Monday, August 31, 2015

Senior Information Security Specialist

Job Title: Sr. Information Security Specialist
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: Full time

Only US Citizens and GCs

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest securities firms and investment banks in the nation. They provide innovative financial solutions through our Private Client Services, Capital Markets, and Clearing & Execution divisions. Currently looking to hire a Senior Information Security Specialist to implement, design, maintain, support, and integrate the firm’s security systems and infrastructure.  An ideal candidate will have at least 2 active certifications (e.g. GPEN, GCWN, GCIA, GCFA, GCIH, EnCE, etc.) and current hands-on technical experience in firewall security systems administration, network protocols and architecture, network/application security, IDS/IPS, forensics, encryption, vulnerability and risk analysis, privilege management and authentication.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform hands-on configuration, administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of firewalls, IDS/IPS, and other security systems
  • Implement security systems (authentication, encryption, high availability, identity management, etc.) to help mitigate or minimize risk and comply with relevant laws and regulations
  • Perform security functions as needed (i.e. open source, hacking, forensic tools, vulnerability assessment, pen testing, etc.)
  • Establish and manage systems configuration, diagnostics, and hardening standards
  • Conduct vulnerability and risk assessments and security log reviews
  • Provide 24x7 support for WS security infrastructure and participate during security incidents and events to protect company assets
  • Provide tactical/strategic security and risk guidance for IT projects, including evaluation and recommendation of security controls
  • Document and maintain security standards, guidelines, and procedures
  • Oversee and assist with departmental projects: provide IT support as needed: other projects as assigned
Experience and Skills
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field required
  • 5+ years successful track record and active technical hands-on experience in technology and Information Security
  • At least two active certifications: GPEN, GCWN, GCIA, GCFA, GCIH, EnCE, etc. (must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Strong technical knowledge of network technologies and platforms (routing protocols, TCP/IP, firewall, router, switch, configuration, network traffic analysis, IDS/IPS, etc.)
  • Experience in the secure configuration, hardening, and troubleshooting of Windows server and workstation technologies and platforms
  • Strong hands-on experience with operational and security processes & controls (e.g. vulnerability & risk management, incident mgmt, patch mgmt, configuration mgmt, etc.)
  • Experience with Industry compliance and security standards – ISO 27001/27002, PCI, FINRA, SAS70/SSAE-16, OWASP, NIST, CIS, ITIL, etc.
  • Able to provide 24/7 support during emergencies and/or cybersecurity-related incidents
  • SIEM administration experience is preferred; Financial industry experience preferred
  • A self-starter who is innovative, and a high performance security practitioner who can multi-task, manage, and balance projects with daily tasks
  • Excellent written and communication skills dealing with technical, non-technical, and management staff
Saideep Thota
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Sapvix Inc
48531 Warm Springs Blvd, Suite 406, Fremont, CA 94539
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