Senior Security Engineer

Washington, D.C
Federal / Civilian – Cyber / Security /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Requisition #: 385
Job Title: Development Sec Op Eng 3
Location: 1155 21st St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20171
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 Senior 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 Security 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 network and cloud security, Operations and Maintenance (O&M),  and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR).

·       Support the Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC) as a technical subject matter expert for all network security functions
·       Respond to and resolve ServiceNow tickets that come into the team’s queue
·       Perform after-hours maintenance of security tools on an as-needed basis both remote and onsite (typically a few times per month)
·       Prepare presentations for the customer to pitch new tools or feature enhancements
·       Use Microsoft Visio to create/update network diagrams of security tools
·       This is a non-supervisory position.


Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or related field.
·       7+ years of experience in cybersecurity, of those, at least 4+ years in cyber security engineering.

Required Skills
·       Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or related field.
·       7+ years of experience in cybersecurity, of those, at least 4+ years in cyber security engineering.
·       Demonstrated experience with at least three of the following technologies and acting as the primary technical subject matter expert (SME)
·       CrowdStrike
·       Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
·       Palo Alto Firewalls / GlobalProtect
·       ExtraHop
·       ForeScout
·       Gigamon
·       The candidate must be team focused and have technical ability supporting engineering lifecycle, to include design, development, integration, testing and deployment of security networks and systems.
·        We are looking for a candidate with experience in  determining the appropriate application of security focused hardware, software, services and processes necessary to extract into sustainable cyber solutions at the national level.
·       Must be able to support investigations and analysis of undefined factors and conditions to determine the nature and scope of system security problems and devise effective and efficient solutions to address them.
·       Experience with security tool sets which enable cyber analysis efforts.
·       Ability to troubleshoot complex systems issues within a Systems-of-Systems environment.
·       understanding of NIST 800-53 r4 / r5 to support IA/Compliance efforts from a mitigation perspective.
·       Functional understanding of scripting languages (i.e. Python, PowerShell).

Preferred Skills
·       Experience with the following technologies: Cisco Routing & Switching (LAN/WAN), Cisco Firepower IPS/Firewall and Web Security Appliance (WSA)
·       Familiarity with SIEM tools, data lakes and the design, development of security analytics.
·       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 +, CISSP, SANS Certifications, Network +, Palo Alto PCNSA, Microsoft 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)