Network Security Engineer

Job#: 1287641

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Designs, plans, and builds communications networks. Configures routers and switches, and firewalls for LAN and WAN systems and VPN concentrators with appropriate network engineering and communications protocols. Coordinates LAN/WAN hardware/software improvements and/or enhancements. Monitors the network utilizing industry leading technologies. Provides innovative methods and technical solutions using the engineering design process. Plans implementation of enhancements. Develops cyber control solutions, performs remediation of cyber incidents. Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information system assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Leads Risk Management Framework efforts. Associated tasks include;

1. Performs Computer Security Incident Response activities for a large organization, coordinates with other government agencies to record and report incidents. Performs maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and networks.
2. Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation. Experience with DISA STIG compliancy and use of SSC tool and knowledge of CKL review and mitigation process.
3. Up to date on current CISCO security advisories and responses.
4. Evaluate firewall change requests and assess organizational risk. Knowledge of firewalls, encryption and security best practices.
5. Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.  
6. Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls. 
7. Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices. Understands the leveraging triple A – Authentication, Authorization, Accounting framework. Understands management sessions and limit users to specific, administrator defined commands and log all commands.
8. Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance. Knowledge on centralized log collection and monitoring. Able to configure layer 2 and 3 devices to generate logs.
9. Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results. Experience gaining traffic visibility with netflow.
10. Serves as a technical team or task leader. May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals.
11. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned. 
12. Participates in special projects as required.
13. Experience with configuration management and generation of configuration archives for backup and rollback.
14. In depth networking knowledge with VPN, IPSEC & GRE tunnels, switching and routing within a WAN and LAN.
15.  Other requirements:
- Passports are required to support on-site staffing and travel requirements.
- There will be CONUS and OCONUS travel for assessments, installations, and to support on-site sustainment.
- Cyber security certification is required (IAT III or IAM III).
DoD SECRET clearance required.
- Knowledge of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security highly desired
- Familiarity with USAF EITDR and DoD eMASS
- Knowledge of DOD and Air Force Risk Management Framework (RMF), Information Assurance, and NETOPS is a plus.
- Familiarity with NIST 800 series desired but not required.
- Experience with DoD and US Air Force (USAF) desired but not required.

- BS in related field or equivalent, 10+ years of experience.

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Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

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Panama City, FL, US

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Date Posted:
September 7, 2022