Cyber Security Engineer - Lead level - 34731 in Fairfax, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is searching for an experienced, skilled and highly energetic Cyber Security Engineer - Lead level professional to join our company. The Cyber Security Engineer - Lead level will report to the Chief Information Security Officer.

Summary of Duties:

Help create and maintain a safe operating environment for Alion’s infrastructure by protecting network boundaries, designing hardened computer configurations, managing key network devices, and providing security services to protect highly sensitive data

Work with a broad range of devices and technologies to review and monitor systems for attacks and intrusions

Use data aggregation and analysis techniques and tools to provide valuable insight into the security posture of Alion’s infrastructure

Evaluate third-party tools and applications to ensure that all technologies are designed with security in mind, follow industry best practices and are compliant with applicable guidelines

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Security/Assurance, Computer Science, MIS/CIS, Cybersecurity program or a related field plus 6 to 10 years of related experience

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required Skills - Demonstrate Fundamental-Level knowledge in Three or More of the Following:

Authentication and access control

Microsoft 365

Network protocols and secure network design

Endpoint security/management

Log management/SIEM

Operating system internals and hardening (e.g. Windows, Linux, OS X)

Applied cryptography and security protocols

Vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and remediation activities

Risk management and mitigation strategies

Desired Skills -

CISSP, CEH, Security + and other certifications desired

Ability to work in a team-centric environment

Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

Experience reviewing, update or creating information security policies, procedures and processes in order to enhance system security documentation

Experience executing white, gray or black box security assessments and complete detailed reports that outline the findings and recommendations

Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders at all business levels

Strong presentation, written, and oral communication skills

Ability to obtain a security clearance after employment




Security Clearance: None

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