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Cyber Security Engineer
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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TimeMonday, 9 November 20209am - 8pm EST
DescriptionCyber Security Engineer - 91523
Organization: SN-Scientific Networking

Are you an exceptional Security Analyst or Engineer who likes working on truly challenging problems? Are you passionate about being on the cutting edge of security technology? Do you dream of having mountains of data and telemetry at your fingertips to search for threats and protect the next generation high speed network? Do you love sharing your accomplishments and giving back to the community? If so, consider joining the Security Group (SEC) for Berkeley Lab’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). ESnet interconnects the U.S. national laboratory system, is widely-regarded as a technical pioneer, and is currently the fastest science network in the world.

We’re a dynamic organization, highly-motivated and focused on results. Our mission is to accelerate science by delivering unparalleled networking capabilities, tools, and innovations. As an organization, we are small enough to be agile, but large enough to offer rewarding challenges on a global scale. ESnet provides innovative networking and collaborative services to national research laboratories and other Department of Energy sites, connecting them to research and education networks worldwide, as well as the greater Internet. We envision a world in which scientific progress is completely unconstrained by the physical location of instruments, people, computational resources, or data. If you share that vision, ESnet is the right place for you.

What You Will Do:
• Integrate knowledge of network protocols, services, threats, vulnerabilities, mitigation strategies, hardware capabilities, and other information to build a security environment that reduces and mitigates risk while allowing ESnet’s open science mission to succeed.
• Serve as a core member of ESnet’s Security Group performing varying security duties including threat awareness, proactive network traffic analysis, development/management of security services, incident response, and resolution of security incidents.
• Analyze logs, alerts and diverse data sets to search for threats both in the data center and on the WAN.
• Successfully lead projects, gather broad stakeholder input, define needs, find solutions, and communicate progress regularly.
• Promote a strong security culture through technical security consulting with other ESnet staff.

What is Required:
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience or a Master’s degree and 6 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience with Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), signature development, or network/packet level examination using tools such as tcpdump or wireshark.
• Project leadership experience, specifically in gathering requirements, developing technical project scope, finding solutions, and reporting progress and challenges.
• Strong understanding of TCP/IP networks, at multiple layers.
• Competency with Linux or BSD, including scripting and/or automation with tools such as python and ansible.
• Exceptional analysis and troubleshooting skills.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills, capable of communicating via multiple mediums and to various audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team with patience and fortitude.

Desired Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in system administration and/or network administration (design, implementation, and maintenance) and the ability to apply that experience to security system architecture and design.
• Enjoys threat hunting and has a curiosity to dig into logs and/or SIEM tools.
• Demonstrated experience and a desire to write technical documentation.
• Enjoys DevOps and has experience building or using CI/CD pipelines.
• Experience using “Big Data” tools for security analysis and has a data science mindset.
• Demonstrated experience working with federal security policies/guidelines and mapping to technical solutions.
• Experience hardening container deployments (e.g., via Kubernetes) or cloud infrastructure; familiarity with security tools for containers and the cloud.

For full consideration, please apply by December December 14, 2020.

• This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
• This position has the option of working remotely, but limited to individuals residing in the United States.

How To Apply
Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here ( to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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