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       Information Security Sr. Engineer - Contract

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Job Reference: 2126   (Please use reference when applying for this job)
Job Description:

An Information Security Sr. Engineer is needed for growing company located in Chicago, Ill.

Chosen individual will provide leadership as an Information Security technical SME. As a senior member of IT Security team, he/she will be shaping the direction for protection of a leading global component and systems manufacturer for the automotive industry.


      1.       Work with Architects and Operations staff to define and implement security solutions for the protection of computer systems, networks and information.

      2.       Develops SIEM alerts, field extractions, dashboard, and metrics

      3.       Manage relationships with security service providers.

      4.       Maintains, configures, and troubleshoots security infrastructure devices

      5.       Mentor and develop junior team members

      6.       Delivers and manages department budget

      7.       Leads incident investigations and SIEM tuning

      8.       Communications security issues to management

      9.       Identifies and defines system security requirements, standards, and guidelines

      10.   Design and develops detail security designs. Sets scope and strategic direction for security projects

      11.   Works with Architecture to regularly revise and maintain security 3 year technical roadmaps

      12.   Performs root cause analysis, makes and implements recommendations on improvements

      13.   Recommends and implements threat countermeasures and controls

      14.   Recommends and implements improvements to security services

      15.   Other duties as assigned.



      1.    BS in Computer Science, Information Security and Risk Management, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related major or commensurate experience.

      2.    5+ years of working level experience securing IT systems.

      3.    3+ years of experience managing/maintaining SIEM and Logging infrastructure.

      4.    Experience in a large-scale global IT Enterprise environment.

      5.    Experience with administration and management of Windows, Linux, UNIX, and mobile operating systems.

      6.    Experience with the following tools is a big plus: Vulnerability Management, DLP, Firewall Management

      7.    Scripting experience in more than one of the following (Perl, Python, R, bash, PowerShell)

      8.     Experience with application security

      9.    Certifications: CISSP,GIAC Certifications (GCIH, GCWN/GCUX, GISSP, etc)

      10.   CISCO/Microsoft/Red Hat Certificates

      11.   CEH


      1.       2-3 years experience with Splunk

      2.       Ability to quickly learn new technologies and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current security trends and events.

      3.       In-depth knowledge of networking and routing concepts

      4.       Solid experience with windows and Linux operating systems

      5.       Proven working experience in building and maintaining security systems

      6.       Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security

      7.       Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, and content filtering

      8.       Experience with network technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools

      9.       Thorough understanding of the latest security principals, techniques, and protocols

      10.   Familiarity with web related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols. 

      11.   Knowledge of securing mobile devices

      12.   Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure, good verbal and written communication skills.

      13.   Ability to travel up to 25%

To express interest in this position, please Email Resume in MS-Word or .pdf format and attach cover letter with Salary requirements and contact information. Please be sure to reference Job #


Location:  Chicago, IL
Type:   Contract
Salary:   $$,$$$ / DOE