• Senior Security Engineer (CDM)

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID 2018-3775
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Description

    Valiant is seeking a Sr. Security Engineer to support our client’s CDM (Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring) program.  This is your chance to join our great company working to advance CDM for one of the Federal Government’s most innovative agencies.  You’ll join a great group of Engineers and clients who are passionate about the agency’s mission, which is comprised of a standard security tool suite with configuration for upward reporting government-wide. CDM makes adoption of the tools attractive to federal agencies from both a pricing and professional services perspective.  However, our client already has a mature security tool suite and strong processes that result in high acclaim in Federal IT Security scorecards, in the recent federal cybersecurity sprint, and in other government-wide measures.  In addition, existing security tools were procured specifically to answer agency requirements, and are tuned to operate effectively. 


    The challenge is to evaluate each CDM tool and make implementation choices with consideration of the “Cost of Transition” versus the “Cost of Integration”.  The CDM program does not require the adoption of its recommended tools; rather, it simply requires that the agency’ security tools provide the standardized upward reporting required for a government-wide security dashboard.  Thus, for each area of the suite (both network and system tools), they must consider the pros and cons of transitioning to a CDM tool. They must weigh that against the cost of integrating (or configuring) existing tools to match the upward reporting requirements.


    Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about it's employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area FOUR years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.


    This position is ideally based in Washington, DC and allows for a 60% - 80% telecommute benefit. Highly qualified candidate’s based in Denver CO, Fort Worth TX, or Kansas City MO will be considered as well. Salary will be based on qualifications and education. All candidates must have US work authorization with the ability to pass Federal background and credit checks. 


    Job Description:

    Lead support efforts in the integration of security tools to support the utilization of the CDM tool suite and data. Work on a small project team interacting with multiple stakeholders with the reach back support of a Security Program team.  The successful network candidate will have a solid understanding of security and network engineering, and will have experience integrating and tuning security tools, and similarly the successful system candidate will have similar integration experience for system security tools.


    This position involves work on both the operations and advancement of our client’s CDM implementation.  A typical assignment might be to work with the CDM integration team to establish and test a desired configuration or capability for a security tool.  There may be assignments to report on the interoperability of tools, or the 3rd order effects of changes on other tools deployed.  The selected candidates will be given access to all documentation available on both the production security suite and the CDM design, but independent research and/or seeking out needed information must be part of the job.  The successful candidate will likely support the government in project meetings and/or attend on their behalf. 


    Required Education/Skills:

    • 8+ Years total of IT experience in infrastructure, security, or development
    • 4+ Years of Security Operations/Engineering experience
    • Solid understanding of network engineering including network device discovery (e.g. ForeScout or Cisco ISE), and Windows and Linux Operating Systems
    • Solid understanding of Splunk
    • Solid understanding of Vulnerability Management, GRC, or whitelisting tools
    • Experience with Change Management - submitting and representing changes.
    • Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, excellent written and oral communications skills, and the ability to be a self-starter and work with limited direction.
    • Excellent communications skills and ability to navigate and support multiple stakeholders and build coalitions.
    • CCNP/CCNP Security or other professional level networking certification or RHCE (RedHat Certified Engineer)

    Desired Education/Skills:

    • Python or Ruby scripting experience
    • Experience working with APIs
    • Intermediate to Advanced skills with at least two (2) of the following tools: Forescout, Archer, RES or Bit9, and Bigfix.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related discipline
    • Experience in CDM program implementation is highly preferred.


    This job description can change at any time without notice.


    About Valiant Solutions:

    Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


    Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

    Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

    Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

    100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

    100% Paid Certifications

    401K Matching up to 4%

    Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

    Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

    Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

    FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

    Referral Bonuses


    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Valiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


    Physical Demands

    Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

    Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

    Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

    Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


    Work Environment:

    Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

    The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


    Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

    By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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