Sr. Security Engineer

Centurion Consulting Group

Sr. Security Engineer Rockville, MD

We are hiring a Sr. Security Engineer to support the engineering of the Security Services component within Infrastructure Engineering. The Security Services component applies to hardware, software and services provided to maintain network security. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Protection from unauthorized devices, software, or users; protection from unauthorized access to, or use of, the network and networked assets; firewall services; intrusion detection and reporting; security monitoring; security architecture services; data protection; and prevention of malicious code entry into the network.
  • Provide security engineering support in accordance with Federal and customer security mandates, policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Provide security engineering support to develop and maintain a flexible security architecture; provide protection from unauthorized use of, or access to, the customer-managed network and networked assets; and protect all data residing on the network from intrusion, destruction, or compromise.
  • Assess the current security architecture and deliver improvement recommendations.
  • Strong understanding of Zero Trust requirements.
  • Develop and deliver plans that improve security to physical and logical devices connected to the network.
  • Develop and deliver recommendations for security assets refresh or upgrade on an annual basis.
  • Develop and deliver recommendations for improved network security.
  • Develop and deliver recommendations for policies to improve security vulnerability and penetration testing.
  • Develop and deliver plans for Security Services asset updates or patches.
  • Design, test, and support implementation of the approved Security architecture improvements.
  • Design and support implementation of monitoring and managing access plans as approved.
  • Design, test, and support implementation of plans to secure network attached devices.
  • Design, test, and support implementation of approved firewall policies – Experience with Palo Alto and CheckPoint firewalls strongly preferred.
  • Design, test, and support implementation and reporting on government-furnished Security Services assets refreshes or upgrades; deliver a monthly status report.
  • Design and support implementation of approved recommendations for improving network security.
  • Design and support implementation of approved policies for security vulnerability and penetration testing.
  • Design, test, and support implementation of updates or patches approved for Security Services assets

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and fourteen (14) years of general experience. Six (6) years of general experience is considered equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. With a Master’s degree, twelve (12) years of general experience is required. With a PhD, 10 year of general experience is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.
  • Education: BS Engineering/Computer Science
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with ZeroTrust, Crowdstrike, Beyond Trust, Blue Team/Purple Team/Red Team, threat intelligence etc.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certifications: GCIA, GSEC, GCED, GCWN, GPPA, GMON, GCUX, GWEB, ECSA, CISSP, CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSAP, CSSLP, CheckPoint CCSE, CCMSE, CCSM, Palo Alto PCNSE, Cisco CCNA Security, Splunk Admin Certification
  • Tools and Experience: Checkpoint CPES, Tenable (SC5), Cisco ISE, FireEye, Splunk, Palo Alto Firewalls, Palo Alto Prisma Access, Crowdstrike, Splunk Phantom, Zero Trust, Microsoft G5 Security Suite (ex: Azure ATP, Defender ATP, etc.)

Operating Systems Experience: Windows 2008/2012, Linux, PAN-OS, Checkpoint GAiA

• Proven experience in security architecture practices, processes, and strategic security planning

• Excellent knowledge of security and risk management trends as well as emerging threats and vulnerabilities

• Expert knowledge of security controls and countermeasures (defense in depth) including practical experience with identity management, cyber-security and IT processes / solutions

• Excellent knowledge of application development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Dev Ops) and the processes and practices used to secure them

• Experience with methodologies to conduct threat / risk modeling on new applications and services

• Expert knowledge of security / risk control frameworks (COBiT, ISO 27001, ITIL), and business continuity / disaster recovery frameworks (ISO 22301, ISO 27031)

• Strong leadership and facilitation skills with an ability to build relationships with stakeholders

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

• Highly self-motivated, self-directed and attentive to detail

Position Details:

Clearance: Ability to Obtain a Public Trust

US Citizenship or Authorization to work in US required

Travel: < 10% (CONUS)

Centurion Consulting Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE M/F/D/V

No third parties or subcontractors

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