Senior Information Technology Specialist (Senior Cyber Security Engineer)

Washington, D.C
Jan 28, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time

This position is a full-time position in the Office of Information Technology at the Supreme Court of the United States, in Washington, DC. Under the guidance of senior staff, the incumbent will perform the full range of tasks and activities involved in developing, coordinating, implementing and maintaining standards, procedures and technical solutions to protect the security and integrity of information systems and data. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Assist with implementation and ongoing support of multiple security hardware and software solutions to include antivirus, data loss prevention, IPS/IDS, vulnerability scanner, SIEM and forensics tools.
  • Work with stakeholders at all levels of the organization to communicate the state of information security, inform of possible risks, and suggest ways to improve security.
  • Conduct network monitoring and intrusion detection analysis to determine if there have been any attacks on the system.
  • Analyze network traffic to identify anomalies, and test the information security controls for weaknesses.
  • Respond to threats and take mitigating actions to contain the malicious activity and minimize damage as well as facilitate forensics analysis to determine the source of the threat.
  • Design and implement new solutions to protect systems and data. Work with other IT teams to implement the new safeguards, whether it is in the form of software, hardware, or new operating procedures.
The incumbent will make recommendations to senior management on results of analysis and work closely with other Information Technology groups to refine and enhance security controls. Will assist with problem solving, process improvement, project management, and information security policies, and participate in on-call support.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
  • Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See:


As a condition of continued employment, the candidate must be able to acquire and retain a Top Secret (TS) clearance. Candidate must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of firewalls, security appliances, intrusion prevention/detection systems, and SIEM products and their placement within complex network environments.
  • Ability to review and assess security impact of proposed changes to system and network architecture.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP network protocols, including common application protocols and ports.
  • Ability to use documentation to convert knowledge of general/theoretical concepts into network configurations on a wide range of equipment in a lab and global network environments.
  • Assists with the development, documentation, and deployment of security architectures and system roadmaps.
  • Ability to balance business needs with security policies.
  • Ability to work with engineers/vendors to improve capabilities, resolve issues, and increase performance of security operation devices and configurations.
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies, test them to failure, and identify the strengths/weaknesses of each for decision makers (research and evaluate new hardware/software).
  • Familiarity with network concepts, user authentication, and digital signatures.
  • Ability to review and assess impact of proposed scope changes to future architecture.
  • Organizational skills with the ability to multitask, take direction, prioritize, and manage multiple activities/tasks to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, technically challenging area; ability to anticipate and manage changes or problems; assess impacts and make sound recommendations.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience working as a Security Operation Center (SOC) engineer desired.
  • CISSP, GCIA, GCDA, GDSA, and other security certifications desired.
The selected candidate will be working with a small group of highly skilled and motivated technical staff. The Court provides appropriate in-house and outside third-party technical training. Each staff member is provided with access to high levels of technical support; an in-house library of up-to-date commercially available technical books and software; a technology lab for development and testing of technology products; and a fully equipped computer training room. In addition, the Court provides all employees free access to an in-house exercise facility/weight training room.


Candidate must have a college degree (computer related) and five years security related experience.

Additional information

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.

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