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Raytheon Technologies IDS / IPS Security Engineer in Morrisville, North Carolina

This position is CONTINGENT upon funding, an open position, customer approval, completion of a favorable background investigation, and the ability to obtain and maintain a USPS sensitive clearance.

An IDS/IPS Security Engineer is needed to support our customer, a large cyber security program. The ideal candidate for this job will be an experienced information security engineer and/or analyst who is goal-oriented and strives to exceed expectations. The candidate should have a working knowledge of CISCO Firepower platforms, Next Generation firewalls, intrusion detection and protection systems.

Job location: Morrisville, NC (near Raleigh)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate, maintain, and deploy IDS and IPS devices.

  • Maintain intrusion ruleset, optimizing detection, configure NGFW ACLs, general device configuration and maintenance, troubleshoot the devices when needed,

  • Provide operational requirements and recommendations to the Security Architects for service enhancements and system improvements.

  • On-call availability for network impacting or network outage situations outside of business hours

  • Effectively work within a Security team, and support and collaborate with other teams

  • Conduct Intrusion event analysis and support security operation center (SOC) incident response, threat detection teams.

  • Develop documentations, e.g. standard operating procedures (SOP), and support audit events

  • Develop reports on systems status and performance.

Required Skills:

  • CISCO Firepower Threat Defense IDS/IPS, FMC

  • Prior job experience maintaining and troubleshooting IDS/IPS devices

  • Experience with Splunk and other SIEM tools.

  • Proficiency with packet analysis/Wireshark

  • Networking – routing and switching, TCP/IP stack, IP subnets, VPN

  • Scripting – python, perl, javascript.

  • Experience with threat analysis, triage, and mitigation

  • Experience with Linux

  • Experience with packet analysis

  • Knowledge of databases

  • Knowledge of networking and network protocols

  • Certification in one or more of the following: Security+ or CISSP

  • The position requires U.S. Person status or a Non-U.S. Person be eligible to obtain Authorization.

  • 4+ years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor's degree or higher

Desired Skills:

  • Networking+, CEH, GCIH, CCNA Route Switch or CCNA Security, CCNP Route Switch or CCNP Security, CCIE Route Switch or CCIE Security

  • Experience with threat analysis, triage, and mitigation

  • Tipping Point IDS, ATD, DDI, DDD, SPS, SMS

  • Understanding of NGFW ACLs

  • Experience writing Snort rules

  • Proficiency with Wireshark

  • Experience with Splunk

  • Ability to write clear procedural and technical documentation

  • Knowledge of external authentication and user management

  • Experience troubleshooting network problems at layers 1, 2, and 3

Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Information Technology, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Engineering, Science or a related field. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree-level education.

  • Relocation is not provided.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.