Phia System Hardening Engineer in Morrisville, North Carolina

OVERVIEW: phia LLC is seeking a highly skilled System Hardening Engineerto join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Morrisville, NC.


  • Work within the CISO team to promote best network security engineering practices supporting this network while focusing on cyber device hardening.

  • Research problems and recommend solutions to improve system security posture

  • Drive policies and compliance in supporting the CISO.

  • Produce regular status reports.

  • Serve as resource supporting the Chief Information Officer through the team leadership

  • Contribute information technology hardening knowledge in improving the security architecture



  • Knowledge of industry standards including but not limited to:


  • NIST 800 Series

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • CIS Benchmarks

  • Vendor Best practice documentation

  • Other platform specific documentation

  • Must have a deep understanding of ports, protocols, and services and their interactions within systems

  • Must be able to methodically secure and harden enterprise level systems and platforms

  • Policy Oriented – Must be able to understand the effects and application of policy on enterprise critical systems

  • Deep understanding and established methodologies of securing technologies in all layers of the OSI Layer

  • Must be able to identify unnecessary processes and functions of a given system or platform

  • Constative Communicator – Must be able to effectively communicate technical knowledge and translate to business leadership

  • Skilled Writer – Must be able to communicate technical knowledge effectively through writing

  • Experience with large organization networks

  • Experience with regulatory compliance, policy development, and policy enforcement

  • Experience in the roles identified above

  • Experience with device hardening

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in 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.

  • Experience with cyber security development projects and programs for U.S. Government and/or commercial clients

  • Experience with process development and deployment

  • Experience with and knowledge of network, security and IT best practices

  • Excellent writing skills


WORK SCHEDULE: Core Hours (8am-5pm; start/stop times flexible)

WORK LOCATION: Raleigh/Morrisville, NC

TRAVEL: Minimal; <5%


SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to obtain Public Trust or higher



phia LLC ("phia") is a Northern Virginia based, 8a certified small business established in 2011 with focus in Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security/Defense, Intrusion Analysis & Incident Response, Cyber Architecture & Capability Analysis, Cyber Policy & Strategy, Information Assurance/Security, Compliance, Certification & Accreditation, Communications Security, Traditional Security, and Facilities Security. phia also provides cyber operations support functions such as: Program and Process Management, Engineering, Development, and Systems Administration that allows for Cyber Operations to efficiently integrate our customer’s missions and objectives. phia supports various agencies and offices within the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal government, and private/commercial entities.

phia offers excellent benefits to enhance the work-life balance, these include the following:

· Medical Insurance

· Dental Insurance

· Vision Insurance

· Life Insurance

· Short Term & Long Term Disability

· 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match

· Paid Holidays

· Paid Time Off (PTO)

· Tuition and Professional Development Assistance

· Parking Reimbursement