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Senior Security Engineer



West Monroe isn’t a start-up firm, but we act like one.

From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better. If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t the place for you. We celebrate driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Sound interesting?  Then West Monroe Partners just might be the place for you.

 

Think you’re up for the challenge?

West Monroe Partners is currently seeking a Security Leader to be responsible for the health and development of its Information Security capability. This role will assist the business in maintaining its security operations program and be responsible for managing the response, recovery, and review of security incidents. The Security Engineer functions as a critical conduit between West Monroe’s Internal IT team and West Monroe’s Performance Services Security team.
 
Qualifications:

Demonstrate an understanding of security technology and ability to apply commonly known security practices and possess a working knowledge of applicable industry controls such as the NIST cyber security framework. Individuals must be able to provide subject matter expertise and guidance to operational teams that request or require Information Security Engineering. Candidates should be familiar with security services such as vulnerability management, incident response, event monitoring, threat management, and others.

Specific skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to:

  • Thoroughly and accurately understand issues and analyze the problem in a systematic fashion.
  • Act as trusted security advisor to West Monroe IT and Business Stakeholders—act as the bridge between them and the West Monroe Partners Security Operations Center (SOC) for escalations
  • Performing risk assessments for projects, and providing guidance to leadership on the appropriate course of action
  • Manage and drive improvements in West Monroe’s security culture, including strategies, objectives, capabilities, and budget
  • Design and create information security policy and processes (e.g., vulnerability mgmt., incident response, event monitoring, etc.)
  • Keep users/clients abreast of problem status, set clear expectations, and provide timely follow-up
  • Independently handle challenging user/client situations
  • Provide reporting to WMP personnel on a regular and ad-hoc basis
  • Compiles and analyzes data for management reporting and metrics
  • Assist with the change management process
  • Work with client management and provide written and oral status updates; facilitate and lead meetings in both a project and escalated incident setting
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of similar work experience in security
  • Strong Knowledge of security strategy and risk management
  • Analyzes potential impact of new threats and communicates risks to relevant business units
  • Validates and maintains incident response plans and processes to address potential threats
  • Responds to computer security incidents according to the computer security incident response policy
  • Experience with Incident Handling, Threat Intelligence, Security Architecture and Design
  • Experience with a major ticketing system and a SIEM portal and/or reporting systemDetailed knowledge of security technologies and trends
  • Understanding of Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Web Application Firewalls, Advanced Malware Defense Appliances, DDOS Prevention, Application Whitelisting, and Network Packet Capture Solutions.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to other West Monroe offices

Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent
  • CISSP, CEH, SANS GIAC series and other certifications that demonstrate a commitment to continued professional information security advancement are expected, but not required
  • Experience with Information Security Compliance Frameworks like HIPAA, SOX, ISO 27001, ISO 27005, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-30, PCI DSS and GDPR is desired.
  • Experience with eSentire security tools
  • Ability to read/translate IDS/IPS, syslog & firewall logs, rules and configurationProject management experience preferred
  • Previous consulting experience and strong soft skills (active listening, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc.)

 

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

222 West Adams Street , Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of West Monroe Partners

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

Kirsten

Senior Consultant, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

Adam

Manager, Advanced Analytics

What are West Monroe Partners Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Where you decide to build your career is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our hope is you see the value of building it here at West Monroe Partners. As a firm, we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow and well into the future.

We invest in you. At West Monroe Partners, we don't just give lip service to the philosophy that people matter. We invest in it, through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

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