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Senior Security Tools Administrator (Government)

Purcellville, Virginia

AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions and professional services to the Federal Government and Department of Defense. We are dedicated to recruiting, developing and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values and dedicated to our customers’ mission

Our CNOSC Team supports our Nation’s federal agencies and warfighters, providing, operating and assuring critical NOC and SOC services are delivered for the full spectrum mission-critical requirements.

AT&T has an opening for Sr. Security Tools Administrator to support the CNOSC infrastructure and systems in providing in providing critical services to our customers.

Description of Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Implement security tools and processes for efficient and effective operational management of the environment -- change management, monitoring, alerting, incident handling, customer request handling, etc.
  • Troubleshoot networking issues, enhance network performance and reliability.
  • Interact with Operations Engineers, Operators, and SOC Analysts to provide solutions and resolve problems in a timely and proactive manner.
  • Specialized application of security settings and other commercial best practices such as DISA STIGS.
  • Define functional requirements, perform research, evaluate vendors/solutions, and design/implement solutions.
  • Engage/negotiate with operations stakeholders to develop software behavioral requirements; to be translated by software development into minimal viable product.
  • Develop and maintain capacity plans for Splunk – sizing for both aggregation as well as overall license management of the tool
  • Ability to clearly document and articulate findings that will enable team members to perform their duties
  • Provide technical engineering support to all phases of network development, operation and management.
  • Analyze network topologies and network performance.
Required Clearance:
Secret (#secret)

Required Qualifications:
  • Five (5) years or more of experience as Security Tools Administrator (ELK, Splunk, Tenable, Nessus) on a large enterprise.
  • 5+ years in IT Infrastructure, network, architecture, systems administration or security – to include firewall administration. An individual capable of multitasking, direct problem to solution-oriented results.
  • Skills that would enable a candidate: Shell scripting in Linux and Windows environments, Splunk training and certification, experience in the ability to build customer dashboards and visual models.
Successful Candidates will be expected to perform the following tasks with minimal supervision and oversight:
  • Identify normal ES use cases
  • Examine deployment requirements for typical ES installs
  • Install ES and gather information for lookups
  • Setting up inputs using technology add-ons
  • Create custom correlation searches
  • Configure ES risk analysis, threat and protocol intelligence
  • Fine tune ES’s settings and other customizations
Desired Qualifications:

AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local laws. AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Job ID 1962413 Date posted 11/25/2019

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