Randstad Security Engineer in Cary, North Carolina

Security Engineer

job details:

  • location:Cary, NC

  • salary:$45 - $50 per hour

  • date posted:Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:662260

job description

Security Engineer

job summary:

The Security Engineer is responsible for management of multiple security platforms supporting services infrastructure in our Government Network Operations and Security Center (GNOSC). This role will work closely with the Security Operations Center (SOC) 24x7 team as an escalation point for complex problem analysis, complex changes, and incident resolution on security devices.

location: Cary, North Carolina

job type: Contract

salary: $45 - 50 per hour

work hours: 9am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


Change management responsibilities include reviewing requirements, designing, documenting, and implementing changes in accordance with and customer security standards. The GNOSC is a Public Sector customer service assurance-focused team operating Managed Security Services in an ISO / ITIL environment with strong adherence to process.

The Security Engineer is expected to work as a member of a security team and should be able to communicate effectively and intelligently via phone, email, or ticket escalations. This role requires a solid understanding of networking and the ability to troubleshoot complex environments.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Support installation and maintenance of network and security devices, including firewalls, data encryption, and IDS/IPS to ensure proper logging and analytical reporting

  • Incident management through complex troubleshooting of security devices/solutions including steps to minimize the impact and follow-on technical and forensic investigation to discover origin of breach and the extent of the damage

  • Work with peers to design, engineer, document and implement change requests in security devices

  • Review threat analysis of customer networks and systems to find exploitable weaknesses and plan vulnerability remediation and protection. Plan and implement security patching, signature updates, code upgrades, and audit response to POA&Ms

  • Be responsible for advanced security event detection and threat analysis for complex and/or escalated security events

  • Provide log/network/malware/device analysis and making recommendations for remediation of security vulnerability conditions

  • Training of peers, briefing customers and other organizations outside Operations

  • Provisioning customers on the infrastructure as needed to meet business requirements


Required Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in a dedicated security device engineering or SOC position

  • Direct hands-on experience with Splunk or other SIEM tools as an Engineer or Analyst

  • Experience with several of the following security devices/platforms:

o Fortigate/FortiAnalyzer/FortiAuthenticator/FortiManager

o Cisco/Juniper/CheckPoint/Palo Alto Firewalls


o Splunk or other SIEMs

o A10

o FireEye

  • Strong experience on UNIX/Linux operating systems

  • Strong communication skills and ability to engage with customers to understand their requirements

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Able to identify, communicate, and remediate gaps in processes

  • Ability to work and excel within a team environment

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Engineering / Information Security or equivalent professional experience

  • ITIL Foundation training or certification

  • At least one security certification such as CCSE, CISSP, CCSP, JNCIP, CCNA Security, Security +, CCNP Security

skills: Security Engineer

security device engineering

SOC position





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