Senior Cybersecurity Engineer (Vice President)

Chicago, IL

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Salary Range: $180,000 - $190,000

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer (Vice President)

Department Overview

The Technology Solutions Department is dedicated to devising and implementing cutting-edge technology solutions aimed at enhancing efficiency, mitigating risks, and bolstering revenue generation within the organization. It oversees a robust Cybersecurity program aligned with the NIST Cyber Security Framework. The department prioritizes technical excellence by innovatively designing application solutions, integrating data effectively, ensuring high availability infrastructure, and delivering top-tier service with a focus on information security. Key functions within Technology Solutions encompass Project Management, Vendor Management, Business Analysis, Enterprise Data Governance and Stewardship, Application Development and Integration, Strategic and Secure Infrastructure, and Operations. Collaboration with Firm leadership and business unit heads is central to aligning technology plans with overarching business objectives.

Position Responsibilities

The Technology Solutions Department seeks an individual passionate about information security and dedicated to advocating security best practices to join our Cybersecurity Operations team. This role entails strategizing, designing, and implementing security-related projects, processes, and protocols within a Microsoft-centric environment. Key responsibilities include managing the Microsoft Defender Security Suite, conducting incident response, performing threat hunting, enhancing detection and protection capabilities, and conducting vendor security assessments. The incumbent will collaborate with the Technology Solutions Team and business units to assess risks, address security concerns, and propose effective solutions. Additionally, involvement in investigating and reporting security incidents may be required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Overseeing the Microsoft Defender XDR platform implementation at the organization, including Sentinel, Defender for Endpoint, Defender for Cloud Applications, Defender for Office, and Defender for Cloud.
• Conducting incident response procedures for security events.
• Performing threat hunting activities and devising new detection and protection mechanisms based on findings.
• Designing, developing, and implementing enhancements to security detection and protection capabilities.
• Leading security projects, including roadmap development, requirement definition, and architectural planning, collaborating with other Technology Solutions teams on cross-team projects, and ensuring smooth transition through architecture, implementation, and steady-state operations.
• Engaging with vendors to address support issues and conducting regular product and business reviews.
• Providing Level 3 problem management and troubleshooting support.
• Documenting security processes and best practices for the Service Desk team.
• Meeting deadlines and collaborating effectively with internal and external Technology Solutions Teams.

Candidate Requirements

Qualifications & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• 10+ years of experience supporting information security, incident response, executing security-related projects, and implementing security best practices in medium-to-large-sized organizations.
• 3+ years of experience implementing or managing the Microsoft Defender security suite.
• Demonstrated experience in planning and executing security components within a Microsoft-centric technology organization.
• Proficiency in writing Kusto Query Language (KQL) queries in Sentinel and Defender Advanced Hunting.
• Expertise in Active Directory, Azure Active Directory/Entra ID security, Microsoft Azure cloud security and administration, and PowerShell scripting.
• Business acumen to understand the impact of IT security and technology on business outcomes.

Communication and Documentation, Vendor Management, Relationship Management, Project/Program Management, and Innovative Mindset.

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