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Cyber Security Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 17-07131
Location: West Trenton, New Jersey
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Position Description The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) provides cybersecurity leadership and expertise throughout the State of New Jersey. It acts as the State's one-stop shop for cybersecurity alerting, threat intelligence, best practices, and incident reporting. The NJCCIC has been recognized nationally as a model for State-level cybersecurity organizations. It is organized under the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) and is comprised of NJOHSP, NJ Office of Information Technology, and NJ State Police personnel working together in a fusion center capacity to increase the digital resilience of the State of New Jersey. Under the general supervision of the Director of Cybersecurity the NJCCIC Cybersecurity Systems Engineer will be responsible for the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of NJCCIC information security systems and applications including SIEM, IDS/IPS, Email Security, DLP, Vulnerability Management, Threat Intelligence, Log Aggregation, Analytics, Compliance, and Incident Response platforms. The successful candidate will have a passion for cybersecurity, demonstrable technical and cybersecurity expertise, a proven track-record of accomplishments, and a strong desire to support the mission of the NJCCIC and the NJOHSP. Key Accountabilities: Appropriately and practically defend the State of New Jersey from cyber threats in accordance with the mission objective and goals of the NJCCIC. • Provide full engineering life-cycle support for NJCCIC security technologies. • Design, implement, operate, monitor, and support NJCCIC security platforms and applications, operating systems, networks, and storage systems. • Responsible for requirements gathering and analysis, business process modeling, workflow development, system customization, software upgrades, maintenance, and documentation. • Perform capacity workload modelling and availability analysis for a variety of security platforms and environments. Determine the required course of action to improve performance. Review performance and control reports. • Diagnose and resolve hardware, software and connectivity issues. • Support multiple systems or applications of medium to high complexity. • Integrate solutions with other applications and platforms. Develop new alerts and monitoring techniques. • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols • Develop automation scripts or utility applications to process repetitive tasks and increase productivity • Administer NJCCIC cybersecurity systems including implementation of access controls, logging and auditing, patch management, software updates, etc. • Works under the general supervision of the Director of Cybersecurity • Project management, team lead for cross-functional projects, subject matter expertise, mentorship of junior team members
Skills Required • Strong knowledge of information systems security standards and practices (e.g., access control, system hardening, system audit and log file monitoring, security policies, and incident handling) • Broad IT knowledge specifically in areas of information security, risk management, and IT audit • Strong experience in networking, Windows and *nix environments • Proven knowledge and hands-on experience with network and server infrastructure technologies and devices including firewalls, routers, switches, etc. • Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience engineering, implementing, and supporting different security technologies for network defense, web and email defense, endpoint defense, and SIEM platforms • Specific product experience that is desirable includes: IBM Qradar, McAfee Nitro and EPO, Nexpose, Palo Alto NGFW, Proofpoint, Archer, Forescout, Wireshark, Airwatch, etc. • Experience with big data platforms preferable ELK, Hadoop, and MongoDB • Scripting experience with PowerShell and/or Python • Demonstrable experience implementing, managing network storage platforms (NAS and SAN) • Preferred experienced with implementing private and public cloud environments and hyper-converged infrastructure platforms. • Knowledge and experience implementing and supporting identity and access management controls preferably Active Directory, LDAP, SAML, and multi-factor authentication technologies • Knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance requirements including PCI-DSS, HIPAA, IRS-1075, etc. • Knowledge of security frameworks including NIST, ISO 27001/2, etc. • Proficiency in Microsoft software: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Must demonstrate effective, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technologies, security tools and practices • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines • Demonstrated initiative, customer orientation, and team work competencies • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to work as part of a team or in an individual capacity • Willingness to work outside of regular business hours as required which can include evenings, weekends and holidays • Ability to handle and maintain the integrity and confidentiality of highly sensitive material and information
Skills Preferred
Experience Required • A minimum of four (4) years of systems and security engineering experience with an emphasis on SIEM, IDS/IPS, log aggregation, and data analytics platforms. • This is a position of public trust that deals with sensitive information requiring the successful completion of a background check
Experience Preferred
Education Required • Bachelor Degree in computer science, engineering, information security or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Education Preferred • Relevant security certifications preferred (i.e. CISSP, ISSEP, MSCE, RHCE, CCNA, etc.)
Additional Information WORK ENVIRONMENT and CONDITIONS: General office environment, secure fusion-center facility TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: No travel Estimated Regular Hours/Week - 35-40hrs per week HOURS and SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm unless otherwise required or approved by management. Provide on-call, off-hour coverage as required in an emergency PHYSICAL and MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work and concentrate on complex tasks in an open office environment that is intended to foster collaboration and sharing of information amongst team members • Ability to lift and handle computer equipment and associated hardware Work location is in West Trenton, NJ. Exact location will be provided later in process due to security reasons. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates do not need to be US Citizens but must be eligible to work in the US and need to pass Homeland Security's internal background check.