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Cybersecurity Engineer ( Firewall / IDS ) (Chicago)

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Job Description

The Cybersecurity Engineer creates solutions in alignment with the Cybersecurity engineering road map, and maintains processes for the delivery of highly complex secure systems, cyber applications, technical projects and regulatory and risk requirements.

This Engineer role facilitates process engineering, risk remediation, and mitigation of operational risk in a high velocity culture. Analyzing cyber technologies, metrics models, and performance indicators are key activities this role performs on the road to identifying robust solutions and building resilient next-generation systems that solve business challenges and enhance the control environment.


  • Reviewing security architectures, firewall configurations, IDS/IPS, and security controls for new and proposed systems.

  • Manage enterprise security technologies e.g., firewalls, endpoint solutions, etc.

  • Builds automation tools/processes through industry standard scripting languages and tools (ie. Python, PowerShell, Ansible).

  • Develop, enforce, update and communicate security policy. Ensure that the policy is up to date with evolving security requirements. Work with other members throughout the organization to comply with company policies.

  • Analyzes, designs and develops security solutions with Cybersecurity architects to ensure it is consistent with corporate technology goals and risk tolerance levels. Designs and engineers solutions to align with the Cybersecurity Strategy

  • Serves as the subject matter expert for supported security technologies, and act as subject matter expert during escalations

  • Validates current and future state architectural models to assess impact across assigned Cybersecurity technology systems.

  • Oversees security requirements and technical specifications to guide project implementation towards successful solution delivery

  • Provides direction to infrastructure, operations, data and application developments groups throughout transitioning phase, implementation in production and beyond

  • Manages relationships with security partners and vendors. Builds and maintains effective relationships with management, peers, project managers and internal customer

  • Maintains knowledge of engineering next-gen designs, security trends, threats and attack techniques

  • Ensures compliance to audit, regulatory and legal requirements

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here s what we need from you:

  • Bachelors Computer Science or related

  • 3+ Years Information Security, Application Security, Security Engineering or related

  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of competent on the Dreyfus engineering scale

External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.




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