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Senior IT Specialist 

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About the Organization Constellation West is an award winning company that delivers Information Technology (IT) engineering services and solutions along with non-IT subject matter expertise world-wide. Established in 1997, Constellation West continues as an industry leader, partnering with key organizations. As a prime contractor or preferred subcontractor, we have a continual list of opportunities to fill across the nation with multiple agencies such as the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and national intelligence community. Many of the positions supporting U.S. federal government require our employees be granted security clearances.

Constellation West provides fully integrated solutions spanning all aspects of system/network engineering, system/network administration, data management, information assurance, quality assurance, full lifecycle support, software development, and geospatial information services. Constellation West looks for the right people ready to step up and be part of a dynamic team.

If you are looking for a new challenge and a rewarding opportunity to apply your expertise, knowledge, and problem solving skills, come join our team! Constellation West offers competitive salary and benefits including:

• Tuition reimbursement
• Competitive 401(k) plan
• Competitive Health Benefits
• 10 Paid Holidays!!
• 15 PTO Days!
• Veteran Hiring Preference

Constellation West is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V
Category Information Technology  

The Sr. Security Engineer is responsible enterprise deployment and configuration of new and repurposed security event auditing information system components as required and in accordance with all enterprise policies and procedures. The Sr. Security Engineer will serve as the lead for technologies such as ArcSight, SAAS and Splunk and others. IRS Public Trust Clearance is required.

This position is in support of Enterprise Security Audit Trails (ESAT) work for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in New Carrollton, MD. The ideal candidate should have proven experience in managing security assessment and authorization programs as well as experience implementing and managing programs at a CCMI Level 2, or higher. Plus, have the employee management and operational experience necessary to run an exceptional program with excellent customer evaluations.

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: In support of ESAT, the Sr. Security Engineer is will research, identify, and demonstrate detailed knowledge of ArcSight, SAAS and Splunk and others technologies as it applies to ESAT. The Sr. Security Engineer will be responsible for supporting the completion and maintenance of required enterprise documentation and artifacts related to ESAT programs, projects, and work streams:

The Sr. Security Engineer is expected to be involved with developing solutions to customer issues, provide technical writing, and /or risk reviews.

Position Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or higher, Technical background or certifications are preferred.


• 10+ years of experience working on projects or programs
• Qualified in security, and certification in one of the following: CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, Security +, etc.
• Technical management experience with track record of successfully leading teams
• 5+ years of experience in management of security assessments
• MS Office Suite to include: MS Project, MS Visio, MS Excel.
• 5+ years of hand-on experience with ArcSight, Splunk, and SAAS.
• National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53; in particular, the AU family of controls
• Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 199
• The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)


• IRS experience
• Specific knowledge and experience with the IRS ELC
• Working Knowledge of NetWitness
• Working software development in writing scripts.


• US Citizen in order to obtain the IRS MBI Clearance. A valid IRS MBI Clearance is preferred.
• IRS requires a Public Trust Clearance that entails a detailed income tax and credit review. If you know you will not pass and IRS tax and credit review, please do not apply. The IRS makes no exception to this requirement.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Location New Carrollton, MD  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number INF-16-00016  

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