Job Detail: IT Security Analyst

Job Order #12950

Post Date Job Tile Location Category
10/19/2023 IT Security Analyst Houston - Texas Information Technology


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior IT Security Analyst to introduce to our upstream oil and gas client. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding the organization's IT environment and assets by leading the administration and design of the IT security systems. Your expertise will drive continuous improvements in their IT security program, ensuring the highest levels of protection for company's data and systems.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assess and Mitigate Security Risks: Evaluate and coordinate IT-related security risks, working closely with senior management to develop strategies and technology solutions for mitigating these risks.
  • Intrusion Detection and Response: Identify and respond to potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises, maintaining the integrity of IT environment.
  • Security Audits: Conduct regular audits, potentially with third-party assistance, to verify secure system operations and compliance with security policies and procedures.
  • Security Solution Recommendations: Propose and recommend security tools and budgets necessary to fortify our organization's IT security.
  • Vulnerability Assessments: Conduct vulnerability assessments and report on IT security risk levels to management for informed decision-making.
  • Cross-Platform Expertise: Lead IT security efforts across various environments, including Corporate, SCADA, mobile, and cloud, ensuring comprehensive protection.
  • Endpoint Security: Review security profiles for all endpoints, including servers, clients, mobile devices, and cloud resources.
  • Third-Party Coordination: Act as the primary contact for third-party security operations center partners and assess the risk of third-party technologies.
  • Security Training and Awareness: Facilitate the Company's security training program and provide education on remedial security processes for staff.
  • Policy Management: Document and manage IT Security Policies, keeping them accurate, effective, and up to date.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Promote awareness of applicable regulatory standards, risks, and industry best practices, ensuring compliance with guidelines.
  • Project Leadership: Lead security-related projects, from solution validation to implementation.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or Information Security (or equivalent experience).
  • 5 years of IT security or information security experience, with a demonstrated ability to engage with senior management and regulators.
  • 3+ years of experience conducting IT compliance assessments (Sarbanes-Oxley, NIST, etc.).
  • 3+ years of experience administering IT security controls in an organization.
  • Proficiency in technical infrastructure, networks, databases, and IT security technologies.
  • Certification: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent.
  • Experience with IPS/IDS, SIEM, IAM, and Single Sign-On systems.
  • Experience in managing virtual environments.
  • Previous experience in a publicly traded organization.
  • Strong communication and time management skills.
  • Quick learner with the ability to work independently or in a team.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Upstream Oil and Gas business knowledge.
  • Knowledge of SOX.
  • Project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Windows workstation and server administration.
  • Experience performing security reviews and risk assessments.
  • Familiarity with IOT and SCADA systems.

If you are passionate about IT security and have the skills and experience we're looking for, apply now to be part of a dynamic team.  This company works in office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (from home Monday and Friday).

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.

For additional information, please email your resume to or apply online.

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