• Security Engineer (File Integrity Monitoring - Tripwire)

    Job Locations US-NC-Morrisville
    Posted Date 3 days ago(7/17/2018 2:22 PM)
    # 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 File Integrity Monitoring Engineer/ Architect to add to its team in support of the United States Postal Service.   The Systems Engineer File Integrity Monitoring candidate must have a proven track record of experience in implementing and configuring a Tripwire solution. The candidate will manage the installation, customization, and optimization of the FIM tool. Candidate must have strong analysis and decision-making skills with the ability to identify opportunities to manage Tripwire tool, participate in technical cross-functional sessions, and ensure adherence to change and configuration management principles. Assesses issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.


    • Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting production and non-production Tripwire environments and products.
    • Customization, implementation of best practices, determine specific value driven use cases, and fully integrate the solution into the environment. 
    • Develop and report enterprise level metrics for vulnerabilities and remediation progress.
    • Work closely with Stakeholders Teams (Compliance, Windows, Linux, Network, Splunk, ServiceNow) to develop high value enterprise capabilities/results while reducing noise and false alarms.
    • Architect solutions (initial state, transition, final state architectures).  
    • Create content filters, rules, dashboards, and reports.
    • Provide audit evidence for monitored systems.
    • Identify and implement automation of repetitive tasks.
    • Document, publish and maintain a knowledge base of information pertaining to the functionality, processes and procedures related to the tool.
    • Create, modifying, test, deploy procedure and rules specific to asset type (i.e. web servers, database servers, batch servers, application servers)



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business IT or related field, Master’s degree in related field preferred
    • Experience implementing DSR for OS patches and upgrades.
    • Understanding of Linux and Windows systems and s/w assets running/hosted them (directory structures, configuration files, log files, etc.)
    • Advanced knowledge of Windows, Linux, networking, firewalls and vulnerabilities.
    • Experience configuring, upgrading, patching and troubleshooting Tripwire security applications and agents (AXON. Java).
    • Guide and support application teams with onboarding, troubleshoot and resolve implementation issues by working with system administrators, and vendor support.
    • Experience configuring Tripwire to operate and discover security, application, infrastructure, and operating system related items.
    • Must have experience in optimizing Tripwire to capture data and events, filter out unneeded items, and configure tripwire application itself to run efficiently (i.e. implementing DSR for OS, Middleware and Application components).
    • Experience in documenting Tripwire operations, configurations, and changes.
    • Experience testing, troubleshooting, and recommend changes for TripWire operation and security (establishing appropriate groups/roles/permissions).
    • Experience in configuring Tripwire to filter out, confirm, and/or identify false positives.
    • Project planning experience
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Microsoft office suite of applications
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent education / professional experience. 
    • 5+ years’ experience in System Engineering.
    • 3+ years’ experience in Information Security.
    • 3+ years' experience with Tripwire.
    • Desired Certifications: CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), SFCP, GCIA, ISSEP, ISSMP, GCIH, GCFA, CSLC, CISM, CCNA, CCNP

    ** 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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