Sr. Security Engineer

for Huron Consulting Group in Chicago, IL

VPN, Cisco, Unix, Linux, Windows 
Chicago, IL
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The responsibility of this position is to ensure Huron Consulting Group complies with compliance standards including but not limited to Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, FERPA, and ISO 27001 from an infrastructure security perspective. The Sr Security Engineer will follow industry best practices on globally deployed technologies ranging from Cisco ASA firewalls, SNORT IPS sensors, NESSUS, Metasploit, and others. However, their primary responsibility will be the management of a complex Cisco ASA firewall infrastructure. The ideal candidate is looking for a fast paced environment where emerging security technologies are designed and implemented by an energetic team of bright individuals.

Job Details:

  • Administration, troubleshooting and resolving security infrastructure on Huron Consulting Group’s data network, including:
    • VPN (both site to site or L2L and Remote Access)
    • Cisco ISE
    • Multicontext Firewalls, Active-Active Configurations and Clustering
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
    • Linux, Unix Systems and Microsoft Windows Systems
    • Non-Windows authentication controls, i.e. Cisco ACS, ISE, RSA, PGP
  • Process Improvement
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Standard Operating Procedures Documentation
  • Investigating security breaches and suspected security breaches
  • Generating Evidence for Compliance/Audit
  • Other IT-related operations, administration and maintenance functions, as required

Job Requirements:


  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Process oriented and a person with strong analytical skills
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills with technical and non-technical team members and end-users
    • Must be highly self-reliant, motivated and able to take ownership of tasks through completion
    • Good understanding of identity service management,  administration and troubleshooting
    • Strong customer service skills, including empathetic listening skills
    • Teamwork skills to maintain strong working relationships within and outside IT, to develop a results-oriented work environment
    • Excellent follow-up skills to see tasks through to resolution, and communicate problem status to end users such as notification of completion, notification of delay, and explaining rationale.
    • Linux, Unix, Windows Systems Security Administration
    • Network Troubleshooting
    • Must be ITAR compliant
    • Excellent organizational skills, prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
    • Offer and accept feedback and constructive suggestions
    • Ability to share knowledge, share work plans, teach, learn, and manage conflict
    • Ability to work independently
    • Physically able to mount network equipment without assistance


 Background Experiences


    • Preferred Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – Security
    • SANS Institute GCIA, GCFW or GCIH preferred Other SANS Certifications Considered
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer related field or 5+ years of experience
    • 3+ years of experience in Information Security or related field
    • Hands on experience with IT Security infrastructure
    • Demonstrated skills running complex Cisco Security Architectures
    • Experience with Snort based IDS/IPS a plus


Location:  Mount Prospect, IL or Chicago, IL



Huron Consulting Group