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Application Security Engineer (mid-level)

Beltsville, MD
Competitive Innovations is seeking an Application Security Engineer that will work on a team that performs threat auditing of a major federal customer’s networks and provides investigative support to counterintelligence and law enforcement elements within the agency.  

The Application Security Engineer provides management for cyber applications and infrastructure support across a collection of cyber security tools used to provide cyber monitoring for a major federal agency.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Manage and operate the Forcepoint application
  • Coordinate and respond to users in a timely manner on application technical matters
  • Perform testing of complex security related systems to support ongoing deployment on associated enclaves
  • Work closely with vendors, team lead, technical lead, database architects/administrators, other systems engineers, project/program managers, and government customers to develop, implement, maintain and upgrade the cyber security application.
  • Publish standards, policies, and procedures, and work with development staff to standardize environment and improve efficiency.
  • Other support includes licensing administration, troubleshooting system issues and errors, reviewing vendor provided support materials and monitoring application performance in accordance with customer Information Technology policies and procedures.
Daily Responsibilities:
  • Provide third party Forcepoint application support
  • Support industry-specific security application, assist with deployments and installations, configuration management and troubleshooting.
  • Support mission-focused application to ensure performance and availability of system and environment
  • Schedule and coordinate system maintenance activities to reduce impact to production environment
  • Modify and execute scripts to generate coverage reports

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in IT, Engineering, or Cyber Security discipline
  • Interim Secret Required to Start (TS Preferred)
  • Minimum of four years of applied systems engineering experience
  • Experience with Active Directory
  • Scripting/automation experience
  • Enterprise support and deployment of multiple operating systems (e.g. Windows 2008, 2012, Linux)

Desired Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in process automation using multiple scripting and development tools including, but not limited to: Shell scripting, PowerShell, Perl, Ruby, or Python
  • Working knowledge of information security and IT standards like ISO 27002, NIST 800-53, ITIL, etc.
  • Experience with automated deployment tools (e.g., SCCM)
  • Understanding of data privacy principles and regulations (breach notification, etc.)
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent teaming skills
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment
Certifications: Preferred but not absolutely required.

CompTIA Security+
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