Principal Engineer

ENG · Columbia, Maryland
Department ENG
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $135k - $170k

Located in Howard County, Maryland, Nteligen engineers solutions to the challenges of data movement. We perform proactive cyber threat mitigation in everything we do. Nteligen is not afraid to solve hard problems and is known to take on an array of different types of work, including software engineering, technical research, product assessment, security assessment, and cyber consulting.

This position will utilize a mix of skills that will require the engineer to understand a system's entire context and the associated IT risks. The engineer will help define, design, and develop a risk model for data flow systems. This position requires coding experience, but the day-to-day will be systems engineering focused. Current tasking includes developing and writing risk-based testing guidance documents and modeling threats based on requirements. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in Linux system security and have excellent writing skills.

The qualifications for this Engineer position include responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing research and development programs and activities, a degree in engineering, scientific, or systems management discipline, a minimum of 14 years of experience of increasing responsibility in the field of Science & Engineering or Computer Science, and personal experience in project planning. This position has active funding and can support 14-21 years of experience.


BS degree in engineering or scientific discipline (4 years of professional experience may be substituted for a BS degree) and 14+ years of professional experience.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in programs within the federal government
  • BS (or higher) in SE, CS, IS, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related field (5 years additional experience may be substituted for a BS)
  • 5 years of experience developing software-based systems that operate on enterprise Linux or similar operating systems
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience developing secure systems
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Must have a secret security clearance

Preferred (but not required):

  • Experience in Cross Domain Solutions
  • Familiar with Ansible or similar tools
  • Experience with requirements analysis
  • Experience with penetration testing
  • Red team / Blue team experience
  • Familiar with the MITRE ATT&CK, CWE, and CAPEC frameworks

*Nteligen is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or national origin. EEO/ADA/Veteran

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  • Location
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $135k - $170k