Incident Response Team Security Engineer

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Enterprise Solutions

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

POSITION OVERVIEW     

Xator is looking for a strong multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail. A successful Information Security Engineer can think one step ahead of cyber threats, is well organized and thrives in fast-paced, high-stress scenarios. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)

  • Provide support to maintain FireEye ecosystem, including providing patching and administering configs within a FireEye AX, CM, EX, FX, HX, NX environment.  This includes:
    • Testing FireEye HX Agent configs prior to upgrades
    • Testing FireEye Appliances and validating deployed signatures – YARA/FireEye
  • Provide support of RHEL Patching Via Satelite – Validate Config and Patch Status
  • Provide support in maintain an incident response lab environment, that includes:
    • PFSense
    • ESXi VM’s
    • Hybrid Analysis
    • Kahli Linux
    • Cuckoo Sanbox (deprecated by Hybrid)
    • Security Onion/Bro         
    • Nighthawk/VolUtility
    • Storage -  NetAppPython or other scripting language experience
  • Support/assist the client with improvement to real-time monitoring and triage capabilities of incidents received at the operations center.
  • Work collectively with other team members on proposing configuration changes to FireEye environment.
  • Support efforts on threat hunting, network, host, and malware analysis, sensor tuning and custom signature creation
  • Lead the application of cyber intelligence to improve security operations
  • Measure and manage individual and team performance
  • Ensure adequate metrics and documentation of team operations for leadership and other constituents

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • BS/BA degree from accredited university

Experience

  • Five or more years of work experience
  • Three or more years of cyber security work experience
  • 2+ years of Splunk Infrastructure
  • Prior leadership experience with direct reports in a cyber environment
  • Experience and effective participation in hunt, computer network defense, real-time analysis and incident response activities, to include ability to reconstruct events from network, endpoint, and log data
  • Experience and understanding of host-based/endpoint protection systems
  • Cyber intelligence, disk forensics and memory forensics experience
  • Server administration experience
  • Enterprise forensic tool(s) experience
  • Federal contract experience

Training Requirements

  • One or more certifications in information security (such as GCIA, GCIH, CEH, CISSP, SSCP, Sec+, etc)

Specialized Knowledge/Skills Requirements

Core skills: At a minimum, the Information Security Engineer requires these core skills:

  • Direct experience with anti-virus software, intrusion detection, firewalls and content filtering
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods
  • Experience designing secure networks, systems and application architectures
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies and methods
  • Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures
  • Professional experience in a system administration role supporting multiple platforms and applications
  • Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management
  • Ability to read and use the results of mobile code, malicious code, and anti-virus software

Advanced skills: In addition to the skills above, the best candidate will have a Strong understanding of endpoint security solutions to include File Integrity Monitoring and Data Loss Prevention

 

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Xator Corporation provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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