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Information Security Engineer

  • Location: Lake Wisconsin, 29210
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 months ago

Position: Information Security Engineer
Location: Columbia, SC 29210
Term:  6 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Administration of Snort Sensors.
  • Ability to tune, configure and implement detection logic in open-source Snort Sensors.
  • Supports customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation of doctrine and policies.
  • Applies know-how to government and commercial common user systems, as well as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures.
  • Performs analysis, design, and development of signature for the IDS sensors.
  • Analyzes security requirements for the management and administration of sensing technology.
  • Designs, develops, engineers, and implements solutions that meet security requirements (relating to sensing solutions).
  • Analyzes general information assurance-related technical problems and provides basic engineering and technical support in solving these problems.
  • Evaluate that all information systems are functional and secure.
  • Occasionally provide security engineering and integration services to internal customers.
  • Deploy new sensors for monitoring network traffic flow.
  • Installation, configuration, support and security implementation of tools & services related to SSH.
  • Orchestrating deployments of custom CentOS 7 servers.
  • Apply recommended OS Patches, Kernel upgrades to keep server operating systems up to date.
  • Automation of repeatable tasks with the help of scripting (Python/Ansible preferred).
  • Troubleshooting of Linux Servers and applications beyond the basics.
  • Developing strategies to improve operational workflow.
  • Updating security tools on Linux systems.
  • Asses existing network sensing topology and identify key system flaws.
  • Configuring and deploying new open-source and commercial security tools on Linux systems.
  • Performed DAST analysis using Application Scan security vulnerability tool to identify OWASP issues.
  • Provide recommendations to overall system deployment and design.
  • Perform administrative and engineering work on Security Operation Center tools such as Remedy, Service manager, Symantec Antivirus, etc.
  • Develop detailed supporting documentation regarding technical projects (such as materials to support an architecture review board).
  • Provide recommendations on collection, processing and distribution systems in the cyber security market.
  • Manage customer expectation and attend all mandatory review/regulatory discussions related to the specific project being delivered.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with focus on strategy.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Have some working administrative knowledge using IT security technology such as Snort, Sourcefire, and Firepower.
  • Basic knowledge of relational databases such as MySQL and PSQL.
  • Installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of RHEL based systems.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills of Linux/UNIX operating systems.
  • Previous working experience as a Linux System Administrator for 6+ years.
  • Understanding of essential network services such as DNS, SMTP, NTP, and SNMP.
  • Experience with databases such as SQL, Postgres, MySQL.
  • Experience maintaining compliance of RHEL based systems using STIGS or CIS.
  • Day to day support operations maintaining security patches on all RHEL based systems.
  • Scripting and automation using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, GitLab, etc.
  • Experience with Containers, and Red Hat platform or software.
  • Understanding of Linux based Networking.
  • Knowledge of syslog collection.
  • Knowledge of SIEM (QRadar, Splunk, etc.) infrastructure and appliances.
  • Time and project management skills, with the capability to prioritize and multitask as needed.
  • Solid team player with leadership skills.
Even better if you have:
  • Red Hat Certification System Administrator/Engineer.
  • Experience with Shell and Python Scripting.
  • Linux+ Certified.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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