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This role is open for applications until Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11:59PM EDT. is hiring for the role of GS-15 Security Engineer Tech Expert - Purple Team. There are several teams hiring for this role. This page contains a summary of the Security Engineer Tech Expert - Purple Team role. More details are available on the main Security Engineer Technical Expert GS15 posting.

Role summary

As a purple team technical expert, you will report to’s security branch chief. In this fully remote position, you will work closely with’s product and platform teams to improve’s defensive capabilities. You will provide strategic guidance to’s leadership team to set objectives for’s security program. You will research emerging threats, build threat models, conduct threat hunts, and plan and execute purple team engagements.

If you have a passion for building a cybersecurity practice that considers the perspective of attackers and defenders, then this role will be a great fit for you.

Key objectives

Objective #1: Contribute to’s Cybersecurity Practice

  • Conduct dynamic testing with tools such as BurpSuite, Zed Attack Proxy, etc.
  • Conduct threat hunts.
  • Identify and assess vulnerabilities associated with’s application and cloud platform.
  • Develop threat models and build attack simulations and/or tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Plan and execute purple team engagements throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Collaborate with application development teams, platform engineers, and Security Operations Center (SOC) engineers to build and implement security in an open source, live services environment
  • Collaborate with User Experience, Infrastructure, and Application Developer Engineers to ensure changes to’s product or infrastructure do not negatively impact security

Objective #2: Provide subject matter expertise on cybersecurity practices to Leadership

  • Provide guidance on industry standards (e.g., NIST 800 series) and best practices to product managers and application developers
  • Develop standard operating procedures that improve’s cybersecurity posture.
  • Collaborate with site reliability engineers to enhance cloud platform security engineering practices.
  • Improve’s security operations via automation.
  • Communicate with internal and external partners to share’s security posture, risk, and operational processes.
  • Contribute to security program goal setting and roadmapping activities.

Objective #3: Ensure maintains its FedRAMP authorization

  • Maintain systems that comply with NIST-800-53 controls.
  • Develop and maintain artifacts for cybersecurity assessments
  • Participate in technical interviews for cybersecurity assessments
  • Prepare application developers, site reliability engineers, or platform engineers for technical assessment interviews
  • Propose changes to development and site reliability engineering practices to better support automated compliance

Objective #4: Collaborate effectively on distributed, agile teams

  • Share knowledge and work collaboratively to integrate anti-identity fraud principles into product and engineering practices.
  • Participate in regular retrospectives and provide feedback to help improve the way the team works.
  • Promote a work environment of respect, diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, mutual support, continuous learning, and commitment to customer / partner needs.

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How To Apply

Submit a complete online application prior to Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11:59PM EDT. Please fill out all applicable fields.

In order to apply for this job you must submit an application via the USAJOBS posting.

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