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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2205479

Security Engineer - Remote

ICF is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it, and we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup, and we offer an employment experience unlike any other, while positioning our employees for professional success every day. 

We seek a Security Engineer to keep our business, users, and data safe by assuring the security of our applications and platforms. This will be a highly collaborative position, in which the right candidate works to secure existing applications and platforms, makes platform and security enhancements, and helps to scale our security program through automation, process improvement, and tool creation. 

The selected candidate will work on multiple products and must be able to develop and present secure solutions and advice to technical teams and leadership. The candidate will assess risks and advise on security standards, best practices, and solutions -- all accomplished while maintaining security quality and customer satisfaction. 


  • Perform Static Application Security Testing (SAST) to identify potential vulnerabilities in the application code and infrastructure

  • Perform Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)

  • Create and update threat models for FISMA systems

  • Assist and lead security incident response

  • Assist with documentation of System Security Plan and Contingency Plans for related projects

  • Ensure security systems are up to date and create documentation and planning for all security-related information, including incident response and disaster recovery plans

  • Review policies and procedures for compliance with applicable standards; identify areas of improvement for finding remediation

  • Interact with senior management, including the ISSO

  • Use security assessment tools such as Nessus

  • Apply a demonstrated understanding of cryptography to secure web applications and data-at-rest

  • Work with development teams to review and correct code written in higher level programming languages and scripts

  • Work with DevOps teams to securely harden Linux-based machines and cloud infrastructure.

Basic Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Assurance, Network Security Computer Engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university

  • At least 5 years of experience in:

    • NIST 800-53 security controls

    • System hardening (blue team)

    • Implementing STIGs (including DoD STIGs)

    • Leading Incident Response

    • Data management and applied cryptography

    • Cloud Security and Infrastructure (AWS, Azure and/or GCP)

    • Utilizing OWASP Top Ten and/or CWE Top 25

    • Linux command line (sh, bash, or zsh)

    • Python, Perl or other scripting languages.

  • Candidate must reside in the US, be authorized to work in the US, and work must be performed in the US.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong engineering background

  • Application architecture experience

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry

  • Federal government contracting work experience

Preferred Certifications



  • GPEN

  • GXPN

  • Security +

  • CEH

Professional Skills

  • Strong problem-solving and structuring skills

  • Demonstrated time management skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong technical communication skills, both written and verbal.



Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final salary for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The salary range for Colorado is -

$73,324.00 - $124,651.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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