Senior Information Security Manager


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Senior Information Security Manager

Employment Type: 
Direct to Hire
San Luis Obispo
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Senior Information Security Manager # 1048

Position Summary:

We are hiring a Senior Information Security Manager to join a dynamic team. The Senior Information Security Manager is a hands-on role involving managing a team in the design, deployment and support of complex security products to ensure that their applications and infrastructure are implemented to the highest standards thus maintaining and enhancing customer trust. The Security Manager‘s responsibilities include security system deployments, configuration, monitoring and reporting. This position will have a lead role in performing vulnerability assessments, security testing, and working with security and development teams on remediation and mitigation of findings.

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or a combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 7-10 years IT experience; at least 5 of those years focused on IT security, infrastructure or application- level vulnerability testing and auditing, and/or network security
  • 3+ years managing direct reports
  • Hands-on experience in both security engineering and security compliance (PCI/SOX/DSS)
  • Experience managing multiple technology projects simultaneously
  • Experience with the development of security tool requirements, trials, and evaluations, as well as security operations procedures and processes
  • Experience and detailed technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security

Technology Skills and Strengths:

  • Analyzing, troubleshooting, and investigating security-related anomalies based on security platform reporting, network traffic, log files, host-based and automated security alerts
  • Strong understanding of enterprise, network, system and application level security issues
  • Experienced with maintaining, configuring, and analyzing network and host-based security platforms
  • Experience with some or all of the following: TCP/IP | OSI Model, system logs (WMI, syslog, etc.), antivirus, IDS/ IPS, packet analysis, configuration standards, Group Policy, Vulnerability analysis, Event Correlation, Forensics, IDS/IPS, rule sets and signature creation, web application security, pen-testing, reverse engineering, Honeypots, IOC, advanced threat detection, code analysis. Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Log Indexing and Correlation platform, Network Access Control (NAC), Physical access control systems
  • Linux-based, MS Windows-based and OSX-based system platforms with a strong IT technical understanding and aptitude for analytical problem solving
  • Understanding of the system hardening processes, tools, guidelines and benchmarks
  • Microsoft Office and Visio to create documents, presentations, and detailed drawings
  • Enterprise computing environments, distributed applications, and a strong understanding of TCP/IP networks
  • Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • Working knowledge of a range of diagnostic utilities
  • Working knowledge of industry-specific regulations (ITIL v3, AT101, SOX, PCI, HIPPA)
  • Any of the following: Juniper Network Certified Network Associate (JNCIA-Junos), Juniper Network Certified Specialist Security (JNCIS-SEC), Juniper Network Certified Professional Security (JNCIP-SEC), Juniper Network Certified Expert Security (JNCIE-SEC)
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening, and questioning skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans
  • Evaluate, Architect, design, implement and support security-focused tools and services including project leadership roles
  • Develop and interpret security policies and procedures
  • Mentor members of the team
  • Participate in security compliance efforts (e.g., PCI, DSS, SOX)
  • Develop and deliver training materials and perform general security awareness and specific security technology training
  • Acquisition and vendor risk assessment due diligence
  • Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies
  • Participate in incident handling
  • Participate in projects that develop new intellectual property
  • Evangelize security within Company and be an advocate for customer trust
  • Maintain and update relevant system and process documentation and develop ad-hoc reports as needed
  • Provide reoccurring reports for network and host-based security solutions
  • Manage team of highly skilled security professionals with strong team dynamics.
  • Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent future problems
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks
  • Identify approaches to solutions that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale
  • Keep current with the latest technologies
  • Organize and lead projects based on stakeholder
  • Manage project milestones and deadlines
  • Communicate effectively across groups to accomplish project tasks
  • Successfully manage time and technical responsibilities, set accurate expectations and meet deliverable deadlines while working in a team environment

Company Details:

Ranger Technical Resources is an information technology firm based in Ft. Lauderdale that has been providing IT solutions to South Florida custo mers since 1996.  We are a unique firm in that we have 2 groups that support both our client’s needs for individual IT professionals (contract or direct hire) and technology implementation services.

Job Type: Direct Hire

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

Experience: 7-10 Years


Phone: 954-527-0090 

Job Reference # 1048

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA