Cybersecurity Engineer

at Apex Systems
Location Sterling, VA
Date Posted August 8, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Cybersecurity Engineer

Dulles, VA


Apex Systems is currently seeking an individual to join the Cyber Security Engineering team for Cyber Security positions in Information Assurance supporting the development of custom solutions. The Cyber Engineer professional will be a key contributor in the implementation of cyber engineering. This engineer will be involved throughout the full-lifecycle of the development program including CONOPs development, requirements development, architecture, design, integration, test, and certification of products.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Act as a Threat Hunting Subject Matter Expert (SME) working with the customer to proactively guide threat hunts, transfer knowledge to customer analyst staff, and report to customer leadership on progress
  • Proactively drive hunting and analysis against the dataset available
  • Leverage internal and external resources to research threats, vulnerabilities, and intelligence on various attackers and attack infrastructure
  • Use Big Data Analytics platform to identify threats, determine root cause, scope, and severity of each and compile/report findings into a finished analytical product
  • Work with our team to improve and expand the toolset
  • Interface with customers on a daily basis to consult with them on best security practices and help them mature their security posture

Clearance Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. CITIZEN with an active TS/SCI
  • Hires with an Active TS/SCI (or higher) clearance are eligible for sign-on bonuses of 'up to' $40,000.00

Required Skills:

  • Ability to recommend system tuning/customization and data collection improvements to client
  • Proven history of working with Threat Intelligence and Malware solutions to identify threats, develop or recommend countermeasures, and perform advanced network and host analysis in the event of a compromise
  • Demonstrated to advanced operational experience as a Cyber Threat Hunter
  • Demonstrated to advanced experience with computer networking and operating systems
  • Demonstrated to advanced experience of current threats, vulnerabilities, and attack trends
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated to advanced experience working directly with customers to transfer Threat Hunting knowledge
  • Possess good time management and written and oral communications skills
  • Experience with some/all of: Hadoop, Apache NiFi, Kafka, Storm, Metron, Spark, Ambari, Kibana/Zeppelin, ThreatQ, FireEye Malware analysis
  • Familiarity with: Netflow data, DNS logs, Proxy Logs
  • 25% travel to various locations

Desired Skills:

  • Security+, Network+, A+, GSEC, GIAC, CISSP, Metron User

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