Wireless Security Requirements Engineer w/ Polygraph

Herndon, VA
Feb 14, 2017
Apr 06, 2017
Engineering, Security
Full Time
This position supports a continuous wireless monitoring program with specific focus on Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS) capabilities. The position is responsible for leading and documenting the requirements to implement enterprise defensive wireless capabilities. The program has responsibility to design, deploy, operate, and monitor capabilities to detect and respond to anomalous wireless activity with Sponsor buildings. The position will oversee all project phases in the selection and deployment of various products in the execution of continuous monitoring assessments and mitigation of unauthorized wireless devices.


Specific Duties May Include:

* Lead team's Wireless Defense Strategy, initially centered around WIDS Tiger Team to define and document program requirements, goals, and objectives

* Lead/manage a team of WIDS engineering experts to design next generation WIDS capabilities

* Lead/manage a team to oversee the installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of WIDS capabilities

* Coordinate efforts with other entities to formulate strategic partnerships to define requiremetns and implementation strategy

* Coordinate efforts to document and obtain approvals related to WIDS as they relate to operational responsibilities that include legal, security, and engineering needs

* Develop and present reports detailing the findings of various wireless assessments

* Coordinate and/or conduct research on wireless products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the industry

* Periodically assess the evolving WIDS requirements and propose upgrades to existing WIDS configurations to ensure effective and optimal WIDS performance

Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.

Qualifications Required Skills & Experience:

* 10-15 years of related experience

* Strong technical background with focus on cyber security

* Very strong written and verbal communicaiton skills and the ability to coordinate and manage requirements gathering

* Previous experience gathering, documenting, and implementing program requirements


Desired Skills & Experience:

* Hands-on experience with enterprise-level WIDS engineering, design, deployment, and operation

* Demonstrated understanding of radio frequencies, TCP/IP, IEEE 802.15 protocols, and cellular products

* Experience with WIDS tools

* Experience with RF Spectrum analysis tools

* Experience and understanding of wireless vulnerabilities and WLAN-specific security threats, software weaknesses, and mitigation strategies

* Security related certifications (e.g., CWNA, CWSP, GIAC AWN)


Occasional local travel may be required. 

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