Python / Ruby Security Automation Engineer

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2022-4149
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Python / Ruby Security Automation Engineer to join our growing team supporting a large Government client.  Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing Cybersecurity company that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! A solid foundation of security orchestration techniques and best practices to interconnect security tools and to automate security processes is key for this challenging and rewarding role.


This position supports the orchestration and automation of Governance, Risk, and Compliance for our government client. The successful candidate will use their proficient programming knowledge to replace repetitive manual compliance processes with automation. The candidate will work with a variety of data sources, repositories, and tool APIs to architect and implement this solution. The candidate will aggregate automated test results into compliance dashboards using BI and other tools.


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



  • Develops scripts using Python to automate both security and IR functions, including (but not limited to) IOC ingestion and SIEM integration via REST APIs to minimize repetition of duties and automate tasks.
  • Supports continued use of automation and tool integration through PowerBI and other technologies to maintain and advance the metrics reported by the agency’s enterprise security dashboard.
  • Develops automated security control tests using data and security and infrastructure tool APIsAutomates the development of security controls, including firewall rules and IPS policies
  • Automate data correlation and enrichment across multiple repositories and aggregate findings on centralized compliance dashboards. Automates the implementation of security controls in Amazon Web Services (AWS) via the AWS API
  • Automates new tool integration (Splunk, Tenable, BigFix, ServiceNow) with the Elastic Stack using Python and/or Ruby scripting 
  • Develops custom enhancements to COTS tools to improve their functionality and enrich data


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer security-related field and at least 4+ years experience with three (3) years in Federal Cyber Security. Can substitute no degree with 5 + years of related work
  • 7+ years of experience scripting in Python or Ruby
  • 7+ years of experience interconnecting security tools (i.e., Tenable, BigFix, ServiceNow, CSAM GRC tool) via APIs and using a data lake to correlate data for use in risk management and ISCM dashboards
  • 5+ years of experience with data aggregation, correlation, and enrichment. Tool sets and technologies may vary.


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with PowerBI 


About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide.  We are a HUBZone small business and we encourage all candidates who live in a HUBZone to apply. 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 on 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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