Abacus Technology is seeking an Information System Security Engineer to perform and/or review technical security assessments of computing environments. This is a full-time position.
This is a prospective position that we’ve posted with the intention of building a pipeline of candidates based on submitted proposals and pending contract awards.
Perform and/or review technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies. Validate and verify system security requirements definitions and analysis and establishes system security designs. Design, develop, implement, and/or integrate IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification requirements. Build IA into systems deployed to operational environments. Assist architects and systems developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of Agency security policy and enterprise solutions. Support the building of security architectures. Enforce the design and implementation of trusted relations among external systems and architectures. Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle. Contribute to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations. Review security architectures, firewall configurations, IDS/IPS, and security controls for new and proposed systems. Support prevention, early detection, and resolution of risks to high value assets. Develop and manage of strategic and tactical physical, personnel and procedural security programs. Architect, design, implement, support, and evaluate security-focused tools and services including project leadership roles. Provide software vulnerability remediation advice to software developers and software development teams. Implement security vulnerability testing tools to provide continuous monitoring and patch verification. Test and evaluate products in a lab environment. Review certification and accreditation (C&A) documentation, providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content. Provide input into the development of security policies and procedures. Provide detailed security recommendations for the secure development and maintenance of systems. Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies. Provide security operations support as needed. Participate in projects that develop new intellectual property. Evangelize security within the organization and be an advocate for customer trust.
7+ years experience as an ISSE. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline. Four years of additional ISSE experience may be substituted for degree requirements. Must be CISSP or CASP certified. Knowledge of 8570 controls, testing information systems for compliance of the controls, and the creation of test cases. Knowledge of incident response and the creation, execution, and reporting of such activities. Knowledge of Firewalls, IDS/IPS, intrusion detection, VLANS, routing and other network security technologies. Knowledge of virtualization technologies including virtual firewalls, networking and segmentation. Knowledge of networking and firewall configuration and monitoring. Knowledge of SIEM technologies such as Splunk and creation of security event related dashboards. Knowledge of Malware identification, containment, and eradication. Knowledge of access control systems, PKI, multi-factor authentication, and entitlements management. Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent leadership skills and teamwork skills. Must be results oriented, high energy, self-motivated. May be required to respond to after-hours requests as required in a 24x7 environment. Must be a US citizen. Must hold an active Top Secret clearance with SCI and FSP.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and/or polygraph examination and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.