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System Administrator/Engineer

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Job Description: Systems Administrator/Engineer


XOR Security is currently seeking a talented System Administrator/Engineer to support an Agency-level Advanced Cyber Analytics team. This program provides targeted threat monitoring and response capabilities requiring analysts to have advanced levels of experience in security event monitoring, incident response, malware analysis and reverse engineering, cyber intelligence, insider threat, penetration testing, and fusion analysis.  The position will respectively focus on System Administration and Engineering of many different advanced analytic tool suites in a near air-gapped environment.  To support this vital mission, XOR staff are at the forefront of providing Advanced Analytics, and Systems Engineering support to include the development of advanced analytics and countermeasures to protect critical assets from hostile adversaries. To ensure the integrity, security, and resiliency of critical operations, we are seeking a candidate with diverse backgrounds in cyber security systems operations, analysis, and incident response. Strong written and verbal communications skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of System Administration and Engineering best practices with an emphasis in cyber threats and information security in the domains of TTP’s, Threat Actors, Campaigns, and Observables. Additionally, the ideal candidate would be familiar with intrusion detection systems, intrusion analysis, security information event management platforms, endpoint threat detection tools, big data analytics, and cyber ticketing management.


Required Qualifications:



  • Minimum 7 years of experience with network systems engineering, systems development, and security engineering



  • At least one of the following certifications upon entry on duty (EOD):

    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNP)

    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)



  • Familiarity with Windows, and Linux environments



  • Experience administering hardware, software, operating systems, and application components of various isolated network environments. These components include Windows workstations/servers, Linux servers, Dell, HP, Hyper-V, and VMWare products

  • Strong background in network engineering and systems administration with the ability to maintain systems with 99% uptime requirements (including on-call and weekend support if required)

  • Experience with reviewing reports from Tenable Security Center and performing the necessary remediation’s and compliance based on those results to Windows, Linux, and Networking devices

  • Experience with issues related to security including firewalls, proxies, networks, etc.

  • Solid knowledge of a scripting language and able to read, modify, and write shell scripts

  • Experience with deploying and maintaining on premises infrastructure in both development and production environments

  • Troubleshoots problems and provides customer support for software operating systems, middleware and application issues

  • Strong background in security best practices

  • Experience developing network architectures, diagrams, security plans, and supporting information assurance

  • Designs and stands up security tools, components, applications, and servers that meet production specifications and project schedules

  • Participates in large system and subsystem planning and integration projects

  • Writes and updates technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials



  • Understanding of local area network/wide area network (LAN/WAN) protocols Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Domain Name Server (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), VPN, remote access,



  • Currently cleared or can be cleared to the SECRET level preferably with a DHS-agency EOD


Desired Qualifications:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience with the configuration, installation of Big Data Analytics solutions, Dynamic/Static Malware Analysis systems, enterprise honeynet technologies, and Network/host-based security applications and appliances

  • Automation experience to support CICD pipeline (tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet)

  • Experience with Docker (managing containers, networking containers, container orchestration)

  • Familiarity with deploying and maintaining ELK stack

  • Experience with deploying and maintaining databases including Hadoop and Elasticsearch

  • Familiarity with Python

  • Experience with issues related to security including firewalls, proxies, networks, etc.

  • Experience in lifecycle engineering with commonly used security tools is required (i.e. Splunk, Archer, Cisco, BlueCoat, Linux, HBSS, McAfee, Tanium, Nessus, ELK, Hadoop, Sqrrl etc.)


Closing Statement:


XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.


XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.


Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP and SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED.