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Cybersecurity Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, 60601
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

Location: Richardson, TX; Chicago, IL
Job Type: Permanent

Job Purpose:
This position is responsible for completing day-to-day management and operations of assigned security solutions and platforms to help detect security vulnerabilities and events which pose risk to the enterprise; performing platform lifecycle management activities (patching, upgrades, policy configuration, etc.) for assigned platforms and/or tools; continuously assessing existing processes and procedures for improvement opportunities. This role is also responsible for recommending and executing proactive security tool configuration updates to strengthen the organization’s overall security posture and streamline existing processes, based on the evolving cyber threat landscape.

Required Job Qualifications: 

  • 5yrs of combined IT and security work experience with a broad exposure to infrastructure/network and multi-platform environments OR 9 years of combined IT and security work experience with a broad exposure to infrastructure/network and multi-platform environments.
  • Understanding and implementation knowledge of SSO, SAML, OIDC, OAUTH standards and technologies.
  • Understanding and basic knowledge of Unix/Linux and windows operating systems.
  • Scripting of commonly performed operations in shell, bash, Perl or python.
  • Basic administration of apache, tomcat and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience is using Ansible and writing basic playbooks.
  • ForgeRock API, SAML, OIDC fluency.
  • Experience working with different user registries, like Active Directory, ForgeRock open DJ, Virtual Directory services.
  • Requires knowledge of security issues, techniques, and implications across all existing computer platforms.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills.
  • Problem solving / analytical skills, tools, and techniques.
  • Results-oriented, continuous improvement mindset.
  • Organization and multi-tasking skills; ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Ability to operate effectively under high pressure situations and/or against deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize and make trade-off decisions.
  • Understanding of information security frameworks, incident management/response, security operations, and application security best practices.
  • Ability to support Incident Response (gathering evidence from logs, etc.).
  • Experience with security team operations in complex technical environments.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and processes.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies.
  • Experience with system and technology integration for various security technologies.
  • IT standards, procedures, and policies (e.g., HIPAA).
  • Certificate & Key Mgmt.
  • Configuration Mgmt.
  • TVM Scanning.
  • Patch Mgmt.
  • Wireless Security.
  • SSO and IdM tooling and functionality.
  • Security event monitoring systems.
  • Network-based and host-based intrusion detection systems.
  • Firewall technologies.
  • Malware detection.
  • Enterprise-level antivirus solutions/systems and encryptions standards.

Preferred Job Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors OR Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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