Senior Security Engineer

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Date: Nov 30, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, DC, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 241343 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Senior Security Engineer to join our team in Washington, DC, District of Columbia (US-DC), United States (US).


Job Duties:

  • Performing security reviews of all application code before deploying to production environment and provided the results of the review to the ISSO
  • Monitoring existing COTS products and Open Source tools and products for new security vulnerabilities or patches
  • Assessing risks from identified security vulnerabilities and providing expert recommendations on mitigations
  • Reviewing software and hardware architectures for security implementations, assessing and reporting risks of these designs.
  • Daily monitoring of systems for active attacks and break-ins, ensuring reporting and tuning these monitoring systems
  • User profiling and analysis, reporting and active defense using Fortinet and OSS technologies
  • Monitoring and tuning system configurations to improve performance and address errors
  • Supporting development teams in implementing application specific monitoring for availability and functionality
  • Mentoring team members on new and advanced techniques and technologies
  • Ensuring monitoring and defense against APTs
  • Fortinet WAF and firewall administration and maintenance
  • Cleaning up data spills and attending briefings on current security threats
  • Managing Blue and Red team assessments, running practice scenarios
  • Review and add defense in depth techniques to exist security profiles


Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship and the ability to pass a Federal government clearance check are required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant security and technical experience, to include:
    • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated ability with advanced code assessment tools and reviewing their results for both dynamic and static scans (OWASP, SANS, CIS, etc)
    • Minimum 2 years of experience with programming in some combination of Java/Perl/PHP/C/C++/go/Ruby/Python
    • Minimum 2 years of experience with compliance controls and security hardening for a US Government computer system at the FISMA Moderate or High levels.
    • Minimum 2 years of advanced automation skills in bash shell scripting, python, curl, etc
    • Cross domain experience in IT domains such as network administration, database administration, or software development


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification
  • Troubleshooting, debugging, and diagnostic skills in a complex IT environment
  • Familiarity with at least one Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) mechanism.
  • System administration experience building, configuring and assessing Windows/RHEL/Ubuntu/Containers
  • Working knowledge of various security focused enterprise toolsets
  • Experience with COTS product installation, integration & support
  • Experience with CSS and graphing libraries
  • Fortinet Firewall Administration and maintenance
  • Experience with information gathering and information monitoring, working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Ability to create system documentation for ongoing system management
  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum development environment, preferably as a team lead or scrum master
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word and other MS Office applications
  • Independent problem-solving skills, strong analytical abilities, creativity, and a clear appreciation of end customer needs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and skills
  • Must be skilled at planning and organizing
  • Must be adept at prioritizing, problem assessment and problem solving
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must have a strong customer service orientation
  • Must be flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work directly with clients at all levels of an organization, including high-level internal and external stakeholders




Where required by law, NTT DATA provides a reasonable range of compensation for specific roles. The starting pay range for this remote role is Min: $74,100 - Max: $171,600. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target compensation for the position across all US locations. Actual compensation will depend on a number of factors, including the candidate’s actual work location, relevant experience, technical skills, and other qualifications. This position may also be eligible for incentive compensation based on individual and/or company performance.


This position is eligible for company benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution, flexible spending or health savings account, life and AD&D insurance, short and long term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program with company match, and additional voluntary or legally-required benefits.




About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a recognized leader in IT and business services, including cloud, data and applications, headquartered in Texas. As part of NTT DATA, a $30 billion trusted global innovator with a combined global reach of over 80 countries, we help clients transform through business and technology consulting, industry and digital solutions, applications development and management, managed edge-to-cloud infrastructure services, BPO, systems integration and global data centers. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success. Visit or LinkedIn to learn more.


NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

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