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Cybersecurity Engineer

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Date: May 9, 2022

Location: VA Home City, VA, US, 23218 Exton, PA, US, 19341

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



The Ansys Government Initiatives (AGI) Cybersecurity Engineer is a direct report to the AGI Director of Cybersecurity and will perform cybersecurity analysis, triage functions and countermeasure develop required to safeguard the network and hosts. The AGI Cybersecurity Engineer will administrator company security software and manage security infrastructure where applicable. They will act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to other functional units within the company as it pertains to security configurations, vulnerabilities and security best practices. The AGI Cybersecurity Engineer will also work with penetration tools at the AGI Directory of Cybersecurity’s discretion to perform internal assessments. They will also provide support as needed during surge operations for patching and remediation to ensure the company’s network and data is protected. 50% or more Telework capabilities are available for the right candidate with required travel to HQ in Exton, PA at the discretion of the AGI Director of Cybersecurity.



  • Configuration, implementation and maintenance of host-based firewalls, intrusion prevention system (IPS), anti-virus (AV) software, SELinux, network firewalls, IPS, SIEMs and proxies
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for various security tools utilized within the environment 
  • Development of countermeasures for network and hosts systems based on open source intelligence (OSINT) or behavioral analysis
  • Monitor, tune and implement countermeasures in various security tools such as McAfee ePO, Palo Alto and Splunk
  • Perform incident response and follow chain of custody processes during investigations
  • Characterize and analyze network/host traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to company resources
  • Configuration, implementation and maintenance of data loss prevention (DLP) solutions to include implementation, administration and maintenance
  • Perform basic vulnerability/penetration testing upon request from the Directory of Cybersecurity



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from an accredited college/university or related work experience
  • Minimum of two (4) years of actively supporting Cybersecurity operations in a DoD enterprise environment
  • Minimum two (2) years performing Security Operations Center (SOC) functions such as incident responder, security investigator, advanced security analyst or security engineer/architect
  • Minimum two (2) years performing system administrator functions for Windows and/or Linux
  • Proficiency in at least two (2) scripting languages
  • Operational familiarity with Kali Linux
  • Compliant with DoD IAT Level II
  • Must be able to obtain or currently have a DoD or DHS Top Secret with SCI Eligibility
  • US Citizen Required
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Detail oriented with a strong written communication skill



  • Current technical understanding of hardware and software technology
  • Organizational, communication, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work well with internal team members in resolving complex issues.
  • Ability to use logical thought process in identifying and resolving problems.
  • Ability to ask appropriate questions to facilitate resolutions
  • Ability to effectively prioritize numerous incoming requests
  • Strong customer relationship management skills to include training for the user base.
  • Excellent communication skills:
  • Can present information to groups
  • Competent with a proven work history of working with Threat Intelligence.
  • Competent with a proven work history of responding to cyber security incidents.
  • Competent with a proven work history of working with and building security tools (SIEM, vulnerability scanners, firewalls, etc.)


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com


We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.


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