Security Engineer

Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Date Posted: 11-29-2018

Security Engineer

Fort Walton Beach Fl
Active Secret
Qualified candidates contact in 24 hours or less.
Temp to hire

Job Description

The Security Systems Engineer- Senior will have the technical expertise in deployment, management, and operational sustainment of HBSS services.
Functional duties of the candidate will include:
  • Deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Provide administrative and analyst support to the 33 NWS on the HBSS suite of tools.
  • Assist with automation of said systems and suite of tools
  • Assist with policy development
  • Policy distribution and management
  • Event Management - Monitor, detect, analyze, respond
  • Report Management - New vulnerabilities, faulty policies, coordination with Tier 2 & 3
  • Detection of new and rogue clients on applicable networks
  • Maintain logs
  • Establish/support HBSS dashboards providing situational awareness and metrics for the service environment
Eligible candidates will have:
  • 8 years of hands-on IT administration experience
  • 5 years’ experience of hands-on HBSS Administration
  • Experience provisioning HBSS services, providing Operations & Maintenance Support of HBSS Services across robust Enterprise services environment
  • Experience deploying and operating Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems (e.g., Splunk)
  • Ability to identify and gather requirements to define a solution to be built and operated on AWS
  • Capabilities to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance and best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project as it pertains to HBSS services and Best Practices
  • Scripting in at least one Windows-based language such as Powershell, VBScript, etc
  • Ability to clearly communicate
  • Ability to explain technical jargon and complex concepts to non-technical people
  • Ability to take ownership and drive projects to completion
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • 5 years of experience in supporting Enterprise Services
  • 4 years of experience providing server administration
  • Knowledge of firewalls and networking experience is required
  • Experience configuring use of service monitoring tools - SCOM, Solarwinds, to manage service environment
  • Experience in virtualization of servers
  • Linux or Microsoft Server certifications are highly desired
  • Advanced knowledge of Exchange, SMTP, DNS, TCP/IP, Active Directory
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials, VMware VCP6, AWS certified Solutions Architect, AWS certified SysOps Administrator, Certified Cloud Architect certifications are all a plus
  • Strong technical competence and aptitude
  • Ability to develop and maintain highly effective relationships, internally and externally
  • Positive "can do" attitude with focus on the success of the team over individual accomplishments
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in AWS Best Practices and use of Configuration Management (i.e. Salt, Chef, Puppet)
  • Exceptional knowledge regarding DISA STIG requirements
Security Requirements
  • Must have a Secret to start with and the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience equivalent to 12 years of education along with IT/C2 or Communications experience
  • Minimum total of 8 years related IT systems experience unless no related Bachelors degree, then 12 years is required.
  • AWS Certification required within 8 months of hire (AWS Certified Solutions Architect)
  • Candidate must be CISSP – DoD 8570-01M certified (6-month waiver available for the right candidate)
  • Any combinations of the following certifications is highly desired;
    • CompTIA Cloud Essentials, VMware VCP6, AWS certified Solutions Architect, AWS certified SysOps Administrator, Certified Cloud Architect, Linux and MCSE certifications are all a plus


8-10 years of related experience in data security administration.
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