Senior Security Engineer SME

Reston, VA
May 11, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
DescriptionJob Description:We are seeking an industry recognized expert and Master Security Engineer to provide vision and oversight for the integration of government systems including disparate systems to provide an improved functionality and seamless operations. The selected candidate will work with the program and customer leadership and other Master Technology SMEs to provide full oversight and direction to transform and modernize the governments existing infrastructure and cyber capabilities. This role in concert with the other Master SMEs will be responsible for all technical leadership and chartered with the transformation and optimization of existing government capabilities. This position requires leading and engaging teams of people with diverse skills to develop comprehensive security solutions ranging from IT infrastructure, applications, system architecture, to full enterprise services, from program management activities and agency-wide operational support. The successful candidate will be able to conceptualize these solutions around key business needs and goals in full awareness of industry trends. This position requires a broad and deep understanding of technology and IT delivery services.Primary ResponsibilitiesAbility to develop recommendations for policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of CISA cyber activitiesAbility to navigate concepts and issues related to cyber and its organizational impactKnowledge and technical expertise of current and evolving best practices, standards, and recommendations in risk management, cybersecurity and the broader IT industry.Reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risksDesigning and developing cybersecurity programs and/or scripts, ensuring that design and development activities are properly documented and updated as necessary.Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.Advise senior management on cost/benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, systems and elementsPerform analysis at all levels of system to include: concept, design, deployment, test, installation, operation and maintenanceEnsure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge security, technical, schedule, and cost constraints.Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.Drive discovery and qualification of cybersecurity services, products, and tools available via market vendors to inform capability development pilot planning, vendor assessment, and to-be product parameters (ie, vision, features, technical requirements, end user outcomes, acceptance criteria)Leverage knowledge of security technologies, best practices, and industry standards to brainstorm and develop perspective for new services and tools that creatively address the mission needs of CISA's partnersBasic QualificationsMaster's degree in technical fields with 15+ years of prior relevant experience; Industry certifications will be considered in augmenting years of experienceLead Solutions Architect working with leading edge technology supporting both implementation and sustainmentMust possess at least one of the following Cybersecurity Certifications: CISSP, CCSP, CCNA, CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSEP, GIAC, SSCP, Security+ (or equivalent as approved by the Government)Experienced with developing system security context, a preliminary system security CONOPS, and define baseline system security requirements in accordance with applicable cybersecurity requirementsExperienced with securing at least one of the following cloud service provider types: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software a Service (SaaS), and Platfo1m as a Service (PaaS)An active Top Secret security clearance TS/SCIPreferred Qualifications10+ years of leadership experience managing Cybersecurity engineering teams10+ years high-level organizational strategy such as long term risk management, IT strategic planning and understanding risk, and developing peopleExperienced with developing/integrating cybersecurity designs for systems and networks Experience or knowledge of implementing Zero Trust architecture principlesExperienced with documenting and addressing organizational information security, cybersecurity architecture, and systems security engineering requirementsExperienced with documenting the protection needs (ie, security controls) for information system(s) and network(s)Ability to perform security reviews, identify gaps in security architecture, and develop a security risk management planExperienced with vulnerability scanning tools to include those supporting operation system, web application, database assessments, skill in translating operational requirements into protection needs (ie security controls)Experienced with architecting, engineering, deploying, and tuning of Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS)Experienced with Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) technologiesExperienced or knowledge of Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) solutions Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)Mobile security engineering knowledge or experience to include at least one of the following: Mobile Threat Detection (MTD), Mobile Device Management (MDM) security controls, Mobile Application Management (MAM) security controlsAbility to provide technical security engineering support for secure authentication. Integrate security tools implementing secure authentication/Single Sign On (SSO)Ability to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).Ability to monitor measures or indicators of system performance and availability.Ability to operate common network toolsAbility to accurately define incidents, problems, and events in the trouble ticketing system.Experienced with at least one of the following: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Secure Assertion Markup Language (SAML), OpenID Connect (OIDC), and Derived credential integrationsExperience with tuning and optimizing Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools supporting anti-malware, host intrusion protection, incident response, and Data Loss Protection (DLP) capabilitiesKnowledge of lows, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacyPay Range: