Senior Network Security Architect / Engineer

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2022-4091
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant is seeking a Senior Security Architect/Engineer to advance new and ongoing projects  for one of the Federal Government’s most innovative agencies.  Solid past experience with Routing & Switching , Security Engineering and Cloud is must for this position.  You will be working  on design/ documentation and implementation on a number of projects at various stages  with  other teams which are passionate about the agency’s mission. 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 SEVEN years in a row!

 

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 have US work authorization with the ability to pass Federal background and credit checks. 

 

Job Description:

As Senior Security Engineer/Architect you will serve as a technical leader through active engagement, planning , proposing solutions and executing deployments. Work on projects interacting with multiple stakeholders with the reach back support of a Security Program team.  The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of security and network  engineering, and will have experience integrating and tuning security infrastructure projects.

 

This position involves identifying security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommending changes or enhancements. A typical assignment might include conducting a comparative analysis of a new security tool to support Zero Trust, developing a detailed design, and then guiding the implementation of the tool. There may be assignments to report on the interoperability of tools, or the 3rd order effects of changes on other tools deployed. These security technology projects might be on-premise or in the cloud. 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 engineering.
  • 4+ Years of Security Engineering/Architect experience
  • Solid command on routing & Switching , firewall , IDS/IPS technologies to architect /design solutions  with new tools to mitigate morden security risks
  • Solid understanding of network engineering , Cloud networking which will help to identify  gaps and remove any blockers.
  • Solid experience with  troubleshooting issues on complex networks and identifying root cause. 
  • Manage security information – including logging, auditing, and reporting capabilities 
  • Experience with ASA and/Or PaloAlto Firewalls is Must
  • Experience with load balancers ,Web application firewalls , Proxy is desirable.
  • Good command on linux and windows OS. 
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and 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.
  • Valiant Solutions is a federal contractor and this position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate as a condition of employment.  All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine OR must have an approved reasonable accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements. See below for more details.

 

Desired Education/Skills:

  • Security or other professional level certifications like CCNP/AWS preferred 
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Self starter 
  • Ability to work independently & part of a team on multiple projects progressing at  various stages.
  • Cloud Networking & Security 
  • Security Monitoring 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related discipline

 

 

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

 

Vaccination Mandate:

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental 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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