Cyber Security Engineer
Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Posted on: November 20, 2020
Are you an exceptional Security Analyst or Engineer who likes
working on truly challenging problems* Are you passionate about
being on the cutting edge of security technology* Do you dream of
having mountains of data and telemetry at your fingertips to search
for threats and protect the next generation high speed network* Do
you love sharing your accomplishments and giving back to the
community* If so, consider joining the Security Group (SEC) for
Berkeley Lab s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). ESnet interconnects
the U.S. national laboratory system, is widely-regarded as a
technical pioneer, and is currently the fastest science network in
We re a dynamic organization, highly-motivated and focused on
results. Our mission is to accelerate science by delivering
unparalleled networking capabilities, tools, and innovations. As an
organization, we are small enough to be agile, but large enough to
offer rewarding challenges on a global scale. ESnet provides
innovative networking and collaborative services to national
research laboratories and other Department of Energy sites,
connecting them to research and education networks worldwide, as
well as the greater Internet. We envision a world in which
scientific progress is completely unconstrained by the physical
location of instruments, people, computational resources, or data.
If you share that vision, ESnet is the right place for you.
What You Will Do:
Integrate knowledge of network protocols, services, threats,
vulnerabilities, mitigation strategies, hardware capabilities, and
other information to build a security environment that reduces and
mitigates risk while allowing ESnet s open science mission to
Serve as a core member of ESnet s Security Group performing varying
security duties including threat awareness, proactive network
traffic analysis, development/management of security services,
incident response, and resolution of security incidents.
Analyze logs, alerts and diverse data sets to search for threats
both in the data center and on the WAN.
Successfully lead projects, gather broad stakeholder input, define
needs, find solutions, and communicate progress regularly.
Promote a strong security culture through technical security
consulting with other ESnet staff.
What is Required:
Bachelor s degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience or
a Master s degree and 6 years of related experience; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Experience with Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), signature
development, or network/packet level examination using tools such
as tcpdump or wireshark.
Project leadership experience, specifically in gathering
requirements, developing technical project scope, finding
solutions, and reporting progress and challenges.
Strong understanding of TCP/IP networks, at multiple layers.
Competency with Linux or BSD, including scripting and/or automation
with tools such as python and ansible.
Exceptional analysis and troubleshooting skills.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, capable of
communicating via multiple mediums and to various audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
in an interdisciplinary team with patience and fortitude.
Demonstrated experience in system administration and/or network
administration (design, implementation, and maintenance) and the
ability to apply that experience to security system architecture
Enjoys threat hunting and has a curiosity to dig into logs and/or
Demonstrated experience and a desire to write technical
Enjoys DevOps and has experience building or using CI/CD
Experience using Big Data tools for security analysis and has a
data science mindset.
Demonstrated experience working with federal security
policies/guidelines and mapping to technical solutions.
Experience hardening container deployments (e.g., via Kubernetes)
or cloud infrastructure; familiarity with security tools for
containers and the cloud.
For full consideration, please apply by December 14, 2020.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions
will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the
responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a
conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant
from being considered for employment.
This position has the option of working remotely, but limited to
individuals residing in the United States.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab
is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination
Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and
supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from
women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups
presently considering scientific research careers.
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