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606. Senior Security Engineer

Arlington, VA

SSi has principals that are an integral part of the organizations characteristic and are fundamentally essential to the shaping of everyday activities that connect to our broader mission and vision. As an organization SSi is committed to:
Foster a culture of innovative and out of the box thinking: 
We fundamentally understand that each employee has something unique to offer to the organization.  We foster a culture that nourishes innovation by empowering staff, leverages their passions, and encompasses a circle of trust where it’s all about thinking of new ideas and getting good feedback.
Invest in our Resources
Employees are essential, their physical and mental well-being are pivotal to the growth of our organization.  Our company culture, productivity, and overall employee happiness stem directly from how much training, responsibility, and empowerment they have within our organization. Our focus is on improving the growth of individual through education, allowing them to play central roles, so they can grow and add value to the company.
Provide solutions that are in the best interest of the customer and improve their strategic posture
We are in business to serve our customers and do what is in their best interest. Our philosophy is to offer services that are complete.  We strive to provide services that do more than meets the eye, to achieve more than superficial results and to help the business improve in areas that they may not have considered.
Give thoughtful considerations to our actions and their affects
We give thoughtful consideration to each other’s differences and opinions. We must give our individual best to get the job done right. Everyone is accountable for their behaviors, exercising rational judgment, and giving thoughtful consideration to their professional activities and decisions.

Sharp Solutions, Inc has an immediate need for a Senior Security Engineer for a new customer on a highly-visible and strategic Cybersecurity Task Order. The Senior Security Engineer will need to be a self-starter with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment, and the ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner. This individual will work with internal team members to ensure that systems are functional, secure, and scalable. The systems and networks developed will be used to collect and process data and improve the customer’s security infrastructure. The Senior Security Engineer will support the design and development of cybersecurity tools and technology along with integration of new architectural features into existing infrastructures while maintaining the integrity and security of enterprise-wide systems and networks.

* Conceptualize, design, build, and maintain current and future customer-supported tools and platforms

* Manage multiple assignments and work independently with minimal oversight
* Produce system design documents. Support architectural analysis of cyber security features and existing system related to future needs and trends
* Review and provide input to system requirements based on cybersecurity posture
* Compile industry best practices and lessons learned into future iterations and new designs
* Provide broad-based experience in IT Service Management and apply the experience to specific cyber security initiatives relating to system design, development, and operations and maintenance
* Employ measures to ensure the deployed infrastructure is secure and available
* Advise and assist team members to deploy and configure collection services and tools
* Develop processes to evaluate and improve all operating systems, hardware, software, and firmware solutions
* Work closely with stakeholders to solve technical problems at the network, system and application levels
* Collaborate, coordinate, and build relationships with customer representatives and external stakeholders
* Conduct periodic architectural reviews of installed sensors to assess effectiveness and propose optimal installation alternatives as required
* Draft technical documentation, reports, and presentations as needed for customer or internal use.
* Manage physical and virtual infrastructure and troubleshoot problems to successful completion
* Create and manage shell scripts for task automation and log extraction
* Develop solutions to complex technical issues
* Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for root cause analysis, engineering technical assessments, and process improvement initiatives
* Provide training and documentation for customer and internal teams
* Review and approve documentation and diagrams (e.g., system specifications).
* Identify tasks and issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules and provide realistic schedule and cost estimates
* Maintain a current working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, security best practices, and technical standards.
* Communicate with other technical leads, IT groups, and customer reps so they understand all aspects of proposed changes/solutions.

BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 10-12 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cybersecurity OR Masters with 8-10 years of prior relevant experience.
* Expertise with Azure services and components to build, manage, and maintain Azure Cloud environments
* Experience installing, configuring, securing, and troubleshooting Linux.
* Extensive automation experience with PowerShell and Shell Scripting for automating repeatable tasks and installations
* Extensive knowledge of server operations and maintenance
* Extensive experience managing enterprise networks
* Understanding of cloud terminology, architecture, and tools to include installing, provisioning and monitoring.
* Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining tools such as Tanium, Nessus, Forescout, and Cyberark in a hybrid-cloud environment
* Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry on Duty (EOD) is required to support this program


* Experience automating management tasks with Ansible, Puppet, or Chef

* Experience working among different Cloud Provider environments (Azure, AWS, GCP)
* Experience developing in Bash, Python, and/or Powershell
* Experience working with SIEM tools such as Splunk to ingest, normalize, store, and maintain data from endpoint, network, and application sourcetypes.

CERTIFICATION REQUIRMENTS:  (Must have one of the following)
* Carnegie Mellon: SEI
* Cisco: CCNP, CCNP Security, CCIE Security
 * EC_Council: CEH, ECSP
* Microsoft: MCSE (Server), Azure Administrator Associate, Cybersecurity Architect Expert, Azure Solutions Architect Expert o Red Hat: RHCA, RHCE
* Splunk: Certified Splunk Architect

BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 10-12 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cybersecurity OR Masters with 8-10 years of prior relevant experience.

Must be a US Citizen

SSi is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. SSi also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. VETS are encouraged to apply.

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