Cybersecurity 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 engineering skills to design and build secure systems for our customer? We’re looking for an engineer who can create solutions for customers that will stand up to even the most advanced Cyber threats.

As a senior Cybersecurity engineer on our project, you’ll lead the performance of system administration of specialized Computer Network Defense (CND) applications and systems, including installation, configuration, maintenance, patching, back-up, and restore. You’ll develop solutions to implement Defense in Depth principles and practices and support enterprise mitigation efforts based on the specific monitoring and filtering capabilities of the existing network defense infrastructure. You’ll leverage subject matter expertise in creating, editing, and managing signatures, rules, and filters for specialized network defense systems, including network and host-based IDS, IPS, firewall, Web application firewall, proxy, and SIEM systems and analyze and document security engineering guidance, processes, and procedures. You’ll coordinate work with our customer 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. This is a chance to make a difference in the security of Cyber systems. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices. You’ll be able to broaden your skillset into areas like orchestration and detection of security events while building peece of mind in a critical infrastructure. Join our team as we improve CND applications and systems through Cybersecurity.

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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 Cyber engineering

-TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

-HS diploma or GED

- Security+ CE certification

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with supporting the DoD or intelligence community

-Experience with administering and testing CND applications and systems

-Experience with network traffic flow diagrams and signatures, rules, filters, and configuration of network defense systems

-Experience with network and host-based IDS, IPS, firewall, proxy, and SIEM systems

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Possession of excellent time management skills to identify and prioritize tasks


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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