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IT Security Engineer
Company Tactibit Technologies
Location Suitland, MD
Preferred GIAC Certifications GCIH, GPEN, GCFE
Travel 0%
Salary Not provided
Contact Name Anonymous
Contact Email careers/at/
Expires 2021-06-06

Job Description

About the IT Security Engineer position
We are looking for an experienced IT Security Engineer to join our team in Suitland, MD. You will provide information security support for satellite data and products for the public and government. Your duties will include deploying enterprise security tools, developing solutions to improve system security posture, and continuously monitoring the effectiveness of security controls.

You should possesses both deep and wide expertise in the security space and have a background in security or systems administration.

IT Security Engineer responsibilities are:
Plan, design, deploy, and maintain enterprise security tools including log management, antivirus, data loss prevention, intrusion detection, endpoint security, etc
Review compliance with agency requirements mapped to NIST SP 800-53 security controls and develop solutions to improve compliance and reduce risk
Support a team of IT Security Analysts by developing and refining standard operating procedures and playbooks covering continuous monitoring, enterprise tool usage, incident response, etc
Support operations teams including operators, system and network administrators, and software developers by carefully planning, coordinating, and monitoring security activities to avoid mission disruption
Work directly with system administrators, network administrators, and software developers to troubleshoot security tool deployments and develop workarounds or alternative implementation strategies to secure sensitive legacy hardware and software components
Design, plan, deploy, and monitor security monitoring tools such as ArcSight, Tripwire, FireEye, and McAfee ePO
Support routine and ad-hoc audits by collecting technical artifacts that demonstrate compliance from servers, workstations, and network devices
Create technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks
Prepare detailed reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement

IT Security Engineer requirements are:
4+ years' of hands-on IT Security experience
Experience performing and analyzing vulnerability scans using Tenable Nessus or similar tools
Experience designing and executing deployments of enterprise tools such as ArcSight, Splunk, Tenable.SC, BigFix, etc
Good experience in designing and maintaining security systems including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, etc
In-depth knowledge of database and operating system security including applying and scoring secure configuration checklists such as CIS Benchmarks or DISA STIGs
Strong familiarity of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
Experience with cloud computing and hybrid cloud architecture
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure
BS degree in Computer Science or other related area
Must be able to pass a full background investigation and obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility

Desired Qualifications are:
Experience with Federal government information security compliance, especially the NIST Risk Management Framework and NIST SP 800-53 security controls
Programming or scripting skills
Industry certifications such as CISSP, GCIH, Security+, and CEH
Prior hands-on system administration or satellite operations experience