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Cybersecurity Engineer

Entry Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 06/14/2022

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Cybersecurity Engineer to independently and collaboratively perform a wide range of activities associated with supporting the Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) infrastructure. This position is in the Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD) within the Computing Directorate matrixed to the Cyber Security Program (CSP), in support of the Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) Program.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Provide computer science and software development support using industry standard software development practices leveraging modern programming languages such as Python within Linux, UNIX, and/or Windows environments.
  • Function as a team member while implementing and managing infrastructure to configure environments that implement moderately complex operational and security requirements.
  • Participate in the requirements definition, analysis, design, implementation, debugging, testing, and optimization of computer programs on workstations, servers, and cloud-based environments.
  • Develop scripting and automation to provide solutions to common problems and reduce operational overhead.
  • Install, maintain, and configure system environments to support security services, including servers, operating systems, storage devices, and applications software.
  • As a CSOC team member, respond to incidents, triage cyber security events, and threat hunting activities.
  • Support systems and cyber operations during off-hours as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level

  • Create and manage processes, systems, and develop tools to automate complex tasks and improve monitoring infrastructure services.
  • Manage multiple parallel tasks, ensuring deadlines are met, leveraging team member skills.
  • Contribute to the continuous integration and deployment by developing automated unit tests and deployment scripts.

 

Qualifications

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience developing software in Python or other programming languages.
  • Technical experience with operating systems, virtual environments, and/or related hardware in a moderately complex server environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact with all levels of management and staff.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, technical team environment with competing priorities and meet deadlines that are important to project success.
  • Experience with approaching difficult problems with enthusiasm and creativity, and to change focus when necessary.
  • Ability to work off-hours and on-call to respond to incidents (intermittently, either as-needed or as part of a rotation).

Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level

  • Experience architecting and administering redundant and fault tolerant enterprise Linux server environments including deployment, patching, monitoring, backup and repairing.
  • Experience providing innovative approaches and apply new technologies to broadly defined tasks and projects.
  • Broad experience applying effective analytical and problem-solving skills to moderately complex problems.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with containerization.
  • Experience with cloud services such as AWS/Azure; experience with cybersecurity tools, such as Wireshark, Snort, or Nmap.
  • Knowledge of ServiceNow, Archer GRC, or workflow management software.

 

 

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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