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Security Engineer

Apex Systems San Diego Contractor
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Apex Systems, the nation’s 2nd largest Information Technology Staffing organization, has an opening for a Senior Security Engineer to work within one of our large clients in the San Diego area. This position is a contract-to-hire role.

Please send your resume to Lindsay Maynard at Email blocked - click to apply if you're interested in learning more about this role.


The person in this role will be responsible for various aspects related to the day-to-day operations of the Cyber Security Group. These will include coordination with various matrix’d teams within the corporation and supporting vendors, as well as operation and maintenance of various capabilities that encompass the defense in depth services that support our customers.

The person in this role will also assist internal teams in driving client success by delivering Security, Compliance, Audit, Risk, Threat Intelligence, Web Services Security and Identity Management services, best practices, managing evolving risks / challenges, demonstrating thought leadership, continuous improvement while striking a balance between business needs, risk, and security requirements.


EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree or six years of verifiable experience with increasing responsibility in an Security, Compliance, Audit, Risk, Threat Intelligence, Web Services Security or Identity Management role. Extensive knowledge of NIST SP 800-53 and NIST Risk Mgmt Framework. Ability to display a strong level of competency in OWASP and OASIS governance body bodies of work, with an emphasis on Web Services and API Security - concepts and applications.


  • Day to day operations within the Cyber Security Group and IT teams.
  • Developing productive relationships with key customer stakeholders / partners.
  • Play an active role in the success of one or more of the key processes / programs below:
    • Incident Management Program
    • Threat Intelligence Management Program
    • Web Services Security Program
    • Risk Mitigation and Management Program (NIST RMF)
    • Patch Management Program
    • Change Management Program
    • Vulnerability Management Program
    • SOC Management Program
    • SIEM Management Program
    • Identity and Access Mgmt. Program
  • Drives tasks to completion, reporting in 360 degree fashion in a proactive manner.
  • Drive success and consensus with peers and the leadership team

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


Skills required

Intrusion Detection And Prevention
Network Security
Microsoft Antivirus
Public Key Infrastructure
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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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