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Developer/Integrator (SME)

Location Washington, United States
Posted 01-July-2022
Job#: 1271104

Job Description:

SME Guard Engineer


Seeking a software engineer to perform as one of the primary software engineers in the development and integration of cross domain security solutions and other security technologies in a small team environment. These activities are across the development lifecycle from concept development, design, and implementation.To accomplish these activities candidates will need to apply a diverse skills in software engineering, system engineering & administration, integration, test, and system security. Customers often come to our unit with a goal in mind, but they need our help to realize it.As such, candidates should be able to analyze requirements to ensure overall testability, and then develop appropriate software design, test plans, and procedures. Since we are a small team with a small dedicated testing staff, candidates should also be able to assist in the execution of functional, performance, and security tests and support debug of system issues. After developed solutions are deployed, these data flows need to be maintained in operations.While a separate part of the team does oversee maintenance activities, candidates may be called upon to review existing programs and assist in making refinements to aid in reducing operating time and/or improving current development methods.

As a senior member of the team, the candidate will be expected to help lead the technical direction of the development team.This includes acting as a technical escalation point and expert reference for the contractor team and government leadership. Candidates will be responsible for managing the software configuration for the systems and ensuring accuracy of technical documentation.

10+ years of relevant experience (8+ years with a BS)Strong Software development skills to include creation of requirements from customer ideas.Demonstrated ability to plan, design, develop, test, implement, integrate, and troubleshoot applications (small to medium size development), under minimal direction, in a Linux and Windows environment.Use of standard project management techniques to include AGILE and standard project management methodologiesLanguages:Proficiency with Java and Web application developmentProficiency and use of scripting languages (Shell, Bash, Powershell)Redhat/CENTOS Linux Administration:Working knowledge and development experience in a Linux environment (Redhat and CENTOS).Ability to create keys, put them in the correct place on a Linux/Unix box, and use them for key authentication with ssh/scp/sftpCommunications & Management Skills:Possess superior oral and written communication skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues and ideas to team members, management and customers.Experience creating operating instructions and technical engineering documentsAbility to document program and data flow operation including creation of flow diagramsExperience documenting problem via trouble tickets (DRs, PTRs, whatever you call them)Capable of working with customers and ability to mentor team mates
Cross Domain integration (guards, one-way transfers, multi-level access solutions) experience with the following guard types:Forcepoint: Trusted Gateway System (TGS), Trusted Thin Client (TTC), WebShield, and High Speed Guard (HSG)Lockheed Martin: Radiant Mercury Guard (RMG)Experience with IBM Datapower Gateway Application ServerExperience with Elastic Search / Log Stash / Kibana (ELK)Experience with Splunk data aggregation and analysisExperience with Peraton Purifile deep content inspectionExperience with integrating Digital Certificates / Single Sign-On functionality between systems.Languages:Experience development with Apache Nifi (NiagraFalls) flowfile programmingProficiency with Python scriptingProficiency with XML/JSONBasic experience with Perl scriptingExperience with Webservice (SOAP/REST).Experience with web front-end development skills: HTML/JavaScriptRedhat/CENTOS Linux Administration:Ability to troubleshoot Linux/Unix admin problemsLogs examination, List running processes, bring daemons up/downFile permission ownership managementOn host firewall configuration (iptables, firewalld)Cron job and User/Group managementSystem integration experience in physical/virtual servers with routers and firewalls in current data center environments.Integrating with typical IT support infrastructure services: LDAP, Active Directory, log archiveKnowledge or use of various security products, security architecture, security assessment tools, and information assurance standards.Experience with Apache web server configuration and performance tuning.Networks:Exhibit network design and engineering level work experience on technology integration projects with the following types of technologies:Cisco and Juniper Network Security, Routers, and SwitchesCisco and F5 Networks Inc. Load Balancing
Security Requirements:
Security Clearance TS (Ability to obtain SCI with a CI Poly)Clearance Required Prior to Start:Final Top Secret
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Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

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