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  • Livingston, NJ 07039
  • Andres Inocencio

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Security Engineer

Open Systems Technologies • Livingston, NJ

Posted 26 days ago

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$60,000.00 - $66,000.00 /Year
Information Technology


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Job Description

Position Description: 

The IT Security Defend and Protect team are dedicated to providing a solid security toolset in support of ensuring the security of the environment. Within the platform security toolset are products used for the purpose of protecting and defending the endpoint systems . Endpoint system tools include data loss prevention (DLP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), anti-virus, anti-malware, host IDS (HIDS), host based firewalls, as well as security products developed for mobile products. 
The Platform Security Engineer will be responsible for day-to-day engineering and operations activities across all  endpoints. The primary responsibility for this position will be the design, testing and implementation of a new Endpoint Detection and Response platform. The engineer must work with other teams in order to ensure the platform is designed effectively, takes into account all business concerns, and is deployed in a manner befitting policies and standards. This position will work with the IT teams to develop and test the new endpoint visibility and protection platform across workstations, servers and mobile devices. The engineer will be responsible for ensuring appropriate communication with stakeholders including those from within other parts of the business. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong knowledge of and experience with the general information security controls employed to protect endpoints and computer applications, as well as the ability to identify, test and implement new endpoint products. The Platform Security Engineer will ensure optimal performance and effectiveness of the platform tools as well as the following: 
• Responsible to analyze, identify, and document best practices to ensure optimal security tool functionality 
• Perform capabilities gap analysis of existing platform security tools to determine adequacy for security objectives 
• Identify and document security infrastructure capacity thresholds 
• Ensure all tools are monitored for capacity, performance, and availability 
• Must develop dashboards or periodic status reports that communicate the health of and risks to IT security platform tools and the business, as well as reporting on key metrics being provided by those tools 
• Manage security infrastructure configuration files, logs, and other artifacts to perform root cause analysis when there are issues 
• Ensure processes are documented and runbooks are developed and maintained 
• Establish and maintain strong relationships with security tool vendors to stay on top of new functionalities and find ways to add value with existing tools 
• Manage requests from internal and external auditors on company security controls and provide required evidence when needed 
• Work with project managers on required project related tasks 
• Act as a liaison between the security groups, business owners, clients and system managers 
• Perform other security related duties as required 

Job Requirements

Position Requirements: 

• 5 years’ experience in an information technology role with increasing responsibility, three of which were in information security 
• Bachelor’s degree in information technology, business administration or a related field 
• CISSP is preferred 
• Strong familiarity with security issues surrounding endpoints, including operating system, data loss prevention, endpoint detection and response, anti-virus, anti-malware, endpoint firewall, host intrusion detection, and mobile devices 
• Must demonstrate experience in deploying complex tools and architecture within a large, enterprise organization with a global footprint 
• Must be a creative self-starter with the ability to dig deeply into problems, identify root causes, and recommend sustainable solutions 
• Familiarity with how endpoints are provided either via hardware or virtual deployment 
• Ability to balance project work with day-to-day operational tasks and troubleshooting in a highly dynamic business environment 
• Must have ability to identify gaps in procedures, and willingness to communicate them to the team, and suggest improvements 
• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft and/or *nix operating systems 
• Strong understanding of multiple networking protocols (TCP/IP, NetBIOS etc.) and networking concepts including local networks and wireless networks, and how these are utilized at the endpoints 
• Strong understanding of OS and network security 
• Ability to research, analyze and resolve complex problems with minimal supervision and escalate issues as appropriate 
• Strong analytical skills 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must


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