• Jr. Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Vienna
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Cyber Security
    Clearance Level
    Top Secret/ SCI eligibility
  • Company Description

    Spry is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in McLean, VA. Spry provides Enterprise, C4IT, Management, and Cyber Solutions to the federal government and commercial entities. Founded in 2001, Spry Methods was built on the foundation of combining industry knowledge with unmatched responsiveness to produce results for our customers. Our goal is to build a business dedicated to the maximization of value for all stakeholders starting with our employees, our customers, and our community. We recognize that talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. Guided by these principles, we have established an impressive track record of proven past performance serving our customers within the Commercial, Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities. A CMMI Level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.


    Spry Methods is seeking an Jr. Security Engineer/operator to support assessing of all levels of enterprise IT environments and ensuring established security requirements are integrated into information technology component products through purposeful security design, development, configuration and operation.

    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    • Implement, maintain and operate information system security controls and countermeasures
    • Configure alerting and reporting of all Firewall, IDS/IPS layers and components
    • Analyze trends, news, and changes in the threat compliance environment with respect to organizational risk
    • Correlate IDS events with firewall permits and/or denials
    • Develop and execute plans for compliance and mitigation of risk
    • Perform security impact analysis on proposed or actual changes to enterprise information systems.
    • Assess selected security controls based on defined continuous monitoring strategies
    • Apply risk management to Federal Information Systems
    • Troubleshoot network/application outages by reviewing log events sent from application servers and network devices

    Required skills and experience include

    • Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility and ability to obtain and maintain a CI Poly
    • Bachelors of Science or a Technical Degree
    • 2-3 years of IT Engineering and support
    • 2-3 years of experience with firewalls technologies, IPS/IDS, SIEM, NAC and other security tools
    • Experience with information systems, networks, and or/application security
    • Technical knowledge in IT security engineering, systems and network security, authentication and security protocols, and cryptography
    • Understand and demonstrate concepts of firewall and IPS functionality , file integrity monitoring, , server hardening, security incident qualifiers, risk assessment ranking, and network level security
    • Technical knowledge of Cisco ASA 5500 series and network/datacenter architecture and design
    • Technical knowledge and experience with a SIEM tool
    • Good understanding of root causes of malware infections and proactive mitigation
    • Good understanding of data exfiltration techniques
    • Good organizational, problem-solving, written and communication skills
    • Knowledge of network/host based intrusion analysis, malware analysis, forensics and cyber threat intel
    • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and concepts and apply that knowledge effectively
    • Ability to work directly with IT security teams to gather functional requirements and develop solutions which meet or exceed requirements, and support the system
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Familiar with Cybersecurity and Risk Management Frameworks (RMF)
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Network vulnerability scanning tool usage is an advantage

    Preferred skills

    • 2-3 years of experience with Splunk
    • Security+
    • Splunk Fundamentals I
    • CEH
    • CCNA
    • CISSP

    EEO Statement

    At Spry, we believe talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. We are committed to crafting a diverse and inclusive workplace that endorses engagement, creativity, quality and innovation.

    We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we evaluate qualified candidates in full consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other protected status.


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