Senior Security Engineer

Washington DC, DC 20036

Job Type: Security Job Number: 6702 Salary Range: $116,400-$168,800

Job Description

In this capacity, the Senior Security Engineer will:
  • Identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce the attack surface;
  • Secures enterprise information by determining security requirements; planning, implementing, and testing security systems; preparing security standards, policies, and procedures Engineer, implement, and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, network, and information;
  • Integrate security tasks and activities into system development methodologies (e.g. planning, design, implementation, operations, maintenance, and disposal);
  • Identify and verify security requirements are met throughout the process;
  • Work closely cross functionally with IT and business teams in driving information security technology strategy; and
  • Apply security architecture principles through the system development Lifecycle (SDLC).

  • Consult on solution architecture for projects to ensure compliance with the security technical architecture;
  • Prepare and document secure system development standard operating procedures and protocols;
  • Drive and conduct system architectural reviews, secure design reviews, risk assessments and threat assessments;
  • Perform vendor technical solution acceptance verification and validation;
  • Provide guidance on how systems and endpoints are managed and hardened against security threats and vulnerabilities;
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks;
  • Assess gaps in existing policy and propose amendments to existing policy or new policy to address these gaps;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of enterprise-level technical standards and procedural directives and other guidance materials;
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement;
  • Participates in the development, implementation and review of security controls for the systems under their purview;
  • Coordinates with system owners to resolve security issues through system lifecycle; and
  • Provides guidance and support to self-testing, security control assessment, preparation of remediation plans, and development of continuous monitoring plans.

  • Have minimum of ten (10 years of experience with cybersecurity or information assurance);
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field (required);
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols;
  • Detailed technical knowledge of network, application, and/or operating system security;
  • Hands on experience in security systems, including vulnerability management, identity and access management, security risk assessments, application testing, etc;
  • Knowledge related to endpoint and mobile security;
  • Strong, track record of implementing security architecture for complex solutions and ability to deliver results through partnering with stakeholders in IT and the business;
  • Working knowledge of IT processes (i.e., ITIL) including incident, problem, defect, change and release management; and
  • Experience with secure architecture principals, secure SDLC, security system integration and configurations, and troubleshooting.

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AJ Townsend

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