Mid Level Systems Administrator/ Engineer

Location: Vienna, Virginia - Remote
Category: Cybersecurity
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16744
Date Added: 07/08/2024

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REMOTE Mid-level Systems Administrator/Engineer (Cybersecurity Engineering)

Our client, a Fortune 100 Credit Union, is seeking a Mid-level Systems Administrator/Engineer to take ownership of day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for deploying, configuring, managing, and maintaining technologies and infrastructure to support our clients Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) and its associated programs.

In this role, you will support business strategy by enabling process integration between CSOC applications and other target applications as needed. You will serve as the technical interface to customers (analysts) for tools in the Cyber Defense product suite, articulating technology, and product positioning to both business and technical users.

Candidates must be self-starting, self-motivated individuals who work independently and communicate effectively both in writing and when speaking to groups. Building and maintaining relationships within and outside of the CSOC is essential. This position requires a high level of attention to detail in performing maintenance/deployments, following processes, and updating/creating associated team/tool documentation.

  • Support the deployment and maintenance of IT and IT Security tools and systems.
  • Work with the existing CSOC team to deploy and maintain systems, including but not limited to
  • Upgrading Linux and Windows-based OS, packages, and apps
  • General system administration.
  • Renewing and updating TLS certificates, managing KEX/MACS/CIPHERs on servers.
  • Responding to audit and enterprise hardening requests.
  • Updating subtasks, stories, and epics for work in flight.
  • Basic scripting with Ansible, Python, Bash, PowerShell, Ruby, and others for task automation.
  • Troubleshooting Linux OS and apps.
  • Troubleshooting Windows OS and apps.
  • Providing on-call and after-hours support.
  • Deploying and maintaining COTS Cybersecurity-related applications and appliances.
  • Remediating vulnerabilities on Windows and Linux systems, ensuring stability and sustainability by monitoring, maintaining, patching, and administering all aspects of those systems.
  • Contributing to and maintaining internal engineering documentation (e.g., tool documentation, lessons learned, procedures, status updates, etc.).
  • Working with other Analyst and Engineering teams to build, optimize, and streamline new and existing processes.
  • Translating customer issues/opportunities into technical solutions/business requirements.

Experience, Skills, and Requirements
  • Candidates are required to be legally authorized to work in the United States without a sponsoring employer indefinitely. At this time we can only accept US Citizens, GC Holders, GC EAD, TN Visas.
  • Must be able to work a W2 Contract (we can NOT do C2C arrangements)
  • 5+ years of working in a large enterprise with a change management-focused environment.
  • 3+ years of experience as a System Admin or similar role.
  • 3+ years of cybersecurity engineering or a similar role (Understanding of enterprise best practices for security and hardening with a focus on PCI-DSS/NCUA ideal).
  • Experience with infrastructure management processes such as change management, problem management, configuration management, and project management.
  • Hands-on experience in Agile, specifically Kanban workflow.
  • Experience working in an enterprise environment.
  • Strong understanding and ability to troubleshoot various common Linux operating systems (CentOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and/or Cisco derivative OSs).
  • Strong understanding and ability to troubleshoot various Windows server operating systems.
  • Experience patching and upgrading Linux and Windows-based operating systems, packages, and applications.
  • Familiarization with cybersecurity principles as they apply to hardening enterprise-based systems.
  • Basic scripting with Ansible, Python, Bash, PowerShell, Ruby, etc. to automate routine tasks.
  • Experience using/integrating SIEM technology.
  • Experience with large enterprise processes and working in a siloed environment where tickets, coordination, and detailed change management and control processes are required.
  • Strong knowledge of network, firewall, routing, switching, load balancing, and proxy principles, and troubleshooting related issues from a server deployment/maintenance perspective.
Preferred Experience and Skills
  • Experience with Ansible.
  • Experience deploying/managing Linux-based Java/Tomcat COTS web applications in a clustered environment. Windows .NET-based IIS COTS applications in a clustered environment. Physical or virtual appliances with limited Linux-based OS CLI interfaces.
  • Ability to read/understand packet captures.
  • Experience using Jira/Confluence.