Security Engineer

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Location: Washington, DC
Terms: Full Time Employment
Salary: Based on experience, education and certification
Clearance: Secret

Job Description

The Security Engineer, under the direction of the senior engineer, is responsible for providing systems engineering, administration, monitoring, analysis, and operations supporting for the implementation of existing and planned capabilities and tools within Cyber Operations.

  • Supports the project lead engineer in the selection, installation and operation of cyber security tools in the Security Operation Center. Researches, evaluates, designs, tests, recommends communicates, and implements new security tools, software or devices.
  • Implements, communicates, and may develop network security approaches for data, software applications, hardware, and computer installations.
  • Provides technical consultation in new systems development, new package evaluations and enhancements of existing systems.
  • Prepares functional specifications from which systems will be procured and implemented.
  • Participates in the technical design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of systems and tools deployment and enhancements.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts systems tests, monitors test results, and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Prepares technical user guides
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies and tools as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.


  • Bachelor's degree. 6 years of additional experience can be substituted for a degree.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Certifications: GCIA, CISSP, OSCP or CEH

Desired Skills

  • Experience deploying and installing and maintaining security based tools and applications
  • 2-3 years experience Network monitoring such as Sourcefire, Netflow, Snort 1 to 2 years of experience, and deep packet inspection
  • 2-3 years experience creating custom IDS/IPS signatures based on new threats and adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
  • Familiar with network-attack behavior such as malware C2, exploit kits, Trojans, phishing techniques
  • Understanding of OSI Network Model
  • Understanding of VPN, VLAN, cloud, and mobile network technologies
  • 1 to 2 years of operating in a Security Operations Center or similar environment
  • 1 to 2 years of experience using Splunk
  • 1 to 2 years experience in Unix, Solaris, Linux, or Windows servers
  • 1 year of experience using a ticketing system
  • 1 year of scripting using bash, python, or Windows PowerShell.
  • Excellent written and oral communication