Senior Endpoint Security Engineer

NOTE: This position REQUIRES a Top Secret security clearance.

This position will be on-site in Washington, DC, but we expect to be working primarily remotely through at least spring 2022; however, candidates must be in close proximity to DC in order for on-site work prior to returning to the Lab on a full-time basis.

We're looking for a Senior Endpoint Security Engineer to join a top-notch group supporting world class science and technology at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Zurka Interactive is expanding our team at NRL in Washington DC. You will be part of a growing team managing centralized IT services on unclassified and classified networks for multiple sites across the US.

The candidate will work as part of a team responsible for engineering, implementing, and maintaining cyber security and compliance solutions for the Laboratory.

A qualified candidate will have experience with administration and operation of information security compliance tools and platforms with a special concentration in managing the Endpoint Security Solution (ESS). The candidate will have experience managing the deployment of the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator product and all components, as well as experience maintaining the OS and SQL instances.

The candidate must have a solid understanding of Endpoint Security, Data Loss Prevention, Policy Auditor and Application Control. Knowledge of tuning and excluding Exploit Prevention events, as well as having the capability to create and implement customized firewall rules across multiple device types is required.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of DoD policy and technical security guidance to information systems. A solid understanding of Windows systems administration, general operating system security practices, TCP/IP networking, and network security concepts is required. Candidates must be able to understand and apply DISA STIG guidance to information systems, devices, networks, and platforms.

The applicant should have a thorough understand of FRAGO/OPORD requirements for implementation of the ESS suite. Familiarity with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process is preferable but not required.

Qualifications and Skills
A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related technical field and minimum 5 years of information assurance or cyber security experience is required.

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and be able to take on tasks quickly with minimal direction. Strong organizational, analytical, and troubleshooting skills with a high level of attention to detail are required to succeed in this diverse environment.

Candidates must meet DoD 8570 requirements for an IAT III level position, including an active CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification or equivalent, and current ESS 201/301 training certificates.

U.S. Citizenship and a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance is required.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation,
  • Health/dental/vision insurance,
  • Company-provided STD and life insurance,
  • Access to healthcare and dependent care FSAs,
  • Optional supplemental life insurance and long-term disability,
  • 401k (6 month waiting period, then company matches 100% of first 6% of salary contributed),
  • Paid vacation, sick, jury duty, bereavement, parental leave,
  • All federal holidays,
  • Casual dress,
  • A flexible work schedule,
  • Job-related certification and training course reimbursement
  • Top notch equipment,
  • And a smart, pleasant group of people to work with.

About the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
NRL operates as the Navy's full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broadly based multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems and ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences and related technologies.

About Zurka Interactive
Zurka develops web based applications and IT solutions for commercial and government clients. It supports research and development at the US Naval Research Laboratory with on-site staff.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Zurka Interactive LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Some positions do require a current or active Department of Defense security clearance, which does require U.S. citizenship.

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