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IT Vulnerability Management Engineer

  • Location: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, 76155
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 7 days ago

Our client is seeking an IT Vulnerability Management Engineer for a 3 month opportunity in Fort Worth, TX. 


• Performs discovery scanning via the Vulnerability Management Platform (scheduled and ad-hoc)
• Provides gap analysis to compare the list of known resources so gaps can be investigated and owners identified
• Identifies resource types (e.g. router, desktop computer, server, network switch, firewall, etc.), operating systems, and whether active services are "Enterprise" level
• Tracks via remediation management system and provides a wiki-style format to capture recommendation, analysis and facts, and links to other research
• Populates data visualization tool (such as Tableau, Brinqa, and Hygieia) for reporting vulnerability metrics by system and owner
• Researches vulnerabilities to determine attack vectors and possible vulnerable targets and launches specific scans and reports for that vulnerability in VM scanning tool(s).
• Coordinates with business, IT teams, and Technology Risk Management (TRM) to remediate compliance findings in a timely manner while addressing risk reduction objectives
• Defines, manages, and measures security configuration baselines in line with internal policies/standards and CIS benchmarks
• Defines and manages cloud specific technical security policies (CSA security guidance)

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
• 3 years of hands-on technical security engineering experience
• Ability to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer VM Platform(s). (Ex.Tanium, Tenable, Coverity, Brinqa, etc.)
• Experience with Tanium programming or creating custom configurations within Tanium
• Experience with dynamic and static code analysis experience (e.g. QualysWAS, SAST tools, Tenable)
• Experience with security configuration checklists (e.g. CIS Benchmarks and CSA security guidance)
• Familiarity with NIST Special Publications (e.g. 800-171,800-53, CSF)
• Familiarity with PCI DSS Compliance standards and scanning practices
• Ability to code and script Python, SQL, BASH, or PowerShell
• Ability to configure and use technical assessment tools such as Tanium Comply and Tenable Nessus
• Deep understanding of the technical architecture of IT systems built using Windows, UNIX, Linux, Solaris, VMware, Citrix, Oracle, and MySQL platforms
• Experience and knowledge in cloud and Kubernetes environments. (Azure Kubernetes Service, IBM Kubernetes service, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, etc..)
• Experience in DevOps Toolchain methodologies, including Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment

Preferred Qualifications:

• 5+ years of hands-on technical security engineering experience
• Ability to explain technical concepts and adjust messaging based on the audience, including non-technical groups; strong
• presentation and technical documentation skills
• Ability to influence through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills
• Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently