Security Integration Engineer

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-DC-Washington | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City
Job ID 2023-4215
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Security Integration Engineer to join our growing team supporting a large Government client.  This is your opportunity to join an innovative, productized Security Operations Center as a Service team delivering cutting-edge solutions to a fantastic group of  Government clients. 


 The ideal candidate will be both a leader and a problem solver. You may find yourself leading a meeting of executives in the morning and installing security agents on critical hardware in the afternoon. Based on the complicated nature of this service offering within the government, this role is subject to change quickly based on the needs of the client. The good news is that you will be surrounded by a group of fellow engineers with a wide range of experience across cyber security and advanced analytics. 


If you’re the successful candidate you will have the opportunity to work on both operational and project-based assignments.  So if you’re a go-getter who’s passionate about Security and want to work with a team who are working developing and managing leading solutions, this may be the perfect opportunity for you! Valiant Solutions is a company that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Washington DC area EIGHT years in a row!   If you are interested in learning more about Valiant and this opportunity, we invite you to apply now! 


This position allows for 100% remote work. Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees and we strictly adhere to the details found below in our Remote Work Policy. 


Required Experience

  • 3 to 5+ years’ experience with systems administration: The successful candidate must have experience with Windows and Linux/UNIX server operating systems administration. You must have Strong command line experience with Linux or UNIX including OS installation and configuration, security hardening, patching and package upgrades, and must have in-depth experience with an IDS tool like Security Onion, Snort, or OSSEC
  • 3 to 5+ years’ experience installing and maintaining AWS environments following best practices
  • 3 to 5+ years experience with Endpoint protection System. The successful candidate will have proven experience in the configuration and administration of endpoint security agent solutions such as Endgame or FireEye HX. The candidate must be able to explain how they have implemented and advanced these tools within an organization.  This is not just an operations position, the successful candidate will be responsible for making improvements.
  • 3 to 5+ years’ experience with data log streaming platforms and tools to ingest data from systems, applications, and access logs.
  • 3+ years experience scripting in Python or Ruby
  • US work authorzation and the ability to pass a federal background investigation to obtain a security badge

Responsibilities Include:

  • Scripting experience with PowerShell, bash, Perl, Python, or Ruby
  • Designing and implementing logging solutions in cloud and on premise data centers
  • Develop and manage high volume data ingestions and real time data flow processes
  • Write Logstash parsing pipeline configuration files
  • Developing GROK patterns for Logstash
  • Administer applications running on Linux and UNIX systems in virtualized and cloud environments
  • Works with remote teams to install, maintain, and troubleshoot security hardware
  • Troubleshoot a range of IT security and connectivity issues
  • Support other team members in troubleshooting and project efforts
  • Provide support for internal and external customers in a large enterprise environment
  • Ensure customers receive top of the line support in a polite and courteous manner
  • Keep detailed records of customer interaction and problem resolution in a ticketing system
  • Develop standard operating procedure and network topology documentation
  • Provide on-call and afterhours support as required.


Responsibilities May Also Include:

  • Working within the Ansible tool for setting up automation capabilities
  • Use Elastic SIEM to monitor events and trends using Kibana
  • Automating new integrations with the Elastic Stack
  • SOAR automation
  • Investigate emerging Elastic advancements that relate to our customer's needs and implement those upgrades
  • Automating server configuration for security including logging, key changes, and system hardening
  • Automating the implementation of security controls in Amazon Web Services (AWS) via the AWS API
  • Developing security enhancements to improve the security posture of our Government clients
  • Developing custom enhancements to COTS tools to improve their functionality and enrich data


About Valiant Solutions

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with public 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 skill set. 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 Full-time Employees

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for Full-time Employees

100% Paid Certifications

401K Matching up to 4%

Wellness & Fitness Program

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


Remote Work Policy 

Remote work necessitates a high-level of 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 and availability to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during core business hours that align with those of their coworkers and Valiant's clients. Additionally, in alignment with the Office of the Inspector General’s effort to eliminate conflicting employment, all Valiant employees are required to disclose any current or future outside employment engagements. During onboarding and throughout employment, employees must disclose any current activities or intent to engage in outside employment or other professional activities and obtain written approval.  Employees may not solicit or conduct any outside business during core business hours for Valiant Solutions and our clients.


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

Sitting or standing at a desk for prolonged periods of time and consistent operation of a computer. Frequent communication and exchanging of accurate information via electronic communication, phones, and in person. Occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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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