Uptake is a platform of answers built for industry, with industry. We are looking for smart, curious and insanely talented people who can help us break into new territory, take on massive problems and build fast. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Security Architecture Analyst at Uptake

What We Do:

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

What You'll Do:

​As a Security Architecture Analyst, you’ll be responsible for assisting in the development of Uptake’s technical security standards, performing solution research, and managing proof of concept testing. In addition, the Security Analyst will work with the Security Architect in documenting implementation and maintenance guides for the Technical Operations team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop security design standards and patterns that support risk and compliance objectives
  • Review proposed IT solutions and identify any risks
  • Create network and data flow documentation
  • Act as technical security liaison between multiple groups to provide security design and architecture guidance
  • Draft technical artifacts and create a process and procedure
  • Research, design and support implementation of security toolsets
  • Provide mentoring and training, and act as a leader within the Security team
  • Participate in hands-on security implementation projects
  • Collaborate with security/system administrators on implementation of solutions

Qualifications:

  • University or college degree
  • 2 to 3 years as a technical security practitioner or security architect
  • Knowledge of cloud and virtualization technologies and platforms
  • Experience in a software development continuous integration and continuous deployment environment
  • Networking and Unix/Linux skills
  • Experience with logical access/identity management and secure remote access
  • Familiarity with database and operating system security
  • Some experience with hands on administration of network devices, systems and/or security devices
  • Understanding of Firewalls, Encryption and PKI, Intrusion Detection Systems, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Web Application Firewalls, Advanced Malware Defense Appliances, DDOS Prevention, Application Whitelisting and Network Packet Capture Solutions.
  • Familiarity with regulated environments and related standard (e.g., ISO 27001/2, NIST, FEDRAMP, HIPAA, PCI/DSS and Sarbanes Oxley)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an expert team player with demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Ability to effectively execute and drive cross-functional teams in a fast paced startup environment

Preferred Skills:

  • CISSP, SANS or other security certification
  • Active member of the information security community
  • Be bad-ass in what you do.

Company Reviews

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I love it here because I get to lead by example. I believe in our vision and our mission, and I get to share it everyday, both internally and externally.
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We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
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Lead Innovation Architect
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I loving being the first person who welcomes new employees to the team and answer any and all of their immediate questions.
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Perks & Benefits
Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Philosophy class
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Catered Friday lunch
Winter party
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