Dell Senior Systems Engineer, IT Security in McLean, Virginia

Job Description:


Virtustream is looking for an experienced Security Systems Engineer with strong experience in delivering security solutions for virtualized solutions for carriers, hosting providers, and enterprises customers. This role will be responsible for the scoping and design of the existing and next generation virtualized security platform and supporting systems for our clients in support of our Sales Organization.


  • The candidate shall be responsible for scoping the Security Architecture of software based on best practice security models, virtualization, and cloud management.

  • Work with a multidisciplinary team to develop and drive an overall, integrated cloud computing/virtualization strategy

  • Clearly articulate and document complex security and software architecture and related designs for clients

  • Work with internal R&D and operations to develop and mature architecture design patterns for product development and operational security software deployment

  • Work with sales, engineering, operations, and executives team members both internal and external to the organization


  • At least 3 years working experience in an enterprise security architect role and 2 years software development role

  • At least 3 years in a pre-sales position

  • Experience in developing enterprise class security architecture

  • Demonstrated technical leadership and ability to work as a team member

  • Knowledge of vulnerability and penetration testing

  • Knowledge of SDLC process

  • Knowledge of OWASP and top 20 threats

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills coupled with a strong interest in leading edge virtualization technologies

  • In-depth experience with encryption, authentication, intrusion detection, and firewall technologies

  • Excellent knowledge of enterprise security components and challenges

  • Excellent knowledge of virtualization, operating systems, information governance

  • Knowledge of virtual network gear, Software-Defined Network technology

  • Good understanding and support of Separation of Duties in regards to Dev, Test, Production

  • CISSP/ CISA certification or other related certification is highly desired


  • Minimum qualification of a BS in Information Systems, or Computer Science related degree required (or equivalent)

  • Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies

  • Awareness of identity management, and single sign on (e.g. SAML)

  • Knowledge of encryption technologies (data at rest and in motion), Cryptography (CAPI/JCE etc.) and Encryption SDK’s

  • Strong knowledge of security appliances (IDS/IPS/Firewalls/Anti-Virus/HSM)

  • Knowledge of SNMP, RMON, Logging, SCAP, SIEM and GRC systems

  • Experience with Python, C# .Net in a Linux Mono environment or Java/C++.

  • Knowledge of RDBMS - MS SQL, MySQL. MongoDB

  • Message queuing technologies - RabbitMQ is a plus

  • Knowledge of Web Application Servers such as JBOSS a plus.

  • Solid experience of Service Oriented Architecture concepts and Software Modularity

  • Understanding restful API and SOAP based web services

  • Software Design, Coding, Testing and Implementation Skills, including any of the following technologies: Web services (SOAP/WSDL), REST API, XML, HTTP.

  • Broad technical knowledge with a strong background in Software Development/Architecture

  • Ability to manage many streams of work across multiple teams toward a single goal

  • Flexible attitude and ability to meet deadlines under pressure

  • Good team work and clear understanding of how to get from designed solution to deployed solution

  • Good collaboration & communication skills, the ability to participate in an interdisciplinary team

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), as well as, solid documentation skills

  • Willingness and ability to rapidly learn new technologies and tool sets.

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of best practices related to security, performance, and disaster recovery

  • Active Secret or higher clearance is a plus.

Clearance: Candidates must be able to go through a Federal background check. All those eligible to work for any employer in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time. Candidates must be eligible for and otherwise willing to undergo the process to obtain and maintain clearance.

EMC Values:

When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.

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VA - Glen Allen, VA - Herndon, VA - McLean, VA - Reston, WI - Madison, WI - Pewaukee