Security Engineer II

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.

Job Title: Security Engineer II

Location: 45 L Street NE Washington, District of Columbia 20554

Clearance Level: Activ Public Trust

Required Certification(s): 
·       CompTIA Security+ or CISSP is required (one or the other)

The primary objective of the SOC is to protect the government agency’s critical information infrastructure. To do this, the SOC must 1) Reduce Exposure to Cyber Risk; 2) Ensure Priority Response and Recovery to cyber threats/incidents; 3) Maintain Shared Situational Awareness of cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents; and 4) use trustworthy cyber protocols, products, services, configurations, and architectures.

Assessing and identifying gaps in the security stack and providing a gap mitigation roadmap and implementation plan, to include enhancing and tuning existing toolset to maximize investment and reduce redundancy;  Reviewing IT security policies and providing technical solutions for enforcement when violations are identified in agency's security tools; Leading and/or collaborating with integrated project team members and other stakeholders on security engineering deployments and/or integrated projects to ensure timely project and task completion;  Providing milestones and completion dates for projects to include resource allocation, testing of solutions and coordination with other teams when needed;  Providing weekly updates of projects to include any concerns or issues with meeting milestones or completion dates;

·       Develop Splunk alerts and validate Splunk content
·       Develop Splunk dashboards
·       Troubleshoot security stack appliance anomalies


Required Certifications
·       CompTIA Security+ or CISSP is required (one or the other)

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and 5+ years experience in the field of cyber security with demonstrated experience in the following areas: implementation of information engineering projects; systems analysis, design and programming; systems planning; business information planning; and business analysis.


Required Skills
·       Splunk content development
·       Provides technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environments, high-level functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation and implementation advice on problems that need knowledge of the subject matter for effective implementation.
·       Participates as needed in all phases of development with emphasis on the planning, analysis, testing, integration, documentation, and presentation phases.
·       Applies principles, methods and knowledge of application architecture, advanced mathematical principles and methods to technical problems to arrive at desired solutions.

Preferred Skills
·       Strong Splunk content development
·       Splunk Admin cert preferred


Environmental Conditions
·       Contractor site with 0%-10% travel possible. Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
·       Light – 20 lbs. Maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 10 lbs.  A job is light if less lifting is involved but significant walking/standing is done or if done mostly sitting but requires push/pull on arm or leg controls.

Physical Requirements
·       Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl; See; Push or Pull; Climb (stairs, ladders) or Balance (ascend / descend, work atop, traverse).
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)