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The MITRE Corporation Lead Infrastructure Security Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Network Engineering department is currently seeking a Lead Infrastructure Security Engineer for our Security Team that can help lead transformation of our perimeter and internal security infrastructure.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify technical and operational/process improvements in perimeter and internal security infrastructure

  • Coordinate with InfoSec teams regarding existing and new solutions operational needs for security, operations, and compliance

  • Drive enhancements through full life-cycle: concept to implementation/support to modernization

  • Act as technical subject matter expert, help liason between operational information technology teams and sponsor-facing direct work programs.

  • Collaborate and provide technical leadership to departmental staff

  • Contribute directly to technical work program by assuming a technical leadership role on one or more projects

  • Participate in 24x7 oncall rotation to assist in resolving issues outside normal business hours

  • Participate in leading and assisting triage efforts for operational events

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS and 8 years related experience. Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience plus 8 years of experience

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Python for network/security automation

  • Combination of 3-5 years network experience plus 3-5 years maintaining security infrastructure such as firewalls, plus 1 year in a technical leadership role.

  • Familiarity with Zero Trust concepts

  • Proactive, independent thinker and problem solver who likes to be challenged and maintain a growth mindset

  • Experience with design from a system perspective, including relationships, dependencies, and interactions

  • Effective communications skills, able to communicate from both a technical and business perspective

  • Experience with full-scope project work: technical and non-technical requirements such as budgeting, training, equipment, support, and labor

  • Solid understanding of networking and Internet protocols, and implementation of appropriate security controls.

  • Experience with reading packet captures and triaging network traffic flows

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry Security certifications, e.g. Security+, Palo Alto, Zscaler, Cisco

  • Ansible or other automation technologies/products such as Terraform

  • Active Secret clearance

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

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