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Senior Engineer, Information Security at INSPYR Solutions

Senior Engineer, Information Security

INSPYR Solutions Houston, TX (On Site) Full-Time
Title: Senior Cybersecurity Engineer 
Location: Houston, TX 77010
Duration: Direct Hire
Compensation: Salary
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the US
Qualified candidates may send a copy of their resume (Word Format) to Katelyn Jones at .  
The scope of the Information Security function includes all strategic security planning and control oversight to ensure effective risk mitigation takes place within the firm. The Information Security team implements and operates a number of security solutions directly, such as anti-malware solutions, Internet security proxy servers, and the vulnerability scanning platform, and rely on other departments (IT service delivery, HR, Facilities) to operate all other security controls.

The Information Security team is responsible for ensuring the overall effectiveness of the control framework and managing security incidents. The teamwork with unified principles and processes around the world while maintaining regional stakeholder relationships. They adhere to the international standard ISO 27001, and report to the Firm's Chief Information Security Officer.

This position is ideally located in Houston, Texas, but can be based in any of our US offices. We offer a fully remote or hybrid schedule. The position reports into the Head of Information Security – Operations & Risk.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise of the Firm's security solutions
  • Provide security product ownership and maintenance of tools such as next generation anti-virus / EDR, web filtering, vulnerability scanning, and privileged access management solutions
  • Continually improve the team's visibility into the security posture of on premise and cloud infrastructure; provide associated data and risk records as appropriate
  • Assist with remediation of weak controls as necessary, either technically or through influence
  • Assist with the definition of standards, policies, designs and apply control governance where necessary as a preventative measure
  • Ensure that the Firm has the requisite capability to investigate, prevent and remediate against security breaches, viruses and deviations from security procedures
  • Participate in post-mortem investigations of Information Security incidents while preparing report documents illustrating the findings and lessons learned
  • Propose security controls to mitigate identified risks, while improving ongoing operations and incident response processes. Using the risk management process effectively
  • Act as a technical point of escalation
  • Maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal stakeholders
  • Mentor to junior team members
Other duties
Please note this job description does not cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Experience Required
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Engineering, or similar)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a related security field
  • Previous Network Engineering or Systems Administration background (preferred)
  • Deep technical understanding of security products, including web filtering, next generation antivirus/ EDR, and vulnerability management tools
  • Ability to rapidly adapt to change and absorb new technologies
  • Ability to lead troubleshooting in complex environments and provide technical recommendations to solve short- and long-term issues
  • Strong knowledge of the security landscape (attack vectors, tooling, best practices for assessment, mitigation, remediation and governance)
  • Track record of delivering high quality solutions through project delivery or ongoing continual improvement in an operational role
  • Working knowledge of Authentication protocols, and Identity Access Management technologies such as SSO and MFA
  • Familiarity with security best practices and risk management operating in cloud environments such as Azure (required), GCP and AWS (nice to have), and in other 3 rd party SAAS platforms
  • Knowledge of Information Security standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, CIS
Personal Attributes
  • Keen sense of responsibility, ability to set a professional example and desire to adhere to defined security practices
  • Strong technical security understanding
  • Self-motivated and able to work calmly and methodically under pressure
  • Analytical, structured and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional levels of personal integrity and the ability to communicate clearly at all levels through reports, presentations and forming effective matrixed relationships
  • Flexible approach to incorporate changing priorities
  • Co-operative, service orientated, individual and established team worker, comfortable working in a geographically dispersed team
  • Good judgement when it comes to confidentiality and sensitivity of information of which they may become aware through the course of their duties
  • Adaptable and keen to learn new skills
About INSPYR Solutions:
As a leading information technology partner, we connect top IT talent with our clients to provide innovative business solutions through our IT Staffing, Professional Services, and Infrastructure Solutions divisions. We understand and value the unique needs of highly skilled information technology professionals in the industry and always strive to stay above the curve. Our company was founded on the following core values: Be the Best, Understand the Urgency, Never Ever Give Up, Have the Courage to Excel, and Make a Contribution. We take pride in our business model and strive to create a positive workplace environment through an exemplary culture.
INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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