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Security Analyst
Ref No.: 18-04957
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 90,000.00 - 120,000.00 /Year
Security Analyst

Job Summary:
The candidate will work on projects to implement solutions that improve the overall security posture of the firm. The individual will work closely with other members of the IT Security team to actively identify and rank security risks, recommend and implement solutions, work with affected departments to address the risk, and ensure that the remedy remains in effect. They must combine hands-on experience with an understanding of theory and practice. The candidate's responsibilities include operational aspects of monitoring and remediating security events including working with vendors and other IT departments to address the event and escalating to senior members of the team as necessary.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Operational
    • Perform day to day administration and support of security infrastructure tools and systems, including but not limited to SIEM, IDS/IPS, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, DLP, or other Network or System Monitoring tools
    • Review security logs of critical systems to identify risks, security threats, or configuration errors
    • Review daily, weekly, and monthly security reports for any anomalies or issues
    • Provide first level support on security issues and guidelines from end-users, developers, desktop-support specialists and system administrators
    • Troubleshoot security issues and assist with security incident responses and forensic investigations
    • Maintain documentation on security architecture, procedures, configuration
  • Project based work
    • Implement well engineered solutions to improve security posture
    • Work with colleagues and vendors to assess different technologies and determine their impact within the environment
    • Provide technical support to design, develop, engineer and implement security requirements for new and existing hardware, networks, and applications
    • Prepare formal and informal reports with security requirements on security incidents, system vulnerabilities, and ongoing compliance functions
    • Perform web application and web services security assessments, including reporting of vulnerabilities and working with development teams to correct or mitigate found vulnerabilities
Required Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate ideas, solutions, etc.
  • Self-driven to learn and develop skills
  • Strong educational background with BS / MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related area
  • Knowledge of internet, web, application, and network security techniques
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows, and Virtualization security
  • Understanding of security logging, audit logging, and event logging
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, Firewalls, and other Network functionality
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve security issues
  • Ability to be organized and very detailed oriented
  • Ability to perform and interpret vulnerability assessments
  • Ability to administer the operations of a security infrastructure
  • Ability to balance and prioritize work
  • 0-3+ years of experience in a similar position
Additional Optional Qualifications:
  • Scripting knowledge preferred
  • Experience working within the Financial Services industry