Cyber Security Engineer

Washington, DC

Onsite  -  IT - Security  -  Right to Hire  -  Job ID: 24-01364

Title: Cyber Security Engineer
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: 1 year contract to hire
Compensation: 78/hr and 140k on conversion
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the U.S.
Skillset / Experience:

Cyber Security Engineer
Develops and implements security solutions. Administers security technology systems by architecting and engineering/developing trusted systems into secure systems. Assists in the development of implementation and deployment plans that are aligned to the organizational strategic plan objectives and security requirements. Advises management in developing cybersecurity policies, processes, and procedures.

This position will support the SBP CSOC Engineering team to enhance our security tool integrations, automations, scripts, and playbook content for the SOAR platform. You'll be instrumental in maintaining and enhancing the security posture of vital systems.
We are looking for a technical engineer to help maintain and support the xSOAR (Palo Alto Cortex) systems. Need someone with a demonstrated experience with SOAR tool suites that is resourceful in learning a very complex and dynamically changing network. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, and able to manage time effectively.
This position a remote position but may require coming to office as needed.

Your Role Responsibilities…
Manage the xSOAR platform to included troubleshooting, patching and upgrades.
Lead security automation playbook development from requirements collection to implementation.
Write, test, and maintain automation scripts/workflows within SOAR platform.
Design, implement, standardize, and maintain efficient and reusable Python.
Translate conceptual CSOCIR requirements into technical data and integration requirements for the SOAR platform.
Deliver API solutions that streamline, simplify, and improve efficiencies for the Cybersecurity teams as well as other enterprise Business Units.

20% Assists with day-to-day support of security solutions.

20% Assists with engineering support and system administration of specialized cybersecurity solutions.

15% Solves complex problems and answers routine questions about the installation, operation, configuration, and customization of cybersecurity software.

15% Identifies potential conflicts with the implementation of any cybersecurity solutions.

10% Answers routine questions about the installation, operation, configuration, and customization of cybersecurity solutions.

10% Reviews and analyzes appropriate cybersecurity solution system logs for performance and functional anomalies.

10% Works with system design architects and project managers to provide security requirements.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Education Details: Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field

Experience: 5 years professional experience cybersecurity, NOC/SOC environments, and IT Services environment, providing incident response.

In Lieu of Education
In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Minimal Qualifications & Experience.
Demonstrated experience with SOAR tool suites, with an emphasis on Palo Alto Cortex SOAR
Strong understanding of SOAR playbook development and logic flows.
Strong understanding of CSOC workflows.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization from engineering, operations, and management.
Strong Python, and PowerShell experience.
Experience working in or with security functions such as SOC, CIRT, security engineering, risk management, and vulnerability management.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively.
A track record of acting with integrity, taking pride in work, seeking to excel, being curious and adaptable, and communicating effectively.
Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people in a wide range of levels.
Demonstrated experience endpoint security, network security (Firewalls, IPS/IDS, DNS, Proxy, etc.), data and application security, cloud security and technologies.

Experience with SPLUNK ES.
RegEx experience.
Experience administering Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Microsoft Azure.
Experience deploying and correlating threat intelligence and vulnerability management solutions.
Good understanding of Agile methodology
Windows/Linux experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Ability to perform risk assessments and investigate cyber security incidents. , Advanced
Ability to understand vulnerabilities at a technical level., Advanced
Knowledge of hardware and software, networks, data centers, systems, and cyber security related issues. , Advanced
Proficient in ethical hacking techniques., Proficient
Strong critical thinking ability and investigative/problem solving skills., Advanced

The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes them ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs. Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Upon Hire Req or
CISM – Certified Information Security Manager Upon Hire Req or
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Upon Hire Req or
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Upon Hire Req

Our benefits package includes:

  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive pay, 401(k)
  • Retirement plan
  • …and much more!

About INSPYR Solutions

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