Sr. Cybersecurity Engineer

Agile management, Amazon Web Services, Analytical skill, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CAN, Cyber security, DNS, Data security, Firewall, Firewall administration, IT management, IT risk, Microsoft Windows Azure
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

About X-energy

X-energy is an entrepreneurial Gen IV nuclear power plant and fuel design company that recently signed an award-winning $2,500,000,000.00/7-year agreement with the US Department of Energy to complete the design, licensing, and construction of its compellingly safe and revolutionary design.  We are aggressively staffing up with the world's most ambitious and devoted talent who share our vision of providing carbon-free, safe energy to prevent destructive global warming.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work for a company intent upon dominating the free market by compelling its selection as the premier nuclear energy power plant of choice around the world for the 21st Century!

Position Description

X-energy seeks an experienced candidate to join our information security team. This position is responsible for developing and managing EDR, NDR, SIEM, and SOAR implementations for the enterprise. Additionally, this role will support the organization by conducting threat hunts, monitoring endpoint and network data, and collecting/analyzing digital forensic artifacts, including malware. Resources shall use various tools to investigate cyber incidents and provide digital forensic products to assist incident prevention and response.


  • Fully analyze network and host activity in successful and unsuccessful intrusions by advanced attackers using industry-accepted cybersecurity tools
  • Compile intelligence data from our tools and public sources and make recommendations to the ITSEC team
  • Serve as ITSEC liaison with a managed security service provider and SOC activities
  • Conduct advanced threat hunt operations using known adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures as well as indicators of attack to detect adversaries
  • Construct and exploit threat intelligence to detect, respond, and defeat advanced persistent threats (APTs)
  • Develop and produce reports on all activities and incidents to help maintain day to day status, develop and report on trends, and provide focus and situational awareness on all issues
  • Correlate data from intrusion detection and prevention systems with data from other sources such as firewall, web server, and DNS logs
  • Notify the ITSEC team of significant changes in the security threat against our networks promptly and in writing via established reporting methods
  • Review assembled data with firewall administrators, engineering, system administrators, and other appropriate groups to determine the risk of security events
  • Maintain knowledge of the current security threat level by monitoring related Internet postings, Intelligence reports, and other related documents as necessary
  • Perform complex (senior-level) information security analysis work.
  • Develop and recommend plans to safeguard computer/server/network configurations and data files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
  • Perform, assist and review technical risk assessments and reviews of new and existing applications and systems, networks, servers, including data center physical security and environment.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend systems and procedures to prevent, detect, containment, and correct data security breaches.

Minimum Education/Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in cybersecurity, incident response, or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, can substitute relative experience in lieu of degree
  • Must have direct knowledge and experience managing cybersecurity tools such as NDR, EDR, and SIEMs 
  • Experience with eMASS and Risk Management Framework
  • Previous work experience with Splunk or similar preferred
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is required
  • Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) is preferred
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is beneficial
  • Understanding of and experience with agile project management processes and use of the Atlassian suite preferred
  • Previous work experience with Azure and AWS is beneficial
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Preferred to have a SECRET clearance

Location: Rockville, MD
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri

We are looking to fill this position immediately

X Energy, LLC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We welcome the employment of women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in our workforce. If you are in need of special assistance, please contact our Human Resources Department.

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Position Id : 262
Originally Posted : 3 weeks ago
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