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Security Engineer - DevSecOps Automation

Washington, DC 20004
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Civilian, State and Local

Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information.
  • Identify and define system security requirements and design appropriate architecture.
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities, enrich data and automate repeatable tasks.
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement.
  • Liaison with security vendors.
  • Develop scripts to simplify data collection and other laborious tasks that are necessary to occur throughout the scanning and vulnerability assessment process.
  • Evaluate the latest vulnerability, network discovery, penetration, and other security evaluation tools.


  • An Associate's Degree in an appropriate area or at least 5 years IT experience
  • Candidate must be able to pass a background check.
  • Ability to design, program, simulate and test automated scripts for a variety of tasks.
  • Extremely strong technical knowledge in software development, computer programming, security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography and application security.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security.
  • Experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, malware defense, threat detection, log management, content filtering, etc.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure in a team environment.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Must be able to pass a Federal background investigation.

Skills Preferred but not required:

  • Possess applicable certifications, preferred being:
    • RHCE
    • VMWare Certification
  • Experience with various programming languages, such as Python, Java, and JavaScript.
  • Experience with automation with Ansible, Chef, Terraform, or similar tools.
  • Experience with testing with tools like Selenium or Cucumber.
  • Knowledge of Windows/Linux operating systems.
  • Experience defining security requirements.
  • Deep understanding of the following tools: Splunk, McAfee Security Solutions, or Tanium.
  • Scanning and evaluation tools: Nessus, Retina, Wireshark, NMAP, etc.
  • Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques.

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: 2020-04-09 Expires: 2020-05-09

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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