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Senior Network Security Engineer
Ref No.: 18-04315
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 125,000.00 - 170,000.00 /Year
  • Develop and maintain system requirements, design specifications, installation and deployment instructions, and other system-related information to address information security engineering/architecture requirements.
  • Work with software architects and developers to understand the application deeply, to then define logging and auditing standards.
  • Participate in and lead projects for security requirements, network design reviews, and in-house security testing of our product suite.
  • Perform the day to day monitoring of security tools such as vulnerability scanners and act as an escalation point for notifications sent by hosting providers or internal teams regarding malware, vulnerabilities, indicators of compromise and other security related incident indicators.
  • Perform manual and automated testing of new software and infrastructure used before they are deployed to production.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of network controls with hosting provider(s), such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, DNS monitoring, WAF and DDoS protection.
  • Implement processes and tools to ensure that all exchanges of information with third parties and clients use secured paths.
  • Remediate issues discovered through penetration testing, integrating these results to the vulnerability management process.
  • Create both short and long-term enterprise network security technology roadmaps to address organizational strategic requirement.
  • Ensure operational and incident trends in cyber security are considered in developing security architecture requirements and recommendations.
  • Maintain a high level of proficiency of hands-on experience with open source and commercial vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tools such as Client WebInspect/IBM AppScan/, Tenable Nessus/Rapid 7 NeXpose/Cenzic Hailstorm, Burp Suite, OWASP tools, Nmap, Wireshark, Fiddler, Firebug, Metasploit/Core Impact, sqlmap, ettercap, Caine and Able, BeEF, DirBuster, as well as tailor-made penetration testing distributions such as Kali Linux and Samurai WTF
  • Provide recommendations for advancing the enterprise security architecture practice, security policies, and security control standards to enhance operational practices
  • Proactively conduct security threat analysis and recommend solutions to manage network, systems and application vulnerabilities.
  • Work with systems administrators and hosting providers to ensure authentication security tools such as Two Factor Authentication are deployed securely, and that service accounts and other highly privileged and administrator/support accounts are restricted as much as possible

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics (or related disciplines).
  • 8+ years of security architecture experience.
  • Specific Information Security related experience including encryption, IDS/IPS, Firewalls, SEIMs and Log Management, syslog analysis, HTTP and TCP/IP analysis, and vulnerability assessment.
  • Strong understanding of information system security vulnerability assessment/testing on a wide variety of technologies and implementations utilizing both automated tools and manual techniques such as: XSS/CSRF, SQL Injection, Buffer Overflow, and DoS attacks.
  • Significant hands on experience with manual web application assessment and penetration testing methods related to web application mapping, reviewing client-side controls, testing user-input fields, and attacking session management, authentication, access controls, encryption, and backend databases/data stores
  • Knowledge of securing cloud-based systems (AWS, Azure, private clouds etc)
  • In-depth knowledge of mapping business requirements to technology and ability to identify security gaps at the architecture level.