Bechtel Corporation Security Network Engineering Analyst Job in Reston, Virginia

Requisition ID: 194022

We are seeking an intelligent, highly motivated, experienced security engineer with an extensive background in networking, who understands and enjoys cutting edge security technologies and has a passion for troubleshooting, learning, and sharing knowledge. The person is expected to be a team player with good problem solving, organizational and verbal and written communication skills.

This person will report to the Network Security Monitoring Team Lead on the Bechtel CIRT team and work closely with our IT networking counterparts who support the corporate network.


  • Manage Palo Alto Network devices and security policies

  • Be able to scrutinize all access requests with a focus on security

  • Maintain intrusion prevention systems and other security devices

  • Maintain and deploy network security infrastructure to support security operations

  • Participate in tier 2 and tier 3 security operations support

  • Performing log analysis and participate in the incident response lifecycle and on-call rotation duties

  • Respond to security incidents through remediation efforts including implementation of a secure infrastructure and the development of and adherence to incident response and recovery processes

  • Generate scripts to automate common tasks

  • Work with other security and technical staff to conduct network testing, documenting incident results and providing management with incident reporting and summary observations

  • Design, implement and support security-focused tools and services

  • Evaluate new and emerging security products and technologies

  • Other Duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or a related field plus 6 years of IT experience, or a total of 12 years of IT experience with no degree

  • 5 years of experience working with IDS, IPS, Network Security, Palo Alto Networks, or SIEM systems

  • 5 years of experience in Scripting (e.g., Perl, Python or shell scripting)

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to work in a team environment

  • Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated

  • Knowledge of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques

  • Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques

  • Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, Netflow, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Network Design, Operation and Architecture principals (hardware, routing, switching, segmentation)

  • Familiarity with tap-aggregation tools

Preferred skills:

  • Experience configuring and managing Palo Alto Firewall infrastructure in an enterprise environment

  • Extensive hands-on work configuring and troubleshooting within the Palo Alto "Panorama” interface

  • Strong understanding of VPN (site to site, remote access client, IPSec, IKE, tunnel modes, SSL, Tunnels between Firewalls) with broad troubleshooting experience

  • PCNSE, CISSP, GIAC (GPEN, GCIH, GCFA, etc), certification or equivalent preferred

  • Familiarity with Forensics tools (Encase, etc.)

  • Past experience with Incident Response and investigations

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.