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IT Security Engineer

Job Tracking ID:  85347-280345
Location:   San Diego, CA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  February 13, 2019
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Job Description:


The Information Security Engineer position is a member of the Kratos Information Security team who is responsible for protecting the companys information technology assets.  This includes, but is not limited to: network equipment, servers, desktop and laptop computers, software and electronic information.


  • Monitor and respond to incoming security alerts in the Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Participate in security incident response activities
  • Improve existing processes and documentation for the SOC
  • Analyze detected malware to extract additional information and IOCs
  • Confer with users to gather information related to security incidents
  • Review and analyze email phishing attacks
  • Security tool integration and process automation via scripting
  • Correlate disparate security indicators to find attack patterns 
  • Assist with the design and implementation of computer security policies
  • Evaluate network architecture and hardware/software configurations for security vulnerabilities
  • Participate in Information Security related projects and provide regular updates
  • Maintain updated knowledge on the latest information security technology trends
  • Create work instructions and process documentation
  • Assist with evaluation and implementation of solutions to improve security
  • Write detailed reports on security incidents and related activity
  • Promote a philosophy of security risk mitigation through proactive security awareness training
  • Recommend changes to improve security related best practices for the organization
  • Network traffic analysis to detect nefarious activity
  • Maintain system hardening baselines for production system deployment
  • Ensure currency and effectiveness of authentication, encryption, and intrusion detection methods


Experience and Skills:


  • High School Diploma
  • BA/BS in related field preferred. Equivalent experience/certification acceptable
  • Minimum of 3 years of technical experience in an information technology operations position (System Administrator, System Engineer, Network Engineer, Support Specialist, Etc.)
  • Minimum of 2 years of technical experience in an information security related position (Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Penetration Tester, Application Security Specialist, Etc.)
  • Security+ and CEH Certifications or be able to achieve both certifications within 1 year
  • GSEC and OSCP Certification a plus
  • Strong understanding of modern client and server operating systems: Windows, Linux, OSX
  • General understanding of network fundamentals: IP Subnetting, TCP/UDP Ports, Routing Protocols, VPNs, ACLs, Firewall Management, Proxy Services, Wireless Networks
  • Beginner to Intermediate experience with scripting in one or more of the following: Python, Perl, Ruby, VBScript, JavaScript, Shell Scripting, etc. 
  • General understanding of Database administration and threat defense
  • Familiarity with dynamic malware analysis
  • Solid understanding of enterprise Microsoft Active Directory environments
  • IT Audit and compliance experience is a plus


  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Interact effectively in a team environment
  • Adhere to workplace rules
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate/present technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Understands the value of cross training and information sharing with team members
  • Desire to improve knowledge of information security related topics
  • Ability to triage issues in stressful situations
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Office environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift  up to 10 pounds

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   Any
Level of Education:   Any
Starting Date :   February 4, 2019