Lead Information Security Engineer

Washington, D.C.

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Job Description:

Lead staff in the design, engineering, integration, implementation, testing, deployment, maintenance, review, and administration of the infrastructure, hardware, and software that are required to effectively manage the security and risk posture of the network and resources. Analyze the development of system concepts and apply an advanced understanding of the systems engineering life cycle to translate Cyber strategic objectives, technology, and environmental conditions into engineering outcomes and solutions. Lead the analysis of trends and emerging technology for potential program modernization. Provide leadership and mentoring for junior employees. Contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas. Work on unusually complex problems and provides highly creative solutions.Act as the leader on large programs and projects that affect the organization's long-term goals and objectives.

Location: Washington D.C., USA 

Skills and Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of “hands-on” technical experience in the area of information or cyber security solution engineering, with security tools and devices such as network firewalls, web proxy, intrusion prevention system, vulnerability scanner, and penetration testing tools.
  • 4+ years of experience in supervising programs or projects by developing engineering, technical and management procedures and controls, monitoring, and reporting progress
  • 4+ years of management and supervisory experience in leading technical teams
  • 4+ years of experience in building and administering Windows Server and Active Directory, Network devices (e.g., Cisco, Juniper), and managing cloud security operations, including identity & access control, secure configuration management, network security, enforcement policy scripting, workload security, data security, and logging.
  • Demonstrated understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts and DNS.
  • Experience with public cloud services providers such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure.
  • Knowledge of Federal compliance standards such as NIST 800-53, FIPS, FedRAMP.
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance. Cannot be a dual citizen per new SEC requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience in the field of information security, computer engineering, information systems, telecommunications, or related technical or functional discipline. 
  • Any one of the SANS GIAC Security certifications (Administration, Software, Forensics, or GSE Expert), ISC2 CISSP, or any security systems vendor administration-level certifications

Specialization in at least one of the following fields with four (4) or more years of experience:

  • Building and administering security devices such as network firewall, web proxy, data loss prevention systems, and intrusion prevention systems.
  • Building and administering Windows Server and Active Directory.
  • Building and administering Linux/UNIX based systems.
  • Building and administering Network devices (e.g., Cisco, Juniper).
  • Conducting dynamic web application security testing, both manual testing and utilizing application security tools to discover exploitable vulnerabilities.
  • Conducting Imperva database security assessment and monitoring.
  • Managing cloud security operations, including identity & access control, secure configuration management, network security, enforcement policy scripting, workload security, data security, and logging.
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) management and data encryption for data-at-rest and data-in-transit.
  • Demonstrated understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts and DNS.
  • Experience with public cloud services providers such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure.
  • Strong familiarity with Federal compliance standards such as NIST 800-53, FIPS, FedRAMP.

One final note, as you may be aware, the team is supporting several different workstreams. There is no expectation that this individual will have an understanding of all technologies used, but it would be beneficial if they significant experience in two to three of the following core technical areas:

  • Vulnerability Management (Tenable, Nessus)
  • CyberArk
  • Application Scanning (Dynamic Application Scan Testing (DAST) / Static Application Scan Testing (DAST), Varonis)
  • Imperva
  • Creation of Security Baselines / Audit File Creation
  • Varonis

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP and PUBLIC TRUST CLEARANCE REQUIRED.

 

Job tags: Active Directory AWS Azure C CISSP Clearance Clearance Required Compliance DNS Encryption FedRAMP Firewall Forensics GIAC Linux Nessus Network security NIST Penetration testing PKI SANS TCP/IP Unix Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management Windows
Job region(s): North America
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