Senior SME – Senior System Admin

Crownsville, MD
Posted 10 months ago

State of Maryland DoIT Security Operations Center (SOC)


Betis Group, Inc. is looking for a Sr. System Administrator/ Engineer with project lead experience and hands-on engineering experience. The Sr. System Administrator/ Engineer will be responsible for the planning, architecture, design, implementation, maintenance, and support of security products/tools for the State of Maryland DoIT Security Operations Center (SOC). This role will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

Position: Senior SME – Senior System Admin

Job Responsibilities:

– Gathering requirements, planning, proposing, and executing system deployment projects to successful closure
– Gap assessment and analysis of security solutions and recommendation of improvement initiatives
– Architecture, design, implementation, maintenance, and support of security tools
– Architect and design with future growth in mind to ensure a balance between scalability, performance, stability, reliability, and agility
– Defense in-depth gap analysis and improvement recommendations of the security architecture and posture of the SOC infrastructure and environment
– Lead system analysis and integration efforts for SOC security tools
– Development and implementation of secure configurations standards of SOC tools
-Configuration management and control of maintenance architectural/design/functional changes to Splunk ES and Phantom 
– Monitoring system updates and planning, reviewing, and executing patch/upgrade deployments
– Analyze system operational requirements and define, design, develop, and maintain/improve performance monitoring dashboards, alerts, and reports etc.
– Operations monitoring of SOC tool to ensure proactive issue identification and resolution
– Provide production and infrastructure break-fix support, root cause analysis, troubleshooting, health monitoring, etc. 
– Analyze requirements, research and recommend what tools should be used to complete the Cybersecurity vision (i.e. PAM, Forensic software, DevSecOps software, Zero-Trust, etc.)
– Perform gap analysis on existing tools and research and recommend module additions/enhancements
– Plan, define, and implement an effective and efficient data backup strategy
– Plan, define, and implement an effective and efficient data archiving strategy
– Experience defining, developing, implementing, and improving processes and procedures to support and maintain SOC tools

Education and Years of Experience: 

– At least ten (10) years of hands-on experience in LAN/Network Administration
– At least five (5) years of Technical Lead experience on system management /deployment projects
– At least five (5) years of progressive experience in enterprise and security architecture, design, implementation, and support
– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related scientific or technical discipline

Required Skills/Certifications:

– Self-starter, able to gather requirements, plan, execute system deployment efforts 
– Able to perform gap analysis and initiate and execute architectural and design improvements
– System architecture, engineering, or administration experience
– Customer-oriented with excellent issue follow-through and resolution abilities
– Excellent written and oral communication, and presentation skills
– Ability to effectively work both autonomously as well as on a team
– Outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and self-motivated.
– Utilize tools and analytical skills to plan and execute technical changes
– Relevant industry certification

Desired Skills/Certifications:

– Experience with the following tools: Tanium, Splunk/ES/Phantom, Palo Alto Panorama, Shodan, RiskSense, Security IQ, ServiceNow, Tenable (VMS) 
– Experience architecting and multi-tier system/applications
– Experience analyzing and implement security architecture best practices
– Experience with Window, Linux, Database, and Web Apps system administration
– Scripting in Pearl/Python/Bash/PowerShell etc.
– Experience in project task technical analysis, planning, and estimation

– Experience with technology capabilities market research, technical analysis/review, and recommendation

General Requirements:

– U.S. Citizenship required
– Location: Crownsville, MD 

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Job Features

Job CategoryCybersecurity, Project Management

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