Cyber Security Engineer

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


ARA is globally recognized for applying technically-excellent, in-depth and diversified research, engineering, and technical support services to provide answers to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We approach every...

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As a Cyber Security Engineer, you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and maintaining our cyber security measures. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our systems and data. We are looking for an individual that is passionate about cyber security and thrives in a fast-paced environment.


  • Develop and implement cyber security policies, procedures, and standards to protect against internal and external threats.
  • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and recommend remediation measures.
  • Monitor and analyze security events and incidents to detect and respond to potential threats in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate security best practices into system design and development processes.
  • Provide guidance and support to staff on cyber security best practices and procedures.
  • Stay current with the latest cybersecurity trends, emerging threats, and technologies to continuously improve our cyber security posture.
  • Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge and interpretation of regulatory requirements and authority documents to include NIST SP 800-171, CMMC, and other requirement drivers.
  • Support audit response activities as they pertain to cyber security policy.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (experience can be used in lieu of a degree, 2 years’ experience per year of education)
  • 5+ years of proven experience in cyber security engineering or related role.
  • Strong knowledge of cybersecurity principles, practices, and technologies.
  • Experience with threat modeling, risk assessment, and security architecture design.
  • Extensive expertise with administration and securing various Linux distributions
  • Experience with administration and securing of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Hands-on experience with designing and deploying a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) solution for log correlation, to include raw log collectors such as Syslog-ng for long-term retention and relaying.
  • Experience with vulnerability and configuration management using Tenable Security Center or similar tools.
  • Experience with network security tools such as email security gateways, web content filters, DNS filtering, endpoint security/EDR, IDS and IPS, and Network Access Control.
  • Experience integrating various security platforms from different vendors with one another and operational support platforms using API's and custom scripting.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills (i.e., ability to present ideas effectively in formal and informal situations in group and individual settings).
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills (i.e., ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work, and to control and follow up to assure work completion).
  • Demonstrated initiative (i.e. initiate appropriate action without being directed) and ability to work independently.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Security+, GSEC, GCIA, CISSP) preferred.

Applied Research Associates, Inc. Company Information:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about who we arewhat we do, the excellent careers and benefits we offer and explore some of our featured offices.

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Tags: APIs Audits CISSP CMMC DNS EDR Endpoint security GCIA GSEC IDS IPS Linux Network security NIST Risk assessment Scripting Security assessment SIEM Vulnerabilities Windows

Perks/benefits: Team events

Region: North America
Country: United States
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