Lead Cybersecurity Engineer

Cyber Security
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Do you want to streamline and automate security operations? Do you have security operations experience and strong DevOps skills? We are seeking creative individuals that want to put their SOC experience and development skills to use developing prototypes and capabilities to make security operations more efficient and effective.
In this role you will have the opportunity to be part of a multi-discipline team supporting a dynamic and meaningful work program for the U.S. Navy Fleet Cyber Command. You will help engineer an enterprise-level Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) capability that provides Navy cyber defense forces with a common platform from which to sense, analyze, and respond to adversary activity in Navy networks.
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.
Key Functions:
  • Perform cybersecurity engineering to improve the collection, transport, processing, and storage of cybersecurity data for analysis
  • Prototype end to end capabilities that span both legacy and new systems
  • Develop advanced analytics to detect cyber adversary activity
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience working as an analyst in a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Experience deploying and integrating tools, such as an IDS or other sensors, to support defensive cyber operations
  • Experience balancing data, bandwidth, processing, storage, power, space, and analytic concerns to develop DCO engineering recommendations
  • Understanding of cyber adversary threats and ability to leverage that information to drive engineering decisions
  • Eagerness to collaborate across the team and across MITRE to bring to bear the best ideas and research
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Splunk or other data analytics platforms
  • Experience with network monitoring tools, including Suricata and Bro
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices
  • Familiarity with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Pearl/Python)
  • Familiarity with Endpoint Detection and Response capabilities
  • Knowledge of the Navy Fleet Cyber mission

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