Tista Science and Technology Corporation

  • Mid-Level Security Engineer - Vulnerability

    Job ID 2019-1670
    Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.


    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


    TISTA Science and Technology is seeking a Mid-Level Security Engineer to join our growing team!


    • Design, develop, integrate, and update system security solutions
    • Identify risks and security flaws in existing Network infrastructure
    • Evaluate new and emerging security products and technologies
    • Create, automate, and optimize appropriate reports and dashboards across several platforms
    • Facilitate communication between the Information Security Program, client Information System Security Officers (ISSOs), and system owners to address security issues in a timely manner.
    • Manage and operate security tools to provide real-time insight into the security posture of the enterprise
    • Evaluate the impact of security issues with respect to the mission and prioritize remediation efforts based on risk
    • Review requirements for security systems and collaborate with other engineers and developers to decide on an overall technical approach to reduce risk.


    • 3-5 years of Information Technology experience with 1-3 years of Information Security experience
    • Knowledge:
      • Computer security and networking fundamentals
      • IT environments, information security, and vulnerability management
      • Understanding of security systems, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, anti-virus software, log management, authentication systems, content filtering, etc.
      • Understanding of Federal Information Security requirements including NIST, MITRE, FISMA, and DHS guidance
      • Troubleshooting Network and System admins to resolve outstanding findings
    • Experience:
      • Managing and operating vulnerability scan tools and analyzing results, as well as an ability to develop and effectively communicate mitigation or corrective action strategies
      • Demonstrated expertise with desktop and server operating systems (Windows, Mac, *nix)
      • Basic knowledge of scripting and API integration is a plus
      • Demonstrated expertise with several of following tool types is a plus:
        • Firewalls (PaloAlto, Cisco ASA, Juniper)
        • Application Scanning (AppScan, Netsparker)
        • Vulnerability Scanning (Tenable Nessus, PVS, and SecurityCenter)
        • Network Modeling (RedSeal)
        • Security Information and Event Management (ArcSight, Splunk)
    • Skills and Abilities:
    • Ability to initiate, coordinate and prioritize responsibilities and follow through on tasks and projects
    • Adept at troubleshooting vulnerability findings and networking issues
    • Superior organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Highly meticulous and detail oriented
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • One or more certifications in information security (GCIA, GCIH, CEH, CISSP, SSCP, Sec+, etc.)


    • Ability to obtain a Public Trust


    • Bethesda, MD


    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



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