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Splunk Systems Security Engineer


Systems Security Engineer - NSWC-15-1041-F

Our client is looking for a Systems Security Engineer to provide senior level technical support to the command IAM and command IA office and to also provide technical support to departments across the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. The Systems Engineer will help in developing or researching tools (COTS, GOTS, open source and other) or capabilities to more efficiently affect Information Assurance (IA), as well as assess systems and proactively address threats, vulnerabilities and other IA and related concerns. 

Additional duties:

• Perform log analysis and incident handling.

• Assess and provide correlation of events and other activities to enable defense of various activities (reactively and proactively).

• Supports analysis including (but not limited to) network traffic patterns, security requirements, future growth requirements, feasibility for virtualization, resource requirements, risk mitigation, functional analysis, interface systems analysis, technical assessments, technology benchmarking, enterprise architecture analysis, and requirement analysis.

• Perform system administration duties on the Information Assurance Support Environment systems as directed by the command IAM.

• Confer with and advise peers on administrative and technical policies and procedures.

• Provide support for wireless technologies including war driving, evaluating unique requirements, and working with command security on the use of wireless technologies.

• Provide content as appropriate for the command IA Website.

Required Skills:
• Must meet DoD 8570 Information Assurance Technical Level III certification requirements at time of employment (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, CASP).

• Experience working with computer programming and scripting languages. 

• Experience performing system administration (installation, configuration, troubleshooting, STIG compliance, and patching) duties on Windows (e.g. Windows 2008R2) and Unix/Linux (e.g. RHEL) operating systems. 

• Knowledgeable in DoD security and IA requirements as outlined in DoD 8500.2 and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).

Desired Skills:
Knowledge of data at rest solutions, preferably Symantec Endpoint Encryption and/or McAfee Endpoint Encryption.

• Knowledge of SIEM solutions, preferably Splunk.

• Current knowledge of DoD Ports, Protocols, and Services (PPS), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and DoD Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) policies.

• Working knowledge of DoD IA policies, guidance, and best practices.

•Experience working with SCAP benchmarking tools and outputs.

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