Allied Associates International

Senior Network Security Engineer

3 months ago(11/1/2017 3:24 PM)
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Allied Associates International, Inc. is seeking a network security engineer to provide network security and protection support to a federal customer.  The individual will be responsible for leading infrastructure security and enhancement related tasks and activities for information systems and networks of varying complexity and classification.   The successful candidate will apply proven concepts, practices, and procedures, along with networking knowledge to ensure the secure operation and maintenance of all information systems and networks.  The right candidate for the position will be a highly proactive, self-starter who is able to work with limited supervision, with a passion for information security and desire to learn new skills.  They will be able to set direction, provide suggested enhancements and network improvements to management and technical leads and execute the implementation of accepted proposals.  They will develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks.


Primary areas of responsibility will include the installation, analysis, troubleshooting, and remediation of varying data/security networks and devices.  A key component of this support will include ownership of the customer’s security information and event management (SIEM) platform of choice.  They will be responsible for generating reports and dashboards using the tool and generating and maintain scripts to automate SIEM and server tasks.


The network security engineer will provide guidelines and recommendations to the SIEM and Big Data platform based on industry best practices and respond to security incidents.  In support of these activities, they will provide expertise, guidance, recommendations and documented security configurations for implementation of security tools and processes.  The maintenance of documentation by outlining the requirements and benefits of specific security tools and/or solutions is also an expected responsibility.



  • Solid knowledge and experience with SIEM or analytics solutions (Splunk, ELK, Logrhythm, etc)
  • Understanding of information systems security, network architecture and security, general database concepts, hardware and software troubleshooting and intrusion/forensic toolkits
  • Experience conducting security assessments, penetration testing, and ethical hacking
  • Experience utilizing solid analytical/problem-solving skills with capability to identify solutions to unusual and complex problems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related discipline
  • Security Analyst experience in a corporate or federal environment
  • Experience with Cisco networks, firewalls, switches, Next-Generation firewalls with FirePOWER, FireSIGHT (IPS/IDS) management servers, virtual private clouds, and Amp for Endpoints and UCS.

Desured Skills:

  • Industry security certification such as CCSA or CCNA similar certification
  • Master’s degree in information security, computer science, cybersecurity, related discipline
  • Experience with malware monitoring and prevention
  • Networking experience, including analyzing & troubleshooting networks
  • Experience in Database Activity Monitoring Systems (DAM)
  • Experience with security applications including Nessus, Splunk, LogRhythm, and Firesight
  • Knowledge of SQL commands/language, Python programming, bash scripting and PowerShell


Must have an active Top Secret clearance. US Citizenship required. 


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