Cyber Security Engineer

Fire Department of New York   Brooklyn, NY   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on September 22, 2022
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City of New York


 Job Posting Notice




Job ID: 539421         


Title Code No:  95622


Salary: $75,000.00-$135,000.


Title Classification:  Non-Competitive


Frequency: Annual            


Business Title:    Cyber Security Engineer         


Work Location:   9 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn NY 


Division/Work Unit: Bureau of Tech Deve and Syst


Number of Positions:  1

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

Job Description

The Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY), seeks a full-time Cyber Security Engineer in the Bureau of Technology Development and Systems. Reporting directly to the Chief Information Security Officer, the successful candidate will: Perform real-time cyber defense incident handling (e.g., forensic collections, intrusion correlation and tracking, threat analysis and direct system remediation) tasks to support deployable Incident Response Teams (IRTs) Conduct threat analysis and assessments on network/systems, monitor, maintain, update and secure FDNY infrastructure, Establish, maintain and execute all components of an incident response plan, including run books, from incident intake through root cause analysis, technical remediation analysis and reporting. Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, and intrusion detection system (IDS) logs) to identify possible threats to network security, Execute cyber defense incident triage to include determination of scope, urgency and potential impact; identifying the specific vulnerability and making recommendations that enable expeditious remediation ,Perform initial, forensically sound collection of images and inspect to discern possible mitigation/remediation on enterprise systems, Accurately document incidents from beginning to end including evidence handling.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time experience related to projects and policies required by the particular position; or, Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.

Preferred Skills

·       5 years or more experience working in a complex enterprise environment

·       Strong understanding of vulnerability and exploitation concepts

·       Strong experience in firewalls, IDS/IPS, DNS, SEIM, cybersecurity tools

·       Previous experience performing threat hunting and incident response using SIEM tools, cybersecurity management tools

·       Knowledge of Malware Analysis, Reverse Engineering and Host-based and Memory Forensics tools and techniques

·       Deep understanding of computer intrusion activities, incident response techniques, tools and procedures

·       Knowledge of digital forensics methodology as well as security architecture, system administration and networking (including TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, SMTP)

·       Knowledge of operating systems including Linux/Unix and Windows

·       Experience with programming languages such as Python, Perl, C/C++, PowerShell, etc.

·       Experience with security assessment tools such as NMAP, Netcat, Nessus, and Metasploit is a plus

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

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Posting Date: 8/2/2022

Post Until: Until Filled


The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.