• Security DevOps Engineer

    Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-DC-Washington | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver
    Job ID 2018-3787
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Description

    Valiant Solutions is seeking a DevSecOps Consultant to join our growing, innovative team! Love really interesting security projects and plenty of variety in the work you do?!  If you want a challenge and want to grow and work with a dedicated and supportive team then this is the role for you!  This position will help you grow into a more well-rounded IT Security Professional.


    This is your opportunity to join a busy security engineering team providing security engineering consulting services to a fantastic Government client.  This position forges engineering with Government Risk and Compliance to ensure real security is in place within Government systems along with compliance box checking. You will conduct security engineering reviews of systems that are preparing for ATO assessment, guiding project teams to implement technical NIST controls to create securely architected solutions.  You will also support security assessors and conduct some assessments on your own.


    The successful candidate will have a strong background of engineering experience, preferably with most of that experience being in the security space.  An understanding of all of the many layers of defense-in-depth security, including specific technologies that can be applied at each layer is essential.


    The successful candidate will integrate with DevOps teams to help them transform into DevSecOps teams.  This will involve playing an active role in sprint planning meetings and various decision-making sessions to ensure that security requirements and considerations are woven into the development of each system.  The successful candidate will review and interpret Systems Security Plans (SSPs), interview project teams to understand their systems, identify gaps in system compliance against NIST controls, and provide recommendations to achieve security compliance.


    This position requires strong communication and organization skills.  Our Security Engineering consultants interface directly with the customer and must be able to work autonomously and produce high-quality work product. Candidates must have US work authorization with the ability to successfully pass Federal background and credit checks.


    Must have experience:

    • 10+ years of Information Technology engineering experience:  This experience must include a mix of engineering and operations experience.  Experience may include systems administration, network engineering, or application development.  The successful candidate will have experience with a broad range of technologies deployed in on-premise data centers or in the cloud.  Experience with engineering design and innovation is required.
    • 6+ years of Security experience:  The successful candidate will have at least three years of experience in the IT Security space.  This experience must include security solution design and implementation. The candidate must have hands on experience deploying security solutions.  Specific experience may include: Network Security, Cloud Security, Vulnerability Management, Application Whitelisting, and Penetration Testing.
    • 2+ years of cloud experience: The successful candidate will have at least two years experience working with Cloud Service Providers such as AWS or Azure, and will have experience working with services available within those cloud platforms
    • Some experience and understanding of CI/CD tools and DevOps orchestration tools such as: Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and Jenkins
    • Some understanding of NIST 800-53 and other NIST guidance.  The successful candidate will have at least a basic understanding of Government Risk and Compliance and will be eager to learn more.


    Desirable experience:

    • Command line experience with Linux or UNIX including OS installation and configuration, security hardening, patching and package upgrades
    • Encryption experience (in transit and at rest)
    • Experience with SIEM systems: McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, Arcsight, Log Rhythm, or Splunk
    • Experience with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Microsoft Azure
    • Experience with Chef, Ansible, or Puppet
    • Scripting experience with PowerShell, bash, Perl, Python, or Ruby
    • Experience with IPS and IDS devices including policy tuning: McAfee Nitro IPS (Intel Security) or SourceFire ideally
    • Experience deploying cloud-based firewalls and developing, integrating with, and managing AWS cloud environments
    • Network and network security design experience
    • DLP knowledge
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Host-base security agent experience (Tanium, OSSEC, TrendMicro…)
    • File Integrity Monitoring experience


    This job description is subject to 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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