Security Operations Engineer

SecureKey is the identity and authentication provider for organizations that deliver online consumer services. SecureKey delivers high-performance, easy-to-use, authentication platforms that reduce the burden, cost, and risks associated with authenticating millions of consumers while also improving the user experience.

SecureKey implements security in each phase of the authentication platform: design, development, testing, build, deployment and continuous operation. The Operations Security Role’ is a key role in the implementation of this security. You will be responsible for evaluating security technologies/tools, automating security tasks, continuous monitoring activities (analyzing scan/vulnerability assessment findings, defining and testing remediation steps and tracking vulnerabilities through to remediation implementation), improving our production alerting/monitoring solution, performing security impact assessments on production system changes, and ensuring technical security controls are implemented that maintain compliance with regulatory and customer requirements along with completion of any projects assigned based on underlying risks, research, company objectives and compliance needs.

The Security Operations engineer will also be responsible for identifying security responsibilities in the various operational roles and working closely with SecureKey’s Compliance Manager to ensure proper tracking and reporting of continuous monitoring activities for regulatory (i.e., PCI and SOC2) compliance.

The Security Operations engineer will hold a security approver role in SecureKey’s Change Advisory Board, as well as be a member of SecureKey’s security incident response team (to oversee maintenance of evidence (and its chain of custody) for forensic purposes, to assess and report on the exposure and risk, and support triage, isolation, containment, eradication, remediation and post mortem activities).

The Security Operations engineer will be the technical point of contact for third party assessors performing internal and/or external VA scanning, web application assessments and/or manual pen testing activities. To support third party assessments you will be responsible for providing the list of inscope systems that fall within the assessment scope, as well as ensure all access to systems is properly planned, provided for the assessment and removed following the assessment as applicable.

A key aspect of this role is also the understanding of cryptography, PKI and web application security. The security engineer will be responsible for managing keys and certificates within SecureKey environments, ensuring web application security controls are in place.

Candidate should have:

  • In-depth knowledge of IP, SSL, TLS
  • Understanding protocol analyzers (wireshark, tcpdump, )
  • Understanding of cryptography, X.509/PKI, cross certification
  • Understanding of OWASP Top10
  • Knowledge of network intrusion prevention/detection techniques
  • Knowledge of SIEM solutions and alert optimization
  • Working knowledge of openssl and ciphers
  • Network and OS (Linux/Windows) hardening
  • Proficient in Linux and Windows system administration
  • Understanding of evolving Attack knowledge of Windows/Linux based attacks
  • Intermediate knowledge of Red-teaming activity
  • Understanding of MITRE attack framework
  • Advanced analytical and technical experience
  • Good communication (verbal and written) skills, excellent skills in documentation
  • Ability to assess and articulate risks to a system as a result of a suspected vulnerability, a proposed change or a compromise
  • Actively detect, respond to, and remediate security events across infrastructure
  • Work closely with other members of the Information Security Team to improve the company’s network defence posture
  • Understanding of cyber threat vectors and countermeasures
  • Understanding of web servers apache, tomcat and their architectures
  • Thorough understanding of security threat landscape
  • Switches/Routers/Firewalls (Basic configuration understanding)
  • Network/System Intrusion Detection or Prevention Systems
  • Strong working knowledge of TCP/IP networking/ VPN, VLAN,NAT, and security concepts
  • Working Knowledge of Operating System Software (Microsoft Windows Client and Server, Mac and Linux)
  • Working knowledge of vmware/vcenter
  • Security architectures and designs (E.g. SIEM, IDS/IPS)
  • Experience performing offensive assessments, penetration testing or vulnerability analysis
  • Intermediate knowledge and exposure of tools (Nessus, Burp, Nikto, Kali OS, Metasploit) to scan system devices for vulnerabilities according to compliance policies
  • Basic scripting knowledge (bash, python, powershell)
  • Knowledge of compliance standards such as PCI/SOC2/NIST CSF/ITSG-33 Anex4-1 Protected B
  • Basic understanding of Docker Ansible and Jenkins
  • Familiarity with ITIL or other recognized change management procedures

Ideal qualifications:

  • University degree (BS/MS) in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Familiarity with PCI DSS, ITSG-33 and SOC2 or other relevant standard
  • Participation in compliance audits (working with assessors/audits and/or defining/implementing security controls in compliance with regulatory IS requirements)
  • Experience supporting a production environment
  • Linux and Microsoft certifications
  • Security training/certifications an asset (ethical hacking, CISSP, CompTIA Security+, SecureNinja courses, )

We are looking for a candidate that excels in a fast-paced and dynamic environment; One who can hit the ground running and provide immediate value, and who can be articulate and decisive with recommendations.

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