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Global Security Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-04003
  • Date: June 26, 2019
  • Job title:

Jamoy Fowler

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Job Description - Global Security Engineer

Our Client is a leading global law firm with offices in business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Information Technology department, in Chicago, as a Global Security Engineer.

The Global Security Engineer will implement and maintain various technologies to ensure the security of the Firm's systems. Will be responsible for providing technical leadership for strategic projects and initiatives on the security roadmap, as well as participating in more general network security and architectural efforts. Will also collaborate with other engineers and departments to apply and support best practices for security, server building, change management, account management, documentation, data loss prevention and user experience management.


  • Ensure that our client has a secure architecture for authorization and authentication internally, as well as business to business
  • Ensure that all security risks are managed and communicated clearly and effectively
  • Develop and maintain all documentation related to Global Security Team operations and functions
  • Ensure that information is openly communicated and shared with other members of the team
  • Ensure that change controls are adhered to and communicated to the partners and staff
  • Analysis of data collected from established Data Loss Prevention system(s) and methods to ensure compliance with Firm policies
  • Assist in the preparation, approval, implementation and adherence of the Information Security Policies within the Firm
  • Maintain and coordinate incident response planning, assisting in execution of the incident response plan as needed
  • Identify and communicate to management the cause of all information security incidents, making recommendations as to how the specific incidents can be mitigated in the future
  • Control access to the Firm's Information Systems and related security configuration
  • Secure hardware, peripherals and other equipment
  • Develop, implement, operate and maintain in-house security tools
  • Participate fully in all efforts to develop security policies to meet client or other compliance requirements
  • Ensure monitoring and alert notifications are implemented in accordance with the business needs
  • Assist in the development and authorization process of all new IT policies introduced, ensuring that the necessary security audits and tests are carried out prior to being introduced into production
  • Manage the review of the security program by an approved independent party and ensure any gaps are addressed
  • Monitor methods of physical data security, such as the storage of backup media, and propose/implement any changes where necessary
  • Educate employees in the benefits of security to the organization, themselves and their working environment
  • Collaborate with other staff in IT to ensure that security standards are developed and enforced in implementing or upgrading firm technology
  • Perform investigations as requested by Human Resources, Information Technology or General Counsel executing searches and producing output as required by the Firm
  • Plan for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Willing to travel <20% domestically / internationally


  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience is closely related to the functions of the job
  • CISSP or CEH certification preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in an Information Security department
  • Excellent working knowledge of CISSP, CEH required
  • Excellent working knowledge of networking and security standards required
  • Good documentation skills and authentication methods experience required
  • Excellent knowledge of the ISO 27002 standard preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of a Microsoft Exchange email environment preferred
  • Good knowledge of Disaster Recovery preferred
  • Must have prior DLP/Information Security operational analysis experience using GTB, or equivalent enterprise solutions ( Digital Client, Symantec, Forcepoint, McAfee, etc)
  • Familiarity with DLP incident handling, remediation, and reporting
  • Ability to weigh business needs against security concerns and articulate issues to customers and management
  • Must work well with others and contribute to the success of the team, communicating openly with all other IT members, members of the Firm and clients
  • Strong organizational skills, capable of coordinating multiple activities in results-oriented environment
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Able to work without supervision
  • Adaptable and flexible


  • Manage DLP systems and processes as required
  • Assist in defining DLP policies to protect firm and client assets
  • Define incident response workflow for DLP positive hits
  • Develop metrics for measuring effectiveness of the DLP solution


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