Senior Network and Cloud Security Engineer

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2023-4255
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Senior Network and Cloud Security Engineer to join our rapidly growing and innovative cybersecurity team!  This is your chance to join our great company working 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 a 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 company that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Washington DC area NINE years in a row!  


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. 


Job Description:

As Senior Network and Cloud Security Engineer, 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 working independently on 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.


The successful candidate will have proven experience deploying multi-site network security solutions to provide threat detection, prevention, and segmentation. This experience will include network security deployments within AWS. The candidate will have a solid understanding of threat detection capabilities and configurations to support Layer 3 to 7 of the OSI model.


The Senior Network and Cloud Security Engineer will participate in a rotating on-call schedule; every 6-8 weeks for a period of one week at a time


Required Education/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related discipline
  • 8+ Years total of IT experience in network and security infrastructure Engineering.
  • 4+ Years of Security Engineering/Architect experience
  • 4+ Years of experience designing, implementing, and operating security solutions in Amazon Web Services
  • 4+ years of experience creating security and network security design documentation
  • Experience with  PaloAlto Firewalls is Must
  • Experience with 3rd party firewall deployment in AWS/cloud.
  • Solid command on routing & switching, firewall, and IDS/IPS technologies to architect /design solutions  with new tools to mitigate modern 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 causes. 
  • Manage security information – including logging, auditing, and reporting capabilities 
  • Experience with load balancers, web application firewalls, and Proxy is desirable.
  • Solid experience with 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.
  • Security or other professional-level certifications like CCNP/AWS preferred 


Desired Skills:

  • Self-starter 
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to work independently & part of a team on multiple projects progressing at  various stages.
  • Cloud Networking & Security 
  • Security Monitoring 


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.


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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