Information Security Engineer

Full Time
Chicago, IL
Areas of Interest: Incident Response, Test and Evaluation, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Primary Location:   IL-Chicago
Full-time / Part-time:  Full-time
Employee Status:   Regular
Overtime Status:   Exempt
Job Type:   Experienced
Travel:   Yes, 5 % of the Time
Shift:   Day Job
Job Sensitivity Tier II - No Credit Check

Job Summary
Provides general expertise on a broad range of Information Security disciplines; areas of concentration include account management, password auditing, network based and web application based vulnerability scanning, virus management, security configuration management, patch management and intrusion detection. Responsible for reviewing, monitoring and tracking security configurations, patch management, vulnerability assessments, and ensuring that processes meet industry standards and compliance requirements. The level of work is considered complex and staff must be able to work under minimal supervision.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists in the development and implementation of security policies and procedures
  • Involved in the evaluation of security products and/or processes to enhance productivity and effectiveness for various platform initiatives
  • Monitors and follows-up on information security policy compliance and adherence using various security tools
  • Performs incident response activities for security events, risk assessments, vulnerability management, and penetration testing
  • Reviews, researches, and implements remediation measures for identified vulnerabilities
  • Implements and maintains hardware and software tools used to support Information Security functions
  • Reviews security violation reports and investigates possible security exceptions
  • Creates and maintains procedure documents detailing security controls and associated processes
  • Acts as a technical or security advisor in risk management processes
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3 to 5 years of information security experience
Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of UNIX, Windows OS family, TCP/IP and networking technologies required
  • Technical expertise in systems administration and security tools and knowledge of security practices and procedures required
  • Demonstrated independent decision-making abilities and self-directed work habits
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
Other Requirements and Physical Requirements
This document indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position.  It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  An employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties might differ from those outlined in the job description, and other duties, as assigned, are a part of the job.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reserves the right to modify the elements of this job description, as business needs require.


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OUR BANK has one of the most recognizable brands around the world. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States—one of the world's most influential, trusted and prestigious financial organizations. The Federal Reserve is charged with the important mission of promoting a strong economy and a stable financial system and fulfills this responsibility by formulating national monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services for banks and the U.S. government. 

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