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Senior Security Engineer
Ref No.: 17-03446
Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois
Position Type:Contract to hire
Senior Security Engineer:

The Senior Security Engineer implements and maintains Information Security technical controls in accordance with the corporate information security program. The Senior Security Engineer performs the identification, evaluation, selection, design, implementation and optimization of new Information Security initiatives. The Senior Security Engineer provides third level support for security events and incidents and resolves or escalates as necessary.

Key Areas of Responsibility
• Provide technical leadership and guidance to Information Security Engineers and Associate Engineers
• Oversee training and onboarding of new coworkers in the department.
• Maintain open communication to all stakeholders keeping them current on status.
• Continuously research cybersecurity trends and emerging security technologies
• Determine operating requirements, costs, as well as resource needs for assigned projects
• Develop, implement and maintain the information security safeguards and measures to enforce information security policies, standards, and procedures
• Consult with internal business partners to identify security requirements and implement necessary security controls
• This role will be approximately 75% dedicated to project work and 25% security operational support
• Provide level 3 support for Information Security
• Lead information security incident response activity
• Participate in weeklong 24/7 on-call support rotation and off hours or weekends as needed
• Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and vendors
• Minimal travel

The information in this position description is intended to convey information about the key responsibilities and requirements of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the opportunity. Responsibilities are subject to change.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• 10 years of information technology experience
• 6 years of cumulative information security experience which should encompass three or more of the following domains:
• Security Architecture and Design
• Network & Endpoint Security
• Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure
• Security Monitoring & Incident Handling
• Vulnerability Management
• Identity & Access Management
• Security Operations
• Software Development Security
• Information Security Governance and Risk Management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with team members and stakeholders
• Demonstrated technical leadership ability

Preferred Qualifications
• Any relevant security certifications, such as: GIAC or CISSP

Third Party Applications Not Accepted