Cyber Security Engineer – Houston, TX

Direct Hire | Aerospace & Defense | Houston, TX | Apply Now

POSITION SUMMARY

Our client, a major aerospace and defense industry contractor, seeks an experienced cyber security analyst and engineer for a full-time opportunity in Houston, TX with travel to other locations as required.

KEY OBJECTIVES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide expert judgment and analysis that contributes to the design, development and implementation of technical countermeasures, systems, and tools specific to unique customers’ Cyber, Information Operations, and Intelligence needs
  • Resolves highly complex malware and intrusion issues and conducts advanced research based upon analytical and operational experiences, education, and technical background of events and forensic evidence
  • Maintain familiarization with a large variety of network exploitation, computer forensic and intrusion concepts, technologies, practices, and procedures used within the Cyber and hacker-trade industry
  • Actively discover, analyze, diagnose and reports on malware events, files, and network intrusion and vulnerability issues
  • Recommends countermeasures to malware and other malicious type code and applications that exploit customer communication systems.
  • Designs, modifies, develops, author, and implements intrusion detection and malware triage applications and tools
  • Develop technical whitepapers on leading industry trends, technical approaches to Customer’s analytical and operational needs as a basis for future development, prototyping, and proof of concept for detecting and eradicating zero-day malicious code
  • Perform in-depth malware analysis and reverse engineering techniques on specific sets of malicious code
  • Work and direct cross functional teams to deploy security tools and controls across the corporation.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Information Security, with 8 – 10+ years of current Cyber Security experience is preferred.
  • Certification and expertise in Penetration Testing, Red/Blue Teaming, OSCP, CISA, CISSP, GIAC, or other related certifications
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, organization, planning, and communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively manage technical programs highly desirable
  • Ability to deal effectively with abstract and uncertainty associated with the dynamics of DoD/IC Cyber operations
  • Knowledge of database security, design and development
  • Experience in CERT operations at the national, military service, or at the corporate infrastructure level
  • Flexible, adaptable, and work easily with other people in a collaborative team environment
  • Results oriented, self motivated, with effective oral/written communication skills
  • Must have experience in the following systems architectures, and be knowledgeable  in a number of the following programs and  applications:  C, C++, C#, x86 Assembly, Python, SQL, Java, .NET, IDAPro, OllyDBG, WinDBG, FileMon, RegMon, virtualization products, packet capture, web servers, Microsoft Office Suites, Windows/Linux operating platforms, TCP/IP and other communication protocols
  • Experience in network security, reverse engineering, intrusion detection, malware analysis, incident response, or a related Cyber related field
  • Operational experience, providing technical support or technical program management in Information Assurance / Information Operations / Computer Network Operations.
  • Experience in developing advanced analytical techniques to discover malicious code and activities, and      vulnerabilities in hardware and software systems
  • Experience in operationally developing, programming, and/or optimizing a variety of security monitoring systems and related applications
  • Experience in performing triage, static, and/or dynamic analysis of malicious code and files
  • Experience researching various techniques to improve the automation and runtime analysis capabilities of security monitoring and protection tools

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a “Secret” security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

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