Sr Security Engineer SME in Washington, DC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  822065

Title: Sr Security Engineer

Location: Washington, DC

Customer: US Mint

Terms: Contract


This role serves as Senior Security Engineer position for the SOC program.  This position is responsible for leading engineering design, security tools maintenance and development of cyber security technology along with integration of new architectural features into existing infrastructure while maintaining the integrity and security of enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.

Candidate shall have more than 7 years of experience working within an enterprise operations environment with a focus on cyber security. Address system-of-system architectural needs by drilling through all layers of embedded security within the given WAN / LAN architecture. Oversee security tools maintenance.  Lead multi-disciplined teams in the design and implementation of the cyber security system architecture.  Able to apply cyber security standards, directives, guidance and policies to an architectural framework. Provide architectural analysis of cyber security features and relate existing system to future needs and trends. Embed advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, including dead system analysis and volatile data collection and analysis into cyber security design. Provide engineering recommendation based on cyber security needs analysis. Review and provide input to system requirements based on cyber security posture. Compile industry best practices and lessons learned into future iterations and new designs. Provide broad based experience in the systems engineering lifecycle and apply the experience to specific cyber security initiatives relating to architectural design and development. Resolve architecture implementation issues during integration and test.


Specific skills:

Palo Alto Firewall maintenance experience

CDM experience 

Configuration Management such as STIG hardening requirements


Basic Qualifications:

Ability to obtain public trust clearance.

Fourteen (14) years of professional experience. Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in system administration,

database administration, network engineering, software engineering, or software development, with a concentration in Cyber Security. If the candidate has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field, five (5) years of experience in incident detection and response, system administration, database administration, network engineering,

software engineering, or software development is required.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.



Desired certifications:




Desired Skills:

Experience in cyber government, and/or federal law enforcement.

• Change management (CRs, CCBs, etc)

• Security architecture development

• Customer requirements identification

• Operations and maintenance

• Performance metrics related to security operations

• Staffing and management responsibilities

• Experience identify new tools and/or required upgrades based on ROI


Desired certifications:





Ability to Obtain Public Trust










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