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Security Operations/Information Security Engineer

Lakeland Bank • Oak Ridge, NJ

Posted 28 days ago

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Banking - Financial Services, Computer Hardware, Computer Software
Information Technology, Banking


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Job Description

Security Operations/Information Security Engineer

Full time

Oak Ridge, NJ

Come join the Lakeland Bank team...

You’ll love it here!


Lakeland Bank fosters a work environment that is supportive, caring, and team-centered.  We believe in providing career advancement opportunities, within our organization, and treat our colleagues with dignity and respect.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including 401(k) and education reimbursement.

We are very proud to have been recognized, for a second time, by Forbes magazine as one of "America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial companies." This honor was a result of how we always have, and how we always will, conduct our business.  The relationships we develop with our customers are governed by the principles of trustworthiness: honesty, integrity, and reliability.  It's what our customers expect and it's what we deliver every day.



As the Security Operations/Information Security Engineer you would be responsible for the network security architecture. You will review the internal and external IT projects and applications for risk and ensure the adherence to security policies, standards, and industry best practices. You will evaluate and deploy security technologies and make recommendations for hardware / software products and will perform incident response activities for security events, vulnerability management and penetration testing. The Security Operations/Information Security Engineer must be able to work independently, make decisions based on sound security principles, and be proactive in identifying issues, and troubleshooting problems.



  • Monitor security systems including firewalls, virus protection systems, Web/Email filters, activity logging and reporting systems, and network and host-based intrusion prevention system. 
  • Work closely with CISO/ISO for troubleshooting security related problems, identifying and implementing security strategy.
  • Monitor server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity, and make recommendations based on those findings.
  • Work with managed security services vendors to maintain optimal performance – including reviewing periodic reports and addressing areas that may require attention and managing vendor and Bank resources to complete tasks as necessary and as allocated in budget.
  • Review security violation reports and investigate possible security exceptions
  • Perform regular review of hardware and application hardening configurations and validate they are working effectively
  • Perform vendor technical security assurance and compliance reviews to assure vendor controls meet the Bank standards for confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Identifying adverse events in a timely manner and reaching an understanding of the potential impact of events and anomalies
  • Create and maintain procedure documents detailing security controls and associated processes
  • Develop and maintain detailed playbooks to quickly and effectively analyze trends and potential threats
  • Establish mitigation procedures and practices that allow for the expeditious containment and mitigation of a threat
  • Ensure that the detective processes are maintained and tested to ensure that they are operating effectively
  • Monitor inventory of infrastructure components, computing resources, data repositories, data flows, people and processes throughout the company
  • Maintain appropriate procedures documentation and consult with CISO/ISO on policy maintenance and development
  • Stay abreast of Information Security threats and trends through monitoring of FS-ISAC alerts, newsletters and other industry information sources that are useful in identifying vulnerabilities and determine potential impact to the environment
  • Cross train and assist with Business Continuity Program, Business Impact Analysis, and system administration for Information Security systems  


Employment Eligibility


All Lakeland Bank employees must be bondable.  FBI background checks are required to confirm eligibility for bonding. 

Note: A guilty plea or criminal conviction will not necessarily preclude employment at Lakeland Bank

Apply today, and find out why our colleagues love it here! Visit:

Equal opportunity employer of qualified protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, minorities and females. Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $4.7 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 53 New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties; five New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Waldwick; and two commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers.

Job Requirements


  • 7 years’ related experience and/or training in Information Technology/Information Security, plus 3 years’ related system management experience
  • Knowledge of issues and problems related to information security
  • Knowledge of contemporary hardware, software, and network architectures
  • Strong technical background in systems and networking
  • High level of integrity and sound judgment concerning security, privacy issues and complex situations
  • Effective, efficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong service commitment
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated leader and manages time effectively
  • Ability to understand and implement cultural change related to technology
  • Solid Understanding of network components (WAN, LAN, routers, switches, firewalls)
  • Advanced: 10-Key, Database, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing
  • Intermediate: Alphanumeric Data Entry, Presentation/PowerPoint
  • Basic: Accounting, Contact Management

Bondable Preferred Candidate will be or possess:

  • Technical degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Technology, or similar discipline preferred.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • GIAC Certification

Preferred Candidate will be or possess:

  • Technical degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Technology, or similar discipline preferred.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • GIAC Certification
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