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Cyber Systems Engineer

Herndon, VA 20170
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Information Technology and Facilities

The IT group is strategically aligned to provide effective IT/Facilities support to the Perspecta business. The team is responsible for executing functions to ensure day-to-day IT support, to ensure technology standards are established and followed across the organization, to manage assets and the confidentiality, integrity, security and availability of IT assets, information, data and services. Facilities supports environmental, health and safety operations to ensure safe, comfortable and productive work environments for Perspecta employees.



The Cybersecurity Engineer reports to the Director of Security Operations within the CISO organization. The position is responsible for configuring, installing, running and maintaining Security/SOC tools and assisting with cyber incidents.


The Cybersecurity Engineer will be responsible for working as a team to synergize security operations, tools, and processes for a newly merged company. Areas of responsibility include:

-Assisting with the selection of new security tools, implementing tools, and monitoring/managing security tools within the enterprise.

-Close coordination with SOC Analysts, Security Architects, Forensics, and Threat Intelligence/Hunting for security solutions.

-Understanding placement of network/security infrastructure and visibility requirements for hosts, infrastructure, and network devices.

-Working collaboratively with other teams in the CISO organization as well as within the CIO to impact change and define an acceptable security posture

-Supporting SIEM tool in a complex network environment and assisting security analysts in building operational processes around the SIEM ecosystem. Ensure SIEM coverage and correct event types are arriving into SIEM.

-Keep SIEM content and correlation rules updated

-Tune and troubleshoot SIEM to deliver optimal performance in high volume enterprise customer environments

-Configure, troubleshoot and leverage security devices such as packet capture, IPS, firewalls, and the FireEye suite of tools

-Help support the blacklisting and/or whitelisting of applications

-Investigating, interpreting, and responding to technical and/or complex IT security data.

- Ensure security systems are getting backed up and working properly.

-Making technical and policy recommendations/decisions that affect corporate security posture, especially as it relates to DFARS 252, NIST SP 800-171, CMMC compliance.

Candidate must have a strong foundation of Network and Security skills, fundamental knowledge of Windows, Linux, and Cisco operating systems, networking protocols, network traffic analysis, and information security.


Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.

No college degree with > 10 years experience will be acceptable

-4+ years as a Security Engineer

-Experience supporting corporate environment with workstations. Government customers or contractors a plus

-Experience supporting a Security Operations Center desired

-Sufficient level of understanding of the multitude of tools required to be managed and implemented by a Security Operations team

-Experience with SIEM tools and log/IDS management

-Experience/understanding of NIST cybersecurity controls and frameworks

-Experience running tools in and supporting Cloud/hybrid cloud and on-prem environments

-Experience implementing and reviewing corporate-wide security and networking policies and rules

-Experience with security orchestration and automation

-Technical certifications (CISSP, GIAC, etc) are a plus.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-03-25 Expires: 2020-04-24

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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