Principal Engineer

  • location: Bethesda, MD
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $125,000 - $155,000 per year
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Principal Engineer

job summary:
Position Summary: Responsible for supporting cybersecurity solutions and architecture for the U.S. federal government. Responsible for developing solutions leveraging the next generation Splunk platform and other capabilities and processes to further enhance and improve existing security capabilities. Scope will include facilitation of customer discussions for clarifying requirements, capabilities and delivery expectations, demonstration of Splunk products and services both on-site and remotely, presenting advanced concepts and proposals to senior executives and at field events and conferences, and developing new threat analysis capabilities, operationalizing existing and new threat and vulnerability events analysis.

location: Bethesda, Maryland
job type: Permanent
salary: $125,000 - 155,000 per year
education: High School
Ability to demonstrate Splunk products and services to customers on site, remotely via webinar sessions, and at field events such as conferences and trade shows

Analyze customer's cybersecurity architecture, tools and processes for developing a proposed roadmap ensuring compliance with Federal security requirements

Willing to travel to visit prospects and customers, and to engage in onsite customer work when required

Experience responding to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs is also important

Self-motivated with a proven track record in technical software sales and knowledge of technology

Strong presentation skills and be able to communicate clearly and professionally to emails, RFPs, and when submitting reports

Make recommendations on new threat feeds and tools to help evolve automated threat capabilities as well as aid in forensic and historical investigations

Utilize Splunk to support dashboard, report and other capabilities to support the Cyber Security Program

Proficient with Unix/Linux and comfortable with CLI and RHEL

Provide Cybersecurity and Threat Analyst services to support active cybersecurity incidents and events from the new Logging and Event Management turnkey solution

Evaluate communication security, data vulnerability, business continuity and compliance risks along with vulnerabilities/weaknesses in systems

Examine employee compliance with security controls and deficiencies, security policy, processes and procedures for completeness, and ensure that controls are adequate to protect sensitive information systems

Continuous review, correlation, and reporting on data from multiple new data sources including DLP, Multi-Factor Auth, FireEye and various systems.

Provide additional training services to the FDA staff as requested

Required Knowledge:

8+ years experience in cybersecurity, Infrastructure, and/or technical field

5+ years implementing Splunk capabilities for large organizations

Experience analyzing Firewall, IDS, IPS, DNS, DHCP, Web Proxy, Anti-Virus and SMTP data for security related concerns and events

Experience with Unix/Linux and comfortable with a CLI environment

Experience and familiarity with IT management products and services

Experience with networking, server, application and development technologies

Domain expertise with IT operations, security or compliance is desirable

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Knowledge:

Splunk, RHEL, ITSM Frameworks, Checkpoint firewalls

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract

Perform other duties as assigned by Sr. Program Executive

skills: Education:

Splunk, FireEye, Unix/Linix, Windows Server, Checkpoint and/or Juniper firewall certifications are a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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