Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services. Knowledge
82A Knowledge of network design processes, to include understanding of security objectives, operational objectives, and tradeoffs. Knowledge
90 Knowledge of operating systems. Knowledge
92 Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] and Internet Protocol [IP], Open System Interconnection Model [OSI], Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL]). Knowledge
94 Knowledge of parallel and distributed computing concepts. Knowledge
98 Knowledge of policy-based and risk adaptive access controls. Knowledge
100 Knowledge of Privacy Impact Assessments. Knowledge
101 Knowledge of process engineering concepts. Knowledge
110A Knowledge of security management. Knowledge
121 Knowledge of structured analysis principles and methods. Knowledge
126 Knowledge of system software and organizational design standards, policies, and authorized approaches (e.g., International Organization for Standardization [ISO] guidelines) relating to system design. Knowledge
133 Knowledge of key telecommunications concepts (e.g., Routing Algorithms, Fiber Optics Systems Link Budgeting, Add/Drop Multiplexers). Knowledge
173 Skill in creating policies that reflect system security objectives. Skill
173A Skill in integrating and applying policies that meet system security objectives. Skill
173B Skill in creating policies that enable systems to meet performance objectives (e.g. traffic routing, SLA’s, CPU specifications). Skill
177 Skill in designing countermeasures to identified security risks. Skill
177A Knowledge of countermeasure design for identified security risks. Knowledge
179 Skill in designing security controls based on cybersecurity principles and tenets. Skill
180 Skill in designing the integration of hardware and software solutions. Skill
181A Skill in detecting host and network based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies. Skill
197 Skill in discerning the protection needs (i.e., security controls) of information systems and networks. Skill
199 Skill in evaluating the adequacy of security designs. Skill
224A Skill in the use of design modeling (e.g., unified modeling language). Skill
238A Skill in writing code in a currently supported programming language (e.g., Java, C++). Skill
416 Analyze design constraints, analyze trade-offs and detailed system and security design, and consider lifecycle support. Task
431 Build, test, and modify product prototypes using working models or theoretical models. Task
494 Design and develop cybersecurity or cybersecurity-enabled products. Task
501 Design or integrate appropriate data backup capabilities into overall system designs, and ensure appropriate technical and procedural processes exist for secure system backups and protected storage of backup data. Task
503A Design to security requirements to ensure requirements are met for all systems and/or applications. Task
516 Develop and direct system testing and validation procedures and documentation. Task
527 Develop architectures or system components consistent with technical specifications. Task
531 Develop Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations plans for systems under development and ensure testing prior to systems entering a production environment. Task
542A Develop mitigation strategies to address cost, schedule, performance, and security risks. Task
626A Identify components or elements, allocate comprehensive functional components to include security functions, and describe the relationships between the elements. Task
630 Identify and direct the remediation of technical problems encountered during testing and implementation of new systems (e.g., identify and find work-arounds for communication protocols that are not interoperable). Task
632 Identify and prioritize essential system functions or sub-systems required to support essential capabilities or business functions for restoration or recovery after a system failure or during a system recovery event based on overall system requirements for continuity and availability. Task
648 Identify, assess, and recommend cybersecurity or cybersecurity-enabled products for use within a system and ensure recommended products are in compliance with organization’s evaluation and validation requirements. Task
766A Perform security reviews and identify security gaps in architecture. Task
770 Perform risk analysis (e.g., threat, vulnerability, and probability of occurrence) whenever an application or system undergoes a major change. Task
803 Provide guidelines for implementing developed systems to customers or installation teams. Task
808B Provide input to implementation plans, standard operating procedures, maintenance documentation, and maintenance training materials Task
809 Provide input to the Risk Management Framework process activities and related documentation (e.g., system life-cycle support plans, concept of operations, operational procedures, and maintenance training materials). Task
850 Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. Task
856A Provide support to test and evaluation activities. Task
860A Trace system requirements to design components and perform gap analysis. Task
874 Utilize models and simulations to analyze or predict system performance under different operating conditions. Task
877A Verify stability, interoperability, portability, and/or scalability of system architecture. Task
904 Knowledge of interpreted and compiled computer languages. Knowledge
998A Analyze user needs and requirements to plan and conduct system development. Task
999A Develop designs to meet specific operational needs and environmental factors (e.g., access controls, automated applications, networked operations. Task
1002 Skill in conducting audits or reviews of technical systems. Skill
1034C Knowledge of Personal Health Information (PHI) data security standards. Knowledge
1034B Knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards. Knowledge
1034A Knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards. Knowledge
1037 Knowledge of information technology (IT) supply chain security and risk management policies, requirements, and procedures. Knowledge
1038 Knowledge of local specialized system requirements (e.g., critical infrastructure systems that may not use standard information technology [IT]) for safety, performance, and reliability. Knowledge
1073A Skill in network systems management principles, models, methods (e.g., end-to-end systems performance monitoring), and tools. Skill
1073 Knowledge of network systems management principles, models, methods (e.g., end-to-end systems performance monitoring), and tools. Knowledge
1133 Knowledge of service management concepts for networks and related standards (e.g., Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL]). Knowledge
1141A Knowledge of an organization’s information classification program and procedures for information compromise. Knowledge
1142 Knowledge of security models (e.g., Bell-LaPadula model, Biba integrity model, Clark-Wilson integrity model). Knowledge
1152 Implement and integrate system development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies (e.g., IBM Rational Unified Process) into development environment. Task
2354 Employ configuration management processes. Task
3153 Knowledge of circuit analysis. Knowledge
3307 Knowledge of cybersecurity-enabled software products. Knowledge
3687 Skill in applying security controls. Skill
5110 Conduct a market analysis to identify, assess, and recommend commercial, GOTS, and open source products for use within a system and ensure recommended products are in compliance with organization’s evaluation and validation requirements. Task
5190 Design and develop system administration and management functionality for privileged access users. Task
5200 Design, implement, test, and evaluate secure interfaces between information systems, physical systems, and/or embedded technologies. Task
5400 Incorporates risk-driven systems maintenance updates process to address system deficiencies (periodically and out of cycle). Task