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Security Engineer
at Apex Systems, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

Security Engineer
at Apex Systems, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

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Job Description: MDOT Security Team

“Senior Systems Security Specialist”

If interested in applying for this position, please send an updated resume, a best number, and time for a call to Rebeca at Rcruz@ApexSystems.com.

Position Description: The Senior Systems Security Specialist is responsible for the design and implementation of security solutions for MDOT. This individual is also responsible for the design and implementation of firewall design and configuration (Palo Alto and Cisco ASA firewalls). In addition, the Senior Systems Security Specialist is responsible for performing the following tasks:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strong demonstrated experience with Palo Alto and Cisco ASA firewalls: design, configuration, implementation and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated experience with network security design and best-practice implementation.
  • Experience with IDS/IPS such as McAfee NSM and Albert Sensors (Intrusion Detection Systems / Intrusion Prevention Systems)
  • Orion SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog monitoring and analysis for firewall troubleshooting and configuration
  • Demonstrated experience with vulnerability assessment, using tools such as Nexpose
  • Experience configuring and maintaining VPN tunnels using Cisco ASA and Pulse
  • Experience using QRadar or other similar SIEM log monitoring tools
  • Experience configuring and monitoring with ForeScout CounterAct for Network Access Control

Specific security tool set that is in use at MDOT:

  • Palo Alto Firewall
  • Cisco ASA – firewall / VPN
  • QRadar – enterprise SIEM tools
  • Nexpose - used for vulnerability assessment/reporting
  • CounterAct - Network Access Control (NAC)
  • Entrust – two-factor authentication
  • McAfee NSM - manager for the IPS/IDS sensors
  • Pulse Secure – SSL VPN, web portal
  • Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) – wireless security

Work Location: Silver Spring, MD

Travel: Please anticipate occasional travel to customer sites within the State of Maryland – meetings, design reviews, hands-on troubleshooting

Requirements from our RFP – that will be checked by MDOT:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related scientific or technical discipline
  • General Experience: The proposed candidate must have at least eight (8) years of experience in a computer related field.
  • Specialized Experience: The proposed candidate must have at least five (5) years of progressive experience in defining computer security requirements for high-level applications, evaluation of approved security product capabilities and security management

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