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IT Security Engineer
Ref No.: 17-02398
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Qualifications: 10+ years of experience in the Cyber Security field.
· BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of related work experience desired.
· Prior Client SOC Management experience highly desired.
· Prior Security Engineering Experience desired.
· Prior security analysis experience is required.
· Desirable certifications include, Security+, CEH, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP or similar.


Job Description: Major Responsibilities:
·Direct the functions, processes, and operations of the SOC and ensures policies, procedures, and objectives align with industry best practices.
·Lead the operations of the SOC to ensure optimal identification/resolution of security incidents, and enhance client security
·Manage the collection, documentation and research of security events generated by the SOC monitoring platform
·Monitor key performance indicators, determine gaps in performance metrics, and recommend/execute change management techniques for efficiency/quality improvements
·Oversee the monitoring, identification and resolution of security events to detect threats through analysis, investigations and prioritization of events based on risk/exposure
·Manage outsourced and in-house SOC services for quality performance and fulfillment of Service Level Agreements (SLA)
·Develop and maintain an incident response management program that includes incident detection, analysis, containment, eradication, recovery and chain of evidence/ forensic artifacts required for additional investigations.
·Develop, maintain, and submit SOC compliance reports as required by the client
·Develop appropriate response strategies based on intelligence received
·Communicate threats to Senior Management which may impact the client
·Analyze applications functionality and new technologies to optimize effective/efficient incident review by staff and minimize client risk
·Conduct scheduled and ad hoc training exercises to ensure staff are current with the latest threats and incident response techniques
·Oversee and develop strategies to identify, detect, and prevent malicious activity
·Perform supervisory/managerial responsibilities
-Ensure adequate/skilled staffing; select employees
-Establish performance goals and priorities
-Prepare, conduct and review performance appraisals
-Develop, mentor and counsel staff
-Provide input and/or prepare budget requirements for Annual Financial Plan (AFP)
-Ensure section/branch goals and objectives align with division/department strategy
-Ensure efficiency of operations