Springfield, VA

System Engineer

Job Specs

Code:
4029599002
Department:
Intelligence
Date:
18-05-25
Offices:
Springfield, Virginia, United States

Job Description: 

 XOR Security is currently seeking a talented Systems Engineer to support an Intelligence Community Customer in Springfield VA. The Cyber Security Operations Cell (CSOC) support includes analysis, investigation, reporting and remediation of cyber incidents, incident escalation to CSOC/Focused Operations, planning and development of cyber countermeasures, initiation of incident notification procedures, and collaboration with external IC and DoD Cyber units as well as reporting Cyber Defense status to the CSOC, Customer leadership, and external IC and DoD Cyber units.  

To ensure the integrity, security, and resiliency of critical operations, we are seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds in cyber security systems operations, analysis, and incident response. Strong written and verbal communications skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have experience in design, evaluation, implementation, and support of Application Performance Monitoring tools. The ideal candidate will also have experience migrating monitoring tools to the cloud. Experience automating manual tasks using Chef, Puppet, or other scripting languages.

Job Duties:

  • Experience developing systems, products, and/or processes based on a total systems perspective.
  • Consults, plans, analyzes, designs, develops, tests, assures quality, configures, installs, implements, integrates, maintains, and manages systems.
  • Has and maintains a diverse set of skills across multiple technical disciplines with recognized expertise in multiple disciplines and possess advanced knowledge of multiple mature and emerging technologies.
  • Works across organizational boundaries, both internally and externally and helps to drive the relationship between technical solutions and business needs of customers.
  • Analyzes, defines and documents customer needs and required functionality.
  • Designs, develops and tests theoretical and/or physical models and develops the system design, considering operational impacts, performance, testing, manufacturing, cost and schedule, training, maintenance, and support.
  • Performs system level design trade analysis, reviews and approves system specifications and description documents, determines how a system is to be built, tested, and implemented, plans the system development execution and ensures adherence to appropriate standards, policies, principles, and practices.
  • Analyzes system capacity and performance to support problem resolution and system enhancements and monitors systems tests.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources for the purpose of providing technical assistance, consultation, advice, and support, and regularly provides advice and recommends actions and solutions involving complex issues.

Location:

Springfield, VA. USA 

Skills and Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience in network defense environments
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent experience
  • Position requires a current CND-A certification with the appropriate computing environment certification(s) for the tools and devices they support IAW DoD 8570.01-M
  • Strong analytical and technical skills in computer network defense operations, ability to lead efforts in Security Engineering
  • Ability to work greater than 40 hours per week as needed (occasional night and weekend work required)
  • Ability to work on-call for escalated cyber security incidents.
  • Experience with deployment and documentation of enterprise project management and change management processes
  • Ability to identify solutions to potential network issues/embrace network simplification and strengthened security
  • Ability to conduct event triage and analysis and incident investigation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop rules, filters, views, signatures, countermeasures and operationally relevant applications and scripts to support analysis and detection efforts
  • Strong logical/critical thinking abilities, especially analyzing network traffic and IDS events for malicious intent
  • Strong proficiency Report writing – a technical writing sample and technical editing test will be required if the candidate has no prior published intelligence analysis reporting
  • Understanding of command line scripting and implementation (e.g., Python, Powershell)
  • Ability to write new content/searches/scripts (e.g., Splunk dashboards, Splunk ES alerts, SNORT signatures, Python scripts, Powershell scripts)
  • Experience with tools such as Active Directory, Cisco IOS, MS Server, ESA, WSA, Stealthwatch, AMP, Splunk, Splunk ES, SNORT, Yara, IronPort, and Firepower.
  • Strong understanding of networking (TCP Flags, TCP Handshake, IP addressing, Firewalls, Proxy, IDS, IPS)
  • Ability to perform NetFlow / packet capture (PCAP) analysis

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP and TOP SECRET WITH SCI CLEARANCE REQUIRED.