Cyber Security Engineer

Are you an excellent problem solver who is self-motivated, innovative, and works effectively in diverse environments? Can you manage multiple assignments in tandem and still have a passion for learning and attention to detail?

If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to help us architect, develop, deploy and manage solutions to support Defensive Cyber efforts. You will be joining a team of cyber security specialists that strive to foster an environment of innovation and creativity to solve critical challenges in this field.

As a Cyber Security Engineer you will …

Work with tools to manage large data sets and understand how data traverses corporate infrastructure and the cloud in order to configure, maintain and troubleshoot commercial and custom security infrastructure solutions;

Research the latest technological advances and recommend enhancements to improve existing visibility and security systems by possessing an understanding of new technologies and supporting cutting edge cyber concepts like micro-segmentation and zero-trust models;

Architect, develop, and engineer novel solutions to support Defensive Cyber's hunting, analytics and incident response efforts by employing automation and integration of multiple tools or techniques with COTS products or custom scripting to glue disparate components together, analyzing information regarding Nation State adversarial tactics, techniques, methodologies, and vulnerabilities that present threats to IT operations;

Participate in project and cross-functional security teams requiring interaction with system administrators, networking staff, application developers, IT operations staff, and cyber research and development areas within the organization in order to identify and implement information assurance controls and risk mitigation techniques for IT operations;

Develop, disseminate, and produce reports, trends, and situational analysis on information assurance activities. Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices. Identify and define system security requirements. Apply technical expertise in a variety of Information Security tools in complex network environments.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Information Security, a security related discipline, or equivalent experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities;

Have 7 years of experience working in a complex network environment and at least 3 years of experience in an operational information security environment;

Have a thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols as well as understanding Advanced Persistent Threat tactics, techniques and procedures;

Have technical expertise in some of the following areas: Splunk, ELK, IPS/IDS, Proxy, Full Packet Capture technologies, Sandbox technologies, Memory analysis, Host based analysis, Red Team techniques;

Have experience with scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, and Shell scripting;

Have experience applying JSON, XML, REST/RESTful APIs to interact with systems;

Have experience with securely deploying and maintaining infrastructure in AWS, working with large data sets and both Windows and UNIX system administration.

Are able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements includes U.S. citizenship.

Possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure with all levels of management and staff is essential, as well as collaborating with other organizations to maintain situational awareness, stay ahead of threats, and leverage best practices.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you …

Have a Master's Degree in Information Security/Assurance or security related discipline.

You will need to have the flexibility to work outside of normal business hours, to include some overnight and/or weekend work, in support of incident response and project implementation tasks.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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