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Title: Network Security Engineer
Location: Columbia SC
Duration: 12 Months

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a HANDS-ON Role

The Network Security Engineer will report to the Office of Information Assurance and operate as an experienced consultant to SCDHHS leadership, business units, business partners and vendors.
Security Program Experience:
Experience with CMS MARS-E or other FISMA Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliant programs is strongly desired and will be given the highest weight. Experience must include well documented success in the performance of security focused processes and procedures supportive of a secure, compliant enterprise architecture.
Experience with development and integration of RMF tasks and artifacts into the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is ideal.
Experience in security as related to multi-tenant, cloud services and vendor interface management would be considered desirable for this position.
Technical Knowledge:
HANDS-ON experience with any or all of the following technologies would be considered a desirable for this position:
Secure Network Design – Layer 2 Security, Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Switching and Routing Infrastructure
Network Monitoring expertise
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions such QRadar, Splunk, etc.
Vulnerability Assessment tools such as Nessus, ForeScout, etc.
Linux and Windows servers
Cloud Infrastructure security *plus)
General Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist (and often lead) in the design, development, implementation and/or ongoing maturation of SCDHHS network security and compliance solutions.
2. Provide HANDS-ON support of SCDHHS Systems and Software
3. Participate in audit and assessment of internal agency systems as well as business partner/service provider information systems.
4. Utilize Microsoft Office software suite, eGRC system, Bizagi, Atlassian and other products to document and report on information gathered during Audit and Assessment activities or other OIA efforts.
5. Participate in third-party audits and/or assessments of agency and business partner systems
6. Collaborate with agency leadership, business partners and other parties/stakeholders to provide recommendations for security and compliance risk mitigation efforts.
REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
1. 5+ years of HANDS-ON experience in network design, implementation and support.
2. Deep technical knowledge of secure network design principles, security architecture, network and system compliance tools, data protection schemes and access models.
REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
1. 5+ years of HANDS-ON experience in network design, implementation and support.
2. Deep technical knowledge of secure network design principles, security architecture, network and system compliance tools, data protection schemes and access models.
REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
1. BS degree in computer science or similar discipline. Or High School Diploma with equivalent work experience.
2. CCNA Security or equivalent (network security-centric) certification is required.