Location: Vienna, VA
Date Posted: 06-21-2018
As a Cyber Security Engineer you will participate in major projects and complex system development modernizing the client’s environment. You will provide technical support to core and matrix resources, assisting in the analysis of current systems/architectures and the development of differentiated solutions that address customer requirements. Additionally, you will help design, test, and secure operating systems, implement network security tools, support the Security Operation Center (SOC), and manage IT security systems and applications. This individual will be involved with conducting an Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) to help mitigate risks or prepare contingencies. It is expected that you will be able to assist in the research, evaluation, and recommendation of new security tools, techniques, and technologies, and assist in the introduction of them into the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy working closely with project management staff.
  • Planning, designing and implementing security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks, and Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Evaluate existing technical capabilities and systems and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Research emerging threats, vulnerabilities and trends that may impact our products and organization’s security
  • Configuration and administration of endpoint security platforms
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Visio diagrams and other documentation supporting security tools
  • Research and test new security tools/products and make recommendations of tools to be implemented in the environment
  • Asses and improve security operations processes and procedures
  • Ensure the security of all systems are actively maintained and hardened against industry, legal and compliance standards
  • Maintain strong standards, and promote productivity, accountability and high morale
  • Ensure the Security Engineering team is providing excellent service and support to the client and other teams within the program
  • Work closely with project managers to ensure proper reporting of project activities and status as well as proactively escalating issues
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with the Operations resources assigned to the same projects
Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of networking and/or security engineering experience
  • Familiar with security solutions including but not limited to firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and SIEM
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning, antivirus & malware analysis
  • Strong knowledge of TACACS+ and Architecture and Authentication Authorization (AAA)
  • Experience with VPN, GRE, client VPN technologies
  • Experience with packet capture and analysis (tcpdump/windump, Wireshark, etc.)
  • Experience with network monitoring tools
  • Strong troubleshooting skills including some of the following: session level debugging and interpreting the data flow, packet / protocol analyzers, debug logs, SNMP, network packets
  • Ability to correlate detected network events to identify potential problems or root causes
  • Experience in developing technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks
  • Ability to communicate IT, networking, and security concepts to personnel at all levels of experience and responsibility
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills as well as attention to detail
  • Experience working with multiple high priority tasks simultaneously
  • Comfortable identifying and defining system security requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including writing comprehensive reports and white papers
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Splunk, McAfee, Palo Alto, Check Point and Blue Coat products
  • Experience writing custom IDS signatures and SIEM correlation rules
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, Perl)
  • Experience with Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Relevant network or security certifications (CCNA, CISSP, Security+, CEH, etc.)
  • Experience with Unix or Linux
  • Previous experience conducting IV&V
  • Experience as a government contractor
 Clearance Requirement:
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
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