Senior Cybersecurity Engineer (IDS/IPS)

6 days ago
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NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


Seeking a professional and experienced Senior Cybersecurity Engineer to join our team. Responsible for the security architecture of IDS/IPS solutions across a variety of applications or domains, to include cloud computing, and assigned to project/initiatives of large size, complexity and risk. The engineer develops actionable security blueprints, principles, models, designs, standards and guidelines to ensure enterprise information technology architecture and support is consistent, usable, secure and adds value to the business.

  • Apply expert knowledge of critical protocols, information assurance/ information security (IA/IS) architecture, embedded systems, network design processes, risk management, and network security architecture, including Defense-In-Depth principles, to design an organization’s IT architecture.
  • Provide expertise in systems lifecycle to the systems security design process.
  • Provide expertise for security protection needs (e.g., security controls) of information systems and networks.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 9 years of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree; or 5 years’ experience Required with a related PhD or JD.
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree, PhD or JD in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Security.
  • Certification in one or more of; CompTIA Net+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security +, CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer, Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), or CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Demonstrable knowledge, engineering and deployment of Intrusion Detection System (IDS)/ Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) with specific experience in Snort, SourceFire, Palo Alto, CISCO, and HP TippingPoint.
  • Overall experience with Security Operation tools inclusive of products from SPLUNK, FireEye, Looking Glass, Intel, Endgame, StealthWatch, RSA, Tanium.




NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit


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