IT Security Engineer

security engineer position

IT Security Engineer

Required Clearance: Active Secret

The Security Engineer in support of a Federal Agency CISO will provide support by:

  • Coordinates Planning, Scheduling, & Testing of Project in the Certification and Accreditation (C&A)/Authorization & Accreditation (A&A) process.
  • Examining information systems to determine vulnerabilities and mitigating strategies for those found.
  • Experience developing system/application Security Authorization documentation (SSP, CP, CPT, CMP, SAR).
  • Communicate known security risks and solutions to mitigate risks to management and operational staff as needed.
  • Serve as a Security expert on application development, database design, network and/or platform projects, helping project teams comply with security requirements specified by OMB Circular A-123, FISMA and NIST Guidance.
  • Participate in network architecture reviews and develop detailed security requirements and design plans.
  • Conduct Hand-on security testing, analyze test results, document risk, and recommend countermeasures.
  • Knowledge or experience with SharePoint, Mobile, Citrix, and Cloud Technologies.
  • Keep current with emerging security trends, issues, and alerts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Assist in researching, evaluating, and developing relevant information security policies, practices and guidance.
  • Perform network security analysis and risk management for designated corporate networks.

Preferred Skills:

  • Demonstrated on the job experience in the use of Cyber Security, Information Assurance, and Risk Assessment test tools supporting multiple platforms (i.e. Windows, Linux, Solaris, UNIX, or Virtual.
  • Demonstrated on the job experience analyzing test results and suggesting mitigation plans for security problems.
  • Penetration Testing Experience.
  • Experience using and customizing software tools that store and parse the data collected for analysis and reports.

Required Education:

  • Bachelors Degree or Higher
  • At least one IT Security Certification (e.g. Security +, CAP, CISSP, CEH, GSEC)

Required Years of Experience:

  • 5+ years

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