Security Tools Engineer Assoc-Mid-Sr

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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton seeks Security Tools Engineers at all levels (associate, mid, and senior) for maintenance, management and administration of the Sec Ops security toolset used by Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) and the SOC as well as the overall infrastructure, platform and application security across the network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance, management and administration of the security toolset.
  • Research, testing, and secure configuration of new hardware/software to meet constantly evolving cyber assessment needs
  • Work with security teams to prevent, detect, contain, and eradicate cyber threats through monitoring, intrusion detection, and protective security services.
  • Understand, adhere to, and implement overall cyber security and configuration policies and procedures in alignment with industry standard security compliance framework
  • Perform Data Analysis and assessment of targeted metrics to assess security postures and brief data as needed to partners and senior leaders
  • Provide in-depth analysis on vulnerabilities to leadership including information such as: vulnerability summary, risk assessment, and potential mitigating actions, and recommendations to improve security compliance

                       *Contingent on Contract Award*


Basic Qualification:

  • U.S. Citizen; eligible for U.S.Secret Security Clearance.
  • 4-6 years experience without degree, or Bachelor’s degree with 0 to 7 years, or master’s degree with 0 to 5 years, or PhD with 0-2 years is required, dependent on level (assoc,mid,sr)
  • Experience with security tools, for example Palo Alto firewalls and Splunk, for networks, operational services, a Security Operations Center (SOC), or a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), 
  • Must possess basic knowledge of networking and Certified SOC Analyst (CSA) designation by the EC-Council.
  • Significant and direct experience will be considered in lieu of degree


Preferred Qualification:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance.
  • Expertise with any of the following Sec Ops tools: MTIPS, E3a, CASB, Qualys, Palo Alto Firewall, Palo Alto Panorama, Trellix, ForeScout CounterAct, HoneyPots, Google DLP, Entrust Identity Guard, Infoblox, KeePass, McAfee Antivirus, McAfee EPolicy Orchestrator, Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), RSA token, RSA Archer, SailPoint, Skybox, Splunk, Syslog, Tenable Nessus, Thales, Valimail Enforce, VMWare AirWatch, Zimperium, EntryPoint, Tanium
  • Experience working programs using ITIL v. 4 and/or Agile framework for Service Management

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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