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Network Security Engineer (Secret)

Network Security Engineer (Secret)

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US-MD-Fort Meade
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By Light is seeking a Network Security Engineer to join our Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) program team. This is an exciting key position to a major Department of Defense initiative. The right candidate should possess a strong security background and be current on the latest security products to help drive solutions and management architectures.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • The candidate will help drive solutions and management architectures of the Computer Network Defense (CND) portion of JRSS
  • Will work in the JRSS lab to provide feedback on current solutions, keep current on vendor products and help drive future architectures
  • Document and brief system architecture and changes to various government officials
  • Constantly looking for ways to make improvements

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or 2 to 5 years equivalent work experience
  • Must have minimum of active DOD Secret clearance
  • Hands-on experience in configuration of any of the firewalls and/or Intrusion Detection systems (IDS) such as Palo Alto, Cisco FirePower, Cisco StealthWatch, Tipping Point, Inquest or OPSWAT
  • Working knowledge of security threat vectors, networking, network security, and application security
  • In-depth knowledge of common network protocols and security vulnerabilities is required
  • Solid organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Good problem-solving skills, ability to develop effective long-term solutions to complex problems
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Comfortable working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Strong networking knowledge and packet analysis is a plus


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities