Cyber Defense Engineer

Coalfire Reston, VA
About Coalfire:

As a trusted advisor and leader in cybersecurity, Coalfire has more than 15 years in IT security services. We empower organizations to reduce risk and simplify compliance, while minimizing business disruptions. Our professionals are renowned for their technical expertise and unbiased assessments and advice. We recommend solutions to meet each client's specific challenges and build long-term strategies that can help them identify, prevent, respond, and recover from security breaches and data theft. We're on the cutting edge of one of the world's most important industries, and we protect our clients from ever-evolving security threats through our innovative advisory, auditing, and ethical hacking solutions. We're growing rapidly and are currently seeking a Cyber Defense Engineer to join our growing Cyber Engineering Consulting group out of our Sterling, VA office.

What you'll do:

In this role, you'll be responsible for implementing a wide range of cyber defense offerings to clients in commercial and Federal markets. Typical tasks include: installation and configuration of security tools, security hardening via compliance baselines, assessing the security of information systems through technical means, and developing and executing roadmaps for remediating identified system deficiencies.

In this role, you will:

* Function as a member of the engineering team participating in technical assessments and cyber advisory for a variety of clients in both commercial and federal markets

* Assess client security posture using automated tools and manual review of systems and architecture

* Assist or lead engineering projects to implement security tools, compliance baselines, MFA, DLP, IDS/IPS, and centralized authentication solutions

* Create formal documentation such as reports, training material, slide decks, and architecture diagrams

* Communicate with customer stakeholders to include leadership, support teams, and system administrators

* Provide guidance to junior engineers and clients by advising on best-practices

What you'll bring:

* Bachelor's degree (four-year college or university) in an IT-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

* One to three (1-3) years of work experience with system administration and/or cyber security

* One plus (1+) year of experience with industry leading security tools

* Prior hands-on experience imaging, installing, patching, and configuring physical and virtual Windows and Linux operating systems and network devices

Bonus points:

* Industry certifications (CISSP, CEH, CASP, etc.)

* Anti-Virus, DLP, IDS/IPS, or Multifactor Authentication (MFA) experience

* Network Admin experience / certifications

* Database Admin experience / certifications

* Scripting (Java, Python, etc.) experience

* Cloud environment experience (AWS, Azure, etc.)

Why you'll want to join us:

Our people make Coalfire great. We work together on interesting things and achieve exceptional results. We act as trusted advisors to our customers and are committed to client-focused innovation as well as innovation in the industries that we serve. Coalfire offers our people the chance to grow professionally with colleagues they like and respect while tackling challenges that stretch their minds and expand their skill sets. We're connected by our desire to innovate and our goal of helping to make the world a more secure place.

Coalfire's high energy, challenging, and fast-paced work environment will keep you engaged and motivated. Work-life balance is a core priority at Coalfire – we work hard and we play hard, and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we're active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including:

* Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution

* Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)

* A generous 401(k) plan

* A corporate wellness program

* Tuition reimbursement

* A kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and tasty beverages

Coalfire is an EEO employer.

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