BAE Systems Principal Security Engineer in Reston, Virginia

Job Description

Design, prototype and support security-related infrastructure and applications. Identify and mitigate security risks to network and systems. Responsible for the architecture and engineering of enterprise security tools which may be either COTS or open source. Possess the ability to learn new technologies to adapt to the threat landscape.

Engineering duties and responsibilities:

  1. Architecture and design of news tools as well as upgrading existing infrastructure.

  2. Provide security application support, including the development of automated scripts and protocols for seamless application-server interaction.

  3. Develop documentation as required (such as installation and Visio network and cabling diagrams, configuration guides, user tutorials, user and system requirements specification documentation, use cases, traceability matrices).

  4. Research, prototype and implement new security related technologies.

  5. Backing up other engineers with enterprise tools and learning and mastering new tools.

  6. Working hand-in-hand with 24/7 GSOC to support their needs.

  7. As a lead engineer, provide mentoring and training to other team members.

  8. Assist in the management of team functions and responsibilities.


Works only under general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

Supports the team with strong and fair leadership and sets an example for the rest of the team to follow.


Linux, UNIX, Security, Splunk, Gigamon, Cisco, Imperva, RSA, IDS, IPS, SIEM, WAF, Firewall, Network, Scripting, Perl, Python, Bash

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Team leadership

Strong Linux experience required

Network architecture and security principals

Networking protocols including, but not limited to DNS, TCP/IP, ARP, BGP, SMTP, SNMP, SSH, ICMP

Some scripting skills like bash, python or perl

Must have strong enterprise tools experience

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills:

Programming languages such as Bash, Bourne shell, Perl, Python, C

Deep Linux experience

Preferred Certifications:

Security , Network , GSEC, CEH, CISM, CISSP

About BAE Systems, Inc.

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Principal Security Engineer


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