• IDS/ IPS Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-NC-Morrisville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    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.


    NikSoft is currently conducting a search for a professional and experienced IDS/IPS Security Engineer to add to its team in support of the United States Postal Service. The candidate should be able to operate, maintain, and deploy IDS and IPS devices.


    • Maintaining the intrusion ruleset
    • Optimizing detection
    • Configuring NGFW ACLs, general device configuration and maintenance
    • Troubleshooting the devices when needed
    • Assisting the analyst teams with investigations
    • Supporting the Solution Architects with design input and recommendations.


    • Prior job experience maintaining and troubleshooting IDS/IPS devices
    • Certification in one or more of the following: Security+ or CISSP
    • Experience with Linux
    • Experience with packet analysis
    • Knowledge of databases
    • Knowledge of networking and network protocols
    • On-call availability for network impacting or network outage situations outside of business hours
    • Effectively work within a Security team, and support and collaborate with other teams
    • Networking+, CEH, GCIH, CCNA Route Switch or CCNA Security, CCNP Route Switch or CCNP Security, CCIE Route Switch or CCIE Security
    • Experience with threat analysis, triage, and mitigation
    • Understanding of NGFW ACLs
    • Experience writing Snort rules
    • Proficiency with Wireshark
    • Experience with Splunk
    • Ability to write clear procedural and technical documentation
    • Knowledge of external authentication and user management
    • Experience troubleshooting network problems at layers 1, 2, and 3

    ** US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred but not required), must successfully complete the government’s security process (required) ** 





    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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