Senior Network Security Engineer
Robert Half Technology 71 reviews - Herndon, VA

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Robert Half Technology is currently recruiting for a client in Herndon, VA. The Senior Network Security Engineer is a member of Security Operations Center (SOC), Information Security Department and performs technical activities for delivering effective host, network, data, and application security services. This position will have primary responsibility for security platforms in the production environment, as well as development, quality-assurance and staging environments.

The Senior Security Engineers responsibilities include security system deployments, configuration, monitoring and reporting. This position will have a lead role in performing vulnerability assessments, security testing, and working with operations and development teams on remediation and mitigation of findings. This position will have a primary role on the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and with Disaster Recovery/Continuity of Operations Planning (DR/COOP). The Senior Security Engineer also leads planning, designing and implementing security controls which safeguard and monitor events for information systems, enterprise applications and data.

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Analyze, troubleshoot, and investigate security-related, information systems anomalies based on security platform reporting, network traffic, log files, host-based and automated security alerts.
Maintain, configure, and analyze network and host-based security platforms:
o Vulnerability scanning systems and tools
o Network-based Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
o Host-based Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (HIDS/HIPS)
o File integrity verification and monitoring software
o Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) platform
o Application (Layer 7) Firewall
o Network Access Control (NAC)
o Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
o Log Indexing and Correlation platform
o Anti-virus and anti-spyware console
o Firewall and network access controls lists
o Web and E-mail proxy and filtering systems
o Physical access control systems
Evaluate systems using vulnerability scanners and manual techniques to verify system security settings and configurations.
Develop reoccurring reports for network and host-based security solutions.
Lead CSIRT support activities as needed in response to information security related events.
Lead DR/COOP exercise activities and continuous improvement processes.
Maintain and update relevant system and process documentation.
Lead effort to collect and capture meaningful security metrics
Lead the development of security tool requirements, trials, and evaluations, as well as security operations procedures and processes.
Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with all team members.
Provide off-hours support on an infrequent, but as needed basis.
Successfully manage time and technical responsibilities, set accurate expectations and meet deliverable deadlines while working in a team and facilitating an information sharing environment.

These essential functions are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Position may be required to perform other duties as required.


Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
A minimum of 6+ years IT experience; at least five of those years focused on IT security.
Must possess a current CISSP or CISM or equivalent industry recognized security certification.
Hands-on experience with at least 7 of the following: vulnerability scanning, firewall, antivirus& malware analysis, proxy, IDS/IPS, log correlation tools, SIEM, DLP, NAC, and application firewall solutions.
Experience using at least one of the following: Perl, Python, or shell scripting.
Experience using Microsoft Office and Visio to create documents, presentations, and detailed drawings.
Strong technical writing, documentation, and communication skills are required.
Must live within a commutable distance of Herndon, VA.

Comfortable on both Linux-based and MS Windows-based system platforms with an excellent IT technical understanding and aptitude for analytical problem-solving.
Good understanding of enterprise computing environments, distributed applications, and a strong understanding of TCP/IP networks.
Good understanding of the system hardening processes, tools, guidelines and benchmarks.
Solid understanding of encryption technologies.
Strong knowledge of enterprise, network, system and application level security issues.

Essential Functions
Use of computer terminal and/or laptop computer to include spreadsheet and word processing software, copy machine, fax machine, and telephone.
Must be flexible to do out-of-town assignments and travel occasionally when needed.
Travel via car and airplane (less than 10%).

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

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With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis...