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IT Security Engineer

  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #2052

IT Security Engineer


Job Description


Reston, VA, USA

Pay Type:



Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability); 401(k); Profit Sharing; Health and Wellness Benefits; and Paid Sick Time, Vacation Time, and Holiday Time.

Employment Type:

Full Time

The IT Security Analyst will be responsible for analyzing existing work processes while making recommendations on improvements as a whole. This role will be expected to build incident investigation workflows for the different types of security incidents/scenarios, this includes being able to explain the root cause of an incident or a breach from start to end and the ability to document a security incident/breach and the damage it caused. You will be expected to continually adapt in order to stay a step ahead of cyber attackers by staying on top of cybersecurity trends. This is a team-oriented group that works together to implement countermeasures based on incident investigation findings and research. The right person for the role will be curious, creative and highly interested in the latest security developments.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Anticipates security threats that generate alerts, incidents, and disasters and recommends controls to reduce their likelihood
  • Analyzes incidents and security breaches to determine root causes
  • Prepares reports that document security incidents and breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches
  • Recommends appropriate security tools and countermeasures
  • Creates & maintains Incident Response Playbooks and Runbooks for the different type of security incidents/scenarios
  • Performs anomaly detection and threat hunting to identify suspicious/anomalous activity that will require further detailed investigation to mitigate possible risks
  • Maintains security monitoring systems and monitors security access
  • Assists managing network, intrusion detection & prevention systems, making recommendations for improvements
  • Assists training fellow employees in security awareness and procedures
  • Investigates improper access; recommending revocation of access; reports violations; monitors information requests; recommends improvements
  • Assists establishing system controls, implementing control frameworks, and evaluating levels of access; recommends improvements
  • Assists in establishing plans and protocols to protect digital files and information systems against unauthorized access, modification, and/or destruction
  • Produces metrics reporting the state of the security of the organization by means of the performance of security incident response & threat detection
  • Keeps constantly updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Researches security enhancements and make recommendations to management and Sr. Security Staff
  • Assists in managing annual penetration testing services, including both expert consulting and managed services


  • 1 – 3 years experience in IT Security (Security Engineer, Incident Response, Pen Testing, etc.)
  • 3 – 8 years experience in a related field (systems engineer, network engineer, systems analyst, systems administrator, etc.)
  • IT Security certification(s) a plus
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations including PCI, HIPAA, GCP, HITRUST, and ISO27001


iWorks Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, Veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristic.

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