Job Detail: IT Security Engineer - Lead role

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7/9/2021 IT Security Engineer - Lead role Houston - Texas Information Technology


Walker Elliott has partnered with our growing client in Houston for a direct hire opportunity for an IT Security Engineer.  Join an IT Security team that is building their program and needs someone with an eye on being in a growth position.

The IT Security Engineer will establish a relationship with other IT groups in the Operations area.  This role requires someone to have broad knowledge across several areas of IT including networking, server architecture, virtualization and application development areas.  Up-to-date knowledge of emerging security concerns, products and technology are key.  Previous experience or knowledge of building a network from end to end is essential in order to collaborate with other IT department colleagues on Security solutions.

Job Duties

  • Develop, implement, maintain and oversee enforcement of policies, procedures and associated plans based on industry best practices.
  • Designs, monitors, implements & coordinates implementation of technical & security mechanisms for applications, network, & application servers with responsible IT analysts & administrators.
  • Design and implement security rollout plans for current and future security tools, including any maintenance and patching as needed.  
  • Installs, designs & implements intrusion detection systems
  • Research emerging products, services, protocols and standards in support of security efforts.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform security improvements, upgrades and/or purchases.
  • Deploy, manage and maintain all security systems and their corresponding or associated software
  • Deploy and maintain security monitoring and reporting for operations and industrial control systems.
  • Manage connection security for local area networks, the company Web site, the company intranet and e-mail communications.
  • Manage and ensure the security of databases and data transferred both internally and externally.
  • Design, perform, and/or oversee penetration testing of all systems to identify system related vulnerabilities.
  • Monitor server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret activity and make recommendations for resolution.
  • Conduct forensic research as requested.
  • Mentor other members of the security team

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • 4+ years IT Security Experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, data encryption, anti-virus software, and other standard security techniques and practices.
  • Working knowledge of IT security systems software, protocols and standards.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration protocols.
  • Hands-on experience with routers, switches, and hubs.
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management programs.
  • Experience with SD WAN and Cloud Security preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in performing forensics tasks preferred.
  • Experience performing risk-based assessments of systems, infrastructure, and applications
  • Experience in system technology security testing 
  • Team player with outstanding skills collaborating with various stakeholders and IT groups
  • Experience working with CFIUS and NERC requirements for Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Do not apply unless you are authorized to work in the United States for any employer as client company cannot sponsor or transfer visas at this time.

Walker Elliott is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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