Cyber Security Engineer

Beltsville, MD
May 02, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
Engineering, Security
Full Time
AboutWeb is working on a contract to hire opportunity in Beltsville, MD. Position Title
  • Cybersecurity Engineer (Linux)
  • Beltsville, MD
Security Clearance
  • Secret Required to Start (TS Preferred)
Years of experience
  • 6+ years in the field of systems engineering, software engineering, operating system programming, or information security
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, systems engineering, computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred.
Certifications Preferred but not absolutely required:
  • Linux+
  • LPIC 2
  • RHCE
  • Security+
Duties Project Overview:

Project supports the IT engineering team of a major federal customer providing security services including cyber incident response, threat analysis and security operations support.

Job Description:

The Linux Systems Engineer (Cybersecurity Engineer) will provide technical expertise working independently and/or with other engineers. The primary area of responsibility will be evaluating, integrating, and deploying new cybersecurity tools and capabilities.
The Linux Systems Engineer will also provide Tier 3 technical support on current capabilities. The individual will evaluate new security technologies and make appropriate recommendations to ensure technical assessment capabilities remain current.
This effort will require a skilled Linux Systems Engineer to enable standardized and consistent processes, user training, and implementation of innovative industry approaches and provide significant improvement to current capabilities.
Daily Responsibilities:
  • Integration and optimization of Linux Systems and Security Applications
  • Development of micro service applications (containers)
  • Configure and harden Linux hosts
  • Engineer and deploy cyber analytics software (e.g. Unix/Linux, Spunk, Snort, Bro, and Suricata).
  • Develop and deploy BRO scripts to support security analytics
  • Develop and deploy YARA and Snort signatures
  • Perform standard administration tasks (packaging, OS installs, patch management)
  • Integrate Linux systems and applications with central logging system for security analytics, auditing and event forwarding
  • Develop site configuration documentation (As Build documentation, diagrams, transition to operations guides, support documentation, playbooks, etc…)
  • Transition integrated solutions to Operations for ongoing maintenance, monitoring, and support
  • Work hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm, Days Mon. - Fri. in Beltsville, MD.
Qualifications Required: Basic Requirements
  • Applied systems engineering experience working with design principles and Linux server applications
  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining Linux systems (RedHat Enterprise Linux versions 6/7)
  • Experience with package and patch management via Satellite
  • Familiarity with Puppet, Chef, Ansible
  • Knowledge of STIG's and implementation Federal security baselines.
  • Scripting skills in BASH, Python, PERL (sh, csh, ksh, tcsh) or other widely used language.
  • Familiarity with Virtualization and Containers
  • Understanding of Linux based authentication mechanisms
  • Ability to document in depth information regarding system security baselines, configurations, deviations, and justifications for security recommendations.
  • Experience in the development, implementation, and review of YARA & Snort signatures is essential

Desired: Skills: Preferred but not required
  • 5+ years working with Snort, Bro, and Security Onion
  • Knowledge of big data environments preferred
  • Deployment of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • Deep Packet Capture & Inspection deployment
  • Solid understanding of network concepts (TCP/IP, Routing, Subnetting, Services)

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