Cerner Senior Systems Security Engineer in Silver Spring, Maryland


Job Title:

Senior Systems Security Engineer

Job Description:

We are looking for a highly-motivated cybersecurity engineer specializing in endpoint security, vulnerability management, or incident response to defend Children’s information and infrastructure.

As a Senior System Security Engineer, you will be dedicated to making our products and technologies as secure as possible – design through development. Your will report to the Information Security Operations Manager, but work closer with all teams across the organization.


  • As a Senior System Security Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Take a leading role in helping us build a robust and effective cybersecurity program

  • Maintain and implement endpoint security solutions and infrastructure delivering high availability and performance

  • Work with system/network administrators and other associates to ensure secure design, development, and implementation of applications and networks

  • Perform and analyze security and vulnerability assessments, evaluate processes, network designs or access controls

  • Monitor, analyze, respond, and report information security incidents

  • Lead deployment activities related to new solutions/technologies

  • Perform routine maintenance activities

  • Assess new software releases and patches, assist with development of test plans, and develop implementation procedures and guidelines

  • Provide remediation guidance and recommendations to programmers and administrators

  • Work to align the IT Disaster Recovery Plan to business requirements and lead in transforming it to ensure our always-on environment is secure and agile

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Job Function :

Administration & Operations, Analysis & Strategy, Consulting, Technical

Street Address:

12211 Plum Orchard Drive

Additional Information:

Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

Career Level:

Senior Professional


Silver Spring

Company Overview:

Be a part of something that matters. Something that affects every single person, every single day—people’s health and the care they receive. Cerner has a revolutionary vision for health care, from the cloud to the desktop, we design, develop and deploy technology that will bring health care into the 21st century. We provide solutions for single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed by over 14,000 health care venues around the world.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree required or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of experience


  • Previous hands-on experience with McAfee endpoint and server products is a plus (ePO, VSE, HIPS, TIE, DXL, ATD, DLP, DE, DEGO, AR, Deep Command, MGW, MOVE, DAM)

  • Information security certifications are a plus (CISSP, CCSLP, CISM, CISA, CEH, SANS)

  • Familiarity with common vulnerabilities and attack vectors

  • Excellent understanding of secure network and system design

  • Experience as a consultant at a highly technical information security consultancy desired

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and difficult customers, within a diverse team environment

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to provide after hours on-call support and provide coverage at off-site locations

  • Must be able to travel up to 10%

  • Must reside in or be willing to relocate to the greater Washington, D.C. area



Relocation Assistance Available:

Yes - Domestic/Regional