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Cyber Security Engineer ( R-00064074 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security



Ashburn, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

The CBP SOC Program has a critical need for a Cyber Security Engineer to join our team working in Ashburn, VA.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to CBP networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CBP information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations. The CBP SOC is responsible for the overall security of CBP Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations.

The Engineering Lead 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.

Duties will include:

  • Lead multi-disciplined team in the design and implementation of the cyber security system architecture to meet the needs of the SOC Operations team

  • 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

  • Compiles 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

  • Work with the Chief Architect to ensure current and planned systems support the overall enterprise architecture strategy and technical reference model.

  • Employ measures to ensure the deployed infrastructure is secure and available

  • Advise and assist team members to deploy and configure collection services and tools

  • Oversee the operations and maintenance of the infrastructure and make recommendations to improve operations

  • Provide functional management (performance, time, etc.) of Leidos team members

  • Provide mentoring to all team members

  • Directly interface with customer representatives and external groups

Required Skills and Education:

  • BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cybersecurity OR Masters with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience.

  • At least one of the following certifications: CASP, GCIH, GCWN, GISF, GISP, GSSP, GICSP, GSSP, SEI, CISSP, CSSLP, SSCP, CCNP, CCNP Security, CCIE Security, CEH, ECSP, MCSE, RHCA, RHCE, VCP, VCAP, VCIX, VCDX, Certified Splunk Architect

  • 2+ years experience in a lead capacity for a IT engineering/systems engineering/cyber team

  • 2+ years in project documentation artifacts (requirements, schedules, etc.)

  • 5+ years of experience directly supporting and interfacing with government customers

  • Breadth of technical experience and knowledge with designing, building, deploying, and maintaining infrastructure both on-prem and in cloud environments

  • Experience managing a geographically dispersed team

  • Experience configuring and managing virtualized environments

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

  • Ability to lead a team, support a customer, and work independently with little oversight

  • Department of Homeland Security ESOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program.

Desired Skills and Certifications:

  • Existing DHS EOD, active Secret clearance, or active Top Secret clearance

  • Recent security operations (SOC) experience.

  • Experience with Agile methods

  • At least 7 years of experience supporting mission-critical projects

  • Knowledge of performance metrics related to IT Service Operations

  • Detailed knowledge of key cyber and network technologies such as Netwitness, Splunk, FireEye, etc.

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