Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Posted Date 4 months ago(5/31/2023 12:38 PM)
Job ID
College Park
Clearance Required
Other Clearance
Top Secret with ability to obtain SCI

Position Description

Become part of the XLA team supporting the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) located in College Park, MD.  We are looking for a Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME) with an active Top Secret Clearance who will possess a broad knowledge of the domain including network security, system security, vulnerability scanning, web-based application scanning, risk assessments, security engineering, etc. Experience configuring, managing and running Security Operation Center (SOC) type tools (e.g., Tenable Continuous View, FireEye Threat Management System, Snort, etc.). SME will support a Federal Civilian Agency with vulnerability management and incident response work. The position involves working in a small focused team that follows the Federal Continuous Monitoring strategy for prioritization of resources and providing support that provides the greatest impact with limited resources. Team members have a large set of cross-functional abilities to support all aspects of Cyber Security. 

  • Conduct vulnerability scans and assessments against agency information systems, web applications and web services
  • Conduct assigned activities within the security Incident response and handling lifecycle. These activities could include: detection, triage, analysis, containment, recovery and reporting.
  • Coordinate response, triage and recovery activities for security events affecting the agency’s information assets
  • Assist with expanding and maturing existing vulnerability management and incident response processes and activities.
  • Coordinate with system owners and IT operations to remediate and resolve issues discovered during security scans, system assessments, system audits, and cyber security investigations.
  • Conduct security assessments and testing for agency’s different cloud platform types (i.e., IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)
  • Conduct on-demand scans, assessments, and audits to assess the cyber security posture of the various on-premises and cloud-based NARA information systems.
  • Provide security engineering reviews and recommendations to agency System Owners and Information System Security Officers
  • Develop and implement technical solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Analyze network and host-based security logs to identify potential security threats
  • Develop/review documentation for Security Operations procedures



  • 15 years of cybersecurity engineering experience
  • Industry Security Certifications such as CISSP, CASP, GCIA, GCIH, OSCP, etc.
  • Experience with different aspects of security engineering including knowledge of network security, operating system security, database security, and web application technologies
  • Extensive knowledge of the Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP protocol
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical users
  • Experience with some of the following types of technologies: SIEM (SecurityCenter, Splunk, etc.); Firewalls, both network and host based; Application or web content filtering; IDS/IPS
  • Knowledge of security principles with cloud-based services such as AWS
  • NMAP and other network mapping tools
  • 5+ years of experience in either a system or network administrator role
  • Experience with some of the following technologies: AWS, VMWare products, Tenable suite of tools, SiLK, NetFlow, Snort, FireEye, etc.
  • Master’s Degree or other equivalent degree program

Preferred Additional Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master's degree with an IT or Computer Science focus
  • Security Architecture review experience
  • Scripting and automation (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.) 
  • Penetration testing experience


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment
  • Flexible, Dependable and Self-motivated
  • Willingness to learn new skills from peers

Clearance Requirement:

Top Secret (TS) w / Ability to obtain SCI



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