Sr. Security Engineer at Pampered Chef

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What Makes Pampered Chef Unique

We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continuing to get better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities in a growing industry. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will collaborate across teams and work closely with our leaders. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.

Purpose of the Role

Sr Security Engineer plays a key role in completing our mission every day by ensuring that Pampered chef maintain and deploy new systems/services in a secure manner to reduce information security risks. Reporting directly to Director of Information Security, the Senior Engineer takes charge of the selection and deployment of world-class cyber security tools. The Senior Engineer also acts as the chief evangelist for cyber security throughout Information Technology, consulting with the application development and infrastructure team on secure systems and applications design.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consult and collaborate closely with colleagues throughout Information Technology - Ensure that new applications and infrastructure are secure from the project initiation phase.
  • Vulnerability Management & Penetration Testing – Strong knowledge of network and web application exploitation, ethical hacking, penetration testing, computer forensics and tool development. Configures, schedules, manages and reviews internal and external network and application vulnerability scans and penetration tests. Monitors and reviews industry related vulnerabilities reviewing findings with appropriate teams, creating remediation plans and tracks and reports on progress
  • Secure Development – Build strong relationships and be deeply embedded within product management and software engineering team. The Senior Security Engineer will drive the design and adoption of secure software development lifecycle practices across the areas of secure architecture and design, secure coding, security testing, and secure software release management.
  • Cloud Security: Build a secure cloud environment and help drive the adoption of secure coding and deployment practices in Amazong Web Services Cloud.
  • Incident & Cyber Threat Management – Works with the appropriate teams to ensure all appropriate data is aggregated into the logging and monitoring tool and that the appropriate reports are produced and reviewed.
  • Infrastructure Security - Works closely with the Infrastructure and Application Development teams to ensure proper configurations are implemented and tested on WAF, FW, IDS/IPS and platform
  • Patch Management and End-Point Protection – Reviews all patches and updates released related to the operating systems used at The Pampered Chef. This includes but is not limited to standard operating systems, hardware bios and firmware, appliances and any other mission critical systems or services. Plan and coordinate routine and emergency outage windows through coordination with Information technology and business units and communications to co-workers and consultants.
  • Procure and implement new cyber security technology - Ensuring that technologies are procured within budget and delivered to the company in a timely manner.

Competencies for Success

  • 5 to 10 years of experience working in technology and development with a specialty in security in a complex environment, focusing on protection of intellectual property and sensitive data.
  • Strong knowledge of network and web application exploitation, ethical hacking, penetration testing, computer forensics and tool development
  • Cloud Security experience (AWS, O365)
  • Advanced experience with security technologies including Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Log Analysis, SIEM, Network Behavior and Packet Analyzers, Malware analysis and forensics tools
  • Strong knowledge of vulnerability assessment, scanning (Rapid7, Qualys, Tenable)
  • Experience with software application best practices (e.g. OWASP, CWE/SANS)
  • Experience creating and maintaining security policies and standards
  • Working knowledge of security best practices and standards such as ISO27001, ISO27002, PCI-DSS
  • Experience in a 24/7 high availability production environment
  • Ability to think logically and analyze security requirements and convert them to accurate security plans to mitigate risk
  • Analyzes relevant cyber security event data for attack indicators and breaches that may yield detection/prevention content
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple concurrent priorities and meet deadlines within a dynamic, fast paced and challenging environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to clearly articulate complex technical scenarios to a non-technical audience

Measures of Success

  • Delivery on information security road-map and projects

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or Information Security

More about Pampered Chef

We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for top talent to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases


We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Pampered Chef hosts Help Whip Cancer fundraisers with the American Cancer Society and is a proud partner with Feeding America's Round-Up from the Heart Program raising more than $26 million since 1991
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our FUN Committee plans monthly events from game nights, happy hours, Halloween contests, and summer BBQs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Pampered Chef hosts occasional Lunch and Learns for employees.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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