Cybersecurity Engineer – Incident Response & Threat Hunting

Location: Rockville, Maryland - Remote
Category: Cybersecurity
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Job ID: 16730
Date Added: 07/01/2024

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Required Skills:
– Minimum 5 years of experience in the Information Security field or a relevant undergraduate or Master’s degree focused on Information Security/Information Assurance.
– Good “hands-on” technical understanding of network fundamentals and common Internet protocols.
– Technical understanding of the information security threat landscape (attack vectors and tools, best practices for securing systems and networks, etc.).
– Has worked directly as a security incident automation analyst and has performed successfully in all aspects of the incident response process.
– Must have a demonstrated capability to write scripts and code in Python and PowerShell. Ability to write in Java would be a plus.
– Must have strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and clearly to both technical and non-technical staff.
• Demonstrated ability to use SEIM or logging tools and the ability to create complex queries, alerts and dashboards.

Desired Skills:
– Solid knowledge of various cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc.) and its respective API’s.
– Operational experience monitoring devices such as network and host-based intrusion detection systems, web application firewalls, NextGen firewalls, antivirus systems, proxy servers, file integrity monitoring tools, and operating system logs.
– Distinctive investigative, problem solving and analytical skills
– Knowledge of EDR and Network security tools
– Technical security certifications like Security+, Ethical Hacking or SANS/GIAC a plus.