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Information Security Engineer

Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Contact: itd.dc@hirestrategy.com

 

We’re looking for someone to lead our security efforts. We know security is an ever­-changing landscape of threats, vulnerabilities, new technologies, and best practices. We’ve done the basics but now we’re looking for someone to take our security practices to the next level across our entire platform. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform security and privacy risk assessments on infrastructure components
  • Design, evaluate tradeoffs, and implement security enhancements
  • Investigate incidents and lead response efforts, while identifying methods to improve preparedness
  • Maintain engineering and security documentation; provide training and awareness to fellow engineers

 

Must-Have Qualifications:

  • Strong web development and operations background, with a solid grasp of all aspects of things IP, TCP, HTTP, and on up
  • Minimum of 4 years of industry experience in engineering
  • A strong level of comfort with core Linux security principles
  • In-depth knowledge of system and network security, including cryptography, authentication protocols, intrusion detection systems, firewalls and VPNs
  • A penchant for finding bugs and security flaws in even the most well-guarded systems to minimize risk within our organization
  • Knowledge in the various use cases for state-of-the-art cryptography
  • A desire to make the world better by protecting the safety, privacy, and security of technology users
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to proactively collaborate and effectively explain security concepts and technologies
  • Ongoing excitement to learn and grow

 

Nice-To-Have Qualifications:

  • Experience with
  • Amazon Web Services
  • PostgreSQL and BigQuery
  • Security+ or CISSP (Training)