ManTech Cyber Defense Engineer – IBM Site Protector IDS/IPS Specialist in Herndon, Virginia

We re currently looking to hire a Cyber Defense Systems Engineer supporting a high profile customer in Herndon, VA! You will be designing, building and operating the next generation of Cyber Defenses in a fast-paced and continuously evolving environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

You will work with some or all of the following:

IDS/IPS Systems, such as IBM Site Protector. Network controlled interfaces routers/switches and Firewalls. Determine user requirements and design specifications for computer networks. Plan and implement network upgrades. Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades.

Design, build, or operate equipment configuration prototypes, including network hardware and software.

Develop conceptual, logical, or physical network designs. Develop procedures to track, project, or report network availability, reliability, capacity, or utilization. Use tools such as Splunk to Monitor and analyze network performance and data input/output reports to detect problems, identify inefficient use of computer resources, or perform capacity planning. Prepare or monitor project schedules, budgets, or cost control systems.

Prepare detailed network specifications, including diagrams, charts, equipment configurations, and recommended technologies. Research and test new or modified hardware or software products to determine performance and interoperability.


-A bachelor s degree in systems engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or other closely related discipline.

  • 5- 7 years of knowledge and hands-on experience in systems engineering to include network, storage, backup, platforms, middleware, application, monitoring, and security, with an emphasis in engineering design, configuration, implementation, operations and maintenance of a variety of security technologies.

-8570-compliant IAT Level I certification, such as Security + CE.

Experience with one or more of the following :

-IBM Site Protector (required)

-IDS/IPS engineering and tuning. (required)

-Web and email security applications / appliances.

-Demonstrated 5 years knowledge and hands-on experience with network security applications, protocols and associated hardware.

-Threat Intelligence and visualization technologies

-Visualization of quantitative (numerical) or qualitative information

-Excellent interpersonal, organization, writing, communicating, and briefing skills.

-Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Security Enclave engineering

Desired Qualifications:

-Demonstrated 5+ years knowledge and hands-on experience working with different security technologies for network defense, web and email defense, endpoint defense, and SIEM.

Security Requirements : U.S. Citizenship and an active TS/SCI clearance based upon a SSBI completed within the last 5 years and additional high level Polygraph.


Requires Bachelor s degree (in Computer Science, Math, Electrical Engineering or related field) or equivalent, and ten to twelve years of related experience.


Equivalent Experience/Education, Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience

10-12 years w/Bachelors Degree, 07-09 years w/Masters Degree

Position Type





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