SME-Level | Tysons, VA | TS/SCI w/ Polygraph 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated experience with modern, modular, event-driven micro-services architectures. 
  • Demonstrated experience deploying and operating service and applications in an Amazon AWS infrastructure environment (EC2, S3, RDS/PostgreSQL, NLB,), including experience with Ansible. 
  • Demonstrated experience using Python to develop web backend services. 
  • Demonstrated experience using Go to develop data processing services and web applications using Go Templates and a PostgreSQL database. 
  • Demonstrated experience developing web applications using ReactJS for front-end UI/UX. 
  • Demonstrated experience with NIST 800-53 security controls and the software accreditation process on secure networks. 
  • Demonstrated experience securing systems deployed on AWS including host security (Linux), networking and load balancing, and PKI. 
  • Demonstrated experience with AWS Services. 
  • Demonstrated experience with Ansible and Cloud Formation scripts. 
  • Demonstrated experience with log management, Amazon AWS networking, AWS hosts (Linux), and general micro-services architectures. 
  • Demonstrated experience with software written in JavaScript (NodeJS), Python, and Go. 
  • Demonstrated experience with diagnosing problems with systems deployed to AWS. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with Linux-based host systems, including command line operations. 
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining web services using Python, REST APIs, and JSON data. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated experience with Go HTML Templates and AlpineJS/htmx JavaScript libraries. 
  • Demonstrated experience with Cloud Formation in AWS. 
  • Demonstrated experience deploying and operating Python-based ML libraries and services. 
  • Demonstrated experience with the Sponsors security processes. 
Job Category: IT/Cyber
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Tysons Virginia

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Gabriel Cosentino

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer of A2 Federal, Gabriel Cosentino develops and standardizes operational best practices that enable A2 Federal to provide innovative and compliant solutions to Government and industry partners. While being responsible for day-to-day operations across all programs, Mr. Cosentino oversees A2 Federal’s revenue management and financial strategy to posture A2 Federal for future opportunities. Joining A2 Federal was the next step in Mr. Cosentino’s endeavor to contribute to the mission. He believes the increasingly dynamic operating environment demands equally dynamic solutions, and strives to forge the next generation of the United States’ security efforts.

Mr. Cosentino is an Intelligence Professional having served within several organizations within the Intelligence Community from the Department of Energy to two Combatant Commands with the Defense Intelligence Agency. Mr. Cosentino is an all-source analyst by trade and has supported numerous strategic intelligence requirements.

Mr. Cosentino graduated from Florida International University, where he received his Bachelor’s in International Relations with a focus on National Security Studies. Throughout his time in Academia, he joined FIU’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence-sponsored Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence Intelligence Fellowship program, where he received mentorship from Intelligence professionals and rigorous training on analytic tradecraft.

Gary Ackerman

President and Chief Executive Officer

As the President and Chief Executive Officer of A2 Federal, Gary Ackerman leads and guides the vision and mission of A2 Federal to ensure its continued success across all levels of operations. Mr. Ackerman sought to create a firm dedicated to giving back to its people, and the nation’s security.

Mr. Ackerman is a retired Air Force service member, having contributed to numerous intelligence and operational missions. As an Air Force service member assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations, Mr. Ackerman served as an Operations Coordinator implementing and guiding operations across several areas of responsibilities. Following a two-decade military career, Mr. Ackerman continued his service as a Federal Contractor managing numerous intelligence and defense programs, as a Program Manager and later, Capture Manager.

Mr. Ackerman received his Associate’s in Information Resource Management from the Community College of the Air Force, and later attended a wide array Air Force and DIA leadership and operational courses. Additionally, Mr. Ackerman attended the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute’s Foreign Language School where he studied French.

Carlos Salvat

Executive Vice President

As the Executive Vice President of A2 Federal, Carlos Salvat focuses on developing and implementing the firm’s strategic vision to ensure A2 Federal remains postured to combat the multi-faceted threats facing the nation. Remaining abreast of intelligence and defense challenges, Mr. Salvat preserves A2 Federal’s world-class defense and intelligence expertise to advance the firm’s support to its government and industry partners across the U.S. intelligence community and defense enterprise.

Mr. Salvat is a career Intelligence professional having served within the ranks of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Stationed at U.S. Central Command, Mr. Salvat served within the Mission Management, Joint Target Intelligence Career Field/Specialty. Mr. Salvat worked closely with HQs, Command, and deployed units supporting counterterrorism operations and strategic planning efforts.

Mr. Salvat graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in International Relations and minor in Political Science. Throughout his time at FIU, Mr. Salvat developed a passion for public service and joined FIU’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence-sponsored Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Intelligence Fellowship program where he later obtained an academic certificate in National Security Studies, and executive certificates in Global Security & Public Policy and Russian Language.