Cyber Security Engineer (Decatur)

Genuent in Decatur, GA

  • Industry: Information Technology - Information Security Specialist/Forensics
  • Type: Full Time
  • $59,835.00 - 132,670.00
position filled
Information Security Engineering Lead, Atlanta, GA - Direct Hire

Looking to expand our direct client's Security Engineering team within the Cyber Security department. The Cyber Security Engineering team is responsible for finding areas where the Company could improve information security and developing solutions to Institute-wide security problems.

This position would work on the engineering staff taking leadership over a technical area and providing support to other members of Cyber Security including engineering, operations, and policy staff as needed. Responsibilities will include participating in incident response as an escalation path from the security operations team. We are flexible with a candidate with extensive technology experience who is looking to move into security formally and are very supportive of furthering employee education and certifications.
  • An ideal candidate would have experience creating value from security event data, writing alerts and reports that trigger incident response, and deep experience searching data in Splunk and Kibana/Elasticsearch.
  • Familiarity and experience with Splunk, Elasticsearch, Qualys, Palo Alto, FireEye, Suricata, Python, and MineMeld (or another threat intelligence platform) would be preferred.
  • Provide leadership and advanced technical expertise to the information security program covering multiple units within a large campus organization. Efforts are aimed at establishing and maintaining the safety and ongoing protection of those units' information assets.
  • Area within which the position operates may be centralized within the campus Office of Information Technology or within a campus department of significant size and complexity.
Responsibilities
  • Develop and recommend information security policies, standards and best practices within assigned campus area or organization.
  • Perform periodic risk analysis, vulnerability scanning and testing; responding as appropriate.
  • Identify and mitigate vulnerabilities posing threats to information assets of assigned units.
  • Evaluate and, as appropriate, recommend acquisition of new and improved information security technology.
  • Develop and conduct training and instruction on information security related areas.
  • Maintain security systems in compliance with applicable regulations.

Basic Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Work Experience: Six to seven years in information security technology and architecture.

Skills
  • This position requires advanced knowledge of information security concepts, technology and practices and working knowledge of pertinent regulations.
  • Skills in developing architecture for and implementing various information security tools and products and managing and promoting security programs within an organization is required as are skills in organization, project/team leadership and customer service.

Qualifications
  • Preferred Education: Master's Degree
  • Preferred Work Experience: Working in higher education
  • Preferred Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

Preferred Skills
  • Experience creating value from security event data, writing alerts and reports that trigger incident response, and deep experience searching data in Splunk and Kibana/Elasticsearch.
  • Familiarity and experience with Splunk, Elasticsearch, Qualys, Palo Alto, FireEye, Suricata, Python, and MineMeld (or another threat intelligence platform) would be preferred.



Associated topics: forensic, identity, information assurance, leak, protect, security, security analyst, security engineer, security officer, threat

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