Security Operations Engineer

Washington, DC

Posted: 09/05/2018 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 227278

Security Operations Engineer

Washington DC

Our client is looking for Security Operations Engineer with expert knowledge and experience with implementing and administering enterprise-level cybersecurity systems which includes performing day-today security operations activities in a Local Area Network General Support System (LAN-GSS) and its integrated IT environment.


This is a hands-on role that requires deep technical knowledge of systems, networks, and application security along with a solid understanding of enterprise-level security frameworks, policies, processes, and standards. The position requires strong critical thinking and analytical skills, attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

•           Performs day-to-day operations of security tools, including but not limited to:

·               Next Generation Firewalls

·               Web Gateways/Proxies

·               Endpoint Protection

·               Data Loss Prevention

·               Intrusion Detection and Prevention

·               Log Aggregation/SEIM

·               Network and Application Vulnerability Scanning 

•               Monitors appropriate security feeds and dashboards in support of Continuous Monitoring activities

•               Provides timely security impact analysis to support change management processes

•               Supports the Security and Assessment and Authorization process and SDLC activities by providing recommendations on appropriate control implementation and risk mitigation strategies

•               Conducts vulnerability scans, interprets results and provides them to customers

•               Monitors various Internet and open source information feeds for emerging vulnerabilities and threat actors, determining their applicability to the operating environment and issuing technical advisories appropriately.

•               Participates in Incident Response activities in coordination with other teams as necessary; Reviewing and editing event correlation rules, performing triage on these alerts by determining their criticality and scope of impact, evaluating attribution and adversary details.

•               Evaluates and reviews vulnerability scans, completes review and reports on anti-virus definition reports weekly and takes proactive steps to ensure mitigation and/or remediation of findings. 


•               At least 8 years total IT experience, with 2-5 years of experience as a security administrator, engineer, or analyst in an enterprise environment

•               Experience with Vulnerability Management Systems (e.g. Nessus)

•               Experience with Patch Management Systems (e.g. Quest/Dell Kace 1000)

•               Experience with Web-based threat protection (e.g., Websense)

•               Experience coordinating and overseeing the implementation of security patches.

•               Experience with remediation of security vulnerabilities.


•               Bachelor’ s degree in an IT related field is required.

•               Industry leading certifications relating to IT security (CISSP, GIAC, etc.).
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