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Information Systems Security Engineer ll

We are currently in need an Information Systems Security Officer to serve on a programs supporting systems.  DoD Secret clearance is a must for this opportunity.

Provide support to plan, coordinate, and implement the organization’s information security.  Provide support for facilitating and helping agencies identify their current security infrastructure and define future programs, design and implementation of security related to IT systems.  Oversee the efforts of security staff to design, develop, engineer and implement solutions to security requirements.  Responsible for the implementation and development of the IT security.  Gather and organize technical information about an organization's mission goals and needs, existing security products, and ongoing programs.  Perform risk analyses which also includes risk assessment.  Provide support to plan, coordinate, and implement the organization’s information security.  Provide support for facilitating and helping agencies identify their current security infrastructure and define future programs, design and implementation of security related to IT systems.  A working knowledge of several of the following areas is required:  Understanding of business security practices and procedures; Knowledge of current security tools available; Hardware/software security implementation; different communication protocols; Encryption techniques/tools; Familiarity with commercial products, and current Internet/EC technology.  Ability to serve as Information System Security Officer.  Provide  daily supervision and direction to staff.

This position designs, tests, and implements secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions.  Conduct risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application level.  Conduct threat modeling exercises.  Develop and implement security controls and formulate operational risk mitigations along with assisting in security awareness programs.  Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.  Research, evaluate and recommend new security tools, techniques, and technologies and introduce them to the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy.  Prepare security reports to regulatory agencies.  Audit and manage access management.

Responsibilities:

-Review and develop a plan for remediation of Independent Verifications and Validations (IV&V) Reports.
-Perform reviews of existing and future technologies and standards, and advise the Senior Management of the implications that such technologies and standard may have on Customer IT security. Drafting multiple slides for multiple customer reviews.
-Track various O&M activities and projects to ensure a timely delivered result, and improve efficiency.
-Serve as a liaison between multiple internal and customer divisions.
-Formulate operational procedures for inter-divisional communications.
-Collaborate with Change, Problem, and Release Management for security impacts to the environment.
-Review new security solutions designs and specifications to validate they are ready for existing security operations environment.
-Conduct technical policy and contract reviews as requested and advise the Senior Management accordingly.
-Provide an accounting of hardware and support life-cycle to both Senior Management and the Customer of the existing IT infrastructure.  This includes the following list of technologies:  Devices:  Firewalls, NIDS, Proxy; Applications:  Antivirus, Content Filtering, HIDS, Logging
-Review all RFCs, MDR voting member, provide MDR report to IAD, and attend SCCB meetings
-Remain current with trends in security technologies, processes, and methods that can improve the Customer IT infrastructure security posture, the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations, and the quality of security services provided and, shall advise Customer accordingly.
-Provide recommendations to Senior Management. Present recommendations to CISO as needed.
-Identify applications and operating systems machine data and logs for SIEM analysis.
-Oversee the of Review design, installation, management and implementation of requested changes to the following components of the IT security infrastructure in accordance with Customer policy, DHS Enterprise Architecture guideline, and other Federal guidelines such as NIST:  Firewalls, Host Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Network Intrusion Detection/Prevention System, VPN Concentrators, Web Content Filtering, Malware (Anti-virus/Anti-spyware), Anti-Spam.
-Remain current with trends in security technologies, processes, and methods that can improve the Customer IT infrastructure security posture, the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations, and the quality of security services provided and, shall advise Customer accordingly.
-Provide recommendations to Senior Management. Present recommendations to CISO as needed.
-Identify applications and operating systems machine data and logs for SIEM analysis.

Qualifications:

-DoD SECRET Clearance.
-Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field preferred.
-5+ years of experience in network, host, data and/or application security in multiple operating system environments.
-Experience with security tools and architecture to include advising on security related changes to them.
-Experience working with internet, web, application and network security techniques.
-Experience working with relevant operating system security (Windows, Solaris, Linux, etc.).
-Broad range of knowledge and experience with Security and System Architecture.
-Understanding of, and experience applying industry security policies, regulations and guidelines such as NIST, FISMA, SANs top 20 controls, etc.
-Knowledge of the ITIL structure, certification preferred.
-Experience with MS Windows OS and familiarity with and UNIX (Solaris/RHEL).
-Experience with multi-tiered system applications (databases, web servers, middleware, application servers, network devices, and ETL processes).
-Operational and Engineering (tier 2 & 3) experience designing, implementing and maintaining security capabilities.
-Knowledge of change control and change management process, project management, Enterprise Architecture frameworks, SDLC, Security Policy.
-Knowledge of ports, protocols, and the OSI Model.
-Knowledge of key security capabilities such as e-forensics, logging/SIEM, risk management, PKI, vulnerability management, C&A, continuous monitoring, disaster recovery, network and endpoint security.
-Experience conducting analysis and providing recommendations on new or existing security capabilities.
-Experience with the Federal government.
-Good communication and presentation skills at all organization levels.
-SEC+ or CISSP Certification.

Other qualifications include:

-It would be great if you also had:  ITILv3 Certification.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Strong analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve network/operating system security issues.
-Ability to perform and interpret vulnerability assessments.
-Ability to administer the operations of a security infrastructure.

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