Computer and Network Security Engineer

L2T.Company - Herndon, VA

Full-timeEstimated: $73,000 - $94,000 a year
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Overview
Our team of experienced Windows, Linux, and network engineers is seeking a motivated person to perform continuous computer security and network security analysis of our information systems. Applicants selected must be willing and able to obtain a Security Clearance; therefore, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Responsibilities include:
Ownership of the security of our information system
Capturing newly released vulnerabilities and determining our exposure level
Performing security audits of our information systems and reporting the results to the team and leadership
Implementing patches and fixes to remediate identified vulnerabilities
Research and develop innovative ways to enhance our defensive posture
Perform ethical hacking or white hat activities as a way to research and develop innovative ways to attack our existing systems to ensure protection from unknown vulnerabilities and zero-day attacks
Required Skills and Experience
Applying computer security best practices and principles to deployed information systems
Applying network security best practices and principles to deployed information systems
Demonstrated understanding of system engineering processes and the role that information security has to play in those processes
Identifying and correcting vulnerabilities to deployed information systems
Penetration and vulnerability testing
Strong knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
Strong scripting skills
Understanding of the OSI model and standard network protocols
Subnetting, DNS, encryption technologies and standards, VPNs, VLANs, VoIP, etc.
Creating and presenting system security status reports
Preferred Skills
Nessus or other vulnerability scanner
Configuring network routers, switches, firewalls, etc.
Windows and Linux hardening
On-call availability
Possess an active US Government security clearance
Education
Relevant college degree plus two years of experience, or five years of relevant experience
Preferred Certifications
CEH, CCNP Security, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, CISSP