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Cyber Security Engineer

Columbus, Ohio, United States

GoAhead Solutions has a great opportunity in Columbus, OH for a Cyber Security Engineer. This would be a Six to Twelve-month contract to start out. Interviews will be conducted through phone and video conference. Work will start remote until Covid-19 has been cleared for employees to work onsite. Only accepting local candidates for this opportunity, and 's for this opportunity.

Role Description:

-Under guidance from Security Engineering Manager and Technical Lead Engineers perform daily routine tasks for Security Systems managed by the Office of Information Security and Privacy.

-Establish facts & draw valid conclusions and provide recommendations

-Work in a collaborative team environment

-Participate in projects for deployment, and/or enhancements to the security posture for the State.

-Assist with knowledge transfer and mentoring junior staff as needed.

-Prepare documentation as requested, (process, procedures, standards, drawings, etc.)


-Recommends changes in IT security procedures to meet customer needs.

-Recommends changes in OISP tools and processes to endure compliance with policies, procedures security controls, and regulatory requirements.

-Works with OISP, OIT Teams, and agencies to develop and maintain the processes and procedures and recommends best practices in the support of enterprise security tools for the Office of Information Security and Privacy (OISP) engineering teams (e.g. SIEM, IDS/IPS, WAF, endpoint protection, web filtering, etc.).

-Installs, maintains, configures, upgrades, and/or administers the hardware and/or software independently in workstation support, network administration, server administration, business continuity, information security, telecommunications, and network connectivity, where technical work requires specific knowledge to evaluate, select, adapt & modify standard procedures.

-Devises new approaches to problems encountered.

-Diagnoses, analyzes and resolves issues for the customer(s) across assigned multiple technology domains.

-Creates, organizes, files, and maintains documentation.

-Reviews and monitors enterprise security systems, takes appropriate action, and responds to alarms/alerts per agency policy and procedures.

-Assists in Developing solutions design.

-Interact with OISP security architects to design and deploy enterprise security tools (e.g. SIEM, IDS/IPS, WAF, endpoint protection, web filtering, etc.)

-Works with vendors, other specialists, and/or agencies to solve integration problems

Experience & Education:

-Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in IT or Enterprise Security related discipline.

-6-8+ years of IT engineering, Security Engineering, and/or System Configuration and Maintenance.

-Comprehensive knowledge of large enterprise environments (design, components, system communications, layers of defense, etc.)

-Ability to complete difficult and complex assignments on time within a fast-paced environment.

-Investigates, interprets, and responds to technical and/or complex IT security-related scenarios.

-Demonstrated ability to work with matrixed resources in a team environment. Possesses strong organizational, time management, and diplomacy skills.

-Engineering related, extensive experience with IT security tools (WAF, IDS/IPS, Endpoint Protection tools)

-Technical knowledge of network, server, storage, and cloud hardware and software solutions.


-Computer Network Defense frameworks, policies, procedures.

-Traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), Open System Interconnection Model (OSI), Information Technology Infrastructure Library, v3 (ITIL)

-Network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services

-Network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of Defense-in-Depth)

-Principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation)

-Intrusion detection, SIEM, Endpoint Management tools, configuration, and maintenance

-Network traffic analysis methods

-Web filtering and Application Security technologies

-System administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.

-Systems engineering theories, concepts, and methods

-Principles and methods for integrating system components.

-Applying host/network access controls

-System, network, and OS hardening techniques

-Interpret and incorporate data from multiple tool sources

Information Security Engineers
Systems Engineering
IT Support

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