Principal Cybersecurity Engineer

Last updated one month ago
Location:Riverwoods, Illinois

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Job Description

The Principal cybersecurity engineer will champion efforts to enhance security of our cloud infrastructure, helping implement security best practices and guard rails around the use of various cloud services, and delivering those capabilities through modern automation tools, principles and patterns. They are subject matter experts in Cloud Security providing advice and expertise to the enterprise in secure use of cloud. They should have strong problem solving skills and demonstrate the ability to work independently, communicating effectively across multiple technical teams.
  • Acts as the principal advisor to upper management in Cybersecurity matters. Ensures security improvement designs are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required. Certifies that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed using the Cybersecurity engineering approach and are consistent with organization-level cybersecurity architecture. Explores and assesses the latest technology trends, disruptions and security/IT service business models to ensure Business Technology maintains, and improves, organization cyber competitive edge.
  • Works closely with management to define and promote the strategic direction of the team. Provides strong leadership and direction to team members. Provides subject matter expertise across all Cybersecurity technologies. Oversees project implementation to ensure successful solution delivery.
  • Researches, engineers and integrates new Cybersecurity solutions. Applies service oriented security architecture principles to meet organization's confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements. Performs cyber defense incident triage, to include determining scope, urgency, and potential impact; identifying the specific vulnerability. Makes recommendations that enable expeditious remediation.
  • Creates and maintains Cybersecurity technology roadmap. Ensures compliance to audit, regulatory and legal requirements Builds and maintains effective relationships with peers and internal business partners, and external vendors. Enforces the engineering and architecture methodologies to be in compliance with technical aspects of security controls and standards, and pilots the implementation of prominent security solutions to improve the confidentiality, integrity and/or availability of the firm’s intellectual property, systems and applications.
  • Transforms business requirements into technical specifications. Designs and develops system security measures to ensure Cybersecurity is fully integrated. Validates current and future state architectural models to assess impact across all Cybersecurity technology systems.
Minimum Qualification:
  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • 6 + years of experience in Information Security, Application Security, Programming, DevOps, Cloud, Computer Science, Data Analytics, or related

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelors Degree in Information Security, Information Technology or Business
  • 4 years of hands on experience working with AWS and/or GCP cloud environments
  • Has an advanced understanding of IAM and permissions model in AWS and/or GCP
  • Has the experience creating and securing the most commonly used AWS services such as S3, EC2, RDS, lambda, VPC, SQS, SNS etc.
  • Has good understanding of use of AWS CloudTrail and CloudWatch for security and monitoring purposes
  • Should demonstrate proficiency in coding in python and unix shell scripting


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