Chief Security Engineer

Company Name:
Absolute Opportunities
Title: Chief Security Engineer
Date Created: 05-22-14 (04:51 PM)
Location: Arlington, VA
Openings: 1
Client is supporting a critical customer mission to design, build, deliver, and operate a national level network defense capability. Seeking a Chief Security Engineer who will have responsibility for all cyber security engineering activities during the analysis, design, development, and sustainment phases for all customer programs; including acting as the primary interface to the customer for these activities.
The Chief Security Engineer is the technical lead that ensures computer network defense capabilities are current and evolve to meet changing malicious threat. The Chief Security Engineer will ensure that cyber defense capabilities are integrated in to all existing and new system solutions while ensuring consistency with the customers reference technical architecture, standards, and guidelines.
A successful candidate will have a background in cyber security operations and securing enterprise level networks. Experience directing customers to future state, secure enterprise solutions is required. In addition, a candidate must have experience in monitoring evolving technologies and developing technology roadmaps aligned to customer missions.
Required Responsibilities include the following:
Provide thought leadership beyond current Computer Network Defense technologies and still be able to apply effective solutions in real settings
Introduce cyber defense abstractions other than predictive approaches
Facilitate the discovery of new cyber defense solutions and systems
Providing strategic and tactical information security advice; including assessments of new technologies and methods
Interfacing directly with customer leadership and program management teams
Providing status to program management and input to customer status reports
Managing, leading and supervising cyber security engineering professionals.
Required skills include the following:
U.S. Citizenship and active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance required.
Experience deploying capability and leading a cyber security team
Experience working with large geographically dispersed teams
Understanding of the processes and guidelines for Certifying & Accrediting (DCID, ICD, NIST 800-53, SANS 20) information systems based upon experience on a large-scale development program.
Understanding of security technologies and experience designing, developing, and implementing security solutions, architectures, and designs
Experience in intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), log analysis, malware analysis, network traffic flow and packet analysis.
Experience in ensuring analysis and reporting of all vulnerabilities, incidents, incident responses, mitigation plans and implementation, as assigned.
Experience and expert knowledge of networking, operating systems, and web- technologies (Internet security)
Knowledge of Information Assurance and Information Operations capability and development activities.
Required Education:
Ten (10) or more years of related experience required. A Masters degree in a related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience. A PhD may substitute for four (4) years of experience.
Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related discipline is required.
Professional Certifications:
DoD 8570 IAM Level II certification required.
Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Information System Security Architect Professional (ISSAP) certification highly desired.

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