Secret/TS Data Security Engineer

Post Date

Jun 12, 2024


District Of Columbia

ZIP/Postal Code

Sep 13, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type



Security Engineering

Req #


Pay Rate

$108k - $162k (estimate)

Job Description

The Data Security Engineer position is designed for individuals with a solid foundation in cybersecurity standards and controls, with a particular emphasis on designing solutions that cater to the rigorous security demands of Government clients within a distributed data infrastructure. Utilizing a deep knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) controls, you will be tasked with implementing technical solutions that not only comply with these controls but also facilitate coordination and consensus among our clients.
This role demands specialized experience in data security, particularly within a data mesh architecture, requiring the capability to delve into technical details as well as the unique ability to distill complex topics for executive communication.

Your key responsibilities

Design and implement robust data security frameworks tailored for a data mesh ecosystem, ensuring secure data sharing and access across decentralized nodes.
Develop and enforce comprehensive privacy policies and procedures in compliance with global data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA) to safeguard sensitive information within the data mesh infrastructure.
Create dynamic access control policies that adapt to the evolving needs of a distributed data environment, leveraging advanced technologies like AI for real-time decision-making.
Lead the integration of security practices into the data lifecycle, from ingestion through to analytics and archiving, ensuring data integrity and confidentiality across all phases.
Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities within the data mesh ecosystem, and develop mitigation strategies to address identified risks.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to foster a culture of security awareness, ensuring that data security and privacy principles are embedded in all data operations.
Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, threats, and technologies to continually enhance the security posture of the data mesh ecosystem.
Author and manage critical security artifacts, including SOPs, RMF deliverables, security plans, and contingency plans, ensuring they are adapted to the data mesh architecture.

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Required Skills & Experience

Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.
4+ years of experience in a security engineering role, with a focus on data security, privacy, and access management.
DoD or government experience preferred
Professional certifications, such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) or equivalent certifications strongly preferred.
Familiarity with Federal Information Processing Standards and DoD Risk Management Framework

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.