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Security Engineer/Architect

NeedleFinder Recruiting
Dulles, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Our Client specializes in a wide range of advanced information technology solutions from Systems Engineering to Information Assurance, and from Software Development to Product Solutions. From their locations across the DC Metro area, we provide technological subject matter expertise, program management, and business process knowledge as a trusted advisor in support of our Department of Defense and other Federal Agency customers.


We believe the best defense is a good offense. To stop the ever-increasing cyberattacks, it takes a proactive approach to identify and defeating future attacks. Do you want to join a company that has developed in-depth knowledge of cyber defense from operating some of the Federal Government largest networks? We combine the power of AI and deep learning in innovative cyber solutions, to stay on the forefront of the battle for cyber supremacy! If you are cybersecurity thought leader, innovator, and evangelist on architecture/platforms, software tools, and AI capabilities to use to solve complex cyber challenges, we want you to join our team!

This position will be a combination of telework and in-office work with the specifics being determined with the manager and selected candidate. When in the office, the candidate will report to our Dulles, VA.

Travel: ~10% travel to San Antonio, TX. for customer meetings.

This role is a critical position in helping to safeguard our Nation. This position will be responsible for designing, developing and integrating architectures, systems, or system components to form a cohesive defense against a variety of cyber threats using both commercial and custom technology. Additional responsibilities include:

Determine security requirements through evaluation, research, analysis and risk assessment. Conduct system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments including identifying integration issues.

Design an integrated, dynamic Cyber defense through the use of security toolsets and continuous monitoring.

Lead the modernization of mission critical applications for our customers through the application of modern development practices and technologies, including agile, DevSecOps, cloud, containers, and microservices.

Monitor, analyze, and detect Cyber events and incidents within information systems and networks.

Research information security standards and establish a framework by which cyber risk can be measured and quantified in the marketplace.

Assist in implementing security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment, directing equipment and software installation and calibration, and preparing preventive and reactive measures.

Mentor and coach more junior cyber professionals.


Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, computer engineering, or software engineering

10+ years of related experience

Active Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility.

Experience in incident response and/or threat identification

Strong working knowledge and experience with several of the following: Network Security, Computer Network Security, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis, Ethical Hacking, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

Experience with IPS/IDS systems (E.G. snort, Zeek (formally Bro), Suricata...)

Code review & documentation experience

Demonstrated critical thinking in solving complex problems

Requirements analysis experience


Programming experience in Python/C/C++

Experience with:


RHEL/BASH scripting

Linux/Windows/other development environments

Kubernetes/Docker/other containerization environments


Strong verbal, written communication skills.

Prior experience writing white papers and conducting briefings.

Ideal Certifications

Scrum Master




We affirmatively support Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for all qualified individuals without regard to color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, age, race, disability, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy covers all aspects of the employment relationship including recruiting, hiring, compensation, assignment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, employment longevity, retirement, employee benefits and termination.

Our philosophy promotes equal employment opportunity throughout the organization. Any form of unlawful employee harassment based on the above mentioned characteristics is prohibited. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled/Gender

Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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