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NANA Regional Corporation Security Engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Security Engineer


Qivliq Federal Group, LLC an Akima Company, provides business management, policy support, and technology engineering services to federal civilian and Department of Defense clients. Our mission is to leverage our advanced IT capabilities to deliver difference-making solutions for our customers in the public sector. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Security Engineer to support security operations, incident response, strategy, planning, architecture, vulnerability assessments, remediation, and coordination with various government security entities. This includes the development, implementation, administration, and operation of a wide-range of security technologies, processes, and procedures in a mission critical environment, as well as developing the supporting documentation for the activities described above.


The candidate will be responsible for maintaining Network Defense and Monitoring tools as part of a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT).The candidate will need to have a strong knowledge of the underlying technologies that contribute to the system infrastructure, such as networking, operating systems, applications and servers, security hardware software, and how they interact.

Functional responsibilities will include:

  • Development, implementation, administration, operation, and documentation of network security systems and their design.

  • Creation and documentation of incident investigation and handling procedures, knowledge base articles, standard operating procedures, and policies.

  • Review, implementation and testing plans to ensure system implementations meet regulatory requirements.

  • Conduct analysis and audits of system components to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility requirements of systems and data are met.

  • Develop programs, scripts, or other code segments to support the operation, administration, maintenance, analysis, or audits of data and systems.

  • Evaluate, install, configure, test, and update network security systems and hardware.

  • Perform software security analysis for various "off-the-shelf" software solutions.

  • Provide security consultation as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 years of broad work experience including administration, engineering and security

  • 3 years of experience in network and system design, access control and implementation

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and balance conflicting demands

  • Strong sense of professionalism, integrity and ethics

  • Ability to combine technical skills with an understanding of business needs to successfully protect assets

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Experience assessing and hardening security configurations for operating systems, applications and services

  • In-Depth knowledge of TCP/IP addressing and standards including network design, firewall configuration, load balancing, remote access, strong authentication, vulnerability scanning, VPN and DMZ management

  • Understanding of scripting languages and technologies such as shell scripting, Perl, JavaScript, VBScript or others

  • Technical knowledge and experience with application security, content filtering, network protocols, access control, encryption, and 2 factor authentication technologies

  • Understanding of common security protocols such as Kerberos, RADIUS, RSA, TACACS , SSL, TLS, SSH, IPSec, S/MIME, PKI and SFTP

  • Ability to perform ethical hacking, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and web application security testing using various tools and provide a summary of issues and best practice resolutions

  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a client specific Public Trust

Desired Qualifications:

  • CISSP, SANS GIAC, security , MCSE, Linux certifications or equivalent certifications a plus

  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies and skill sets is desired: Splunk Enterprise Security, Cisco FirePOWER, VMware, NSX, Cisco ACI, Snort, IDS, Red Hat Linux, CentOS, Nessus/Tennable.SC, HIPS/HIDS

Theduties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover thenature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to thisposition. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties,responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of anapplicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves theright to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may benecessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effortin applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviewswill be contacted.

Weare an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receiveconsideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, nationalorigin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation,veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basisprohibited by law.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonableaccommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If youhave a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying foremployment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for aposition please contact, Recruiting Services atjob-assist@akima.comor 571-353-7053. Reasonableaccommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Pleasedo not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the statusof your job application.

Inorder for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, pleaseapply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying onlineunless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance withthe online application.

Job: Information Technology

Primary Location: US-NM-Albuquerque

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: QIV00657