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Principal Security Engineer

Reston, VA, USA | Leading Manufacturing / Operations Company

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Design, prototype and support security-related infrastructure and applications. Identify and mitigate security risks to network and systems. Responsible for the architecture and engineering of enterprise security tools which may be either COTS or open source. Possess the ability to learn new technologies to adapt to the threat landscape.


Engineering duties and responsibilities:

1. Architecture and design of news tools as well as upgrading existing infrastructure.

2. Provide security application support, including the development of automated scripts and protocols for seamless application-server interaction.

3. Develop documentation as required (such as installation and Visio network and cabling diagrams, configuration guides, user tutorials, user and system requirements specification documentation, use cases, traceability matrices).

4. Research, prototype and implement new security related technologies.

5. Backing up other engineers with enterprise tools and learning and mastering new tools.

6. Working hand-in-hand with 24/7 GSOC to support their needs.

7. As a lead engineer, provide mentoring and training to other team members.

8. Assist in the management of team functions and responsibilities.


Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience


Required Skills and Education

Team leadership


Strong Linux experience required


Network architecture and security principals


Networking protocols including, but not limited to DNS, TCP/IP, ARP, BGP, SMTP, SNMP, SSH, ICMP


Some scripting skills like bash, python or perl


Must have strong enterprise tools experience


Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills:


Programming languages such as Bash, Bourne shell, Perl, Python, C


Deep Linux experience


Preferred Certifications:


Security+, Network+, GSEC, CEH, CISM, CISSP


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