Job: Junior Security Engineer in Springfield, VA

Utility LinesWow, here is a great position for anyone looking to break into the security field! You would be a junior security engineer working as part of the security team for a large utility company in Springfield, VA. Ideally, the candidate would have at least three of the “Required Skills” listed below.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct automated and manual vulnerability testing on major applications and network infrastructures
  • Develop, implement, and execute a technical assessment test plan
  • Create detailed assessment reports which include detailed system overviews, risk analysis calculations and findings matrix
  • Perform penetration testing to ensure group-level policies are working within compliance
  • Perform daily Intrusion Detection Sensor (IDS) monitoring to ensure that all sensors are active
  • Review the Security Information Management (SIM) tool interface, as the tool correlates and aggregates alert data from multiple IDS sensor types and additional security devices
  • Review alerts and packet-level data collected from sensors and sourcefire installation on a daily basis and report findings the Security Lead
  • Support the Security Lead in publishing incidents, alerts, advisories, Situational Awareness Reports (SARs) and bulletins as required
  • Conduct research pertaining to the latest viruses, worms, etc. and the latest technological advances in combating, responding to and mitigating unauthorized access to information or information systems
  • Perform other Network Security/Information Assurance tasks as assigned

Required Skills

  • Experience in system assessments
  • Experience with network (router, switch, firewall configuration) and database (Oracle, SQL) security scanning
  • Experience with Arcsight, Tripwire, or Sourcefire is a plus
  • Experience working with Nessus, Foundstone, Web Inspect, and AppDetective vulnerability scanning tools is desired
  • Familiarity with nmap, NetStumbler, Burp, and BackTrack is a plus
  • Experience conducting vulnerability testing on Windows, UNIX, Solaris and Linux based systems
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), or similar security professional certification desired
  • Demonstrated oral/written communications, and client facing skills

Last but not least, the Salary Range for this position is $50k-$60k to start.

Interested candidates can contact Tamara.Truitt at truittsolutionsllc dot com for additional information.

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