Cyber Security Engineer

Job Locations US-DC
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2018 4:45 PM)
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The Advanced Security Engineering team works to provide our client new solutions to IT engineering and security issues. We respond to requests from our government leadership by investigating and implementing the latest solutions in order to best support the program and the larger cyber security community. The team culture promotes interaction among members by determining best direction for both our team and the client. It also promotes individual mentorship and technical career growth in the latest information systems technologies.

The position is located in downtown Washington, D.C. with work schedules somewhat flexible to accommodate family and commuting. An active Top Secret clearance and the ability to successfully pass a CI polygraph examination is required


The role will involve:

-Development of new systems and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks. This includes researching the latest technical solutions, writing whitepapers, providing recommendations, presenting results, and building out pilot solutions in dev/test environments

-Ensuring system security needs are established prior to disseminating to operations group. This may include system development, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning

-Integrating new architectural features into existing infrastructures, writing cyber security architectural documents and migrating existing systems to satisfy future requirements and anticipate trends

Ideal Candidate: Candidates who are highly motivated, passionate about IT systems and security, and looking to make a positive difference every day are best suited for this position. Candidates should possess a moderate level of understanding and experience across all team roles and responsibilities with a high level of experience in a number of critical areas below:


Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS or equivalent + 6 years related experience, or MS + 4 years related experience
  • Possess a strong level of understanding and experience across many areas of Information Technology including system development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Have worked in a Senior role in one of the following areas: Database Administration, Unix and Linux Engineering, Windows Engineering, Network Engineer, Security Engineering
  • 3 years of experience supporting a cyber-security environment
  • 2-3 years of programming/scripting experience in at least one of the following:  Ruby, Perl, Python, C/C#, PowerShell
  • Have provided operations and maintenance (O&M) for security assets that include Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Intrusion detection (IDS), data loss prevention (DLP), or security audit log repositories and databases


Preferred Skill Set:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • 3-5 years security systems engineering in the following areas: system operations & maintenance (O&M), Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) using ArcSight, Splunk or ELK, managing firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) or Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Managing audit log formatting/databases, and other types of data management/Big Data technologies
  • 2-3 years security system monitoring, syslog and traffic analysis, and incident response

EEO Statement

AnaVation is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


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