Information Security Engineer

| Chicago

Information Security Engineer


Vail Systems Company Profile


The human voice is capable of conveying nuances and meaning that just can't be expressed through clicks and text messages. And for that reason, voice interactions have always had a special power to shape our perceptions and experiences. At Vail, we believe in the unique power of voice interactions to create more expressive, more intimate, and more efficient interpersonal interactions. Our experts work with Fortune 500 companies to help them serve their customers more efficiently and effectively through the use of various voice technologies. From basic network services, to state-of-the-art IP telephony, to cutting edge real-time analytics, Vail technology makes millions of voice interactions better every day.


Information Security Engineer


We are adding another member to our security team at either our Deerfield or Chicago Loop location to further extend and protect an already highly secure environment. As an Information Security Engineer at Vail, you'll review security alerts, analyze security threats, find vulnerabilities, and offer solutions. You will also participate in projects requiring full security assessments, including reports on findings and proposals for improvement. You are not yet expected to be an expert in security, but you do need to have developed an intermediate level of experience in system and/or network administration, have hands-on experience, and know how to configure Linux systems from the ground up with a strong security posture. You will be working alongside a group of professionals with extensive backgrounds in security, networking, systems administration, and software development to design and deliver solutions to complex technical problems, so it is a great opportunity to develop expertise in security and compliance.


What you can expect to be doing:


  • Defend systems and data against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction
  • Monitor network traffic for unusual activity and respond to security events
  • Investigate security incidents and violations
  • Conduct penetration testing and vulnerability scans
  • Supervise the vulnerability management program
  • Configure and support security systems and tools such as IDS, log correlation engines, and scripts
  • Perform configuration audits against our standards for servers and firewalls
  • Participate in the development of the security program
  • Participate in annual risk assessments and security audits
  • Contribute to the internal security awareness training program


To be considered for this position you must have:


  • 4+ overall experience with systems and network administration
  • 2+ years of systems engineering experience with security support
  • Security knowledge of the Windows and Linux platforms, and network security fundamentals
  • Strong communication skills
  • Professional attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience with IDS/IPS, and understanding of data payloads
  • Knowledge of OWASP testing guides is preferred
  • Experience with vulnerability scanners and penetration tools such as nmap, Nessus, Rapid7, Burp Suite, OWASP Zap, SqlMapper, Metasploit
  • Solid understanding of finding and exploiting vulnerabilities
  • Scripting knowledge with Bash, Perl or Python
  • Ability to solve problems quickly
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field, or equivalent experience


What we are offering:


  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Pre-taxed medical and commuter benefits
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Health club membership
  • Company sports teams
  • Knowledge sharing events such as book clubs, lightning talks, brown bag lunches, and seminars
  • Tight-knit and collaborative culture


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We are located on the Chicago River, next to Ogilvie and Union Station for easy commuting and there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from.

What are Vail Systems, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Vail Systems sponsors a summer softball league and triathlon team.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $1000.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Referral Bonuses. Gym Memberships. Collaborative Work Space. Competitive Pay.

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