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Security Operations Engineer

Must be eligible for Direct Hire employment without sponsorship.
IT Security Operations Engineer is responsible for supporting, monitoring and troubleshooting efforts as it relates to IT Security.
This team member will work with firewalls, intrusion protection, web proxy, antivirus, SIEM, vulnerability scanning and other key threat countermeasures.
JOB DUTIES:
o Provision, implement and test firewall rules.
o Support VPN tunnel communication / rule requests.
o Service web proxy whitelist and blacklist requests.
o Handle incident response on IPS intrusion events.
o Front-line IPS signature tuning.
o Perform new host / new service vulnerability scans.
o Monitor and remediate malware / viruses not quarantined by antivirus.
o Monitor and remediate out-of-date virus signatures.
o Monitor and respond to SIEM alerts.
o Review, analyze and acknowledge daily / weekly / monthly security reports.
o Monitor and assign security tickets for IT Security team.
o Maintain and complete daily log (Shift log) detailing work duties and security incidents.
o Escalate advanced and time sensitive issues / incidents to next tier.
REQUIRED:
Knowledgeo General IT security best practices knowledge that include Firewalling, Server Hardening, Web Content Filtering, Vulnerability Scanning, and Endpoint Protection (antivirus, disk encryption, host intrusion prevention, etc.
).
o Network security knowledge to include Remote Access / VPN, Firewalls, DMZ architecture, Network Monitoring, Intrusion Detection / Prevention, Web Server Security, and Wireless Security.
o Knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite, DHCP, DNS, LAN/WAN, and Operating System concepts.
o Knowledge of the OSI model and security that is associated with each layer.
o Knowledge of wide area network security as it pertains to networking protocols and connectivity to/from outside resources (switches, routers, firewalls, VPNs, encryption, and authentication methods).
Skillso Experience in setting appropriate priorities for tasks to be accomplished based on project plans and management priorities are required.
o Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
o Detail oriented with good analytical skills.
o Ability to exercise prudent judgment and offer knowledgeable advice.
o Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
o Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
Experienceo 3 to 5 years' experience in IT Security, server administration, networking or previous SOC work experience.
o Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (or related field) or equivalent experience is preferred.


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