Uptake is the actionable insights platform that makes the world more productive, safe, secure and reliable. We create products and solutions to achieve measurable results and outcomes to enable insight and predictive analytics across key industries by leveraging a common platform.

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.


  • 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


  • 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
  •  Strong Knowledge of Windows Server Group Policy design, implementation.
  • Experience with developing Windows OS hardening policies and configuring security controls based on industry standards (CIS, NIST). Understanding of Security risks and countermeasures.
  • Experience with processes development, maintenance and documentation, monitoring and reporting on Active Directory Health and Security.
  • Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services and Integration of Enterprise Active Directory with Amazon Cloud environment.
  • Additional qualifications required include experience administering and supporting Federation Services and Single Sign-On (SSO), Microsoft IIS and some knowledge of MS SQL, Windows Update Services.
  • Must have 5+ years of combined Active Directory Administration, supporting Windows operating systems, applications for a large environment with at least 1000 users and aver 200 Windows servers.
  • 1+ years of direct experience with Amazon Web Services and AWS automation. Knowledge of Azure is beneficial.
  • 3+ years hands on experience with Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Group Policy. Experience in a multi-domain forest and multi forest environment. PowerShell scripting is required.

Preferred Skills:

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

Company Reviews

What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
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Perks & Benefits
Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Happy hours

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