Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) - Security Clearance Required (Chantilly)

    Chantilly, VA 20151
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description


    The successful candidate will support overall network defense activities, provide in-depth analysis of suspected malicious code and/or infected systems and network devices, perform necessary inspection and reverse-engineering activities to understand the behavior of software, determine the root cause for the presence of threats, and develop recommendations to counter threats.

    Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Conducting proof of concept testing
    • Designing, testing, and integrating new security products as directed
    • Beta testing new capabilities when directed, and conducting software testing as required (patches and other updates)
    • Maintaining a robust library of documentation, to include network diagrams for cyber defense capabilities and sensors, and making documentation available to all personnel with appropriate need-to-know
    • Providing engineering support for all primary systems, such as network-based intrusion detection and prevention systems
    • Maintaining, updating, and conducting routine vulnerability scanning across all Sponsor networks
    • Overseeing patching, hardening, and base-lining activities across all Sponsor networks, and ensuring all stakeholders are in compliance with patching/hardening requirements
    • Maintaining, updating, configuring, and ensuring the successful deployment of logging/auditing tools across Sponsor networks
    • Maintaining system baselines and configuration management items, including security event monitoring policies
    • Working with all stakeholders to ensure complete and functioning systems that meet all requirements
    • Ensuring all network defense capabilities are kept current, patched, and securely configured, and the management is informed of status
    • Analyzing data flows into, out of, and across Sponsor networks to identify and rectify any security gaps
    • Performing limited penetration testing into targeted networks as directed

    Required Experience, Skills, & Technologies

    • Experience working across a large team to drive a security agenda
    • Experience working with complex, intertwined systems and data flows
    • Significant, demonstrated experience meeting security requirements in the Sponsor's environment or similar environments (prior ISSE experience)
    • Experience inventorying complex networks, and with all facets of network documentation (security compliance, configuration management, patching, centralized authentication, removable media, etc.)
    • Hands-on experience with a wide range of diverse technologies/disciplines, especially with a security focus (networking, UNIX/Linux, Windows, Storage, Virtualization, etc.)
    • Expert-level abilities in the following areas:
      • Maintaining, configuring, and monitoring network security applications, network devices, encryption technologies, operating systems, and storage appliances
      • Securing information technology infrastructures
      • Monitoring network defense technologies and analyzing the outputs
      • Identifying and/or innovating solutions or measures to protect networks within budgetary and/or infrastructure constraints
      • Creating, maintaining, and communicating complex information technology documentation, particularly network and security documentation
      • Executing penetration tests, formal assessments, and other formal information security and compliance inspections
    • Significant, hands-on experience with security/monitoring tools such as Splunk, Solarwinds, WhatsUp Gold, or similar tools.
    • Self-starter with excellent people skills - able to work across teams, organize meetings/boards, and drive change throughout an organization
    • TS/SCI with Polygraph

    Desired Experience, Skills & Technologies

    • CCNA strongly desired
    • CISSP strongly desired
    • Experience with the Xacta 360 cyber risk and compliance automation tool
    • Experience navigating the Sponsor's accreditation process and ICD 503 requirements
    Posting ID: 584170479Posted: 2020-11-03