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Sr. Security Engineer
Naperville, Illinois
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Applied on January 21, 2021
Job Id #44555 Posted December 3, 2020

Main Responsibilities:

  • Partners with architecture and incident response teams to implement tools that enhance intrusion detection and data protection strategies.
  • Provides direction and leadership for other employees and contractors to drive results and ensure consistency with corporate standards and enterprise best practices.
  • Actively engaged in new technology and aware of emerging trends in Information Security.
  • Engages the necessary internal IT resources to enable the technology lifecycle process when needed.
  • Provides single point of contact and hands-on escalation and remediation for critical issues.
  • Proactively communicates relevant technical information and alerts on known issues, hot fixes, new releases, etc.
  • Investigates and triages incidents to determine root cause and proactively prevent similar issues in the future.
  • Provides regular status reports for critical incidents and projects for upper management.
  • Provides second- and third-level support and analysis during and after a security incident.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, accounting, finance, business or related discipline
  • 5+ years of technology experience, including troubleshooting and performing root cause analysis of complex IT solutions
  • Working knowledge of security solutions for intrusion detection and data protection
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform in a command-and-control role under pressure, and the ability to manage multiple priorities with competing demands for resources
  • Experience architecting and implementing security processes and tools in a complex, global environment
  • Effective communication skills with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate with technical staff, lines of business and senior management
  • Familiar with basic scripting and programming concepts, able to execute queries
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation is not available for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with modern Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solutions
  • Experience with Data Loss Protection (DLP) and Cloud Access Service Broker (CASB)
  • Experience with Endpoint protection solutions
  • Experience with Security Operations Center (SOC) integrations and automation tools
  • Ability to consume and synthesize intelligence about actors, techniques, or situations to identify emerging risk scenarios
  • Ability to develop scripts or RESTful services to integrate with enterprise platforms such as Service-Now
  • Industry- specific certifications in information security, including one or more of the following: CISA, CISSP, CISM, GIAC or equivalent certification
  • Ability to build relationships and influence individuals at all levels in a matrixes environment, as well as external vendors and service providers
  • Proficiency in process formulation and improvement
  • Knowledge of IT end-to-end problem management and root cause analysis, which is desirable
  • Proficient in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multicultural business environment
  • Knowledge of legal requirements for privacy of personal information from employees and customers

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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