KEYW Corporation

  • IT Security Engineer

    Job Locations 1 week ago(11/6/2018 1:53 PM)
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  • Overview

    KeyW is looking for an IT Security Engineer to support our client in Vienna, VA. The IT Security Engineer will assess all levels of enterprise IT environments and ensure established security requirements are integrated into information technology component products through purposeful security architecting, design, development, and configuration.


    The IT Security Engineer will:

    • Architect, design, implement, maintain and operate information system security controls and countermeasures
    • Configure alerting and reporting of all Firewall, IDS/IPS layers and component.
    • Analyze trends, news, and changes in the threat compliance environment with respect to organizational risk
    • Correlate IDS events with firewall permits and/or denials
    • Develop and execute plans for compliance and mitigation of risk
    • Perform security impact analysis on proposed or actual changes to enterprise information systems.
    • Assess selected security controls based on defined continuous monitoring strategies
    • Assess security controls in compliance with FISMA, NIST SP800-53, and organizational directives
    • Apply risk management to Federal Information Systems
    • Troubleshoot network/application outages by reviewing log events sent from application servers and network devices



    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Experience with information systems, networks, and or/application security
    • Technical knowledge in security engineering, systems and network security, authentication and security protocols, and cryptography
    • Understand and demonstrate concepts of firewall and IPS functionality, file integrity monitoring, server hardening, security incident qualifiers, risk assessment ranking, and network level security
    • Technical knowledge of Cisco ASA 5500 series and network/datacenter architecture and design
    • Technical knowledge and experience with Splunk, SIEM, and other cyber tools
    • Strong understanding of root causes of malware infections and proactive mitigation
    • Strong understanding of lateral movement and footholds
    • Strong understanding of data exfiltration techniques
    • Knowledge of network/host based intrusion analysis, malware analysis, forensics and cyber threat intel
    • Ability to define relationships between seemingly unrelated events through deductive reasoning
    • Ability to translate security policies and procedures into technical architecture and/or configurations
    • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and concepts and apply that knowledge effectively
    • Ability to work directly with IT security teams to gather functional requirements and develop solutions which meet or exceed requirements, and support the system
    • Ability to perform Shell, Python, PowerShell scripts
    • Familiar with Cybersecurity and Risk Management Frameworks such as NIST and ISO 27001
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving, written and communication skills

    Desired Certifications:

    • Security+
    • Splunk Fundamentals
    • CEH
    • CCNA
    • CISSP

    Education and Years of Experience:

    • Bachelors of Science or a Technical Degree
    • 2-3 years of IT Engineering and support
    • 2-3 years of experience with Splunk
    • 2-3 years of experience with firewalls technologies, IPS/IDS, SIEM, NAC and other security tools

    Clearance Requirement:

    • This position requires a Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility and ability to obtain and maintain a CI Poly.


    KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


    How to Apply?

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    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


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