Mid Security Engineer

Washington, D.C.
Federal / Civilian – Cyber / Security /
Regular /
Requisition #384
Job Title: Development Sec Op Eng II
Location: 1155 21st St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20581
Clearance Level: Active DoD - Public Trust

Candidate must successfully receive a Public Trust clearance. Onsite support is required in Washington, DC. 1x per week (Wednesdays. Additional days onsite may be required at customer direction.

The Mid Security Operations Center (SOC) Engineer will support a government agency in the achievement of strategic goals and objectives related to the ongoing execution and maturity of its cybersecurity and security operations center programs.
Agile Defense is currently seeking a talented Mid SOC Engineer to support an Agency-level enterprise cyber program. To support this vital mission, Agile Defense employees are on the forefront of providing Advanced CND Operations, and Security Engineering support to include the development of advanced analytics and countermeasures to protect critical assets from hostile adversaries. To support the integrity, security, and resiliency of critical operations, we are seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds in security engineering and systems administration. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of complexities related to cloud security, Operations and Maintenance (O&M), cloud brokering, and cloud infrastructure implementation from a security perspective.

· Possesses in-depth knowledge of information security, cloud security, systems engineering, big data, or the various sciences related to enterprise technology.
· Possesses in-depth knowledge in information security, cloud security, systems engineering, big data, or the various sciences related to enterprise technology.
· Participate in the improvement of agency's overall security posture and mission capabilities with the adoption of cloud computing technologies.
· The Contractor shall actively participate in discussions to coordinate and align mission/business objectives and cloud technological capabilities to allow continued technology modernization within the agency.
· Participates as needed in all phases of systems security engineering with emphasis on the planning, analysis, security, testing, integration, documentation, and presentation phases.
· Provide support to understand and develop system requirements and technical solutions for cybersecurity engineering based on system architectures.
· Support the maturation of agency's enterprise architecture to align with the Commission's information security and risks to the organizational operations, organizational assets, and individuals.
· Develop alternatives of system designs and/or architectures which consider trade-offs between security requirements, functional/operational requirements and cost
· Identify and define the requirements of the overall security of the network.
· Plan, engineer, and monitor overall security implementation of network systems.
· Support in configuring and implementing network security tools.
· Test and provide solutions for system weaknesses, threats, security issues
· Research and identify latest suitable technologies and processes that will improve the overall security of the system.
· Regularly audit the existing network configuration and provide improvement recommendations.

· This is a non-supervisory position

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or related field.
· 3+ years of experience in cybersecurity engineering.

Required Skills
· 3+ years of experience in cybersecurity engineering.
· Bachelor’s Degree required (Information Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field).
· Microsoft Azure - Strong Cloud security background particularly with Microsoft Defender suite and Sentinel experience.
· 2-4 years of experience in cloud environments focused on security.
· 2-4 years of experience in security engineering.

Preferred Skills
· Experience writing KQL queries in Microsoft Sentinel
· Preparing cloud cost analysis and presenting to clients
· Microsoft Logic App / SOAR automation
· Motivation and desire to learn advanced concepts in cyber and ability to work within a formal engineering life cycle.
· Strong attention to detail in working with other project staff in managing complex changes to US-CERTs environment.
· Experienced with monitoring of new or emerging security technologies to assist in identification of most effective approach or methodology to be applied in securing D/A infrastructures.
· Relevant Security Certifications: Security+, CySA+, CISSP, IC2 CC, Microsoft AZ-500, MS-500, SC-200, AZ-900,

Environmental Conditions
· Contractor site with 0%-10% travel possible. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The onsite customer working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work at the customer location is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.
Strength Demands
· Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles. Some occasional walking or standing may be required. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Physical Requirements
· Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; See; Push or Pull

Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)