Cyber Engineer

Apex Systems
Herndon, VA
Aug 16, 2022
Aug 19, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job#: 1268554 Job Description: Cyber Systems Engineer Overview: The Cyber Systems Engineer reports to the Lead of Security Engineering within the CISO organization. The position is responsible for configuring, installing, running and maintaining Security/SOC tools and assisting with cyber incidents. Responsibilities: The Cybersecurity Engineer will be responsible for working as a team to optimize security operations, tools, and processes for a newly merged company. Assisting with the selection of new security tools, implementing tools, and monitoring/managing security tools within the enterprise. Making technical and policy recommendations/decisions that affect corporate security posture, especially as it relates to DFARS 252, NIST SP 800-171, CMMC compliance). Close coordination with SOC Analysts, Security Architects, Forensics, and Threat Intelligence/Hunting for security solutions. Understanding placement of network/security infrastructure and visibility requirements for hosts, infrastructure, and network devices. Working collaboratively with other teams in the CISO organization as well as within the CIO to impact change and define an acceptable security posture Supporting SIEM tool in a complex network environment and assisting security analysts in building operational processes around the SIEM ecosystem. Ensure SIEM coverage and correct event types are arriving into SIEM. Tune and troubleshoot SIEM and other Cyber tools to deliver optimal performance in high volume enterprise customer environments Configure, troubleshoot and leverage security devices such as packet capture, IPS, firewalls, and the FireEye suite of tools Limited travel may be necessary support deployments or resolving issues. Investigating, interpreting, and responding to technical and/or complex IT security data. Ensure security systems are getting backed up and working properly. Candidate must have a strong foundation of Network and Security skills, fundamental knowledge of operating systems (such as Windows, Linux, Cisco IOS, and hardened security appliances), networking protocols, network traffic analysis, and information security. Qualifications: Requires a Bachelors and 5-7 years of experience. Substitutions include a Masters Degree and 3-5 years of experience or 10+ years of experience without a degree 4+ years as a Security Engineer Experience supporting corporate environment with workstations. Government customers or contractors a plus Experience supporting a Security Operations Center desired Sufficient level of understanding of the multitude of tools required to be managed and implemented by a Security Operations team Experience with SIEM tools and log/IDS management Experience/understanding of various control frameworks including NIST 800-171, CMMC, FedRAMP Experience running tools in and supporting Cloud/hybrid cloud and on-prem environments Experience implementing and reviewing corporate-wide security and networking policies and rules Experience with security orchestration, automation, and scripting. Technical certifications (CISSP, GIAC, etc) are a plus. EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.