Lead Engineer, Cyber Security Operations


Gaithersburg, MD, US, 20879

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

I.            JOB SUMMARY

The Lead Cyber Security Engineer works both independently and collaboratively with developers, project managers, project engineers, systems engineers, and software engineers. The primary responsibility for this individual will be the day-to-day activities/tasks associated with design/architecture, management, implementation and configuration of firewall, and other security systems.  This can be a remote/virtual position.



Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Responsible for management, implementation, configuration, and deployment of Information Security systems such as Firewalls, Proxies, load balancers, Routers, etc.
  • Security Operations: Review, analyze and remediate firewall rules and policies to ensure secure operations.
  • Reporting: Document, maintain and update network design and security documentation
  • Contribute to the design, development, and implementation of strategic IT security projects & initiatives
  • Work across the organization to provide direction for Information Security initiatives. Assist information owners in identifying and implementing controls to mitigate the threats to the organization’s information assets and computing resources. Identify and recommend security solutions to meet the changes in technology and business operations.
  • Comprehend large, complex systems through documentation, diagrams, and direct communication
  • Act as an advocate for Information Security standard methodologies.
  • Consults with IT and business areas management regarding their security risks and responsibility in minimizing those risks.
  • Represent security concerns with application development teams.
  • Conduct application and vendor baseline reviews.
  • Stay current with emerging cyber security technologies and industry trends


The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.



  • 6+ years of applicable experience
  • Expertise with the technical implementation of security best practices and industry standards, and in-depth knowledge of cyber-attack tactics, monitoring techniques, data protection, and firewall/IPS/IDS management.
  • A clear understanding of security engineering, system and network security, security testing, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, networking, and application security
  • Demonstrated ability in critical thinking, enjoy solving complex problems, and excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Possession of a current industry security certification (GIAC GSEC, SSCP, Sec+ etc.);
  • Possess planning, interpersonal, and motivational skills, able to write clearly and succinctly in technical and non-technical formats.
  • Ability to establish and maintain multi-functional and positive working relationships.
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills with a solid ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under stressful and tight deadlines as well as the ability to lead in a fast-paced environment.
  • Above average computer hardware and software knowledge.
  • Ability to multi-task, discerns patterns in detail.
  • Think through problems for logical solutions and remain calm and professional under stress.
  • Able to work with highly confidential information

As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

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