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ForeScout Engineer, Senior in McLean, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

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    McLean, VA
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Job Description

Job Number: R0045380

ForeScout Engineer, Senior

The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your Cyber skills to design and build secure systems for the Department of Homeland Security? We’re looking for an engineer who can create solutions for the US government that will stand up to even the most advanced Cyber threats.

As a ForeScout Engineer on our project, you’ll work with a highly skilled team focused on implementing and operating next generation security solutions for government and commercial clients. You’ll work to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll lead the team through a critical approach to network design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions, to maintain a balance of security and mission needs. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices and perform hands-on evaluation, implementation, and operation of leading security Cyber defense tools and technologies, apply in-depth defense strategies in large and complex networks to rapidly identify vulnerabilities and threats, prioritize response actions, and develop effective counter-measures. Join our team to apply thought leadership in a highly collaborative and innovative work environment to solve complex security challenges.

Empower change with us.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen Cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced Cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in Cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

You Have:

-2+ years of experience with performing systems administration in Windows, Linux, or VMware environments, including performing basic troubleshooting, installation, or configuration, monitoring system performance or availability, and performing security upgrades

-2+ years of experience with network and system management tools, including Splunk, SolarWinds, BigFix, or WUG and network packet sniffers, including Wireshark

-Experience with deployment or daily maintenance of ForeScout CounterACT appliances or other NAC solutions, including Cisco ISE

-Experience with performing physical or logical network engineering, including configuration of routers, firewalls, and switches

-Experience with implementing NAC or other network devices in fault tolerant and high availability configurations

-Knowledge of configuring WAN, LAN, VLAN, WLAN, VPN, and system administration services, including Active Directory and domain management

-Knowledge of protocols, including 802.1x, RADIUS, TACACS+, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, LDAP, and others
-Ability to create clear and accurate network diagrams based on information provided by client
-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree and 5+ years of experience with IT in a professional work environment or 8 years of experience with IT in a professional work environment in lieu of degree

Nice If You Have:

-3+ years of experience with Linux administration, including Debian and Red Hat distribution variants or derivatives

-Experience in scripting with bash or python

-Experience with integrating Cybersecurity data using enterprise and custom tools and data aggregation and analysis tools, including Splunk

-Knowledge of federal information security policies, standards, procedures, directives, frameworks, federal security authorizations, assessment, and risk management processes for enterprise systems

-Ability to provide support in an IT operations and maintenance Tier II/III role, including ticket work information updates, issue response, and remediation

-Active Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree

-ForeScout Certification, including FSCA or FSCE preferred

-CCNP or Network+ Certification preferred


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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