Senior Security Engineer (SIEM)

NOTE: This position REQUIRES a Top Secret security clearance.

This position will be on-site in Washington, DC, but we expect to be working remotely until at least early 2021; however, candidates must be in close proximity to DC in order for occasional on-site work prior to returning to the Lab on a full-time basis.

We are in the early stages of a long-term contract involving building out a new enterprise-wide IT infrastructure for the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate would be an experienced, hands-on, Senior Security Engineer that would collaborate with our team and customer to create an outstanding IT infrastructure that will support several thousand users. The candidate will work as part of a team responsible for engineering, implementing, and maintaining cyber security and compliance solutions for the Laboratory.

Candidate should have a solid understanding of security information and event management (SIEM) technologies, event log collection across various devices, experience with Elasticsearch and Lucene syntax.

A preferred candidate will have experience with administration and operation of information security compliance tools and platforms with a special concentration in managing the LogRhythm SIEM solution. The candidate will be responsible for managing the deployment of the LogRhythm platform on both application and appliance models, assisting in the configuration of collection sources, and the ability to create and customize dashboards and reporting tools.

The candidate must have a solid understanding of SIEM tool implementation and be familiar with the LogRhythm XDR stack (AnalytiX, DetectX, and RespondX). Familiarity with other tools (Splunk) are considered beneficial.

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/Linux 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. Familiarity with the Certification & Accreditation process is preferable but not required.

Qualifications and Skills
A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related technical field and minimum 2 years of information assurance 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 will need to meet DoD 8570 requirements for an IAT III level position, including an active CASP or CISSP certification or equivalent.

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 (yes, even Columbus Day),
  • 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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