Associate Principal, Cyber Defense Engineer - Blue Team - Cloud at OCC

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OCC is seeking a Blue Team Cloud Security Engineer to increase OCC's security posture to defend against all threats against organization operations, assets, or individuals by engineering and/or assessing complex cloud-based computing environments. Work in collaboration with internal departments and system users. Provide technical cloud security engineering and assessment expertise to support the virtualization, cloud, and automation efforts.

Members of the Blue Team are expected to have exceptionally strong ethics, integrity and be accountable for their actions. The Blue Team must have a healthy, competitive and bar-raising relationship with the individuals who monitor and deploy OCC’s preventative and detective controls.

The ideal team member will have extensive experience in more than one of the following security engineering and testing domains: AWS Cloud, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure Cloud.

This candidate must be driven, effective communicator, enthusiastic and have the desire to stay ahead of today’s emerging threats and actor techniques.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform Cloud Assessments, Cloud Security Engineering.

Understand vulnerabilities and develop relevant exploits/payloads for use during test exercises.

Perform independent reviews of OCC’s security, cloud environments, on premises network, and enterprise systems.

Plan/Design/Execute security related artifacts and activities.

Stay on-time, and within scope of testing activities.

Develop clear detailed reports and recommendations based on concrete evidence.

Debrief users and provide remediation strategy on findings.

Participate in adopting security best practices and implementing new ideas and innovations according to the industry trends.

Adhere to the best practices and work for delivering secured and quality products.

Consult with technical experts and system owners on all aspects of Information Security and Compliance.

Work closely with Production Support staff, Incidence Response, and IT infrastructure to increase organizational security posture.

Support OCC’s security objectives and remediation efforts relating to Security Assurance and Testing.

Stay current on emerging technology trends and the threat landscape.

Advise IT on current and emerging threats, their attack vectors, and how to mitigate them.

Qualifications:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Cloud engineering and assessment experience, with a focus on development of secure enterprise solutions

Working knowledge or demonstrated experience with and corporate hands-on experience with configuration and implementation of infrastructure as code, AWS cloud, Azure cloud, or other similar cloud technologies

Cloud services experience in IaaS, PaaS, and/or SaaS.

Strong understanding of modern deployment technologies including CICD, Terraform, Ansible, and Docker

Analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to develop creative solutions.

Ability to plan events based on the team’s overall schedule.

Ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in both written and verbal formats.

Strong technical research ability

Strong knowledge of common enterprise infrastructure technology stacks and network configurations.

Desired:

Experience working on critical infrastructure in a regulated environment.

Knowledge and experience with DevOps, Kubernetes, GitHub, and Jenkins strongly desired

Understanding of industry standards including one or both of the following NIST RMF/CSF, COBIT 5/2019. 

Hands-on experience with scripting and coding, such as Python, PowerShell, Terraform, shell scripts, etc. preferred

Technical Skills:

Excellent proficiency in cloud assessment and engineering, network,.

Proficiency in cryptography.

Proficiency with security tools-of-the-trade (Kali, Metasploit, nMap, Qualys, Maltigo, Burp Suite, etc.).

Experience with Windows, Unix, Cisco, platforms, and controls.

Education and/or Experience:

3-5+ Years’ direct experience cloud security engineering or assessment.

10+ Years’ experience in Information Assurance or Information Security environment.

Certificates or Licenses:

Security-related certifications (AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Security Specialty, CISSP, CCSP, etc.) are highly desired.

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Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.

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What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours, summer and winter outings and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.

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What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. Open offices, online health coaching.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $1000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.
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