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Senior Security Engineer

Company: AccelerEd
Location: Hyattsville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

AccelerEd's values are at the core of everything we do, from our ongoing relationships with clients and partners to our daily interactions with team members across the organization. Adopting these values is essential to supporting the company's objectives and inspiring employees to new levels of productivity while helping them achieve their professional goals. Our values include Act with Integrity; Focus on Customers; Engage with Respect; Collaborate Always; and Innovate with Passion. Please read more about these values at the end of this document.Position Summary:The Senior Security Engineer will be responsible for identifying potential threats to the IT infrastructure, recommending enhancements accordingly and implementing those technologies. The senior security engineer provides support to ensure applicable information protection policies, procedures, guidelines, best practices are followed. Performs Security Risk Assessments (SRAs) and performs compliance reviews to ensure applications and servers are operating in accordance with established policies and procedures. Educates stakeholders in the assessment process and lead both pre- and post-assessment meetings.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a security expert in network efforts, helping project teams comply with enterprise and IT security policies, industry regulations, and best practices.
  • Lead and execute projects on our security roadmap.
  • Adhere to existing risk management frameworks, such as COBIT, ITIL, and ISO 27002.
  • Manage incident response for network security events.
  • Develop and maintain IT security policies.
  • Research, design, and advocate new technologies, architectures, and security products that will support security requirements for the enterprise and its customers, business partners, and vendors.
  • Support vulnerability assessments on various types of networks and topologies;
  • Execute risk and vulnerability assessments and remediation activities.
  • Analyze output from network vulnerability assessments, recommend mitigation strategies and resolve any security incidents through work with pertinent business departments.
  • Review and provide feedback on security plans and procedures regarding all aspects of LAN, WAN or MANs, as applicable;
  • Review and provide input into network designs to ensure compliance with security and enterprise architecture.
  • Provide input and visibility into emerging security technologies, deployment strategies and other security protocols to ensure awareness within the IT security branch.
  • Build/enhance security architecture and configure network to enhance the security posture of the enterprise.
  • Review in-house and 3rd-party applications/code for security vulnerabilities and best practices.
  • Participate in Software Development Lifecycle: code review, QA security testing, launches, etc.
  • Develop and/or implement automated security testing tools where possible.
  • Participate in the development of security-related tools and applications, such as multi-platform cookie-based authentication and internal security libraries/frameworks.
  • Train engineers on common security problems and best practices for writing secure code.
  • Provide security input on overall software architecture.
  • Performs hands-on testing of applications, as well as build and enforce information risk management requirements and structure, including providing practical secure architecture skills and developing and implementing Information Security best practices.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Formal Education & Certification
    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Sciences or equivalent. Master's degree desirable
    • Possessing at least one professional security certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA or similar.Knowledge & Experience
      • 10 years or more of professional experience with 7 or more years in IT security including security policy development, security architecture models, and information security regulatory compliance
      • Must have the knowledge of IT security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detections systems, antivirus, patch management, etc., and the interest and experience to work on security policy and architecture
      • Hands-on experience with the following technologies: enterprise system administration across multiple operating systems, IPS management (i.e., Cisco ASA, Palo Alto), vulnerability scanning applications, Splunk
      • Experience in engineering and enterprise system administration roles.
      • Experience developing a standard set of metrics that measure our security posture on a monthly/weekly basis.
      • Proven experience developing security policies, procedures, risk registers and incident response plans
      • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of information security concepts.
      • Experience with one or more applications development languages such as Ruby on Rails, Java, C/C++, .NET.
      • Solid knowledge of and experience with secure web architectures, tools and processes
      • Knowledge of network architecture and design, network Security, wireless Security and client/server security. Very strong computer networking skills and understanding of networking protocols.
      • Security of virtual machine environments is highly desirable.
      • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment/network discovery and associated tools
      • Understands infrastructure monitoring
      • Knowledge of securing Linux and Windows systems.
      • Experience with various types of firewalls and technologies
      • Demonstrated process improvement experience
      • Previous application development experience is very helpful for secure code reviews
      • Hands-on experience using multiple Amazon Web Services technologies to support an enterprise environment.
      • Prior experience as a team lead or role mentoring junior team members.
      • Experience with threat detection and incident management for web applications that deal with PISkills & AbilitiesBasic skills needed include:
        • Secure solutions development
        • Middleware security
        • n-tier apps dev infrastructure
        • Compliance - PCI, GLB, GLBA, CMMC. GDPR, etc.
        • Risk management and security risk assessments
        • Code review, reverse engineering
        • API's and protocols
        • Authentication and authorization. SSO (Single Sign On), MFA (Multi- Factor Auth.).
          • Enterprise aware (change control, downstream impacts, understanding of cause and effect, change windows, etc.)
          • Recognized as a strategic thinker and is results oriented
          • Demonstrated effective strong team player and self-motivator. Ability to work and interface internally with a IT and other functional support groups with minimal guidance
          • Demonstrated successful experience in a customer-facing role
          • Demonstrated communicator both written and verbal, with effective presentation delivery and meeting facilitation
          • Demonstrated effective time management, organizational and documentation skills
          • Good analytical and troubleshooting skills with strong attention to detailTRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:Some travel may be required, up to 10% of the time. The travel may be local or national and may be by car, rail, or air.

Keywords: AccelerEd, Silver Spring , Senior Security Engineer, Engineering , Hyattsville, Maryland

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