Classified Security Engineer

Knight Point Systems - Washington, DC3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $93,000 - $130,000 a year
Knight Point Systems (KPS), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned business, was founded in 2005 to address the IT and infrastructure challenges facing Federal government agencies. Since that time, KPS has established itself as one the fastest growing providers of technology and consulting services across Federal government, State and Local government, and commercial enterprises. Our staff maintain expertise spanning a wide spectrum of IT management, technology, and service solutions. We are repeatedly recognized as a “Best Place to Work” for maintaining an exceptional work environment for our employees. KPS is appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 and holds ISO 20000-1:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 certifications. Through KPS’ Horizon®, our customers are able to consume technology and services traditionally, cloud-enable their data centers on premises through our ‘as a Service’ offerings, or transition services off premises to KPS’ cloud environment.

Repeatedly recognized as an elite public sector IT provider, KPS has a well-documented history of dedication to its staff. We have been recognized as an exceptional work place by The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal and were named to Inc. Magazine’s definitive top 100 of America’s Strongest and Most Strategic Growth Firms. These accolades do not come by chance. They are the result of a company that takes stock in the working environment it creates and a corporate approach that is designed to care for, enhance, and appreciate every employee—which invariably translates into more competently-delivered, higher-value services for its clients.

KPS is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled Employer. KPS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KPS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Position Summary:
Knight Point Systems is seeking a Senior Security Engineer to support an enterprise security suite within the Department of Homeland Security. Qualified candidates will have a broad understanding of IT Security and be capable of supporting and securing multiple applications within the enterprise. This includes being responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of tools, scripts and advanced workflows to automate repeatable tasks. Qualified candidates must be able to work directly with customers to define and achieve initial requirements and to drive continuous information security improvements. Candidate should have a background in technology with a strong history of secure technical implementations as well as an understanding of security auditing. Additionally, the candidate should have experience working with security compliance and associated industry/government standards.

A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate area or at least 8 years IT experience, which must include a minimum of 4 years focused on information security.
Candidate must be able to pass a Federal background investigation.
Experience working in a classified environment.
Experience handling classified information.
Extremely strong technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography and application security.
Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security.
Experience in engineering IT systems (RedHat, Windows, and databases), as well as working knowledge of current technologies
Experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, malware defense, threat detection, log management, content filtering, etc.
Experience working in or supporting SOC operations
Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure in a team environment.

Skills Preferred but not required:
Possess applicable certifications, preferred being:
Experience with various programming languages and scripting, such as Python, Perl, Bash, and Powershell.
Deep Packet Inspection/PCAP interpretation for troubleshooting.
Knowledge of Windows/Linux operating systems.
Experience defining security requirements.
Scanning and evaluation tools: Nessus, Retina, Wireshark, NMAP, etc.
Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques, including penetration testing and exploit development / Proof-of-Concept.
Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information.
Identify and define system security requirements and design appropriate architecture.
Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices.
Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities, enrich data and automate repeatable tasks.
Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement.
Liaison with security vendors.
Develop scripts to simplify data collection and other laborious tasks that are necessary to occur throughout the scanning and vulnerability assessment process.
Evaluate the latest vulnerability, network discovery, penetration, and other security evaluation tools.
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Working with computers and architecture.
Sitting for lengths of time.
Operating at peak and non-peak hours.
Some Travel may be required.