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Senior Security Engineer
Ref No.: 17-03406
Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 145,000.00 - 175,000.00 /Year
Our Client is a Billion Dollar start-up unicorn that focuses on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions. Since established in 2007 they have grown to over 600 employees with 8 offices around the world with a goal to provide the best possible services at under market prices.

They are currently seeking a Systems Security Engineer/ Administrator to accelerate security controls projects and organically improve security practices from within the firm's Systems Engineering team. This role will report to the Manager of Systems Engineering and have a dotted line relationship to the CISO. This person will interact with multiple departments, including Legal and Software Engineering to successfully fulfill job responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead the systems security enhancement projects of varying size and scope.
  • Aid in the secure creation, automation, provisioning, and deployment of Linux-based operating systems and applications rapidly and at a very large scale.
  • Design and deploy technical security controls into the systems architecture.
  • Aid in achievement and maintenance of technical compliance requirements.
  • Conduct and analyze vulnerability assessments using commercial or open source tools.
  • Assure security relevant logs are being centrally stored and monitored for intrusions and participate in intrusion response processes as needed.
  • Manage server security systems image and build hardening processes.
  • Support vulnerability exposure assessments for new vulnerabilities to determine mitigation strategy necessary to keep systems and data safe.
  • Think out of the box and solve complex security problems at scale while balancing stability, scalability and performance.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent IT work experience.
  • 5+ years' experience in a systems administration role working on security related efforts in large (100's-1000's) server environments.
  • Must have prior experience managing host-based security controls such as IPTables, mod_security, host-based intrusion detection (HIDS), file Integrity monitoring (FIM), etc.
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools like Puppet (preferred), but Ansible / Chef / Salt acceptable.
  • Foundational understanding of networking is required.
  • Experience with scripting and system automation (Bash, Python, Perl, Awk, etc).
  • Experience w/ virtualization technologies (KVM preferred).
  • Experience with ElasticSearch and Kibana (a.k.a. ELK stack).
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