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Cyber Security Engineering Lead in Herndon, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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Job #:  930290

 Apex Systems is hiring a  Cyber Security Engineering Lead
The Security Engineering Lead will
-help with integration of 3 merging companies compliance and technologies  
-choose tools and assist in building the SecOps division from the ground up! 
Cyber Security Engineering Lead 
The Cybersecurity Engineering Manager reports to the Director of Security Operations within the CISO organization. The position is responsible for running and maintaining all Security/SOC tools and assisting with cyber incidents. This position should be familiar working with the DIB (Defense Industrial Base) as well as with DFARS (NIST) requirements.
The Cybersecurity Engineering Manager will be responsible for working with the team to synergize security operations, tools, and processes for a newly merged company. 
Areas of responsibility include:
-Selecting new security tools, implementing tools, and monitoring/managing security tools within the enterprise. -Making technical and policy decisions that affect corporate security posture, especially as it relates to DFARS (NIST SP 800-171 compliance).
-Close coordination with Focused Operations, SOC Analysts, and Security Architects for security solutions.
-Understanding placement of network/security infrastructure and visibility requirements for hosts, infrastructure, and network devices.
-Working with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB)
-Working collaboratively with other teams in the CISO organization as well as within the CIO to impact change and define an acceptable security posture
-Supporting SIEM tool in a complex network environment and assist security analysts in building operational processes around the SIEM ecosystem
-Keep SIEM content and correlation rules updated
-Tune and troubleshoot SIEM to deliver optimal performance in high volume enterprise customer environments
-Configure, troubleshoot and leverage security devices such as packet capture, IPS, firewalls, and the FireEye suite of tools
-Investigating, interpreting, and responding to technical and/or complex IT security data.
Candidate must have a strong foundation of Network and Security skills, fundamental knowledge of Windows, Linux, and Cisco operating systems, networking protocols, network traffic analysis, and information security.

  • Requires a Bachelors and 10-12 years of experience. Substitutions include a Masters Degree and 8-10 years of experience or a PhD with 5-7 years of experience.
  • 10+ years in Engineering with at least 5 years as a Security Engineer
  • Experience supporting government customers or contractors desired
  • Experience supporting a SOC required
  • Detailed level understanding of the multitude of tools required to be managed and implemented by a Security Operations team
  • Experience with SIEM tools and log/IDS management
  • Experience/understanding of NIST cybersecurity controls and frameworks
  • Experience running tools in and supporting Cloud/hybrid cloud and on-prem environments
  • Experience creating and reviewing corporate-wide security and networking policies and rules
  • Technical certifications are a plus.
  • Candidates must be US citizens and able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment

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