Security Engineer at SilkRoad Technology

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Job Description

The Security Engineer is responsible for planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data in a fast-paced technology organization. This role understands and incorporates methodologies in order to anticipate and prevent security breaches in addition to supporting the audit and compliance activities within the organization.

Your contributions to SilkRoad will include:

  • Developing documentation for Information Security tools.
  • Coordinating with enterprise-wide Information Security staff to validate security alerts and/or incidents.
  • Implementing and Managing Information Security enabled products or other compensating security control technologies to reduce identified risk to an acceptable level.
  • Documenting and escalating incidents (including event's history, status, and potential impact for further action) that may cause ongoing and immediate impact to the environment.
  • Conducting research, analysis, and correlation across a wide variety of all source data sets (indications and warnings).
  • Planning and recommending modifications or adjustments to the current environment.
  • Providing advice and input for Disaster Recovery, Contingency, and Continuity of Operations Plans.
  • Participating in internal security audits and investigations.
  • Participating in on-call system administration support including but not limited to weekends, holidays and after-business hours as required to service the needs of the business.
  • Using Information Security enabled systems for continual monitoring and analysis of system activity to identify malicious activity.
  • Assisting in security patch management process and validation of compliance.
  • Performing Information Security trend analysis and reporting.
  • Implementing and managing open source Information Security tools.
  • Researching emerging technologies and maintaining awareness of current security risks in support of security enhancement and development efforts.
Required Skills
  • Familiar with advance security concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Hands-on experience installing and administering a variety of commercial and opensource security systems including firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM, manage antivirus/antimalware, patch management, NAC, DLP, and Group Policy.
  • Strong knowledge of at least six of the following areas: Windows Security, Cloud Security, Application Security, SDLC, Proxy Servers, DLP, Application Whitelisting, Vulnerability Management, or endpoint security controls.
  • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory program requirements, such as HIPAA, ISO 27000, NIST, FISMA, and SOC standards.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to track and report progress against established milestones, metrics and deliverables.
  • Excellent written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to write with purpose, clarity, and accuracy to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills and operate with minimal supervision.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in hands-on IT security and audit experience.
  • At least one of the leading industry certifications such as: GIAC Security Essentials, Certified Ethical Hacker, GIAC Certified Incident Handler, CISSP.
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Location

We're located at Wacker & Monroe on the Chicago River, steps away from Union Station. The plaza is a great place to enjoy summer sun and food trucks!

An Insider's view of SilkRoad Technology

What are some social events your company does?

We hold social events in the office often at SilkRoad. We have an awesome culture here, so we often have social events to celebrate birthdays, weddings, baby showers, etc. of employees in our Chicago office. We also always have social events when remote employees are in the Chicago office. For example, the other week we had a “game day” at the end

Courtney

Manager, Client Renewals

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My role is to actively work with client company executive sponsors and their subject matter experts and to also play a unique role internally within SilkRoad. I collaborate internally with marketing, sales, services, product management & development to bring forth the client’s voice, industry knowledge/trends, best-practices, & thought leadership.

Mimi

Sr. Director, Strategy & Transformation

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I transitioned from an SDR to a Client Executive, where the opportunities for growth are endless. During weekly meetings with Bob Dvorak (CEO) we strategize on my Fortune 500 accounts, discuss company direction and laugh about off topic discussions. I am grateful to have the CEO’s ear and be in an enterprise closing situation early in my career.

Sheffield

Client Executive

What are SilkRoad Technology Perks + Benefits

SilkRoad Technology Benefits Overview

We complement an environment that fosters success and fun, with a full range of benefits and perks to meet the needs of you and your family. SilkRoad aims to provide peace of mind when it comes to employee's health and financial well-being. We offer a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, volunteer program, and expanded maternity and paternity leave. The perk that transcends the rest is our flexible, work happy environment! SilkRoadies enjoy generous paid time off, flexible work options, and dress for your day freedom.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Paid day off to volunteer and office-based volunteer activities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave and an additional 4 weeks of unpaid leave, for a total of 16 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible Time Off - SilkRoadies love the Flexible PTO policy. Our flexible paid time off benefit can be used for vacation, personal / family illness, or personal reasons.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our Volunteer Time Off program provides employees 8 hours per year of paid time off to volunteer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
SilkRoad offers commuter spending accounts
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Occasional office lunches are provided.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
SilkRoad hosts lunch and learn meetings throughout the year.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

SilkRoad realizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Our generous PTO and flexible work environment support this balance. For most positions, you control where and how the work gets done. Of course some jobs require more structure, particularly those that directly interface with our customers, but our overall philosophy is that you control your work dynamics and the results are what matter most.

We embrace a people-first culture and have built an environment where employees are valued, and their voices heard. We continually evaluate our benefits programs to ensure they meet the needs of our employees.

Happy, engaged employees mean happy clients!

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