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MAXAR Network Security Engineer in springfield, Virginia

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Maxar is seeking an independent, creative and driven Network Security Engineer to join our big-data platform team. This position will support a massive National Security platform supporting large-scale analytics on various customer data sources. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology and able to learn quickly.

Why us?

  • We build advanced algorithms to gain analytic insights from a large range of open source and government data 

  • We enable machine learning systems, automate workflow, and design and develop custom applications for unique national-security mission 

  • We operate an end-to-end predictive analytic platform unlike any other within the US Government 

  • We provide training to expand your skills and challenges to develop them 

  • Our client’s missions are vital to national security, so we’re mission-first always 

  • Our work environment is relaxed business casual 

  • At our core we believe and practice social responsibility 

*What would you be doing? *

  • Analyze and implement new security protocols for greater efficiency against any threat or malfunctions

  • Resolving network security issues

  • Generate and maintain the virtual private network, firewalls, web protocols, etc

  • Reporting the security analysis of findings

  • Maintaining the regulatory systems about ISMS policy (Information System Management Systems)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a current/active TS/SCI and be willing and able to pass a CI polygraph

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree 

  • 3 years or more of experience maintaining servers and switches

  • 3 years or more of experience monitoring of web security gateways, perimeter security, network access controls, endpoint security

  • Knowledge of performing routing protocols (MPLS, HAIPE/IP, QOS and WAN)

  • Must be a highly motivated, self-driven team player who can interact well with others and advise/consult with other team members and customers on system security related issues

Desired Experience:

  • Specific IA/Security related experience that includes working with Data-at-rest encryption; certificate validation; IDS/IPS; Firewalls; SEIMs and Log Management; syslog analysis; HTTP and TCP/IP analysis; and vulnerability assessment to include cross-site scripting, SQL injection, cross-site request forgery, HTTP response splintering, and the OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25

  • Recommend modifications in legal, technical and regulatory areas that affect IT security.

  • Maintaining LAN, WLAN and architecture of the server as per the business policy

  • Investigations of Security breach alert

  • COMPTIA Security+ certification or CISSP certification or the ability to acquire and maintain certification


MAXAR Technologies offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.