IT Security Consultant

Washington, DC 20001

Posted: 05/30/2019 Employment Type: contract Industry: IT Security Job Number: 18608
Contract opening with our client for an IT Security Consultant to work on location at their site in Washington, DC.

The main focus of this role is to work within the Security Team to monitor IT system and application vulnerability

Duties will include:
  • Perform vulnerability assessments of all network systems including scanning and analysis of the target networks.
  • Perform security assessments of new and existing applications by performing periodic scans.
  • Research platform-specific disclosed vulnerabilities and analyze the impact to the enterprise.
  • Create documentation on specific remediation steps to close vulnerabilities or mitigate risk to acceptable levels.
  • Manage and maintain assessment platforms.
  • Provide customer with feedback 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
  • 5+ years of experience in the field of IT security
  • 3-5 years demonstrated operational implementation and use of Nexpose, Nessus, Qualys or similar scanning tools.
  • Understanding of patch management tools for Windows and Unix environments.
  • Familiarity with OWASP and NIST standards for application and network assessments.
  • Knowledge of open source packages such as Kali Linux or Metasploit
  • Scripting knowledge (Python, shell scripting, Java script).
  • Demonstrated understanding of software development life-cycle and secure coding techniques.
  • Knowledge of IT security architecture and design (firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Virtual Private Networking, and virus/malware protection technologies -- behavioral based a plus).
  • Knowledge of Windows and Unix operating systems. 
Nice to have: 
  • Security+ Certification, CEH or other security certifications
  • Basic programming experience
  • Tool specific certification (Rapid7, Nessus, Fortify, WSUS, BF, SCCM, Heat, Satellite) 

IT Security Consultant - 18608
Oxford Solutions is a professional staffing firm that specializes in the placement of talented professionals into challenging, career-enriching opportunities. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA, but we have openings with major clients located nationwide. We provide multiple avenues of employment to include contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement. Our well-trained staff of recruiters will work with you to help land your first job or your dream job and strive to always affect people's lives in a positive way.
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