Sample Job Description for Information Security Engineer

Given below is a sample job description template for the position of Information Security Engineer that you can use as a base for creating a JD for this vacancy in your organization.

Job Title: Information Security Engineer

Location of the Job: San Jose, CA 95101

Years of Experience: 1 to 3 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Job Summary:

The engineer will assist in developing and enhancing security architecture plans. The security architecture plans will capture existing configurations of information systems and telecommunications infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses encryption technology, vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information technology security research
  • A wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, network access, security policy and standard operating procedures and recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Risk assessment analysis and generation of system POA&M(s)
  • Security design and the testing of state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and applications that insure implementation of a secure environment.
  • Experience with DISA’s Vulnerability Management System (VMS) software. Particularly data entry and result interpretation.
  • Experience with the certification and accreditation (C&A) process of the US Air Force within the requirements of the DIACAP (Department of Defense Information Assurance Security Certification and Accreditation Process) and the IT-Lean/SISSU process.

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.​
  • Highly organized approach to projects.​
  • Scripting abilities (Shell, Perl, Ruby, etc) are required; current programming skills in Java, C or C+​+​ is a plus.​
  • Deep Knowledge of network-based and system-level attacks and mitigation methods.​
  • Strong security background in network/​systems/​physical security, authentication, authorization and usability.​
  • At least 5 years of analyzing the security of systems (Penetration testing, Web Application security testing, vulnerability scanning, threat modeling, etc.​)
  • Firewall experience with Juniper and Checkpoint required
  • 8+​ years of experience with firewall, IDS/​IPS, SEIM and Information Security Incident Management
  • BS and/​or MS or in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Salary: $11.00 – $14.00 Hourly DOE