Security Engineer

Remote /
Service Delivery – Customs and Border Protection /
Chartis Federal is a systems engineering and integration firm that specializes in mission-critical IT and communications for law enforcement, homeland security, and defense. We have served as the prime contractor for over $150M of task order awards, and today have more than 80 staff in 17 states providing services and solutions across the globe. With year-over-year growth, Chartis has been a member of the Washington Technology FAST 50 two times and ranked on the Inc. 5000 five consecutive years. Our mission is to keep America’s heroes safe and connected – on the battlefield, on the border, and in our backyards. 

We are hiring a Security Engineer to support a federal customer located in Ashburn, VA. This position provides security engineering support for an IP-based Land Mobile Radio network. Previous LMR experience is not required. For now, this job can be performed fully remotely. At some point in the future, there may be a need to occasionally work on-site. Candidates located within commuting distance are preferred.


    • Discover security vulnerabilities via security risk assessments & assist with running Nessus scans.
    • Investigate vulnerabilities and determine best course for addressing them. Identify false positives. Coordinate with Operations & Maintenance team to implement fix.
    • Resolve SSL & PKI certificate related issues.
    • Create Splunk dashboards & modify existing dashboards.
    • Analyze data reported into Splunk by IPAM, SolarWinds, and other logging resources.
    • Develop Python and/or PowerShell scripts to analyze trends & automate tasks.
    • Document changes, modifications & processes. 


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
    • 6+ years’ experience in information security, supporting medium-to-large size networks made up of diverse assets.
    • Security risk assessment & remediation experience.
    • Experience working in a Linux environment.
    • Self-starter able to research problems and resolve them without direction.
    • Splunk experience or certifications are a plus, but not required. For candidates without Splunk experience, training will be provided. 

Security Clearance / Background Investigation

    • Candidates for this position must be able to pass a Customs & Border Protection Moderate Background Investigation.
Chartis is an equal opportunity employer and employs qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable law. We participate in E-Verify.