IT Security Specialist


$80 - $90
Contract - W2
Contract - 12 Month(s)


cyber security
cloud security

Job Details

Position : IT Security Specialist

Duration: 12+ months

Location: Chicago, IL or Denver, CO (Onsite role in Hybrid Model 3 days onsite in a week)

Required skills:
5+ years of experience in cyber security or a technology-related field
5+ years of experience in cloud security (AWS|Azure|Google Cloud Platform)
Demonstrated passion for cyber security, good understanding of security operations, cyber defense, network security, threat intelligence, incident response.
SIEM configuration (particularly Splunk Sentinel). Configure Incident and alarm response procedures for operations teams to manage incidents.
Experience/Understanding of Cloud based services, technologies and providers (eg SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, etc.)
Hands-on experience with implementing native cloud security services and triage capabilities with multi cloud environments
Significant experience with one or more of the following cloud environments at a large enterprise: AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
- Experience with container security and orchestration - Docker, Containerd, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.
-Detailed understanding of IaaS and virtualization - service orientated architecture designed around the delivery of Infrastructure components as a service
-Familiar with configuration release management tools commonly used in CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.)
Experience with the creation and tuning of alerting rules from CSPM/SSPM tools in response to changing threats
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to describe security event details and technical analysis with audiences within the cybersecurity organization and other technology groups
Experience with configuring cloud security native services and performing end-end UAT with key stakeholders.
Experience with any CSPM/SSPM/CIEM/CWPP vendor solutions, and aligning cloud security to hardening standards and frameworks (CIS, NIST, ISO)
Exhibiting familiarity with Cloud Security Alliance, Center for Internet Security, ISC2, and SANS Cloud Security Standards for securing cloud applications, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, containers, and microservices
Experience on coordination and collaboration with multiple vendors for CSMP tools and for new upcoming technology enhancements
Experience in building CSPM/SSPM test cases for performing proof of concepts with vendor solutions
Experience in other security technologies such as: Security information and event management (SIEM), IDS/IPS, Web Application Firewall (WAF), endpoint protection, Sandboxing, network- and host- based firewalls, Encryption, Threat Intelligence, Penetration Testing, etc. is a plus.
Knowledge of security and privacy-related industry standards and frameworks (e.g. NIST CSF, CIS, ISO 27001 series, COBIT, HIPAA, MITRE)
Experience using scripting languages (Python, Powershell, Bash, etc.) to parse machine-generated data, interact with REST APIs and automate repetitive tasks
Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint) with ability to analyze data and document policy/standards/project documentation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate technical knowledge to non-technical audience; production of policy/standards/project documentation
Ability to take ownership of an initiative/issue through completion and work in a collaborative environment.

Qualified candidates should APPLY NOW for immediate consideration! Please hit APPLY to provide the required information, and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.

We are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar positions. If this role is not a fit for you, we do offer a referral bonus program for referrals that we successfully place with our clients, subject to program guidelines. ASK ME HOW.

Thank you!

Himanshu Shekhar


Pay Range*: $80 $90 Per Hour

*Pay range offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors, including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc.

Benefits: Innova Solutions offers benefits( based on eligibility) that include the following: Medical & pharmacy coverage, Dental/vision insurance, 401(k), Health saving account (HSA) and Flexible spending account (FSA), Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Short term and Long term Disability, Accident & Critical illness coverage, Pre-paid legal & ID theft protection, Sick time, and other types of paid leaves (as required by law), Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

ABOUT INNOVA SOLUTIONS: Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Innova Solutions employs approximately 50,000 professionals worldwide and reports an annual revenue approaching $3 Billion. Through our global delivery centers across North America, Asia, and Europe, we deliver strategic technology and business transformation solutions to our clients, enabling them to operate as leaders within their fields.

Recent Recognitions:

  • One of Largest IT Consulting Staffing firms in the USA Recognized as #4 by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA 2022)
  • ClearlyRated Client Diamond Award Winner (2020)
  • One of the Largest Certified MBE Companies in the NMSDC Network (2022)
  • Advanced Tier Services partner with AWS and Gold with MS


Innova Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits any kind of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Innova Solutions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national origin, citizenship, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by the statutes, rules, and regulations in the locations where it operates. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us at or . Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. Innova Solutions encourages all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. Innova Solutions (HireGenics/Volt) does not discriminate against applicants based on citizenship status, immigration status, or national origin, in accordance with 8 U.S.C. 1324b.

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