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IDS Expert (NIDS, HIDS)/IT Security Specialist (Senior)

Published: February 24, 2014 (over 7 years ago)
Job Type
Security Clearance
Secret Security Clearance


ITIP Job Title:  IDS Expert (NIDS, HIDS)

DHS Eagle Labor Category:  IT Security Specialist (Senior)


Bossier City (ITC)

Job Functions:

Requirements and Technical Skills:

  • This is a Senior-Level Engineer that has experience working with open source and commercial IDS systems
  • Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information
  • Communicates alerts to agencies regarding actual intrusions and potential intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems
  • Implements counter-measures or mitigating controls
  • Will develop and write custom IDS signatures and update proprietary signatures
  • Will be responsible for research, design, development, deployment, configuration, administration, and maintenance of an enterprise-wide Intrusion Detection System, Intrusion Prevention System, and Security Information Event Management Infrastructure
  • Experience with security technologies including Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewalls & Log Analysis, SEIM, Network Behavior Analysis tools, Antivirus, and Network Packet Analyzers, Security Systems Manager, malware analysis and forensics tools
  • Conduct daily IDS analysis/monitoring for potential compromise, intrusion, deficiency, significant event or threat to the security posture and security baseline
  • Background performing incident response and digital forensics Experience in config/mgmt of feeds into event aggregation and correlation systems (e.g. Splunk, ArcSight)
  • SIM experience
  • Scripting experience
  • The IDS expert will provide diagnosis and possible remediation suggestions to higher level technicians and generate end-of-shift reports for documentation and knowledge transfer to subsequent analysts on duty
  • The IDS expert will in addition to the above, provide support and expertise to other security engineering functions
  • Certifications in CISSP, CCSP/CCNP, & CEH are also desirable

 Labor Category Description:

Responsible for providing customer support in solving all phases of complex information security related technical problems. Reviews and recommends information security solutions to customer problems based on an understanding of products/systems test results. Conducts systems security analysis and implementation, system engineering, electrical design, design assurance, testing, software engineering, program design, configuration management, integration, and testing of information security products and techniques. Solutions are based on a firm understanding of government/industry policy, practices, procedures, and customer requirements. Particular attention placed on Guard, Firewall, Secure Network Server, PCMCIA format security solutions, “Smart Cards”, and emerging security technologies and future trends in support of information system and network security.



Labor Category Qualifications:

Masters Degree or higher with over six years of related experience. Equivalents: Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with eight years experience, or Doctorate Degree with four years experience.
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