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[Cyber Security Specialist] Senior Desktop Cyber Security Engineer

Posted by: GRSi <> on September 16, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Bethesda
State: Maryland
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 20817

GRSi / Senior Desktop Cybersecurity Engineer / MH2808
Client: NIH-NHLBI (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)
Location: Bethesda, MD

Program Description:
GRSi is currently supporting a program within one of the largest NIH ICs which plays a central role in providing and supporting the resources needed to further the biomedical research mission of the institute. This program provides the infrastructure and support functions for which all the user research and funding data is derived, moved and stored. It also hosts applications that are used by other institutes and by other offices within Health and Human Services (HHS).

Job Description:
This position supports the Security Remediation Special Project and it is a System Administrator position with Linux OS experience, supporting the NHLBI. This role's primary focus will be an operational role focusing on security remediation i.e., remediating vulnerabilities, findings from penetration tests, manual patching cleanup, EOL software and operating system upgrades, etc.

The Senior Desktop Cybersecurity Engineer will possess BigFix patching experience to maintain, upgrade and manage our software, hardware and networks. Resourcefulness is a necessary skill in this role. You should be able to diagnose and resolve problems quickly. You should also have the patience to communicate with a variety of interdisciplinary teams and users. Your goal will be to ensure that our technology infrastructure runs smoothly and efficiently, and that vulnerabilities are remediated.

• Install and configure software and hardware
• Manage network servers and technology tools
• Set up accounts and workstations
• Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
• Troubleshoot issues and outages
• Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
• Upgrade systems with new releases and models
• Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
• Build an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals and IT policies
Areas of focus include:
• Device Patching & Check-in Policy Implementation
• Cylance Anti-Virus SW Implementation
• Configuration Compliance Cleanup Efforts -- Mac – SysOps - Presently pending local account cleanup before application across agency - Once application is applied there could be workstations that need manual remediation - track down, investigate, and remediate issue.

Required Experience/Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute in a relevant discipline (information systems, computer science or engineering, etc).
• 10+ years of experience
• Proven experience as a Desktop Engineer
• Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management
• Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery
• Ability to create scripts in Python, Perl, PowerShell or other languages
• Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms
• Experience with batch patching via BigFix
• Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
• Professional certifications and licenses relevant to Mac OS, BigFix, and Systems Administration


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