Requisition Number: 2020-06-018
Job Title: Cloud Security Platform Engineer
City: Vienna
State: VA

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Cloud Security Platform Engineer

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Description/Job Summary

SBD is looking for a talented Cloud Security Platform Engineer to join our SOC engineering team. The position will be hands-on and require a technical expertise on AWS, containers and a variety of security tools. The right person for this role has a strong drive to solve security challenges within a rapidly expanding environment, and the desire to implement best-in-class security measures using cutting edge technology. You will work collaboratively with our staff of cybersecurity engineers to hunt threats, improve SOC operations, and research solutions to improve the state of cybersecurity solutions.

The Platform Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Developing and operationalizing cyber defense architectures to support efficient and effective detection and response, using SIEMs like ELK and Splunk
  • Build and support tools and infrastructure for automating incident response and vulnerability remediation
  • Support automated configuration management and Infrastructure-As-Code using Ansible and CloudFormation for the SIEM platform on AWS
  • Configure and integrate variety of Security tools
  • Work directly alongside SOC analysts to develop requirements for new technologies, perform R&D, and assist in transition to operational use
  • Implementing required security controls in Kubernetes, Docker containers, Linux, and AWS

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) as an engineer
  • Strong Experience supporting platforms on container-based technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes hosted on AWS Linux instances
  • Strong experience in diagnosing and resolving network, performance, scalability, and integration issues
  • Experience configuring and supporting two or more of following open source technologies: Open Distro Elasticsearch, Apache Ni-fi, Suricata, Apache Kafka, The Hive, Cortex, MISP, Wazuh, Prometheus
  • Experience implementing and tuning SIEM solutions using ELK stack
  • Tune and enhance automation of SIEM platform including updating of correlation rules and new data sources
  • Experience with IaC principles to build alerting mechanisms, software integrations, and monitoring
  • Implementation and delivery of Linux and AWS infrastructure for large enterprise systems
  • Configuration with Ansible & Cloud Formation or Terraform
  • Experience working and troubleshooting in production environment is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7+ years of related experience
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a federal clearance
  • This position will be based out of our company headquarters in Vienna, VA.  Remote work flexibility is allowed; however, the individual in this role must be able to attend onsite meetings as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Security Architecture and ability to problem solve technical solutions related to managed services
  • Ability to create and manage data flows in Apache Ni-fi
  • Knowledge on Kafka and Elasticsearch cluster management
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