Information Security Engineer

  • Modis,
  • San Francisco, CA
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Analysis, AntiVirus, Business Requirements, CISSP, Consulting, Development, Firewall, Hadoop, ISO, Java, Library, Management, Metrics, Networking, Perl, PowerShell, Programming, Project, Project Management, Python, Research, Ruby, Security, SOAP, Supervision, Testing, Unix, Windows
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Information Security Engineer Hands-on support for a broad spectrum of technologies, including security software running on Windows and UNIX systems, network devices, virtual machines, as well our own products and services. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in implementing and supporting technical projects, and for operational support of production platforms.

  • Perform security research, analysis, and design for computing systems and network infrastructure.
  • Facilitate security vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Work on security alerts, events, and security incidents, including forensics analysis.
  • Contribute general consulting (risk analysis) and project support in the area of information security to IT infrastructure and projects as needed to support new business requirements.
  • Participate in internal security audits and investigations.
  • Manage and maintain a library of security audit tools and corresponding processes. Monitor trends in information technology and security.
  • Research emerging technologies and maintain awareness of current security risks in support of security enhancement and development efforts.
  • Monitor security systems for anomalies and respond to potential security events.
  • Oversee security patch process and validate compliance.
  • Perform periodic policy compliance reviews, risk assessments, and control testing.
  • Assist in the investigation of security incidents as required, and recommend corrective actions and process improvements.
  • Participate in on-call system administration support including but not limited to weekends, holidays and after-business hours as required to service the needs of the business.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, a related field, or equivalent work experience, is required. Industry certification is a plus: GIAC Security Essentials, Certified Ethical Hacker, GIAC Certified Incident Handler, Certified Security Administrator (firewall), CISSP, CISM, or CISA.
  • Minimum of seven years of hands-on experience in an equivalent Information Security role. Banking and/or financial services industry experience, a plus.
  • Experienced in networking and the OSI model.
  • Hands-on experience installing and administering a variety of security systems including firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM, manage antivirus/antimalware, patch management, NAC, DLP, and Group Policy.
  • Strong knowledge of at least four of the following areas: IAM, system virtualization, Windows and Unix Security, Cloud Security, Hadoop, DBMS, Application Whitelisting, Vulnerability Management, or endpoint security controls.
  • Recent programming knowledge (Perl, Python, C, PowerShell, Ruby, SOAP, XLM, Java/Hadoop).
  • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory program requirements, such as HIPAA, ISO 27000, NIST, FISMA, and SOC standards.
  • Experience using security tools such as log analyzers, network tracers, and vulnerability scanners.
  • Knowledge of the following security solutions is a plus: Cyber-Ark, SailPoint, Nessus, Tripwire, BigFix, ForeScout, Splunk, CORE Impact, EnCase.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to track and report progress against established milestones, metrics and deliverables.
  • Excellent written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to write with purpose, clarity, and accuracy to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills and operate with minimal supervision.

** If you are interested in this InfoSec Engineer opportunity in the SF Bay Area and have questions about the position please contact Spencer Jerome at 925-948-1221 or by email at spencer.jerome[at]**

Company Information

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