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Network Security Engineer

at American Institutes for Research

Posted: 10/12/2019
Job Reference #: 11270
Keywords: architecture

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  • Job LocationUS-DC-Washington, DC
    Job ID
    Job Location
    United States
    Security Engineering
  • Overview

    Do you want to be a part of something innovative and cutting edge? If your answer is yes, then join our team of more than a hundred software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do!

    Some of our ground-breaking work includes: advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country); mobile support for the user interfaces; learning management systems with social media features; user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities; innovative, machine-scorable items and that’s just to name a few.

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. The Assessment group provides assessment services and technical assistance to school systems nationwide. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry and we are currently seeking a Network Security Engineer to join our Assessment team in Washington, D.C.


    •Perform network scans using NEXPOSE and work with ASCM team for issues resolution
    •Perform log consolidation for web transactions that would include Netflow data from IDS, firewalls, SSO and server logs
    •Assist with internal and external audits by researching issues and preparing responses
    •Provide information security configuration guidelines to ASCM based on CIS controls
    •Perform security related Incident Response activities and follow up on security alerts generated by monitoring systems, and work with technical teams for root cause analysis and resolution
    •Develop and maintain network security architecture in collaboration with network engineers
    •Perform initial forensics for security incidents that would include threat detection, chain of custody and isolation strategies and support third parties engaged for security forensics
    •Perform threat monitoring using industry recognized threat hunting tools such as Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Sqrrl, Infocyte, FlowTraq or similar
    •Work collaboratively with NOC teams, Network Engineers, Technical Managers and Developers


    •Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related field
    •5 to 8 years of information security experience
    •Experienced in the use of SIEM such as SPLUNK/LogRythm or similar tools for log analytics, threat detection, isolation and removal
    •Familiarity and understanding of vulnerability assessment including tools, methodologies, process, audit and remediation
    •CISSP, GIAC, CEH, CompTIA, CISA, CCNP or similar information security credentials
    •Familiarity with Cloud security architecture is a plus


    AIR Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. AIR Assessment is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly growing. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality. As a part of AIR, a not-for-profit organization, we are more than 1,900 people working to improve lives in communities domestically and around the world. Our mission calls for us to turn the best research into practice, which we do in every arena in which we work.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.