Lead Information Security Engineer

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2020-3981
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Lead Information Security Engineer to join our growing team supporting a large Government client providing enterprise cybersecurity engineering and architecture services.  Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients specializing in Cloud Security, Security Engineering, and Federal GRC. You'll find Valiant to be a supportive company that will back you with training and certifications, and you'll find plenty of challenges with our forward-looking client. Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area SIX years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.


This is your opportunity to join a busy security engineering team providing security engineering services to our government client. You will lead a team of security engineers and 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.  


The successful candidate will have a strong background in 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 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.


This position allows for 100% remote work.  Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during normal business hours that overlaps with those of their coworkers and Valiant's


All candidates must be US Citizens with the ability to pass a federal security background investigation to obtain a security badge.


Must have experience:

  • CISSP or CISM Required
  • 4 years of technical management 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 will include knowledge of multi-tier application architectures. The candidate will have worked with teams developing new systems or migrating systems, and will understand how to implement layers of security from the database to the web server. The candidate will have a thorough understanding of the OSI model, and technologies used for communication and security.
  • 6+ years of Security experience.   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.
  • Government Risk and Compliance experience: Understanding of NIST 800-53 and other NIST special publications. The successful candidate will have at least a basic understanding of Government Risk and Compliance and will be eager to learn more.
  • Demonstrated experience leading IT projects with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work towards strict deadlines.


  • Responsible for delivery in Tasks 1 (Integration and Operations Services) and 6 (Vulnerability and Configuration Scanning Services) of the Performance Work Statement.


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 endpoint security tools
  • Experience with IPS and IDS devices
  • Experience deploying cloud-based firewalls and developing, integrating with, and managing AWS cloud environments
  • Network and network security design experience
  • DLP knowledge
  • Vulnerability Management
  • File Integrity Monitoring experience


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 Off

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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