Senior Security Engineer

City: MT. Laurel, NJ, Canada
Title: Senior Security Engineer
Category: IT
EmploymentType: Contract
Senior Security Engineer
New York, NY

80% ON SITE and 20% Remote
  • Client is a single portal for all City services and benefits. The vision is a simple, seamless, and intuitive experience of interacting with City government digitally.
  • It will be designed with New Yorkers at the center of the process to prioritize features by conducting user research. Clients will produce value for New Yorkers, early and often through phased releases.
  • There are several phases planned within the Client portal workstream (Child Care, Business Portal, Workforce Development Services and others). This resource will work on all planned phases.
  • As the cyber threat landscape is evolving, Citywide cybersecurity solutions are deployed in large, complex networked environments.
  • The resource requires a specialized skill set to provide guidance at various stages of planning and implementing security design, processes and solutions, and pivot between numerous technical projects communicating status at various leadership levels.
  • The resource will have significant interaction with NYC Cyber Command leadership, its engineering and architecture teams, incident response and other cyber security practitioners.
  • Lead the implementation of cybersecurity initiatives for MyCity Portal development project.
  • Perform organization-wide cybersecurity risk analysis and maintain updates on the identified risks.
  • Create, socialize and obtain approval for cybersecurity strategy and plans to address generic and specific cybersecurity risks to the organization.
  • Create and follow a process to track progress against cybersecurity plans.
  • Create network architecture diagrams, collect communication flow information, and build high level and low-level design documents.
  • Work on complex network problems, interact with vendor support teams, and drive the issue to resolution.
  • Translate compliance requirements into specific security controls and present compensating security controls.
  • Report to upper management on current cybersecurity posture and progress on mitigating identified risks.
  • Identify cybersecurity gaps and maintain a risk register.
  • Create metrics to measure cybersecurity controls efficacy.
  • Work with partners to create and maintain incident response plans.
  • Monitor and respond to alerts.
  • Review and optimize existing cybersecurity controls.
  • Ensure the organization compliance with cybersecurity best practices, policies and standards.
  • Enforce endpoint security standards.
  • Analyze vulnerabilities and work with Application Development, IT and Systems teams to ensure timely remediation and validation.
  • Perform threat simulations to detect possible risks and provide cybersecurity recommendations on topics like network perimeter, identity management, API security, microservices design and /or application development.
  • Instruct and guide other teams to craft "secure by default" infrastructure; they may also investigate, build, and recommend innovative technologies or other methods that will improve the security of cloud-based and on-premises environments.
Candidates who do not have the mandatory skills will not be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 12+ years of experience in information security
  • At least 8+ years in IT infrastructure management, application architecture, risk management, data architecture, middleware technology, and IT operations and project management
  • At least 8+ years of experience with networking, load-balancing, DNS, TLS/SSL digital certificates, SAML, Kerberos, MFA technologies, and Identity management
  • At least 4+ years of experience working in cloud environment (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • At least 4+ years of experience working in securing Internet-facing applications, utilizing WAF technologies (eg: Akamai CDN and WAF, CloudFlare, Azure CDN and WAF, AWS CloudFront and WAF)
  • At least 4+ years of experience working with tools and techniques for collecting and processing Network Security Telemetry and Security Event Data.
  • At least 4+ years of experience architecting, deploying, and managing endpoint security and EDR technology.
  • At least 4+ years of experience using scripting languages (Python, Bash, Powershell, etc.)
  • At least 4+ years of experience with Windows, Linux, or MacOS administration
  • At least 4+ years of experience working with vulnerability management and scanning tools.
  • Experience in implementing and operating Network Security Telemetry Collection Systems in multi-cloud and on-prem environments
  • Experience in implementing and operating Data Loss Prevention Systems
  • Experience of information security principles and practices, especially the implementation of practical technical controls to support organization policy.
  • Strong understanding of networking protocols, firewalls, and cybersecurity protection concepts, including software development lifecycle, and compensating controls
  • Strong understanding of cloud-based services such as O365, AzureAD, IAM
  • Strong understanding of CIS controls
  • Experience with Syslog-NG, Splunk, Humio or similar SIEM/log aggregation systems
  • Experience with SSO products and services such as PingFederate or Okta
  • Experience with NetSkope, Zscaler or similar cloud proxies
  • Familiarly with CASB/SASE products
  • Experience with Cloud-based EDR tools
  • Knowledge of endpoint security management, configuration policies, and procedures
  • Experience with asset management and on-prem/cloud-based vulnerability management tools
  • Highly flexible/willing to learn new technologies.
  • Highly organized with excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills

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