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The IT team at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington is hiring – see yourself at APL!
The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research unit at the University of Washington. Our research expertise is in ocean physics and engineering, ocean and medical acoustics, polar science, environmental remote sensing, and signal processing. We conduct research and development that is sponsored by a variety of federal and state agencies, and take great pride in our long-standing status as a US Navy-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Our work takes place not only on the University of Washington campus and medical centers, but in field locations around the world – at sea, in the air, and on polar ice caps. We apply rigorous scientific inquiry and engineering excellence in pursuit of solutions to important problems for the good of our region, nation, and world.
Diversity is a core value at University of Washington and the Applied Physics Laboratory shares this commitment. We are focused on building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable research environment for all students, staff, and collaborators. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Applied Physics Laboratory has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Senior Network Security Engineer.
The Senior Network Security Engineer position assesses network efficiency, designs system configurations, oversees network and system development and deployment, and optimizes performance of complex systems. This position exists to ensure that APL’s IT architecture delivers the capabilities to address current and future APL needs. The foundational level of their network designs and ongoing optimization efforts must demonstrate compliance with security-related industry standards, and stringent requirements imposed by research sponsors. Additionally, they maintain the safety and security of APL systems and networks to harden against unauthorized access and data breeches. Finally, they advise a team on appropriate network and endpoint hardening best practice and serve as tier III support to resolve issues and security threats.
The person selected for this Senior Network Security Engineer roll will be a part of a dynamic IT team that supports APL’s wide-reaching research enterprise. Your expertise will enable the success of researchers who are clearing hazardous seafloor debris from coastal areas, developing ultrasound technologies that advance medical care, conducting fieldwork on glaciers, polar regions, and the world’s oceans, and performing robotic exploration beneath oceanic ice shelves and on space missions.
Strategy & Planning
Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development, increase APLs IT security posture, and participate in the design of enterprise security architecture. Evaluate Linux / Unix / Windows based Enterprise Configuration Management services, provide security architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to IT staff, and develop security solutions and implement security systems that have positive budgetary impact by reducing costs and increasing productivity.
Perform strategic analysis through application of advanced principles, theories, and concepts, communicate to all levels of customers including design and architecture standards via mentoring, technical presentations, and assist with Change Management preparations and implementations. Provide security analysis and consultation, attend and periodically lead meetings with the team. Lead incident response efforts and coordinate security related communications, and educate and lead staff on right-sizing cloud computing services, private/public/hybrid cloud, IAAS, PAAS and SAAS, including improvement of technical specifications for SIEM, and maintaining security infrastructure, including IPS/IDS, log management, and SIEM systems, as well as redefining matrix need to prioritize incoming threats.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity or similar technical discipline and at least five years’ relevant work experience
At least five years’ relevant work experience, including:
At least five years’ experience with Syslog, SIEM technologies
Experience with designing and implementing vulnerability scanning solutions
At least 3-5 years designing and implementing IDS / IPS solutions
Working knowledge of IT security, firewalls, security audit logs, malware, Unix/Linux and Windows System security events
Experience in Data/Device Integration and security architecture
Excellent organizational and (written/verbal) communications skills
Strong problem-solving ability that translates into implementation
Experience with scripting / programming languages like Bash, Python, Perl, Java, JSON, etc.
*Incumbent will be required to submit for a Department of Defense Secret-level security clearance within the first 3-6 months of employment, and once granted must maintain eligibility to hold a Secret-level clearance. *
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
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