Security Engineer (SHAPE/Akamai)

Morrisville, North Carolina, United States

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate Clearance required
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At phia, our goal is to hire talented and passionate team members who desire to grow their skillsets, as well as the reputation of the company with our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We are looking for a SHAPE/Akamai Security Engineer to join a high-visibility Cybersecurity Engineering team with our government customer. This opportunity is currently remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This could change in the future, and candidates may be expected to work on-site. Qualified candidates should live within a commutable distance from Morrisville, NC.

What You'll Do

As part of this CISO Engineering Team, you will:

  • Work closely with management to make recommendations and prioritize business and information needs
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities across a broad customer
  • Manage business and vendor relationships
  • Help to develop and document procedural guides, SOPs, and process flows for the functions performed
  • Contribute to the development of re-engineering methods to improve processes, reduce risks, increase controls and/or increase customer satisfaction
  • Provide development support for the expansion and implementation of new systems
  • Work closely with other cybersecurity groups to coordinate and de-conflict protective measures
  • Work closely with stakeholders to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot Shape / Akamai web application firewall appliances across select customer applications and ensure its peak performance
  • Monitor and interpret traffic analytics to help identify malicious traffic
  • Analyze and interpret raw data using Splunk and other analytic tools to and statistical techniques to identify trends and patterns and provide ongoing insight and visibility to management
  • Provide ongoing support to existing monitoring capabilities and data collection systems


Education + Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computers or other business related major; or equivalent experience
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in data, or operational analysis
  • Ability to effectively review existing firewall rules for compliance, efficiency, and accuracy
  • Demonstrated experience with problem and project management
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with business intelligence software, databases (SQL etc)
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Experience in a very large enterprise environment
  • Understanding of working with a complex network is a plus
  • Possess strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiarity with network discovery

Industry Certifications

One or more of the following certifications is preferred:

  • CompTIA Security +
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CCNA
  • CCNP

Security Clearance Requirements

  • This job will require U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain Public Trust (or higher) government clearance. Active USPS Sensitive clearance preferred.

Who You Are

  • A proactive problem solver that appreciates the challenges of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Intellectually curious with a genuine desire to learn and advance your career.
  • An effective communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Customer service-oriented and mission-focused.

If your experience and qualifications aren’t a match for this position, you will remain in our database for consideration for future opportunities that may be a better fit.


Who We Are

phia LLC ("phia") is a Northern Virginia based, 8a certified small business established in 2011 with focus in Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security/Defense, Intrusion Analysis & Incident Response, Cyber Architecture & Capability Analysis, Cyber Policy & Strategy, and Information Assurance/Security. we proudly support various agencies and offices within the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal government, and private/commercial entities.

phia values work-life balance and offers the following benefits to full-time employees:

  • Comprehensive medical insurance to include dental and vision
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Tuition and Professional Development Assistance
  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)

phia does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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