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Security Operations Engineer-1



Security Operations Engineer

Location: Reston, VA


About the job:

The Security Operations Engineer will be responsible for developing, enhancing, and executing cyber security operations, real-time security analysis, investigations, incident response, evidence and forensics. The SOC Engineer will provide recommendations to reduce security threats to company systems, perform network monitoring, analyzes network traffic from SIEM and IDS data and various enterprise security tools. The SOC Engineer will perform and leads incident discovery, verification, containment, recovery, and participate in the creation or improvement of company security policies and procedures and assist with evaluating new products and technologies.

If you are looking for a fast-paced, multinational environment where personal opinion and bright ideas are valued as well as being able to work with some of the newest technologies and apply them in your daily work – look no further.

  • Maintaining security controls, suitable knowledge of threats, risk assignment, remediation strategies, security tools, testing techniques
  • Recognizes problems by identifying abnormalities, reporting violations
  • Participate in security assessment activities, determines security violations
  • Implement security improvements by analyzing current situation, evaluating trends, anticipating requirements
  • Perform web applications security assessments, vulnerability scanning and testing
  • Create hardening guides and ensure environment consistency according to them.
  • Serves as a point of contact for security related issues incl. cybercrime


About you:

  • 2+ Years of experience in related areas (Threat Hunting, Threat Analysis, Security Incident Response Experience)
  • Good knowledge with modern metrics, monitoring, logging frameworks and SIEMs (e.g. Splunk)
  • Good knowledge in vulnerability scanning software
  • Familiar with standard security concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Experience with IT systems, security management and concepts
  • Fluent English language skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Security Certifications like CEH, CISSP, CISA are preferred
  • Penetration testing experience would be ideal
  • Familiarity with DDoS protection is a plus


About Us:


We have an open-minded culture and many exciting projects where you have the freedom to “be your best you”. You’ll have opportunities for international collaboration on top of a comprehensive training and development program that encourages professional growth. We are in an innovative market and offer future-proof products. Most importantly, an overall a pleasant team-oriented working atmosphere. 

This is a fast-paced environment - we are looking for smart, high energy candidates who are driven to make a big impact and who want to work alongside a growing team. We collaborate often so you must be team player! The perfect candidate will thrive on the prospect of taking on new challenges and helping Software AG increase its leadership in the digital transformation marketplace!  

What to Expect  

  • The employees are smart, friendly and welcoming  
  • Health Insurance starts your first day on the job
  • 6 weeks of PTO – 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick leave 14 paid holidays (including a floating holiday and a community service day)  
  • 401(k) Plan with up to 5% employer match 
  • Parental Leave  
  • Corporate discount purchase programs 
  • Group legal plans 
  • Pet Insurance 
  • And MANY more 


Software AG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, religion, color, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.  
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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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