Cyber Security Engineer - 3248

MSI is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to support our government client in Leesburg, Va.

The Cyber Security Engineer supports a Civilian Agency Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) organization protecting the network security of tens of thousands of users.

The Cyber Security Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Perform daily vulnerability assessment, threat assessment, mitigation and reporting activities in order to safeguard Agency information assets.
  • Perform vulnerability scanning on Information Systems to ensure protection has been put in place on those systems.
  • Conduct remote administration to include managing accounts, passwords, server updates, patching, and backups of Windows and Linux/Unix servers.
  • Provide incident response functions when appropriate and coordinate activities with site Incident Handlers.
  • Conduct research pertaining to the latest viruses, worms, etc. and the latest technological advances in combating unauthorized access to information.
  • Write guidelines, standards, policies, procedures and other technical documentation.
  • Support Information Assurance asset deployments, upgrades, and maintenance; including servers, databases, network assets and wireless intrusion detection (WIDS) LAN security
  • Assess and review current technology infrastructure to identify key risks areas, and ensure adequate level of control are in place to address those risks.
  • Recommend technological and architectural upgrades/modifications to Agency's Information Systems Security architecture.
  • Perform other Network Security/Information Assurance tasks as assigned.
  • Support the Agency in publishing incidents, alerts, advisories and bulletins as required.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative and SOC management.

Qualities/Additional info:  Cyber Security Engineer should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills.  Cyber Security Team Member should be a self-starter, capable of independently working projects.  Frequent interaction with government client is required.  

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information systems.


  • Minimum six (6) years of relevant professional experience.


  • In addition to required education or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum five (5) years IT experience.


  • Must have three (3) years experience administering Windows and UNIX-based systems and TCP/IP networking.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with the following:
  • HP WebInspect
  • Red Seal
  • DP Protect
  • McAfee Vulnerability Manager
  • Nessus
  • HP Fortify on Demand (FOD)
  • Wireless Intrusion Devices
  • Authentication technologies (e.g. PGP, password files etc.)
  • Knowledge of anti-virus software functionally and capabilities
  • Knowledge of  wireless LAN security (802.11)
  • Advanced Routing and Switching, Remote Access, Multilayer Switching, Cisco IOS security, VPN security, and Troubleshooting
  • LAN/System/Network administrator
  • Windows, Linux, and  networks
  • TCP/IP (Network System Engineering)
  • Maintain awareness on current "special threats
  • Perform penetration tests
  • CISSP and/or SANS/GIAC Certification, CCNP/CCDP a plus and Cisco WLAN certification a plus

Experience working in a network security environment, such as a Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Incident Response Center (CIRC) or Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC). 


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.