Network Security Specialist

Qualified Technical Services, Inc - Houston, TX

Work Location: NASA Johnson Space Center - Houston, TX
Minimum Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
Clearance: US Government
JOB DESCRIPTION - Network Security Specialist
  • Conduct network security audits.
  • Develop and maintain network security plans.
  • Work with the vendors to establish network security plans and verify compliance.
  • Perform IT Security impact assessments.
  • Support IT Security incident investigation and resolution.
  • Ensure users and systems comply with scanning of IT devices per government, NASA wide, and NASA JSC specific requirements.
  • Ensure findings in the security assessment report are addressed and closed through remediation or risk assessment.
  • Run vulnerability scans.
  • Install software security patches as necessary.
  • Maintain Network Diagrams.
  • Maintain Firewall rules.
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Assist hardware engineers with integrating and troubleshooting IT systems.
  • Coordinate with external organizations to perform security remediation.
  • Successfully operate in a highly dynamic simulations engineering environment with a team of engineers working to rapidly develop spacecraft avionic systems.
  • Strong customer focus, highly effective communication skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing engineering environment with demanding customers on a compressed schedule.
  • Perform other duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS - Network Security Specialist
Education: Minimum of Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
Year(s) of Experience: 2+ years of related experience

Qualifications, Skills and Traits:
  • Network security experience within the last 2 years, including:
  • IT Security
  • Linux/Unix System Administration
  • Experience with switches, topology design, failover, management and accounting for IP addresses and network utilization.
  • IT Security planning.
  • IT Security auditing.
  • Familiarity with network security requirements.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude.
Other Desired Skills:
  • Familiarity with NASA network security requirements such as NPR2810.1A ‘Security of Information Technology'
  • Avionic network systems
  • IT Security vulnerability scanning
  • IT system maintenance (disabling services, effective countermeasures, intrusion detection, firewall configuration, etc.).
  • IT hardware and software integration.
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