Systems Engineer, Cyber Security

Location: Manassas, VA, United States
Date Posted: 05-08-2017
Virtual Security Engineer to work directly with mission support program for the Office of Cybersecurity Information Security Directorate (INFOSEC). The overall scope of this work is to support INFOSEC with Information Technology (IT) support services including protection of networks against unauthorized access, modification of data, and malicious activity. Support the continuous management and monitoring of networks and analyze and respond to alerts as they occur. Responsibilities: Check server availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency, with a focus on securing virtual machines. Conduct functional and connectivity testing to ensure continuing operability for the security environment, with a focus on securing virtual machines. Conduct periodic server maintenance including cleaning (both physically and electronically), disk checks, routine reboots, data dumps, and testing. Design group policies and access control lists to ensure compatibility with organizational standards, business rules, and needs. Develop and document systems administration standard operating procedures. Install server fixes, updates, and enhancements. Maintain baseline system security according to organizational policies. Manage accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment. Manage virtual server resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability. Monitor and maintain virtual server configuration. Diagnose failed servers or connectivity problems. Oversee installation, implementation, configuration, and support of network components. Perform repairs on faulty server hardware. Plan and coordinate the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and other baseline software. Plan, execute and verify data redundancy and system recovery procedures. Provide ongoing optimization and problem-solving support. Resolve hardware/software interface and interoperability problems. Propose new technologies or procedures that could be used to advance the ability to detect and mitigate malicious activity. Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: Bachelor's degree in the computer related field plus 5 years of professional experience or equivalent work experience. Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge of security systems analysis, testing, and documentation. Knowledge of virtual environments, network operating systems, mobile device environments, and data encryption methods. Demonstrated expertise in communication protocols, network operating systems, servers, firewall implementation, IPS/IDS systems, and advanced malware detection systems. Unless otherwise stated, a minimum of a Secret security clearance preferred. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, users, contractors, and vendors. Prefer one or more of the following certifications: Security + CE; GICSP; GSEC; SSCP; CISSP; CEH; CASP CE; GCIA; or GCIH. 
 

 
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