Senior Security Engineer - Washington, DC

Location
Washington, DC, United States
Job Type
Full-time
     
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Description

Senior Security Engineer

The Senior Security Engineer will join the Information Security team and will be responsible for protecting system boundaries, keeping computer systems and network devices hardened against attacks, and securing highly sensitive data. Qualified candidates will have a background in cybersecurity or systems engineering.

In this capacity, the Senior Security Engineer will:

  • Identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce the attack surface;
  • Secure enterprise information by determining security requirements; planning, implementing, and testing security systems; preparing security standards, policies, and procedures;
  • Engineer, implement, and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, network, and information;
  • Integrate security tasks and activities into system development methodologies (e.g. planning, design, implementation, operations, maintenance, and disposal);
  • Identify and verify security requirements are met throughout the process;
  • Work closely cross functionally with IT and business teams in driving information security technology strategy;
  • Apply security architecture principles through the system development lifecycle (SDLC);
  • Consult on solution architecture for projects to ensure compliance with the security technical architecture;
  • Prepare and document secure system development standard operating procedures and protocols;
  • Drive and conduct system architectural reviews, secure design reviews, risk assessments and threat assessments;
  • Perform vendor technical solution acceptance verification and validation;
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks;
  • Assess gaps in existing policy and propose amendments to existing policy or new policy to address these gaps;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of enterprise-level technical standards and procedural directives and other guidance materials;
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement;
  • Participates in the development, implementation and review of security controls for the systems under their purview;
  • Coordinates with system owners to resolve security issues through system lifecycle; and
  • Provides guidance and support to self-testing, security control assessment, preparation of remediation plans, and development of continuous monitoring plans.

In addition, the Senior Security Engineer will be expected to have:

  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols;
  • Detailed technical knowledge of network, database, and/or operating system security;
  • Hands on experience in security systems, including vulnerability management, identity and access management, security risk assessments, application testing, etc.;
  • Experience with network security, networking technologies, and network monitoring tools;
  • Strong, track record of implementing security architecture for complex solutions and ability to deliver results through partnering with stakeholders in IT and the business;
  • Working knowledge of IT processes (i.e., ITIL) including incident, problem, defect, change and release management; and
  • Experience with secure architecture principals, secure SDLC, security system integration and configurations, and troubleshooting.

Qualifications:

  • Have minimum of twelve (12) years of experience with cybersecurity or information assurance;
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field;
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, respect and commitment to the Firm;
  • Demonstrate excellence in managing all functions of the job;
  • Apply the knowledge and skills required to perform at the highest level;
  • Demonstrate best practices in professional relationships; and
  • Focus on job execution and achieving results.

 


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