Softworld Sr. Cyber Security Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

Sr. Cyber Security Engineer

Washington, DC

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Post Date: 03/07/2018

2018-03-07 2018-04-19

Job ID: 225789

Industry: IT

Job Description

This position is located within the Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) of the Department of Technology Services (DTS). As an Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Security) within the Information Technology Security Office, the candidate is a recognized IT security expert within the Judiciary with a strong background in cyber security, network security engineering and a proven record of successfully leading security architecture activities. The candidate will perform multiple and varying assignments under the direction of the Chief, Security Engineering Division.

The person selected for this position is recognized as an IT security expert with a strong background in cyber-security and network security engineering. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of successfully leading “ hands on” security activities, such as developing security architectures, assessing management, operational, and technical controls (including using a variety of freely available and commercial toolkits to determine the technical health of a system), and providing actionable advice to improve IT security (especially early on in the systems development lifecycle (SDLC). The candidate will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data across the SDLC, and create, promote, and adhere to standardized, repeatable processes for the delivery of security engineering services. Whether working with national program offices to create secure system boundaries for critical systems or partnering with IT stakeholders across the Judiciary to understand and implement secure design patterns, the candidates will work diligently to educate their stakeholders and motivate them to embrace solutions that incorporate reasonable, effective, standards-based security controls.

Duties of this position:

  • Security Program Reporting: Analyzes, synthesizes, and reports on the security posture of the Judiciary using data maintained by stakeholders and recorded into DTS’ security risk assessment tool.

  • Development Lifecycle Outreach: Engages with program offices in the development phase of national applications to recommend security capabilities, provide technical guidance, and identify existing security controls that can minimize risk. All recommendations are formally recorded, technically accurate, and consistent with IT security best practices.

  • Procurement Assistance: Provides technical expertise to program offices in the procurement phase regarding security related technical evaluation criteria for new procurements.

  • Physical Security Coordination: Liaises with the security and facilities staff to share information regarding assessments, cyber threat intelligence, and integration with cyber security architectures.

  • Technical Expertise: Provides technical expertise combined with knowledge of the Judiciary so that new technologies and architectures are consistent with security best practices and Judiciary policies. Additionally, participates in engineering design reviews and the Judiciary’ s change control process to ensure changes are consistent with the Judiciary’ s IT security architecture, security requirements, and industry best practices.

Qualifications required/desired for this position (such as required, preferred specialized experience, education, and certifications):

  • Gold-level SANS GIAC Certifications, GCWN and GCUX or ISC2 CISSP

  • Must have 5+ years of experience working in security on enterprise scale projects, 10+ years of total IT experience is required.

  • Must have experience in using automated IT risk management systems.

  • Must be capable of working with and influencing various business and technical groups to align security strategies with mission support requirements.

  • Must have experience designing security architecture roadmaps and documenting architectural decisions.

  • Must have experience incorporating data into decision making process.