Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer
Contract Corp-To-Corp, Contract Independent, Contract W2, 6 Months
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

ALTEK Information Technology, Inc. is currently recruiting for:

Senior Engineer

Location: Washington, DC
Duration: 6 Months +


Job Description:
Team Dynamic: Server Operations provides technical support of the physical and virtual Windows server infrastructure for Client. This includes interaction with the security team to implement security best practices and vulnerability remediation. This will include service request ticket management to resolution. Assist in supporting the efficient utilization of all server hardware and software. Assists in the installation, configuration and monitoring of the Client Windows/Linux server environment.

Background:
Accountable for assisting the team meet security deliverables and mandates. Maintain availability, and maintenance of server hardware and software, systems and peripherals. Perform other duties as specified by the lead Level Engineers and Server Operations manager.

Tasks:
Configuration and support of complex server environments, to include Citrix, VMware, server monitoring solutions, enterprise backup technologies, disaster recovery planning and execution, Active Directory, Exchange, Group policy, SAN technology, Imaging, DNS and Security
Assist with the support of end user trouble tickets and support requests and close such tickets timely.
Assist and interface with internal and external customers on an ongoing basis to ensure installed systems and applications are performing as required to meet the business objectives of the Client.

Application Whitelisting and Inventory
Have the capability to control what applications are permitted to execute on Client computing devices and perform automated reporting and alerting on the use of unauthorized software.

Endpoint Malware Detection and Prevention
Have the advanced capability to detect and thwart advanced persistent threats and malware at Client endpoints.

DNS Security
Capability to protect DNS from attacks such as DNS cache poisoning, DNS hijacking, and other DNS specific attacks and automatically reconfigure DNS to block bad domains based on threat intelligence.
Secure configurations for hardware and software (includes network)
Capability to scan Client computing devices (workstations, servers, network devices) against defined secure (hardened) configurations and alert on violations.

Controlled use of administrative privileges
Capability to restrict access to administrative systems through the use of hardened jump servers systems

Security Event and Incident Response Coordination
Maturation of incident response capability by alignment of event response with Client through more defined processes and read team exercises.

Two factor authentication internal
Implement use of two factor authentication when logging in internally to network

Enterprise Network Access Control
Implement Client specific ForeScout enterprise network access control system

Privileged Identity Management
Place elevated privileged accounts in CyberArk for password management
Implementing new security technologies/strategies using VMWare virtualization.
Participate in the review of current team processes and assist with developing and implementing solutions to automate manual processes.
Create and/or maintain and enhance team standard operation procedures; create project documentation for any projects assigned.

Required:
Strong Windows/Linux operating system skills to include the implementation of security best practices to harden systems to include patch management.
Strong understanding of Active Directory.
Strong understanding of VMWare.
Strong understanding of DNS & DHCP.
Strong understanding of Group Policies
Strong work experience with scripting languages such as PowerShell, Visual Basic, etc. *Understanding of operation system and application hardening
Understanding of best practices for restricting administrative accounts compromise.
Understanding of PKI infrastructure
Understanding of endpoint protection strategies
Understanding of basic network configurations to include TCP/IP, switches and VLans.
Excellent customer service skillset.
Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills.
Ability to coordinate assigned tasks in line with department and company goals and objectives.
Strong analytical/problem solving skills.

Education & Experience:
*College degree or technical school, and 3-5 years of related experience and/or training in Microsoft and Linux networked multi-platform environment are required with both physical and virtual servers (VMware).
*Minimum of a security administrator technical certification is required.
*Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of certification, however, this experience and skill level must be clearly demonstrated.
*Advanced knowledge of diverse server, Workstation, and networking components including hardware, software and network protocols.

Preferred:
Knowledge of Dell server hardware and the ability to cluster, cable, upgrade memory, replace hard drives and other components when necessary.
Ability to readily understand and apply appropriate policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully. Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities. The employee is primarily walking or standing as required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. The functions of this position may also require physical activity such as bending, stooping and kneeling, as well as lifting equipment of weights up to 60 lbs.

***For immediate consideration PLEASE send all resumes to the recruiter listed below with (19-00205) in the subject line of your email.

Recruiter: Harshad Sawant

Email: hsawant@al-tekinc.com

Posted By

241 East 4th St, # 205 Frederick, MD, 21701

Dice Id : 10114487
Position Id : 19-00205
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