Information Security Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-335806
    • Job Location: Remote, Remote
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/12/2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
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Job Description

Kratos is looking for an Information Security Engineer preferably in the San Diego area.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms, and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies, and commercial enterprises.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with discipline. We work hard, and take care of our customers, employees and families. Recognized as thought leaders in our industry, we are motivated by creating and delivering innovative solutions to our nation and global customers. We proactively build trusted relationships with our peers, partners and customers, and take ownership for our actions—always striving to do the right thing.

Kratos offers medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and more.

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

• Participate in InfoSec related projects and provide regular updates
• Assist with evaluation and implementation of IT security solutions
• Tool integration and process automation via scripting
• Systems administration and maintenance of network defense platforms
• Recommend changes to improve security related best practices for the organization
• Assist the Kratos Security Operations Center on advanced issues
• Participate in security incident response activities when required
• Write detailed reports on security incidents and related activity
• Network traffic and log analysis to detect nefarious activity
• Analyze detected malware to extract additional information and IOCs
• Regular penetration testing against Kratos assets
• Evaluate network architecture and hardware/software configurations for security vulnerabilities
• Improve existing processes and documentation for the InfoSec team
• Assist with the design and implementation of computer security policies
• Maintain system hardening baselines for production system deployment
• Ensure currency and effectiveness of authentication, encryption, and intrusion detection methods
• Maintain updated knowledge on the latest information security technology trends
• Provide input into security awareness training programs
• Other related duties may be assigned

This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities.


Experience and Skills

• BA/BS in related field preferred. Equivalent experience/certification acceptable
• Three years of technical experience in an information technology operations position
• Two years of technical experience in an information security related position
• 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
• 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.
• Familiarity with dynamic malware analysis
• Solid understanding of enterprise Microsoft Active Directory environments

• Office and open cubical environment and/or remote location environment
• Ability to sit for long periods of time.
• Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, mouse, phones).
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Yes, if applicable.

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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