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Vulnerability Management Engineer

Job Id : 26360

Location : Herndon, VA

Company Name : QData

Job Type : Contract

Industry : Information Technology

Salary : $45 - $50  per hour

No. of Positions : 1

Required Skills : Vulnerability Management Engineer

Benefits : No benefits are available

Job Description :

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Expert-level knowledge of leading vulnerability scanning tools (Nessus, Qualys, Nexpose, Netsparker, Burp, etc.)
  • Utilizing a strong understanding of TCP / IPv4 addressing, ports, protocols, services, DNS, DHCP, NAT, PAT, subnetting, and CIDR.
  • Utilizing knowledge of various network devices including routers, switches, firewalls, IDS / IPS, load balancers, proxy servers, and network taps.
  • Vulnerability Identification (including awareness of current vulnerabilities and patches) Manipulating data within files (XML and CSV for example) and between files utilizing knowledge of scripting using Python, Perl, and other.
  • Risk bases analysis and prioritization by leveraging AI/ML where applicable.
  • Driving resolution, patching including developing best practices
  • In-depth experience supporting enterprise vulnerability management across IaaS, PaaS, and/or SaaS.
  • Excellent overall understanding of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats to include identification and patching.
  • Engineer, test, and deploy custom solutions for reducing vulnerabilities through automation across endpoint estate.
  • Expert knowledge of system, application, and database hardening techniques and practices.
  • Experience conducting all-source analysis, managing and tracking analytic production
  • Recommend and support remediation/resolution activities associated with any discovered vulnerability in accordance with IBM Standards.
  • Conduct vulnerability scans and assessments at the network, operating system, database, and application levels. Be able to create custom profiles in the vulnerability scanning tools and run scans on-demand basis or be able to schedule them.
  • Perform vulnerability scanning and analysis to eliminate false positives and to aggregate findings by specific best practice criteria.
  • Strong understanding of vulnerability management and security testing practices and methodologies.
  • Manage and track hands-on resolution efforts with the operational support team.
  • Developing unique solutions to challenging technical problems.
  • Oversees, evaluates, and matures the intelligence of data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze events that occur within the IBM environments (on-premise and cloud) for the purposes of mitigating threats. Ensure vulnerabilities are identified as early as possible and mitigated.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or as required.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of professional work experience with technical aspects of network, servers and web vulnerability management solutions
  • At least 5 years’ experience in perform vulnerability assessments, analysis, and reporting
  • 5+ years of (hands-on) experience in using vulnerability scanning tools (Nessus, Qualys, Nexpose, Netsparker, Burp, etc.)
  • Experience in both Windows and Linux environments
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with other technology teams/stakeholders Good understanding of the OWASP Top 10. Familiarity with vulnerabilities in 3rd party libraries and remediation
  • Deep understanding of network and web vulnerability scanning application outputs
  • Expertise in network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and the associated network protocols and concepts
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Scripting and/or programming skills (e.g., Python, PowerShell, Java, JS, etc.)
  • LinkedIn is Mandatory



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