Senior System Engineer ship ndash REQUIRED Remote Followed by Onsite after Covid get normalized Important Point on the requirement -Troubleshooting is key and modifying (the scripts) and doing some systems programming (modificaiton). This will be a role where someone can really develop. Will be troubleshooting COTS and optimizing them. RESPONSIBILITIES Performing security reviews of all application code before deploying to the production environment and provided the results of the review to the MAX.gov ISSO Daily monitoring of systems for active attacks and break-ins, ensuring reporting and tuning these monitoring systems Monitoring existing COTS products and Open Source tools and products for new security vulnerabilities or patches Assessing risks from identified security vulnerabilities and providing expert recommendations on mitigations Reviewing software and hardware architectures for security implementations, assessing and reporting risks of these designs. Monitoring and tuning system configurations to improve performance and address errors Supporting development teams in implementing application-specific monitoring for availability and functionality Fortinet WAF and firewall administration and maintenance Cleaning up data spills and attending briefings on current security threats Managing Blue and Red team assessments, running practice scenarios Ensuring monitoring and defense against APTs User profiling and analysis, reporting and active defense using Fortinet and OSS technologies Review and add defense in-depth techniques to exist security profiles REQUIRED SKILLS A minimum of 8 years of Systems Administration experience and 3 years supporting COTS Independent problem-solving skills, strong analytical abilities, creativity, and a clear appreciation of end-customer needs Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and skills Working knowledge of web protocols, ability to perform diagnostics, and knowledge of security best practices Ability to create system documentation for ongoing system management Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Ability to work directly with clients at all levels of an organization, including high-level internal and external stakeholders Independent problem-solving skills, strong analytical abilities, creativity, and a clear appreciation of end-customer needs Experience with compliance controls and security hardening for a US Government computer system at the FISMA Moderate or High levels. Advanced automation skills in bash shell scripting, python, curl, etc Networking experience (packet disassembly, routing, switching) Must be skilled at planning and organizing Must be adept at prioritizing, problem assessment and problem-solving Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy Must have a strong customer service orientation Must be flexible and adaptable PREFERRED SKILLS Experience in an AgileScrum development environment, preferably as a team lead or scrum master Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and other MS Office applications System administration experience building and configuring WindowsRHELUbuntuContainers Experience with COTS product installation, integration support Experience with programming in some combination of JavaPerlPHPCC++goRubyPython Must have experience with information gathering and information monitoring Troubleshooting, debugging, and diagnostic skills in a complex IT environment Working knowledge of security-focused enterprise toolsets Programmingdevelopment experience with Python or comparable language Experience with CSS and graphing libraries Familiarity with at least one Continuous IntegrationContinuous Delivery (CICD) mechanism. Fortinet Firewall Administration and maintenance Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification EDUCATION Bachelorrsquos degree preferred, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Experience may be substituted in the absence of a degree.