Vulnerability Mitigation System Engineer

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 12/09/2019 Category: Other Job Number: 12608

Job Description

Vulnerability Mitigation System Engineer


Our client’ s environment is complex and contains different types of technology from basic servers and network devices to containers running in AWS. The Vulnerability Management program ensures that known security vulnerabilities are identified across the environment and properly remediated or mitigated.


This contract position will provide support for detection, assessment, communication, and remediation coordination of security vulnerabilities. Additionally, the position will work to build out a new security scanning environment. To be able to support other teams with their security needs, the candidate must have knowledge of Linux/Windows server and application administration, cloud management, networking, scripting and automation, distributed computing, and security. Communication and documentation skills are required to collaborate with others in the organization to achieve these goals. The engineer must understand how to balance security and operational risks.


The candidate must:

- Work with technology teams to fix known issues identified during vulnerability scanning, file integrity management, or software version compliance.

- Document known issues as needed.

- Prioritize the solutions to a problem and work out a plan for execution.

- Work to build out a new security scanning environment, in coordination with operational and development stakeholders.

- Script solutions to newly identified situations.

- Demonstrate understanding of most of the following: Linux/Windows server and application administration, configuration, networking, scripting and automation, large scale distributed computing architecture (client server, cloud, intranet/internet), hardware/operating system/application interaction, and security.

- Collaborate with other teams to determine an optimal solution for stakeholders.

- Provide technical advice to other teams within technology on known security solutions.

- Recommend known alternatives to increase security for application configuration and environment build out for new projects.

- Have experience working in a team environment, proactively driving tasks while meeting agreed delivery timelines.

- Have the ability to contribute to effective and timely solutions.


Preferred technologies: Linux, Windows, Qualys, Tripwire, Jira, Confluence, basic Linux or Windows scripting, Python, network skills, Splunk, Chef, Kubernetes, Docker, container security scanners, and AWS.


Typical experience level: 5+ years of technology operations or security operations

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