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Security Engineer II

Reston, Virginia
Information Management


Job Description

THE COMPANY
Are you interested in helping solve today's most critical housing challenges? In simplest terms, Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We work at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae.
For more information about Fannie Mae, visit http://www.fanniemae.com/progress
 
JOB INFORMATION
Design and implement systems and procedures to sustain the security, integrity, and availability of the organization’s data. Assess risk of exposure of proprietary data through weaknesses in platforms, access procedures, and forms of access to the organization’s systems and the data contained in them. Track security violations and identify trends or exposures that could be addressed by additional training, technical measures, or use of application tools to enhance security. May participate in simulated attacks or security violations to assess the organization’s data security measures.
 
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Conduct platform or operating system vulnerability scans that assess exposure of system to attacks or hacking. Monitor
  • Security Operations pager and respond to issues of potential viral activity, spam, phishing, etc.
  • Administer controls and review their application to ensure that system's controls, policies, and procedures are operating effectively relative to the predicted effectiveness of the controls.
  • Investigate events or incidents of apparent security breaches and report to appropriate authorities using corporate procedures.
  • Confer and collaborate with internal and external auditors to ensure that appropriate controls are installed, operating properly, and being monitored and reported.
  • May plan and/or conduct tests of the core infrastructure and the contingency environment for critical business applications to ensure business continuity in the event of a computer security incident.
  • Aggregate metrics of operation of security controls, as well as apparent attacks, breaches, and other pertinent data; track trends and prepare for periodic security reports.
  • Participate in projects designed to test defenses against hacking, denial of service, spam, break-ins, or similar attacks.
  • May provide guidance to infrastructure or application staff participating in exercise.
  • Examine and/or test new methodologies or tools that could be adopted to enhance security of platforms, infrastructure, or access to data.
EDUCATION
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
4+ years of related experience
 
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
  • Experience building frameworks and tooling to solve most operational issues.
  • 3+ years’ experience with Python, Perl, Ruby or other dynamic programming languages.
  • 3+ years’ experience in integrating security, IAM products and/or network engineering in mid to large enterprises.
  • Experience with Access Management and Federation products such as ForgeRock OpenAM, IBM Security Access
  • Manager, or Oracle Access Manager is preferred.
  • 3+ years of web services development and implementation experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience with XML, REST, and JSON.
 
EMPLOYMENT
As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req ID: 54762