• Sr. Cyber Security Engineer SME II

    Job Location
    # of Openings
    Security Clearance
    Active Secret
    Percentage of Travel Required
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Participate in reviews of emerging technologies and practices and provide recommendations for developing security guidance and standards at the enterprise level applicable in the planning and implementation of enterprise cyber security services and technical approaches. Supporting work would include identifying security threats, including current and emerging classes of exploits, vulnerabilities, and risks, then recommending suitable mitigation measures and security strategies which apply to the agency’s security defenses.


    • Prepare gap analysis and develop a list of priority security requirements
    • Prioritize the sensitivity and importance of systems and datasets for security protections
    • Provide systems engineering subject matter expertise to meet critical needs for independent assessments, engineering studies, and systems engineering and integration to assess the potential viability and cost-effectiveness of security solutions and their alignment to the agency information security architecture and policy
    • Research and proof-of-concepts and create independent technical reviews
    • Perform technical reviews or assessments of Agency systems
    • Identify log and event sources including Active Directory Event logs, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, PCAP/Flow data, DNS, audit and authentication logs, VPN, IDS and other sensors
    • Utilize Splunk to support dashboard, report and other capabilities
    • Provide Cybersecurity and Threat Analyst services to support active cybersecurity incidents and events from the new Logging and Event Management turnkey solution
    • Support of the analysis and logging of Firewall events
    • Decommission existing SIEM tools while ensuring capabilities are migrated to Splunk
    • Initiate, maintain, and support all current and future transfers of log data such as Firewalls, IDS, IPS, DNS, DHCP, Web Proxy, Anti-Virus and SMTP
    • Evaluate communication security, data vulnerability, business continuity and compliance risks along with vulnerabilities/weaknesses in systems
    • Examine compliance with security controls and deficiencies, security policy, processes and procedures for completeness, and ensure that controls are adequate
    • Continuous review, correlation, and reporting on data from multiple new data sources including Skybox, Nessus, FireEye and various other information security operations software systems
    • Maintain CISO engineering LAB, equipment and inventory


    • Education:
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related discipline
    • Required Knowledge:
      • 10+ years’ experience in cybersecurity, Infrastructure, and/or technical field
      • Systems and/or storage administration experience
      • Experience analyzing Firewall, IDS/IPS, DNS, DHCP, Web Proxy, Anti-Virus and SMTP data for security related concerns and events
      • AWS and VMware experience
      • Proficient with Unix/Linux and comfortable with CLI and RHEL
      • Experience and familiarity with IT management products and services
      • Experience with networking, server, application and development technologies
      • Small team management capabilities with strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Preferred Knowledge:
      • Splunk, FireEye, Unix/Linux, Windows Server, Checkpoint and/or Palo Alto firewall certifications are a plus
      • Splunk, RHEL, FireEye, ITSM Frameworks, VDI, Juniper firewalls
      • Domain expertise with IT operations, security or compliance is desirable
      • ServiceNow experience
      • Forensics and/or eDiscovery experience

    Other Responsibilities

    • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Sr Program Executive

    Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include Open Leave, 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.


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    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified


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