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High Performance Computing Cyber Security Engineer

Company Name

Oak Ridge National Lab

Company URL


Oak Ridge, TN


The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking highly qualified individuals to play a key role in improving the security, performance, and reliability of the NCCS computing infrastructure. The ideal candidate is a self- starter that can both see the big picture as well as pay attention to detail. The candidate will focus on cyber security operations in the Cyber Security team within the HPC Operations group to support all activities of the supercomputing center.


Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpreting cyber security policy
  • Performing assessments and verifying cyber security policy
  • Analyzing, triaging, and responding to system and network events
  • Installing, maintaining, and monitoring IDS/IPS
  • Configuring firewalls
  • Generating cyber security operational summaries and reports
  • Performing host and network forensics
  • Configuring and maintaining event correlation and reduction tools
  • Automating cyber security tasks
  • Developing and porting cyber security utilities
  • Scanning networks for vulnerabilities
  • Responding to system vulnerabilities and coordinating system patches and updates
  • Performing approved penetration testing and verification
  • Participating in a 24-hour, 7-day on-call incident response rotation

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

Desired Qualifications

  • Understanding of cyber security concepts, best practices, and tools.
  • Experience hardening UNIX/Linux environment
  • Solid understanding of networked computing environment concepts
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well in a team environment
  • Natural ability to grow new and emerging technologies
  • Experience deploying and maintaining UNIX/Linux environments
  • Experience with IDS/IPS
  • Experience in a high-performance computing environment
  • Experience using monitoring software or appliances for cyber security
  • Experience using analysis software or appliances for cyber security
  • Experience with incident response and engaging in forensics
  • Programming and advanced scripting experience
  • Experience in network, application, and/or security architecture and design
  • Familiarity with common protocols such as: DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SNMP, SMTP, HTTP, SSL
  • Ability to perform under pressure and in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Special Requirement

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse program (WSAP) testing designed position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.

Deadline for Application


To apply, please contact:

Brad Szallar


Phone: (865) 574-4429

Address: 1 Bethel Valley Rd, Mail Stop 6164

1 Bethel Valley Rd, Mail Stop 6164

Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831

United States


Posted 6-7-17

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