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Security Engineer- Breach & Attack Simulation

GuidePoint Security
Herndon, Virginia
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GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions and minimize risk. By taking a three-tiered, holistic approach for evaluating security posture and ecosystems, GuidePoint enables some of the nation’s top organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies, to identify threats, optimize resources and integrate best-fit solutions that mitigate risk.

Candidates MUST have an active Top Secret (SCI preferred) clearance for consideration. This position is onsite.

Security Engineers fuel solutions to ensure enterprise security deployments make the deepest impact possible across an organization. They solve organizations’ most challenging problems, including the ones they didn't know existed. They are self-motivated, have an insatiable thirst to learn new technologies and thrive in a fast paced environment. Lastly, they feel comfortable mastering new technologies and come from a variety of business, analytic and technology backgrounds.

Experience with Mandiant Security Validation is not necessary for this role (although it would be great to have). We will train someone with the tool if they have a solid foundation in cyber security.

Role and Responsibilities:
Complete internal training program for Mandiant Security Validation (MSV).
Drive complex security focused deployments of MSV while working side by side with the customers to solve their unique problems across a variety of use cases
Work with our customers to understand their security posture and requirements
Support our security deployments by unlocking the potential of MSV to assist our customers in achieving their Cyber Security strategy
Collaborate across the entire organization to bring access to product and technical teams to get the right solution delivered and drive innovation gathered from customer input
Leverage previous experiences, share best practices and create innovative solutions to push user adoption and maximize the value of MSV
Enable customers to solve the next wave of questions on their own

Position Requirements:
3+ years of security systems engineering and troubleshooting experience
Must have an understanding of cyber-based threat techniques and procedures to compare industry related events, exposures, and incidents with open source and gathered intelligence research to determine threat capability and intent, and the potential impact of the threat on customer network architecture and operations
Understanding of the MITRE ATT&CK Framework and/or other cyber security threat based frameworks used to track adversaries and associated TTPs
Proficiency developing log ingestion and aggregation strategies
Familiarity with key security events on common IT platforms
Proficiency in client and server operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Linux
General networking, host, and security based troubleshooting (firewalls, routing, NAT, etc.)
Ability to autonomously prioritize and successfully deliver across a portfolio of projects
Must possess an active DoD 8570-compliant cyber certification at IAT Level II or better (CompTIA Security+, CEH, etc)

Preferred Requirements:
Familiar with configuration and administration of enterprise SIEM tools
SIEM and/or network/host based detection engineering experience
Working Knowledge of Operating System Auditing (both Syslog and Window Event Log) preferred
Experience working with Mandiant Security Validation, or other breach and attack simulation (BAS) solutions
Red/Purple teaming experience
Scripting and development skills (BASH, Perl, Python or Java) with strong knowledge of regular expressions
Experience developing SOC runbooks/workflows, policy, and best practice documentation
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience
An active TS/SCI clearance with an active polygraph

Why GuidePoint?

GuidePoint Security is a rapidly growing, profitable, privately-held value added reseller that focuses exclusively on Information Security. Since its inception in 2011, GuidePoint has grown to over 800 employees, established strategic partnerships with leading security vendors, and serves as a trusted advisor to more than 3,500 customers.

Firmly-defined core values drive all aspects of the business, which have been paramount to the company’s success and establishment of an enjoyable workplace atmosphere. At GuidePoint, your colleagues are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced and will seek to collaborate and provide mentorship and guidance at every opportunity.

This is a unique and rare opportunity to grow your career along with one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

Some added perks….

Remote workforce primarily (U.S. based only, some travel may be required for certain positions, working on-site may be required for Federal positions)
100% employer-paid medical premiums (employee only $0 deductible and HSA plans) along with 75% employer-paid family contributions
100% employer-paid dental premiums (employee only) along with 75% employer-paid family contributions
12 corporate holidays and a Flexible Time Off (FTO) program
Healthy mobile phone and home internet allowance
Eligibility for retirement plan after 2 months at open enrollment
Pet Benefit Option

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