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Sr. Security Engineer at ScienceLogic
Reston, VA, US

What we’re looking for…

ScienceLogic is looking for a Security Engineer who will design and implement systems and procedures to sustain the security, integrity, and availability of the organization's data. Assess risk of exposure of proprietary data through weaknesses in platforms, access procedures, and forms of access to the organization's systems and the data contained in them. Track security violations and identify trends or exposures that could be addressed by additional training, technical measures, or use of application tools to enhance security. May participate in ethical simulated attacks or security violations to assess the organization's data security measures.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Conduct platform or operating system vulnerability scans that assess exposure of system to attacks or hacking. Monitor Security Operations pager and respond to issues of potential viral activity, spam, phishing.
  • Administer controls and review their application to ensure that system's controls, policies, and procedures are operating effectively relative to the predicted effectiveness of the controls.
  • Investigate events or incidents of apparent security breaches and report to appropriate authorities using corporate procedures.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to ensure that appropriate controls are installed, operating properly, and being monitored and reported.
  • May plan and/or conduct tests of the core infrastructure and the contingency environment for critical business applications to ensure business continuity in the event of a computer security incident.
  • Aggregate metrics of operation of security controls, as well as apparent attacks, breaches, and other pertinent data; track trends and prepare for periodic security reports.
  • Measure and improve patch management procedures with appropriate teams.
  • Participate in projects designed to test defenses against hacking, denial of service, spam, break-ins, or similar attacks. May provide guidance to infrastructure or application staff participating in exercise.
  • Examine and/or test new methodologies or tools that could be adopted to enhance security of platforms, infrastructure, or access to data.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualities you possess…

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • Applicable certifications are desired
  • 3-5 years of related experience in IT or IT Security related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience as system or network administrator or a support specialist in a SOC environment.
  • Solid understanding of basic fundamentals in TCP/IP and the OSI model as well as common routing protocols.
  • Experience working with Firewalls and IDS technologies is desired.
  • Problem solving skills complimented with experience in solving information security device and application issues with customers is a must.
  • SOC/NOC experience desired. Good verbal and written communication skills as well as attention to detail.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in small teams.
  • Must be able to resolve highly complex and technical business problems.
  • Understanding of threat agents, attack vectors, and attack patterns as well as compensating controls and design patterns needed to mitigate risk
  • Possesses a broad domain level of expertise to resolve complex issues and performs detailed network analysis across a broad range of network and other technologies both on premise as well as cloud and hosted environments.
  • Demonstrated skills on technical procedures development (equipment configuration) for testing and implementation of design changes.
  • Create technical documentation and diagrams using Microsoft Visio, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of single sign-on integration with on premise and cloud toolset
  • Knowledgeable of Network Design and Project Management methodologies.
  • Excellent presentation/verbal communication skills

Recommended certifications or skills...

  • Security+
  • Associate CISSP
  • Associate SSCP
  • Associate CCSP
  • Directory Services
  • Microsoft Office
  • Network Protocols
  • Scripting Languages (Python/Bash/PowerShell)


About ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic is a leader in IT Operations Management, providing modern IT operations with actionable insights to resolve and predict problems faster in a digital, ephemeral world. Its solution sees everything across cloud and distributed architectures, contextualizes data through relationship mapping, and acts on this insight through integration and automation.