Security Engineer

Ramsey, NJ

Posted: 04/26/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 276

Job Description

Job Summary:

As a key member of the Security Operations you will provide guidance and leadership to security related projects and issues. This includes the development of project plans and schedules as well as the hands-on configuration and maintenance of security applications, service monitoring system, and operating systems.


The position requires the ability to analyze and interpret security incidents and drive outstanding incidents to closure. The position requires assisting in the day-to-day operations of BM security applications including McAfee Total Protection Suite, Microsoft Software Update Service (WSUS), ISS Site Protector, Cisco firewalls, and Cisco network Intrusion Detection Systems and other security applications from name brand as well as open source.


Operations support includes the ability to create formal documentation, lead junior staff, and provide recommendations for security improvements. This role will require the individual to multitask and serve as a technical point-of-contact for both security and non-security related issues. The role requires occasional off hours support and on-call rotation.


Required Skills:

At least 5 + years of experience related to technologies listed in Technical and Desired skills sections.

At least 5 + years of experience related to technologies listed in Technical and Desired skills sections.

Broad technical, procedural, operational knowledge of information security application design, deployment, integration, along with Operations and Maintenance.

Experience with a wide variety of information security applications, operating systems, network security solutions, and system security solutions as they relate to business objectives in an enterprise environment.

The ability to bridge the project management and technical objectives of projects from the development of project plans and requirements gathering to the hands-on configuration and optimization of security applications.

Ability to plan, install, maintain, deploy, and manage information security applications such as McAfee Total Protection Suite (TOPS, antivirus, host-intrusion, policy compliance), Cisco MARS, Microsoft Windows Software Update Service, ISS Site Protector, Cisco firewalls, Cisco network IDS, Cisco ACS, and Cisco Security Manager in an enterprise environment and other Security systems and applications vendors including Open Source.

Create formal documentation for project planning, system administration, builds, and Operations and Maintenance.

Build, configure, and operate security solutions within an enterprise Microsoft and Cisco environment.

Understand Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPO) as it relates to system configuration, patch management, and system security hardening guidelines

Ability to create simple ad-hoc query, data manipulation, and reporting scripts (MS Batch, VB, and Perl are all acceptable)

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Desired Certifications:


Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)

CompTIA Security+

Industry security and systems certifications (MCSE, MCTIP, CCNA, GCIH (SANS))

ITIL Certified and or able to obtain ITIL Foundations Certifications within the next 3 months

Technical Skills:


McAfee Total Protection Suite (VirusScan, AntiSpyware, Host-Intrusion Prevention, Policy Auditor, Group Shield)

ISS Security solutions (Site Protector, Enterprise Security Scanner, RealSecure Server Sensor)

Enterasys Dragon (Enterprise Management and sensor)

Cisco MARS, ASA, network IPS

Microsoft Windows System Administration

Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy Object experience

Microsoft Software Update Service

Security operations and/or engineering experience

Security incident response experience

Desirable to have UNIX/Linux system administration skills (Red Hat Linux, AIX, Solaris) (Secondary)

Desirable to have database administration experience (MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle) (Secondary).

Application Software: McAfee TOPS, McAfee VirusScan, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee AntiSpyware, McAfee Entercept (HIPS), ISS Site Protector, ISS Anomaly Detection System (ADS) Enterasys Dragon, Cisco MARS, Cisco ASA, Cisco PIX, Cisco network IPS, Symantec Ghost, Tenable Nessus, Lumeta IPSonar, Sophos AV Management Console, Solar Winds, Splunk, and other Security systems and applications vendors including Open Source.

Diagnostic Software: WireShark, Windows Command-line, UNIX/Linux Command-line, FileMon, Process Explorer and other Security systems and applications vendors including Open Source.

Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Workstation, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server Enterprise R2,.Unix, Linux

Network Topologies: Ethernet, LAN/WAN

Network Protocols: TCP/IP, Netbios/SMB, SNMP, ICMP, SMTP, SSH/FTP, RDP, and similar

Network Firewalls & IDS: Cisco ASA, PIX, network IDS

Network Management Systems: Cisco Security Manager, Cisco ACS, Cisco MARS

Additional Desired Skills:


Operating Systems: Red Hat Linux, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris

Network Operating Systems: Cisco IOS, CATOS

Network Protocols: RIP, IEGRP, OSPF, MPLS

Database Systems: MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle

Network Management Systems: Cisco Works, LANDesk, IBM NetCool, IBM Tivoli, EMC Voyence, Precison, Webtop, Omnibus

Non-Technical Skills: Excellent teamwork skills; written and oral communication skills. Excellent formal documentation skills


Meet Your Recruiter

Jason Destro

Over 20 years’ of recruiting experience with hands-on recruiting and placement of I.T. professionals (Full Time, Temp 2 Perm, & Contingent) in the NJ/NY/CT/PA marketplace for a wide variety of today's demanding IT skill sets. Focused on delivering exceptional service by understanding client’s objectives and goals.

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