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Senior Cyber Security Engineer - TS/SCI w/Poly Required

Company: Leidos
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description:

Employer is currently seeking a Senior Level Cybersecurity Engineer for a position supporting a US Government contract located in Northern Virginia. This candidate will be responsible for building, maintaining, and testing the security of critical computer networks. The ideal candidate would have a solid understanding of cyber security and engineering best practices and be able to manage incident handling, incident analysis, processes/methodologies, the development of best practices, strong understanding of adversary processes/methodologies/TTP to include emerging threats, and the ability to develop signatures and countermeasures.

In the role of Cyber Security Engineer, this person will be responsible for:

  • Support the customer in researching, evaluating, planning, designing, engineering, and delivering cybersecurity solutions
  • Review and ensure compliance with customer security policies and requirements
  • Conduct vulnerability and generic security scans of both systems and networks to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Analyze and mitigate network-related risks
  • Review new and existing system designs for compliance with security standards and best practices
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments on new and existing systems
  • Lead system and application architects through security acceptance testing
  • Develop plans for vulnerability mitigation
  • Document and communicate security policy to enterprise organizations
  • Develop mitigation plans and security implications for vulnerabilities
  • Provide architectural and technical guidance and recommendations for securing systems and networks
  • Implement securing and hardening recommendations
  • Produce threat reports
  • Provide information security expertise and consulting
  • Implement an information security framework
  • Gain organizational commitment for security plans
  • Plan, design, and implement security-related technologies
  • Ensure new and existing products conform to information security policies, standards, and best practices
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of enterprise operations
  • Review new and existing system designs for compliance with security standards and best practices
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments on new and existing systems
  • Lead system and application architects through security acceptance testing
  • Develop plans for vulnerability mitigation
  • Document and communicate security policy to enterprise organizations
  • Cross-train and mentor other staff members as needed
    Required Qualifications
    • An active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance is required;
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security or similar field with 12+ years of experience. Additional experience in lieu of degree.
    • 8+ years of successfully implementing advanced cyber security technology in a complex environment
    • 3+ years' experience with CISCO and Juniper Networks
    • Understanding of networking environments and related Technologies (routing, switching, VLANs, subnets, Firewalls); Windows operating systems; Linux/UNIX-based operating systems; common networking protocols; and common enterprise technologies;
    • Understanding of IT security principals, technologies, best practices to include logical access control; PKI and other encryption methods; network-based and host-based IDS/IPS; security configuration baselines; auditing; vulnerability discovery and management
    • Ability to work independently to identify errors, pinpoint root causes, and devise solutions with minimal oversight;
    • Extensive in-depth technical experience with network infrastructure, operating systems, database, and web applications
    • Experience with scanning and elevation tools (Nessus, Retina, Wireshark, NMAP, etc.); and,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Understanding of networking environment to include networking technologies (routing, switching, VLANs, subnets, Firewalls); TCO/IP stack' Windows operating systems; Linux/UNIX-based operating systems; common networking protocols; and common enterprise technologies
    • Demonstrated experience in testing and implementing network vulnerability and protection
    • Senior-level knowledge of information security concepts, policy frameworks, and best practices
    • Information Assurance Certifications (ie CISSP, CISA, GIAC, Security +, Certified Ethnical Hacker, etc.)
      Desired Qualifications
      • Information Assurance Certifications (ie, CISSP, CISA, GIAC, Security +, Certified Ethnical Hacker, etc.);
      • CISCO CCNA, CCNP or CCIE certified;
      • In-depth knowledge of Linux operating system variants; and,
      • Knowledge of Scripting language (Perl and/or Bash).
      • Knowledge of Agile development using SAFe
      • Experience using Jira

Keywords: Leidos, Chantilly , Senior Cyber Security Engineer - TS/SCI w/Poly Required, Engineering , Chantilly, Virginia

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