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Security Engineer

Chicago Full-Time
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Title: Security Engineer 
Company: William Blair & Company
Position Type: Direct Placement

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

An established financial services organization is actively seeking an experienced Security Engineer with a background in Cloud for their growing team.  As the Security Engineer you will be the Lead Security person within the infrastructure and operations group.  You will be responsible for leading all security implementations and support the firm's IT security systems.  You will establish secure networks and perform day-to-day administration activities, monitor access and data security while identifying and addressing actual and potential threats, plan, coordinate and execute IT security projects and will provide guidance to less experienced team members.  Ideally searching for a self-starter who can run projects without a lot of hand-holding.  Excellent communication skills are required.
Install, implement, maintain and support the firm's IT security systems. Perform upgrades and configure security systems to optimize performance and availability. Ensure detailed security design of networks complies with firm standards and procedures.
Regularly monitor data security and network access. Develop tools and reports to identify potential and actual data security issues. Follow up to ensure appropriate resolution and minimize potential for future incidents.
Plan, coordinate and execute network and IT security projects. Communicate project status and issues that may impede project success to management.
Monitor availability and performance of networks. Resolve security technical issues.
Collaborate with IT infrastructure staff to plan and test disaster recovery and execution activities.
Identify opportunities to streamline and enhance the network administration and IT security monitoring to ensure maintenance activities and reporting are effective, efficient and integrated.
Develop security documentation, including architecture plans, test cases, production implementation plans, and maintenance reports. Monitor security logs for potential problems.
Provide guidance to less experienced team members.
Monitor industry trends that may impact network administration and security.
Ensure all activities are in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related subject matter required
5+ years of experience in network engineering and IT security required, preferably in a financial services environment
Intermediate level Cisco IOS and Azure Virtual Network
Advanced level AzureAD and Security Center, O365 and IaaS security
Strong project management and prioritization skills
Ability to collaborate across multiple functions
Attention to detail and quality
Detailed knowledge of IT security design, administration protocols, and best practices
Working understanding of IT risk and risk management
Familiarity with Varonis, Symantec DLP, Microsoft PKI, Azure MFA, Symantec WSS, LogRhythm, ExtraHop (or equivalent AI security analytics technology).
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent problem resolution skills
CCNP or equivalent nice to have

Skills required

Intrusion Detection And Prevention
Network Security
Microsoft Antivirus
Public Key Infrastructure
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