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Perimeter Defense Capability Engineer

Booz Allen

May 16

Perimeter Defense Capability Engineer

The Challenge:

Do you want to help solve the world’s most complex cyber problems?  As a cyber professional, you know that understanding adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures is vital to producing the intel that enables the success of the mission. Work with us to secure our systems, networks, and crucial infrastructures.

In this role, you’ll impact mission area by monitoring the network environment for new and evolving threats. As a cyber threat specialist on our team, you’ll help customers solve problems using the latest software like Splunk, Carbon Black, Tenable and EDR tools. Using penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and threat monitoring. you’ll work alongside multiple stakeholders to evaluate risk and make meaningful recommendations. You’ll monitor security environments and identify security gaps through the eyes of an adversary. This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., including the District of Columbia.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have: 

  • 3+ years of experience with IT in a professional work environment 

  • 1+ years of experience with performing systems administration in Windows, Linux, or VMware environments, including performing basic troubleshooting, installation, or configuration, monitoring system performance or availability, and performing security upgrades 

  • 1+ years of experience with performing hardware network management using tools, including SolarWinds, FireEye, or WUG and network packet sniffers, including Wireshark 

  • Experience with performing physical or logical network engineering, including installation and activation of ports and the configuration of switches, LANS, VLANS, and network FW or appliances or network administration services, such as Active Directory, Guests LANS, and domain management 

  • Experience with deployment or daily maintenance of ForeScout CounterACT appliances 

  • HS Diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:  

  • 3+ years of experience with Linux administration, including Debian and RedHat distribution variants or derivatives 

  • Experience with integrating Cybersecurity data using enterprise and custom tools data aggregation and analysis tools, including Splunk 

  • Knowledge of federal information security policies, standards, procedures, directives, frameworks, federal security authorizations, assessment, and risk management processes for enterprise systems

  • Ability to provide support in an IT operations and maintenance Tier II role, including ticket work information updates, issue response, and remediation 

  • Bachelor's degree 

  • ForeScout Certification, including FSCA or FSCE preferred 


The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is $120,000 to $140,000. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

Build Your Career: 

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want. 

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills. 

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills. 

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam. 

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap. 

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces. 

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.