Sr. IT Security Engineer in Newport News, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/15/2020

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Job Description

Job #:  1038991
Apex Systems has a immediate need for a Security Engineer! This Role will be a PERMANENT/Direct hire with the client and will sit in Hampton, VA!!
They need someone able to integrate multiple systems and solutions
If you are interested please submit your resume to! No clearance or certification required.

Tyler Copley 
Technical Recruiter
Apex Systems
222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 1620, Virginia Beach
The Information Technology job family acquires, designs, implements and operates the organization's information technology resources, including computer hardware, operating systems, communications, software applications, data processing and security. General areas of responsibility include developing information technology strategies, polices and plans; managing the acquisition, implementation, maintenance and use of information technology resources; and training and supporting technology users.  Positions in Information Security are responsible for designing and monitoring control systems which ensure the integrity and security of data and for advising on the optimal use of the organization's computing resources.
The IT Security Engineer’s mission is to design IT infrastructure solutions that enable efficient delivery of new and existing Security Services to the enterprise.  This includes thorough understanding of technical platforms delivering Security services, ability to perform required integrations, understanding of design impacts on Operations teams, and close partnership with Architecture and project delivery areas.  This is a senior technical role, requiring a solid understanding and experience implementing a variety of network security, identity, cyber security, privileged access, and related technologies, using solid design principles.

IT Security Operations (90%)
  • Designs IT Security infrastructure solutions that align with Customer, Ops and Engineering, Architecture, and CISO policies, standards, requirements, and goals.
  • Serves as technical lead resource and subject matter expert (SME) across all Security platforms for operational, enhancement, and related activities.
  • Interfaces with IT mission partners, including Networking, Architecture, and Project Delivery, to deliver business value
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all team members, partners, and customers.
  • Advocates for new/enhanced Security services on behalf of customers
  • Contributes requirements to technology selection process
  • Serves as technical resource on various initiatives
  • Support Security Delivery personnel, in the testing and deployment phases of all security solutions initiatives, to ensure smooth operational knowledge development and transition.
  • Partners with Security Delivery to ensure all new Security technology deployments include appropriate support documentation and that Security Operations team members are fully trained to take responsibility for monitoring, ongoing support, routine engineering, and operation of the new security technology.
  • Supports Security Delivery in the testing and deployment phases of IT projects that require delivery of non-routine security solutions to ensure smooth operational knowledge development and transition.

Leadership (10%)
  • Mentor Security personnel, to help develop others and to highlight any coverage or skills gaps.
  • Lead cross-functional troubleshooting of complex issues, as required

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Adhere to all policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Perform other duties or functions as requested by management.
  • Participate in “on-call” rotation as a technical and functional expert


Associate and Operational Management
  • Support enterprise business and sales objectives through the effective and efficient performance of job responsibilities

Budget Oversight
  • Has no budget setting or budgetary authority, but may act as part of a team with responsibility for achieving objectives within an established budget.


Prior Experience
  • Eight (8) years or more relevant IT infrastructure experience
  • Technical background within Networking, Information Security, and/or security-related infrastructure, with strong network and integration background

Technical and Professional Skills
Associate is expected to operate at the expert level across the following areas of technical knowledge and skill:
  • Experience with network security platforms (eg. Firewalls, proxies, wireless security, etc.) and appropriate use in infrastructure design
  • Experience with additional security platforms, including Identity and Access Management, Certificates/PKI, Data Encryption, Wireless Security, Privileged Access Management, Active Directory Security, Web Application Firewalls, Proxy Servers, Load Balancers, Authentication and Authorization Services, and/or related.
  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Experience with system integration tools and techniques
  • Experience with Visio and/or other diagramming tools
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, creative, and efficient in identifying issues, understanding, and proposing solutions
  • Builds and maintains good working relationships
  • Excellent written, oral, instructional, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to efficiently operate computers, tablets, and mobile devices
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
  • Broad experience/understanding of IT operations and service delivery model
  • Applies in-depth advanced knowledge (principles, theories, and concepts) and skills of a specific/specialized technical area within the context of a similar industry or type of organization
  • Certifications not required, but CCNA, SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), Security+, and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) desirable
  • Improves and/or adapts work methods based on past firsthand experiences, without the benefit of defined procedures, and identifies solutions to problems through interpretive skills and analyses
  • Working understanding of the SDLC process and the QA lifecycle and methodology

Physical Requirements
  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
  • Requires giving and/or receiving verbal communication.
  • Requires giving and/or receiving written communication.
  • Requires using a computer keyboard and mouse to create letters, memoranda, and reports
  • Requires sitting for extended periods

EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.