Security Engineer

for Pratt Brown & Associates in Tampa, FL

GSOC, Infrastructure, firewalls, intrusion detection, anti-virus, security architecture, penetration testing, security event, SANS CIAC, ISACA, GSEC, CISA, PCI, HIPS, Encryption, Authentication Manage 
Tampa, FL
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Pay Rate:
$84 – $90K 
Tax Term:
Full Time 
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Job Description

Our client’s GSOC (Global Security Operations Center) is responsible for the information security of Enterprise and Government clients. The GSOC provides managed services to prevent and respond to computer security incidents, comply with various Customer, Federal and State privacy requirements, laws or regulations, along with complying with security requirements outlined in customer contracts.


The GSOC Team also leads information security initiatives to protect client’s confidential information, including intellectual property, as well as, research and personal information.


The Information System Security Engineer will assist with the execution of information security activities and collaborate with Sr. Engineers within the GSOC to ensure that information systems are implemented and operating as defined in a) Customer requirements, b) information security best practices and c) internal policy along with Federal and State laws and regulations.


The position requires participation in the on-call rotation and other team-shared duties such as telephone coverage.




  • Provide guidance and oversight in assessing the security infrastructure, networks and systems design to ensure system/network security.
  • Identify security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications and new technology initiatives.
  • Provide expert oversight in the development, testing and operation of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise anti-virus systems and software deployment tools.
  • Conduct complex security architecture analysis to evaluate and mitigate issues.
  • Perform product evaluations, recommendations and implementations of products/services for network security.
  • Validate and test security architecture and design solutions to produce detailed engineering specifications with recommended vendor technologies.
  • Interact with clients and provide recommendations on information assurance engineering standards, implementation dependencies and the impact of changing information assurance related technologies.
  • Assess the impact on the business unit/customer caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to critical information and reports to senior management.
  • Provide leadership and work guidance to less experienced GSOC team members.


Candidate Requirements

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities required:


*Must be able to obtain a government clearance to be considered.


  • Must have experience with SIEM solution, initial installation and configuration; continued monitoring or use of the solution. 
  • Experience in an information security role or in a position with substantial information security responsibilities.
  • US Citizenship required
  • Enterprise project coordination experience.
  • Information Technology audit experience.
  • Experience working with IP networking, networking protocols and an understanding of security related technologies including encryption, IPsec, PKI, VPNs, firewalls, proxy services, DNS, electronic mail and access-lists.
  • Experience working with digital communications, current and evolving network technologies including IPv6, VOIP, QoS, wireless, etc. and an in depth understanding of routing protocols, network security, and network management.
  • Experience working with internet, web, application and network security techniques.
  • Experience working with leading firewall, network scanning intrusion detection products, and authentication technologies.
  • Experience working with federal regulations related to information security (FISMA, Computer security Act, etc.).
  • Experience working with NIST Special Publications and process methodology.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve network/operating system security issues.
  • Ability to perform and interpret vulnerability assessments.
  • Ability to administer the operations of a security infrastructure.
  • Experience in information security, ideally in large multi-platform environments.
  • Operating systems knowledge and systems administration skills for various flavors of UNIX, LINUX, and Windows.
  • Ability to understand basic programming concepts and code.
  • Ability to understand and utilize HTTP and similar protocols for analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with vulnerability management tools and processes.
  • Experience with analyzing network attacks.
  • Experience in the evaluation of new technology and security threats as they arise.
  • Familiarity with information security best practices and related laws.
  • Familiarity with the execution of information security compliance efforts.
  • Demonstrated project coordination skills including creation of project metric reports and the creation of communication plans and change control documents.


Interpersonal skills desired:

  • Good judgment with an ability to form logical approaches consistent with information security best practices in response to information security events, while providing excellent customer service.
  • Persuasion, negotiation, and the ability to understand and implement cultural change.
  • A high level of integrity, excellent judgment and knowledge concerning issues of privacy.
  • Ability to work as an independent, productive, responsible, self-motivated member of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts, policies, and procedures to individuals with a wide range of expertise and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively. Must be able to make well-reasoned decisions in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to maintain a well-reasoned, objective, and independent point of view.
  • Ability to manage time-sensitive security challenges as they arise, effectively utilizing work and project plans to manage deadlines.
  • Creativity to recognize and address new threats and security challenges as they arise.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in computer science or related field; or a minimum of 5 years of experience within a technical security role (i.e., network security, operating system security, Internet/web security, DLP, anti-malware, IDS/IPS, penetration & vulnerability testing).
  • Enterprise IT experience in (3) or more of the following areas:
    • Web applications.
    • Cloud computing.
    • Saas models.
    • Desktop applications.
    • Networking concepts.
    • Fluent in multiple Windows and Linux operating systems.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of networking (TCP/IP, topology, and security.
    • Ability to read and understand vulnerability bulletins, security event data from many sources.


Other Preferred Skills or Certifications:

  • Web Application Security.
  • Incident Response.
  • Innovative Mindset.
  • Scripting (Perl/Python).
  • Strong Linux Background.
  • Understanding of Data Visualization.
  • Data Correlation and Analysis.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in computer science or related field; or a minimum of 5 years of experience within a technical security role (i.e., network security, operating system security, Internet/web security, DLP, anti-malware, IDS/IPS, penetration & vulnerability testing).
  • Professional certifications from bodies such as SANS/GIAC, ISACA, and ISC2, GSEC, CISA and/or other information security certifications are highly desired.
  • General IT related certifications are also desired.


About the company:

Join one of the fastest growing Cyber Security companies in Tampa Bay. Our client is a very family-oriented company known for working collaboratively and independently with their employees and believes in promoting from within.



If this position does not meet all of your requirements, we welcome you to contact us with your resume or review our website, or for other openings.  In addition, we have additional opportunities that may not be listed and we would be happy to match your skills with other available jobs.  Please e-mail your resume with your salary requirements to  We look forward to helping you find a job opportunity that best fits your needs.



Pratt Brown & Associates
Clearwater, FL 33759
Phone: (727) 796-0727