Intrusion Detection Engineer
VAE, Inc. - Arlington, VA

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VAE Inc. is searching for an Intrusion Detection Security (IDS) Engineer to join our small team in support of our government client needs. This role requires a mid-level Engineer with a working knowledge, and relevant IT security experience. The ideal candidate will work well independently.

A Secret level (or above) Government clearance is required.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Tactical real-time data monitoring of alert, session, statistical and content data

Ensuring IDS uptime, availability and the integrity of the IDS systems

Ability to recognize “known” attacks or malicious activity on the network

Apply updates to COTS IDS based on instructions in the SOP

Documenting processes and procedures of all infrastructure operations

Perform traffic analysis, intrusion analysis and detection. Possess the ability to recognize publicly known attack traffic patterns

Desired Experience

Certified Ethical Hacker certification (CEH)

CompTia Security+ certification

2+ years of Intrusion Detection Security (IDS)

Snort, Dragon, writing signatures


HTTP(S) Filtering / Web Filtering / URL Filtering

Web Sense, Tipping Point, DNS Filtering, Bluecoat

PCAP Analysis/Use

Wireshark, Niksun, TCPDUMP, NetworkMiner, NetIntercept, NetDector

Regular Expressions

Security Onion


Perl, Python, Bash

File Analysis

Yara, Antivirus, Clam AV, Virustotal, Cuckoo Sandbox, FireEye, Joe Sandbox, CWSandbox, GFI Sandbox

TCP/IP familiarity

IPv4, TCP/UDP, Firewall, DNS, Routing

Linux Use

Backtrack, Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Slackware, Kali, BackBox

Flow Session Analysis

Lancope, Bro, Argus, Niksun

Has performed remediation work in the past