Thales Defense & Security Inc.

Information Security Engineer / Compliance Analyst

Security Engineer in Clarksburg, MD

Posted 2019-11-14

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is seeking an Information Security Engineer / Compliance Analyst for our Clarksburg, Maryland office.

Thales Defense & Security, Inc., is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, and naval/maritime. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; and simulation. Further, Thales Defense & Security, Inc. serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements.

Top Benefits

•Competitive salary and benefits
•Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
•Generous 401K program (up to 7% company contribution) with 100% immediate vesting
•Tuition Reimbursement
•Paid sick, vacation, and holiday leave
•Paid maternity, paternity, and parental leave
•Alternative work schedule during the Summer (every other Friday off)


•Planning, design and build of security architectures
•Oversees the implementation of network and computer security and ensures compliance with corporate cybersecurity policies and procedures
•Monitors cybersecurity requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related network devices
•Performs security assessments of applications and systems using penetration and vulnerability testing and risk analysis
•Configures and installs firewalls and intrusion detection systems
•Implements software fixes (patches) to remove system vulnerabilities
•Responds immediately to cybersecurity-related incidents and provides a thorough post-event analysis
•Investigates intrusion incidents and conducts forensic investigations
•Manages IT and information security risk assessments and audits


•Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of related experience (equivalent experience may be substituted for education)
•U.S. Citizenship. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.
•Working knowledge of GRC tools
•Knowledge of SIEM tools
•Knowledge of Incident Response and Forensics
•Working knowledge Networking and Software Test processes
•Working knowledge of classical compliance techniques and tools, including problem solving, corrective action systems and auditing
•Ability to understand in-house developed systems and identify risks
•Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
•Broad knowledge of DevOps tools and methodologies
•Ability to define issues, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
•Must be detail oriented
•Excellent verbal and written communications – Fluent in English
•Experience working with auditors
•Occasional night and weekend work as required

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