Security Engineer

Archimedes Global Sierra Vista, AZ
Archimedes Global, Inc. is currently recruiting a Security Engineer to join our team in Sierra Vista, AZ. The software security team is responsible for analyzing security threats to software and systems utilized in the DoD intelligence community, and recommending mitigation for them.

Regulations and best business practices will be continuously researched by the Security Engineer, who will assess their applicability, and guide and monitor implementation.

As a security engineer, you will work individually and as part of a team to comprehensively monitor known and potential security threats and assess appropriate resolution as needed.

The Security Engineer will:

* Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan the implementation of security threat resolution for issues that come in via external sources (e.g. IAVA) as well as internal testing, scans and analysis

* Work with security solution developers and independent testers to ensure that authored solutions correctly and fully satisfy the mitigation criteria for reported vulnerabilities

* Review applicable regulations governing software development efforts and environment, present applicable findings to multiple stakeholder levels in the software development lifecycle process, and monitor and assist with compliance

* Operate manual and automated security vulnerability scanning processes, record and analyze the findings, then report the findings to stakeholders throughout the organization

* Use subject matter expertise of the assigned systems to proactively seek vulnerabilities prior to their materialization from external sources

* Execute formal and informal tests with objectivity and strict attention to detail

* Monitor available patches for software and operating systems, and recommend courses of action based on formal policy and risk assessment

* Install and configure assigned systems, including operating systems, patches, applications and networking connectivity

* Design and execute custom manual and automated tests for known and potential security vulnerabilities, analyze and present the results, and recommend courses of action to mitigate any adverse findings

* Comply with ISD PPSS Lifecycle requirements for software baseline handoffs to configuration management, integration and independent testing


* Bachelor's degree specifically in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline and 5 years of professional work experience in the field of information security

* At least 2 years' experience in UNIX/Linux, and/or Windows administration, including activities such as operating system installation, configuration and patching, and application installation and configuration

* Experience in security hardening of operating systems and networked communications

* Experience using industry standard security scanning tools (e.g. Nessus, Retina)

* Use of industry standard tools for creating professional documentation (e.g., MS Word, Excel)

* Understanding of networking technologies and protocols

* Must be self-starter, willing to take complete ownership of complex technical problems

* Should be able to think clearly and articulate with appropriate level of abstraction his/her thought process on complex technological issues

* Ability to obtain DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified--baseline security certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+ CE) and technical computing environment training or certification (e.g. Server+) prior to start of work

Ability to obtain TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment

Preferred Qualifications

* Secret security clearance or higher preferred

* At least 2 years' experience with DCGS-A Fixed or another DCGS-A family system

* At least 2 years software development experience in UNIX / Linux and/or Window shell scripting languages (e.g. Bash, csh, ksh, PowerShell)

* Experience developing utilities in a MS Windows, Linux and/or UNIX environment

* Experience developing automated testing mechanisms

* Demonstrated ability to utilize virtualization technologies (preferably VMware) in a development and testing environment

* Knowledge of DoD messaging and classification markings

Archimedes Global, Inc. is a diversified technology company providing information and engineering solutions to government and businesses worldwide. Archimedes delivers superior results by combining deep domain expertise with technology-enabled innovations. We are proud to offer highly competitive compensation packages and outstanding benefits. If you feel you have what it takes, turn your interest into action & apply now!

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