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Security Deployment Engineer

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

At Revenue, we put employee safety first and foremost. This is why we will use every resource possible to ensure this hiring process stays within the current guidelines related to COVID-19. If selected to move forward, please be aware interviews may be conducted virtually using a webcam teleconferencing method and most employees are working from home.  

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your knowledge of modern security tools and practices to secure critical and confidential information? The Department of Revenue collects billions in taxes annually, and we need your expertise to ensure that our systems provide secure and reliable services to the citizens of Washington.


Revenue's Information Systems Division (ISD) is dedicated to providing secure, dependable, and high quality technology systems and services for the agency and public. Combined with a fantastic work-life balance and a dynamic learning organization, you will work with amazing leadership, talented co-workers, and help deploy the latest tools and cloud-based solutions to tackle the agency's information security challenges.

 As a security deployment engineer, you'll be challenged to:

  • Strengthen and mature Revenue's cloud and on-premises data center security access and practices.
  • Implement security control solutions in collaboration with project managers, business partners, and technicians.
  • Coordinate with other teams within ISD to deploy security tools and techniques based on security and architectural standards.
  • Identify and recommend new and emerging security controls.
  • Act as incident command for security-related events. 

To be successful in this role you must possess:

  • An Associate's Degree or higher from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent.
  • A professional security certification, such as CISSP, CISA, or CEH, from a non-vendor specific industry recognized organization such as ISC2, ISACA, or the SANS institute.
  • Two-years of demonstrated experience leading managed security related deployment projects within a hybrid data center infrastructure.
  • Two-years of demonstrated experience administering security technology controls in the area of RBAC, NAC, unstructured data classification, separation of duties, and incident response.
  • At least six years professional experience in IT that includes a minimum of four years continuous dedicated and professional computer security work experience where computer security was your primary responsibility (comprised more than 51% of your work).
  • Demonstrated understanding of common security controls and best practices in a regulation-heavy environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of CIS Top 20 Critical Controls for security assessment and auditing.   

Preferred applicants will possess:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher in computer science or related field to information management or information security from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent.
  • Additional certifications in the area of server administration, network infrastructure, Azure, or M365
  • Two-years experience administering and deploying security tools and products within Microsoft Azure.
  • Two-years experience developing and reviewing hardening techniques for cloud-based infrastructure deployment templates and containers. 

To be considered:

  • Please complete your online profile in detail.
  • Please attach a letter of interest, describing your specific qualifications for this position.
  • If you are submitting your college transcripts and have foreign education credentials, please include the evaluation of U.S. equivalency.  
  • Note - Incomplete applications and applications received without requested attachments may be disqualified.*

To take advantage of Veteran's preference, please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22. Please blackout your social security number and date of birth before attaching.


Hello, my name is Lance and I will be assisting with this announcement. As a 19-year Department of Revenue employee, I understand the importance of finding a rewarding career with a work-life balance. At Revenue, we pride ourselves in connecting talented individuals with opportunity and would like to answer any questions you have.  

Please contact any part of the Staffing team at Jobs@dor.wa.gov or give me a call (360) 704-5725.

The Human Resource Division may use referrals from this recruitment to help fill future similar vacancies for up to six months. 


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This position may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Department of Revenue and the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

The Department of Revenue is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We embrace diversity and offer a respectful, inclusive culture for people with disabilities, as well as members of all protected groups and statuses.  We encourage you to apply.


If you need help during the application process, please call the Human Resources Office at 360-704-5731.  Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. 

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