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Senior System Engineer

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Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

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 System Engineer to join our team in Washington, District of Columbia (US-DC), United States (US).



  • Performing security reviews of all application code before deploying to the 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
  • 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





  • Independent problem-solving skills, strong analytical abilities, creativity, and a clear appreciation of end-customer needs
  • Demonstrated ability with advanced code assessment tools and reviewing their results for both dynamic and static scans (OWASP, SANS, CIS, etc)
  • Working knowledge of web protocols (including lower layers, packet disassembly, routing, switching), ability to perform diagnostics, and knowledge of security best practices
  • Experience with compliance controls and security hardening for a US Government computer system at the FISMA Moderate or High levels.
  • Experience as a technical contributor as a software developer, databae administrator, or network or system administration.
  • Advanced automation skills in bash shell scripting, python, curl, etc
  • Must have experience with information gathering and information monitoring, working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Ability to create system documentation for ongoing system management
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and skills
  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum development environment, preferably as a team lead or scrum master
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and other MS Office applications


Candidates for this position will be required to adhere to NTT DATA’s and its clients’ COVID-19 health and safety protocols. NTT DATA is committed to complying with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to the extent it is enforced by the federal government or any of its clients. If this position becomes subject to a COVID-19 vaccination mandate based on applicable law or client requirement, candidates will be required to become fully vaccinated as defined by NTT DATA or be approved for an exemption in accordance with applicable law.




About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.


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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