Cybersecurity Engineer

at Apex Systems
Location Herndon, VA
Date Posted July 15, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Contractor

Description

Cybersecurity Engineer 

Herndon, VA

 

Overview:

The Cybersecurity Engineer reports to the Director of Security Operations within the CISO organization. The position is responsible for running and maintaining Security/SOC tools and assisting with cyber incidents.

Responsibilities:

The Cybersecurity Engineer will be responsible for working as a team to synergize security operations, tools, and processes for a newly merged company.  Areas of responsibility include:

-       Assist with the selection, deployment and implementation, patching, and ongoing monitoring/managing of security tools within a hybrid cloud enterprise to support the CISO organization as well as other organizations in securing the enterprise.

-       Support SOC tools in a complex environment and assist security analysts in building operational processes around the Cybersecurity ecosystem.

-       Maintain and tune SIEM to deliver optimal performance and output.

-       Apply subject matter expertise in order to:

•         Make technical and policy recommendations/decisions to support corporate security posture, especially as it relates to NIST 800-171 compliance.

•         Investigate, interpret, and respond to technical and/or complex IT security requirements/requests.

•         Understand placement of network/security infrastructure and visibility requirements for hosts, infrastructure, and network devices.

-       Work collaboratively with other teams in the CISO organization as well as within the OCIO to impact change and define an acceptable security posture.

-       Close coordination with SOC Analysts/Focused Operations, and Security Architects for security solutions.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelors and 3+ years of experience. Substitutions include a Master’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience.

-Candidate must have a strong information security background, to include network security, network traffic analysis, and a fundamental knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.

-3+ years as a Security Engineer.

-Experience supporting government customers or contractors desired.

-Experience supporting a SOC desired.

-Knowledge and experience configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting leading security tools such as:

o    Endpoint protection (FireEye, McAfee, Symantec)

o    Network security (Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Cisco Firepower, FireEye)

o    Email protection (Proofpoint, FireEye)

o    SIEM (QRadar, Splunk, Arcsight)

o    Vulnerability management (Tenable Nessus)

-Sufficient level of understanding of the multitude of tools required to be managed and implemented by a Security Operations team.

-Experience/understanding of NIST cybersecurity controls and frameworks.

-Experience running tools in and supporting hybrid cloud (AWS/Azure) and on-prem environments.

-Experience implementing and reviewing corporate-wide security and networking policies and rules.

-Technical certifications are a plus.