Senior IT Security Engineer

Responsibilities for this Position:
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.
If you enjoy analyzing system services, operating systems, networks and applications from a security perspective, and you are skilled at discovering security issues that appear under new threat scenarios, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity. General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) is looking for an expert Senior IT Security Engineer to join our team to ensure that our applications and infrastructures are designed and implemented to the highest standards maintaining and enhancing customer trust. You will participate in security audits, risk analysis, vulnerability testing and security reviews on many cutting-edge systems.
Highlights of Responsibilities:
The Senior IT Security Engineer is a member of the Network Security team and performs technical activities for delivering effective host, network, data, and application security services. This position will have primary responsibility for security platforms in the production environment, as well as development, quality-assurance and staging environments.
The Senior IT Security Engineer's responsibilities include security system deployments, configuration, monitoring and reporting. This position will have a lead role in performing vulnerability assessments, security testing, and working with operations and development teams on remediation and mitigation of findings. The Senior IT Security Engineer's primary role will be to provide support to planning, designing and implementing security controls which safeguard and monitor events for information systems, enterprise applications and data. In addition, s/he will:
Analyze, troubleshoot, and investigate security-related, information systems' anomalies based on security platform reporting, network traffic, log files, host-based and automated security alerts
Maintain, configure, and analyze network and host-based security platforms
Evaluate systems using vulnerability scanners and manual techniques to verify system security settings and configurations
Provide reoccurring reports for network and host-based security solutions
Provide CSIRT support as needed in response to information security related events
Participate in continuous improvement processes
Maintain and update relevant system and process documentation and develop ad-hoc reports as needed
Assist the development of security tool requirements, trials, and evaluations, as well as security operation procedures and processes
Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with all team members
Provide off-hours support on an infrequent, but as needed basis
Successfully manage time and technical responsibilities, set accurate expectations and meet deliverable deadlines while working in a team and information sharing environment
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's in Computer Science, Network Security, Information Systems and 8 years of demonstrated results, or equivalent experience. Advanced degree recommended.
This position requires a minimum of an active TS/SCI clearance. Must be willing and able to obtain a polygraph within a reasonable amount of time after hire, with acceptable timing determined by manager. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
The successful Senior IT Security Engineer must have:
Hands on experience with command line UNIX security audits
Experience working with DoD classified IT system security configuration and processes is highly desirable
Current CISSP certification or other DoD IAT Level III certification (CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSA, or CASP CE)
Working knowledge technical knowledge of UNIX/LINUX and windows operating systems commands and utilities
Well versed in IT government security accreditations and certification IAW DCID 6/3,ICD 503, NISPOM, NIST, DIACAP and other approved government IT security standards, policies and directives
Extensive hands on experience with UNIX test experience within a lab environment
Strong experience with documenting test environments, requirements, results and POAM resolution
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Essential Skills:
Experience with Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) platform
Experience with Application (Layer 7) Firewall
Qualifications (Preferred):
Desired Skills:
Vulnerability scanning systems and tools
Network-based Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
Host-based Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (HIDS/HIPS)
File integrity verification and monitoring software
Network Access Control (NAC)
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Log Indexing and Correlation platform
Anti-virus and anti-spyware console
Firewall and network access controls lists
Web and E-mail proxy and filtering systems
Physical access control systems
Company Overview:
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.
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