Chief Security Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret
Cyber Mission


We are searching for a talented Chief Security Engineer to become part of Peraton’s Federal Strategic Cyber organization. This position will be located in Arlington, VA.


As the Chief Security Engineer you will architect, develop, deploy, and maintain information system security controls. You will lead operators in the administration of these systems; documents the operation, use, and expected outputs of these systems.


This position is contingent upon contract award.


What you’ll do:

The Chief Security Engineer will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:

  • Manages and executes security engineering activities during the analysis, design, development, and sustainment phases.
  • Interfaces with the government as the lead for designing security related capabilities for each project.
  • Analyze the security of the pipelines, applications, and services to achieve release and deployment and provides integration and implementation of security solutions and security features for system architectures.
  • Defines holistic cloud security strategy and implement cloud orchestration tools and solutions to meet cloud security architecture requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Implements, maintains, and improves existing industry best practices of NIST security controls such as identity and access management, IDS/IPS, log analytics, encryption and data security.
  • Resolves and mitigates vulnerabilities, design security functions, and provides evidence-based reasoning to substantiate claims for trustworthy and secure work products.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, IT, Systems Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum 20+ years’ experience
  • Certified in ITIL 3 framework with willingness to obtain ITIL 4
  • Possess one (or more) of the following: CCSP, CISSP, CSSLP, ISSM, GIAC, GCLD, GCSA, GSEC
  • Strong knowledge in cloud security, experience in resolving and mitigating vulnerabilities, designing security functions, and providing evidence-based reasoning to substantiate claims for trustworthy and secure work products
  • US Citizenship and a current active DoD TOP SECRET Clearance; with SCI ELIGIBILITY

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current SCI Clearance
  • Possess ITIL 4 certification
  • Formal Agile training and Certifications
  • PMP

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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