Security Engineer
Cvent - McLean, VA

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The Security Engineer position is a hands-on role that involves day to day analysis of security events, researching the impact of events, determining the level of risk to the organization, and responding appropriately. This person will leverage state of the art tools to include SIEM, web application firewalls, intrusion detection systems, vulnerability and compliance management software and various monitoring infrastructures to accomplish these goals. The primary responsibilities of this position are to monitor and respond to security events, perform security assessments, and support the PCI compliance and security initiatives at Cvent.

Position Duties:
  • Monitor and report on network, system, and application logs for security events
  • Perform vulnerability assessments and reporting
  • Communicate with other departments within the company to ensure that vulnerabilities are remediated in a timely manner
  • Evaluate security products to ensure compatibility with information security success criteria
  • Perform routine audits to ensure compliance with security policy

Candidate Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in an Information Technology related field of study or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in information security with some exposure to web or mobile application security
  • Expert knowledge of information security principles, networks, operating systems, web applications and a level of familiarity with malicious code and common techniques used by hackers
  • Knowledge of cloud-based infrastructures and how they affect security needs (familiarity with Amazon Web Services is a plus)
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, basic networking concepts, and services such as DNS, SMTP
  • Some level of programming/scripting: Perl, python, ruby, java, shell scripting, etc if preferred
  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment tools such as nessus, nmap, metasploit, paros, burp
  • Understanding malware such as worms, virii, Trojans
  • A thirst for knowledge and the desire to continuously stay abreast of new developments in the dynamic security space is a must
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills; outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work under minimal supervision are a must

Need more reasons to consider us? We offer competitive salary packages, an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, stock options, bonuses, 401K, gym membership discounts and other great perks! If you would like to learn more about Cvent and our products, visit our website at

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