Cybersecurity Engineer

  • Perspecta,
  • Herndon, VA
Analysis, Cisco, Director, Linux, Management, Networking, Security, Windows
C2H Independent, Contract Independent, Contract W2, Contract Corp-To-Corp, C2H W2, C2H Corp-To-Corp
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation-s most important work. We-re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation-s most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves-to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways-not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

Perspecta-s talented and robust workforce-14,000 strong-stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let-s make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories



The Cybersecurity Engineer reports to the Director of Security Operations within the CISO organization. The position is responsible for running and maintaining Security/SOC tools and assisting with cyber incidents.


The Cybersecurity Engineer will be responsible for working as a team to synergize security operations, tools, and processes for a newly merged company. Areas of responsibility include:
  • Assist with the selection, deployment and implementation, patching, and ongoing monitoring/managing of security tools within a hybrid cloud enterprise to support the CISO organization as well as other organizations in securing the enterprise.
  • Support SOC tools in a complex environment and assist security analysts in building operational processes around the Cybersecurity ecosystem.
  • Maintain and tune SIEM to deliver optimal performance and output.
  • Apply subject matter expertise in order to:
    • Make technical and policy recommendations/decisions to support corporate security posture, especially as it relates to NIST 800-171 compliance.
    • Investigate, interpret, and respond to technical and/or complex IT security requirements/requests.
    • Understand placement of network/security infrastructure and visibility requirements for hosts, infrastructure, and network devices.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams in the CISO organization as well as within the OCIO to impact change and define an acceptable security posture.
  • Close coordination with SOC Analysts/Focused Operations, and Security Architects for security solutions.


Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA.

Requires a Bachelors and 3+ years of direct experience. Substitutions include a Masters Degree and 3-5 years of experience.

-Candidate must have a strong information security background, to include network security, network traffic analysis, and a fundamental knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.

-3+ years as a Security Engineer.

-Experience supporting government customers or contractors desired.

-Experience supporting a SOC desired.

-Knowledge and experience configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting leading security tools such as:
  • Endpoint protection (FireEye, McAfee, Symantec)
  • Network security (Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Cisco Firepower, FireEye)
  • Email protection (Proofpoint, FireEye)
  • SIEM (QRadar, Splunk, Arcsight)
  • Vulnerability management (Tenable Nessus)

-Sufficient level of understanding of the multitude of tools required to be managed and implemented by a Security Operations team.

-Experience/understanding of NIST cybersecurity controls and frameworks.

-Experience running tools in and supporting hybrid cloud (AWS/Azure) and on-prem environments.

-Experience implementing and reviewing corporate-wide security and networking policies and rules.

-Technical certifications are a plus.


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