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AVP, Perimeter Defense

Zoek Pin Chicago, IL


Permanent (Full time)

Job Description:

**Role Summary/Purpose:**

The AVP, Perimeter Defense will focus primarily on the design, implementation and support of strong perimeter defense technology security policy and assist with leadership of the team's operational effectiveness and efficiency with the management of the process, procedures and service levels, risk management and oversight of service delivery.

**Essential Responsibilities:**

  • Assist in the design, implementation and analysis of Security Policy across any range of security technologies to ensure continued compliance and operational effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Implement security compliance strategies including the routine review of security policy against best practices and company policy and if gaps are identified, design and implement to close the compliance gaps.

  • Demonstrable ability to lead a discussion with other IT personnel and others with various knowledge of Information Security

  • Monitor usage of the new and existing rules to identify need for additional rule adjustments and make recommendations, review impact and submit changes in support of the elimination of unused/stale rules

  • Work with the Perimeter Defense Lead, the business, network and other IT teams that are proposing changes that impact Synchrony network security controls to ensure that the teams follow defined security standards.

  • Perform or oversee firewall rule and proxy policy periodic review activities ensuring appropriate owner's evidenced approvals and perform remediation activities while ensuring no business impact

  • Perform cybersecurity defense incident triage, to include determining scope, urgency, and potential impact; identify the specific vulnerability; and make recommendations that enable expeditious remediation

  • Develop and utilize metrics to track the performance and efficiency of security operations requests processes, remediation efforts, and associated technologies

  • Design SIEM/Splunk queries to provide insight into operational effectiveness and help identify risks/threats

  • Support the design and implementation of procedures and controls necessary to ensure and protect the safety and security of all information systems assets, including prevention of intentional or inadvertent access, modification, disclosure, or destruction

  • Oversight of changes to ensure continued positive delivery

  • Review service-levels are being met or exceeded and where it is not, review the process and make recommendations for new/revised processes

  • Develop and improve the effectiveness and efficiency, design, and implementation of new processes

  • Manage the team's documentation and ensure all processes are documented to promote consistency across the team

  • Conduct training of new team members to raise team proficiency

  • Review team metrics and skillset to identify areas where single person dependencies or areas where proficiency need to be bolstered and assisting with the knowledge transfer to provide effective team resiliency

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 2 years of work experience or Computer Science OR in in lieu of a degree, a High School Diploma/GED and minimum 4 years equivalent work experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Technology, Information Security Operations, Information Assurance, IT Auditing, or a related field, or a bachelor's degree in information technology or a related field.

  • Required minimum of 4 year of working knowledge of Enterprise firewall access list management, Web Proxy technology, routers, switches, VPNs, routing, network address translation, PAC files and DNS, and CDNs

**Desired Characteristics:**

  • Prior security operations experience and/or experience working with the following firewall/proxy technology: VMware NSX DFW Policy, Akamai WAF Policy, Amazon AWS Security Groups, PaloAlto Firewall Policy

  • Experience working with SIEM tools such as Splunk and ability to develop your own Splunk query

  • Proven ability to take on new challenges despite the lack of formal training and exceed expectations

  • One or more relevant security certifications (CISSP, CCNA, CCNE, CISM, etc.)

  • Experience working in a regulatory environment

  • Proficient with scripting language such as Python or Powershell and leveraging Rest APIs to assist in the management or automation laborious/repetitive work

  • Excellent consulting skills and superior ability to develop and maintain effective client relationships

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

**Eligibility Requirements:**

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months' time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months' time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a "consistently meets expectations" performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don't meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the . is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

**Reasonable Accommodation Notice:**

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at######### Representatives are available from 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is **60, - 130,** USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

**Grade/Level: 10**

Job Family Group:

Information Technology

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