Senior Systems Security Engineer

Senior Systems Security Engineer

03 Nov 2023
Maryland, Beltsville, 20704 Beltsville USA

Senior Systems Security Engineer

Staffing Pros, a division of VETS Inc., is recruiting for a full-time Senior Systems Security Engineer in Beltsville, MD.

Active government security clearance is required.

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The Senior Systems Security Engineer provides technical leadership, guidance and management oversight for the CIC, especially in the area of Microsoft products and security systems, but also including other enterprise server & desktop operating systems enterprise applications, and in support of over 80,000 customers globally.

Responsibilities include:
  • Apply sound technical and management principles to identify and remediate cybersecurity vulnerabilities across the State Department global IT enterprise infrastructure
  • Apply organizational and process change principals
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to security and operational personnel
  • Evaluate system performance results, lead teams in response to incidents/problems, perform risk assessments, and evaluate performance metrics
  • Develop, Identify and resolve security vulnerabilities related to deployment and testing processes
  • Streamline and optimize processes and procedures in order to rapidly remediate vulnerabilities from cybersecurity threats
  • Identify and remediate cybersecurity vulnerabilities
  • Provide detailed assessments of potential risks to Microsoft-based systems, including both operating systems and applications, in accordance with NIST SP 800-30 Revision 1
  • Collaborate with Department and external cyber stakeholders on cybersecurity technology implementations to meet specific operational needs.
  • Perform technical evaluations of recommended vulnerability mitigation actions and make recommendations based on impact and/or other countermeasures.
  • Develop strategies for CIC cyber defense technologies, ensuring integration and alignment for continued operation.
  • Perform operation and maintenance activities in support of existing CIC cyber tools and technologies (MSV, Qualys, Tenable Nessus and others).
  • Identify, diagnose and prioritize anomalies in cyber defense infrastructure and resources.
  • Document, request and maintain ports, protocols and services for CIC infrastructure
  • Perform cybersecurity testing of developed applications and/or systems. Identify and direct the remediation of technical problems encountered during testing and implementation of new systems.
  • Develop reports and dashboards and make tuning request to SIEM system owner(s) in support of enhancing CIC cyber monitoring.
  • Perform security reviews and identify security gaps in architecture. Make recommendations based on trend analysis to enhance CIC monitoring and hygiene activities.
  • Properly document all systems security implementation, operations, and maintenance activities and update as necessary.
  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret
  • Bachelor degree in a computer science/computer engineering related discipline or equivalent years of experience and expertise
  • 10+ years Microsoft Operating Systems (OS) engineering and support experience focusing on Active Directory (AD), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • In-depth experience in planning, implementing, and managing large/global enterprise infrastructures
  • Familiarity of various analytical tools (Splunk, USBDeview, Netwitness, MimiKatz)
  • Understanding of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools (Splunk, McAfee)
  • Familiarity with OMB, NIST, DHS, and related security guidelines and directives
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, and excellent written and oral communications
  • Network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
  • Server/endpoint OS (Microsoft, Linux, IOS) along with mobile and cloud technologies.
  • Cloud application security, Vulnerability Management and Security Information, and Event Management capabilities.
  • Knowledge of identity and access management solutions (MFA, PKI, SAML, etc)
  • Countermeasures / mitigations to identified cybersecurity risks.
  • Information protection technologies (e.g., firewalls, antivirus, threat protection, servers, routers, and others as appropriate).
  • Network systems management principles, models, methods (e.g., end-to-end systems performance monitoring), and tools.
  • Cyber defense technologies, including but not limited to: Vulnerability Scanning & Management, Endpoint detection and response, threat protection, and network defenses

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Microsoft Certifications (MCSE, MCSA, MCSD);
  • CISSP or CISM; or
  • IAT/IAM/IASAE level III equivalent.
  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • GIAC Security Expert (GSE)
  • SCP Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA) or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Staffing Pros a division of VETS-inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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