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Incident Response Team Security Engineer


Xator Corporation


Washington, DC 20201

Enterprise Solutions - Washington, DC - Full Time


Xator is looking for a strong multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail. A successful Information Security Engineer can think one step ahead of cyber threats, is well organized and thrives in fast-paced, high-stress scenarios.

Provide support to maintain FireEye ecosystem, including providing patching and administering configs within a FireEye AX, CM, EX, FX, HX, NX environment. This includes:
Testing FireEye HX Agent configs prior to upgrades
Testing FireEye Appliances and validating deployed signatures - YARA/FireEye
Provide support of RHEL Patching Via Satelite - Validate Config and Patch Status
Provide support in maintain an incident response lab environment, that includes:
Hybrid Analysis
Kahli Linux
Cuckoo Sanbox (deprecated by Hybrid)
Security Onion/Bro
Storage - NetApp Python or other scripting language experience
Support/assist the client with improvement to real-time monitoring and triage capabilities of incidents received at the operations center.
Work collectively with other team members on proposing configuration changes to FireEye environment.
Support efforts on threat hunting, network, host, and malware analysis, sensor tuning and custom signature creation
Lead the application of cyber intelligence to improve security operations
Measure and manage individual and team performance
Ensure adequate metrics and documentation of team operations for leadership and other constituents

Education: BS/BA degree from accredited university
Five or more years of work experience
Three or more years of cyber security work experience
2+ years of Splunk Infrastructure
Prior leadership experience with direct reports in a cyber environment
Experience and effective participation in hunt, computer network defense, real-time analysis and incident response activities, to include ability to reconstruct events from network, endpoint, and log data
Experience and understanding of host-based/endpoint protection systems
Cyber intelligence, disk forensics and memory forensics experience
Server administration experience
Enterprise forensic tool(s) experience
Federal contract experience
Training Requirements: One or more certifications in information security (such as GCIA, GCIH, CEH, CISSP, SSCP, Sec+, etc)

Core skills: At a minimum, the Information Security Engineer requires these core skills:
Direct experience with anti-virus software, intrusion detection, firewalls and content filtering
Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods
Experience designing secure networks, systems and application architectures
Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies and methods
Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures
Professional experience in a system administration role supporting multiple platforms and applications
Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management
Ability to read and use the results of mobile code, malicious code, and anti-virus software
Advanced skills: In addition to the skills above, the best candidate will have a Strong understanding of endpoint security solutions to include File Integrity Monitoring and Data Loss Prevention


Equal Opportunity Statement
Xator Corporation provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans' status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Company Description

At Xator, we are proud to be a trusted provider of integrated security, intelligence and information technology solutions to the U.S. Government and its support contractors. Our work directly impacts the security of personnel, facilities, critical infrastructure, and information throughout the world. Specializing in out-of-the-box and cost-effective analysis, engineering, systems integration, and strategic management, we help our clients manage their complex and secure systems and facilities. Our highly qualified employees are committed to each client's mission, tailoring solutions to meet their needs while using the most current and emerging technologies and tools available.

Xator is a privately-held company, established in 2005 by co-founders Jerry Pfeiffer and David Scott. Together they have more than 45 years of experience serving the U.S. Government in a variety of roles. Jerry and David are personally committed to driving strategic growth to continually improve and expand the services offered to our clients. Their proven leadership is evident in the company's rapid growth and client retention. Their vision and values are the foundation of the company and are woven throughout the fabric of Xator's culture. Xator's U.S. headquarters are located in Destin, Florida, with several offices located in the Washington D.C. area. Our employees support clients around the world in more than 60 countries.
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Occasional travel
Minimum Experience Required:
5+ yrs experience
Job Category:
Engineering - Systems
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