Lead Security Engineer

DLP, IDS, IPS, IT, Firewall, OWASP, NIST, Security engineering
Full Time
$155,000 - $165,000
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

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Title: Lead Security Engineer

Location: Ashburn VA

Term: Perm/Direct hire

Compensation: $155K - $165K + EXCELLENT Benefits




As the Lead Security Engineer, you will be responsible for protecting system boundaries and ensuring that IT systems, applications and network devices are hardened against threats. You will utilize your exceptional leadership skills to interact with both technical and non-technical colleagues, and to provide technical and project leadership for your colleagues and the organization.



  • Responsible for leading the security team in the engineering, design, implementation, maintenance, analysis, and administration of security technologies. 
  • Lead projects for security requirements, network design reviews, and security testing for network, systems, and other IT teams.
  • Coordinate with systems, network and development teams to ensure network security standards are being followed and implemented correctly.
  • Evaluate new security technology & emerging threats and provide recommendations to strengthen information security environment.
  • Leads the security team in the handling and resolution of incidents of security breach.
  • Trains security team members in the areas of threat, vulnerability, risk assessments, and investigations.
  • Provides analytical and technical security recommendations and guidance. 
  • Identifies requirements, based upon need or as the result of a security threat that puts organizations systems at risk.
  • Ability to develop new ideas and techniques that advance the state of the practice for cyber defensive operations.
  • Guide the security team in conducting internal and external penetration tests with multiple technologies.
  • Proactively conduct security threat analysis and recommend solutions to manage network, systems and application vulnerabilities. 
  • Lead the review and analyze new systems (hardware and software) and provide recommendations concerning their security.
  • Install, configure, and maintain information security technologies.
  • Drive compliance to security standards by educating ODST teams and guiding remediation efforts.
  • Provide leadership in ODST to recommend effective security configurations and architecture.
  • Liaison to the ODST Teams to effectively communicate and architect security solutions.
  • Develops documentation to support ongoing security systems operations, maintenance and specific problem resolution.
  • Provide support off hours in addition to regular work days to troubleshoot escalated issues and apply production changes where needed.
  • Work in a multi-office environment and willingness to travel to other offices as required.


  • Education/Technical Expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or similar field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of information security experience with a focus on network, application and architecture.
  • Minimum of 7+ years performing security review of various infrastructure elements.
  • Specific Information Security related experience including encryption, IDS/IPS, Firewalls, SEIMs and Log Management, syslog analysis, HTTP and TCP/IP analysis, DLP and vulnerability assessment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance along with Azure security.
  • Knowledge of email security gateway, cloud and virtual technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of mapping business requirements to technology and ability to identify security gaps at the architecture level.
  • Knowledge of common security vulnerabilities such as: XSS/CSRF, SQL Injection, Buffer Overflow, and DoS attacks.
  • Knowledge of the HTTP protocol, including analyzing the request/response.
  • Demonstrated experience with commercial and open source testing and auditing tools such as Paros, BURP, nmap, and Metasploit.
  • Proven ability to clearly document and communicate security findings, risk description, risk level, and recommended solutions to stakeholders.
  • Understanding of networking, operating system such as Linux (Red Hat) and Windows.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security industry standards and best practices such as OWASP and NIST.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to lead multiple projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CISSP, CEH, or other relevant certification
  • Digital Guardian DLP software
Dice Id : 10192616
Position Id : 7155668
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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