Forescout Security Engineer

NikSoft Systems Corp. - Merrifield, VA

Full-timeEstimated: $94,000 - $120,000 a year
Job Location: Falls Church, VA

NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.

NikSoft is currently conducting a search for a Forescout Security Engineer to join the security team of a major nationwide organization, with thousands of sites, to continually improve its complex multi-protocol nationwide networks. A network application security engineer who understands how the Hardware / Software Asset Management program of a large enterprise should work is needed to support the team. The ideal candidate for this job will be a goal-oriented, customer focused information security practitioner who possess the ability to apply technical solutions to business requirements to assist the organization in achieving business, technical, and security related goals.

Candidate will assess security posture through performing network analysis, problem identification, and solution designs.
Support Industrial Control / Processing environment requiring constant uptime.
Determine true threats, false positives and network system misconfigurations and provide solutions in a timely manner.
Provide Daily Operational Support for security tools used by the client.
Analyze data imports into Splunk for accuracy and completeness; compare data from the various network security tools to identify overlaps and search for gaps
Engages with other internal and external forces to get and share information to improve processes and security posture
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in the analysis of tool outputs and providing recommendations for improving overall security posture.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related IT field.
5+ years of relevant experience in cybersecurity, and IT testing, and IT solutions development and maintenance.
Experience in developing, refining, and planning for future iterations of Asset Management programs.
Experience with development and enforcement of authorized network / device policies to increase security posture
Ability to map application components to identify security problems and provide solutions
Ability to review, produce and make recommended edits to Splunk Dashboards
Experience in conducting initial triage assessments of findings from network security tools
Experience in troubleshooting application connectivity and performance through log analysis and network captures, etc.
Experience with ForeScout CounterACT

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in an Agile and DevOps environment.
CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker CEH, CISA or a similar certification

****Candidates must be able to obtain a Postal Sensitive Clearance US Citizenship or Green Card required. Additionally, candidates must not have traveled outside of the USA for a combined period not to exceed 6 months within the last 5 years.***