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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Information Services
Security Risk Assessment Engineer
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Job Description

Seeking a Security Risk Assessment Engineer for a leading global company in Chicago. The Security Risk Assessment Engineer serves on engineering project teams, acts as a subject matter expert for Information Security (consulting to technical and non-technical management and the user community), and performs key risk management functions within Information Technology.

Effectively perform risk assessments for IT projects, technologies and third-parties (eg, vendors and service providers). Coordinate with IT teams in delivering recommendations and following up on action items.

Maintain, manage and monitor compliance to ISO 27001, regulatory/legal requirements and client requirements.

Assist in coordination of the Security Awareness program, including development of awareness content, scheduling of awareness activities and measuring progress of the program.

Respond to IT Security questionnaires from current and prospective clients and business partners

Collect and triage information on existing emerging threats, including software vulnerabilities. Work with all areas of IT to ensure system vulnerabilities are addressed and remediated effectively and efficiently.

Assist in development and maintenance of security policies, standards, processes and guidelines for approval by Firm management. Evaluate exception requests and make approval recommendations to management.

Participate in long-term strategy and planning for Information Security

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Three years professional experience, including 2 years working in area of risk management, governance, IT security and/or compliance.
  • Familiarity with Security frameworks and regulations: ISO 27001, NIST, etc.
  • A strong candidate will have one or more of the following certifications:
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA). CISSP Associate will be considered.
  • Various vendor-specific certifications relevant to one or more Specific Technologies listed at the end of this description


  • Knowledge of basic security technology capabilities.
  • Strong knowledge of anti-malware technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of security administration and role based security controls.
  • Strong knowledge of authentication technologies and their interaction with different platforms, both on-site and remote.
  • Knowledge of both client and server Firewalling technologies and their configuration and administration.
  • Knowledge of security systems log correlation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of data encryption technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention technical capabilities.
  • Knowledge of web filtering and email SPAM prevention techniques.
  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment and forensic tools.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location