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Principal Cyber Security Engineer

  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas, 76179
  • Salary: 70.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 22 days ago

This international industry leader in Fort Worth has an immediate 2-4+ month contract opportunity (with strong chance for extension/conversion) for a Principal Cyber Security Engineer.  Must be able work onsite Monday-Friday up to 45+ hours per week.  This Engineering professional provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Provides specific, detailed information for technology selection, implementation, and deployment, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet program and product needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switches, firewalls, proxies, load balancing, etc. Prepares appropriate documentation, including operational instructions, as part of overall product documentation. Applies Risk Management Framework to connect cyber security goals and objectives with technical solutions to support ESA products. It is expected that this position will require travel of approximately 25%.

This position requires:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Information Technology or relevant technical discipline required with advanced technical degree(s) preferred.
•    CISSP or equivalent certification
•    10+ years overall experience with a minimum of 5 years of experience in cyber security, embedded systems and/or related IT field. 
•    Relevant development experience (Homeland Security and/or Defense Department experience preferred)
•    Demonstrated technical leadership skills
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Familiarity with NIST Risk Management Framework and Cyber Maturity Model Certification standards, regulations, and control frameworks. Experience with Experience with Trusted Platform Modules, Multiple Independent Layers of Security, and Cross Domain Solutions implementation a plus.
•    Understanding of common network protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, Ethernet, routing/switching protocols) and common exploits (e.g. buffer overflows, SQL injection)
•    Hands-on experience with the following activities desired: penetration testing, incident response/forensics, software development, network security design/implementation, SIEM design/implementation, hardware security, vulnerability management or static/dynamic code analysis.
•    Ability to manage multiple project tasks in parallel 
•    Must be U.S. Citizen as this position requires the ability to hold and maintain a DoD and DHS Secret Clearance.