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Security Engineer

Chicago, Illinois


Full Time

$120k - $150k

Job Title: Security Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL (Hybrid, MUST be in the Greater Chicago Area)

Job Description:

We're looking for an experienced Security Engineer to fortify our team's efforts in safeguarding our systems against potential threats. As a Security Engineer, you'll play a critical role in ensuring the integrity of our infrastructure, maintaining robust security measures, and collaborating with diverse teams to enforce compliance with stringent security protocols.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Strengthening Security Infrastructure:
  • Develop and implement comprehensive security protocols across diverse systems and networks.
  • Manage and deploy sophisticated security tools to monitor, detect, and respond to potential threats.
  • Conduct routine security assessments, audits, and vulnerability analyses to preemptively address security loopholes.

2. Collaborative Guidance and Enforcement:
  • Collaborate seamlessly with multifunctional teams to address security concerns and impart best practices.
  • Uphold adherence to established security standards and protocols across the organization's operations.

3. Rapid Incident Response and Surveillance:
  • Vigilantly monitor systems and networks for potential security breaches and execute swift responses to incidents.
  • Develop and enact incident response strategies to mitigate immediate threats and prevent future occurrences.

4. Automation and Continuous Improvement:
  • Automate security processes to optimize efficiency and accuracy in identifying and mitigating threats.
  • Continuously elevate security measures, keeping abreast of evolving threats and industry best practices.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in security roles (years may vary based on seniority).
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (Python, Shell, PowerShell) for automation purposes.
  • Strong practical knowledge of network security, endpoint protection, and adeptness in implementing security tools.
  • Solid understanding of security principles, standards, and protocols.
  • Familiarity with security tools like firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.
  • Preferred certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), or equivalent certifications.

Preferred Skills:
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with an acute eye for troubleshooting security issues.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative work environment.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing security solutions within intricate technical environments.
  • Knowledge of compliance frameworks (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, SOC 2).

Applicants must have current authorization to work full-time in the specified location.

Posted by: Nicolas Butko