Linux Server Security Engineer

TCP/IP stack Linux/Unix-based operating systems Networking technologies (routing, switching, VLANs, subnets, firewalls) Common networking protocols SSH, SMB, SMTP, FTP/SFTP, HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, etc
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Business Operational Concepts (BOC) is a recognized leader in providing Technical and Program Management Services, Information Technology, and Logistics Services and Support.

BOC has enabled their Government and Commercial clients to achieve their organizational initiatives through the application of high quality, innovative, and cost effective professional services and solutions.  We provide a positive working environment, with opportunities for advancement in our growing Federal sector workforce. 

We offer an excellent compensation package which includes a generous salary, insurance (medical, dental, etc.), paid leave, 401k plan and more. We are committed to the diversity we bring to the marketplace by being an EEOC/AA employer (M/F/D/V) that believes customer satisfaction comes first.


BOC, is currently seeking a Linux Server Security Engineer to serve on a project in Washington, DC at a large federal agency client site. The selected candidate for this job will serve in the Security Engineering branch within federal client’s IT Security Operations division. The selected candidate will be tasked with administering several of the client’s Linux-based security products which run on various RedHat and CentOS-based operating systems. The selected candidate must be a quick study in IT security principles, tools, and best practices to ensure that all Linux-based security solutions in the client’s environment are configured effectively and efficiently.


A candidate with a strong background in Linux server/system administration will be successful in this position. Hardcore, hands-on technical skills and knowledge are required to deploy, configure, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot the sophisticated enterprise-grade security technologies within the client’s network environment. This position is ideal for mid-level to senior-level system administrators looking to advance their careers into the realm of cybersecurity.


Security products deployed within the client’s environment are a mixture of vendor-supplied appliances running custom (usually Linux-based) operating systems and software-based deployments which run on client-managed Linux and Windows servers. Knowledge and familiarity with Linux operating systems and technologies is essential for a candidate to be successful in this position.


The goal of the client’s IT Security Operations division is to proactively monitor for, identify, and remediate IT security vulnerabilities and intrusions. To accomplish this goal, the Security Engineering team is responsible for managing a broad suite of enterprise-grade IT security tools providing capabilities for vulnerability scanning, malware detection, network intrusion prevention, firewalls, enterprise-wide incident response, and security information and event management (SIEM). Within this team, Security Engineers are responsible for the implementation of new security tools as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) of the client’s current suite of security tools.



  • Member of a team of engineers which administers and maintains a subset of the client’s wide variety of security tools including:
    • RSA Security Analytics/NetWitness
    • HP ArcSight
    • Splunk Enterprise
    • Bit9 Carbon Black
    • ForeScout CounterACT
  • Architect and implement new security tools as they are acquired
  • Provide technical vulnerability identification and analysis
  • Assist with incident response as required
  • Cross-train and learn from other staff members
  • Assist with implementation and maintenance of security configuration baselines



  • Moderate-level understanding of common computer and networking technologies
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work independently to identify errors, pinpoint root causes, and devise solutions with minimal oversight.
  • Excellent communications skills.
    • Ability to communicate with senior management and federal client staff – both technical and non-technical – in a clear and concise manner using proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
    • TCP/IP stack
    • Linux/Unix-based operating systems
    • Networking technologies (routing, switching, VLANs, subnets, firewalls)
    • Common networking protocols – SSH, SMB, SMTP, FTP/SFTP, HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, etc…



  • Basic-level understanding of IT security principles, technologies, best practices, and NIST guidance
  • Server Administration background – Windows and/or Linux/Unix
  • Coding/scripting skills – i.e. Python, Bash, VBScript, Power Shell
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in information technology-related field.
  • Interest in security/hacking culture. Ability to “think like an attacker”
    • Windows operating systems
    • Common enterprise technologies – Active Directory, Group Policy, VMware vSphere
    • Logical Access Control
    • PKI and other encryption techologies
    • Network-based and host-based IDS/IPS
    • Security configuration baselines – DISA STIG, NIST USGCB
    • Auditing
    • Vulnerability discovery and management
    • NIST SP 800-53 rev. 4 control

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:  Public Trust (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  Accordingly, U.S. Citizenship is required.)  


Posted By

Gita Verma

3709 MacAlpine Road Ellicott City, MD, 21042

Dice Id : 90967452
Position Id : 006948
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