IT Security Engineer

KEYW Corporation - Vienna, VA4.1

KeyW is looking for an IT Security Engineer to support our client in Vienna, VA. The IT Security Engineer will assess all levels of enterprise IT environments and ensure established security requirements are integrated into information technology component products through purposeful security architecting, design, development, and configuration.

Architect, design, implement, maintain and operate information system security controls and countermeasures
Configure alerting and reporting of all Firewall, IDS/IPS layers and component.
Analyze trends, news, and changes in the threat compliance environment with respect to organizational risk
Correlate IDS events with firewall permits and/or denials
Develop and execute plans for compliance and mitigation of risk
Perform security impact analysis on proposed or actual changes to enterprise information systems.
Assess selected security controls based on defined continuous monitoring strategies
Assess security controls in compliance with FISMA, NIST SP800-53, and organizational directives
Apply risk management to Federal Information Systems
Troubleshoot network/application outages by reviewing log events sent from application servers and network devices

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience with information systems, networks, and or/application security
Technical knowledge in security engineering, systems and network security, authentication and security protocols, and cryptography
Understand and demonstrate concepts of firewall and IPS functionality, file integrity monitoring, server hardening, security incident qualifiers, risk assessment ranking, and network level security
Technical knowledge of Cisco ASA 5500 series and network/datacenter architecture and design
Technical knowledge and experience with Splunk, SIEM, and other cyber tools
Strong understanding of root causes of malware infections and proactive mitigation
Strong understanding of lateral movement and footholds
Strong understanding of data exfiltration techniques
Knowledge of network/host based intrusion analysis, malware analysis, forensics and cyber threat intel
Ability to define relationships between seemingly unrelated events through deductive reasoning
Ability to translate security policies and procedures into technical architecture and/or configurations
Ability to quickly learn new technologies and concepts and apply that knowledge effectively
Ability to work directly with IT security teams to gather functional requirements and develop solutions which meet or exceed requirements, and support the system
Ability to perform Shell, Python, PowerShell scripts
Familiar with Cybersecurity and Risk Management Frameworks such as NIST and ISO 27001
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Strong organizational, problem-solving, written and communication skills

Desired Certifications:
Splunk Fundamentals

Education and Years of Experience:
Bachelors of Science or a Technical Degree
2-3 years of IT Engineering and support
2-3 years of experience with Splunk
2-3 years of experience with firewalls technologies, IPS/IDS, SIEM, NAC and other security tools
Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Top Secret security clearance.

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This position requires a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation, as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.

KeyW EEO Statement
Employment decisions at the Company will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of. (1) race, (2) religion, (3) creed, (4) color, (5) national origin, (6) ancestry, (7) sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), (8) age, (9) medical condition, (10) marital or domestic partner status, (11) sexual orientation, (12) gender, (13) gender identity, (14) gender expression and transgender status, (15) mental disability or physical disability, (16) genetic information, (17) military or veteran status, (18) citizenship, (19) low-income status, or (20) any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
About the Organization
KeyW is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jacobs.

About Jacobs

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With approximately $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.