Cybersecurity Engineer

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


Cybersecurity Engineer 

Herndon, VA



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.


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.


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.