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Cyber Security Architect

Job ID: 4446

Updated: Mar 2, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Administrative Management


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

The Security Architect will be responsible for strategy, architecture, and security technology evaluations leveraging a deep comprehension of general information technology and a thorough understanding of the Firm’s technologies and systems. The Security Architect must be able to recommend ways to improve upon identified weak points via policies, procedures, and technologies. When implementing new security technology, the Security Architect will be responsible for managing all stages of the technology development lifecycle including determination of security requirements, leading proof-of-concepts, implementation, testing, and documentation.

Qualifications & Requirements

The following experience and education does not need to be consecutive and is preferred.  Any combination of experience, education, and certification that demonstrates that the candidate can be successful in the position will be considered.

Experience

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in Information Technology operational and/or engineering roles of which at least five (5) years of experience in IT security, compliance, or risk management developing and deploying security technologies, policies, standards and procedures
  • Understanding aligning projects to business priorities

Technologies

  • Advanced Endpoint Security (Carbon Black, Crowdstrike)
  • Signature-based antivirus (endpoint, server, storage, email)
  • Application Whitelisting (Carbon Black Protection formerly Bit9)
  • SIEM (LogRhythm)
  • Firewall (Cisco ASA)
  • IPS/IDS (McAfee)
  • Threat Intel Platform (Anomali)
  • Privileged Access Management (Hitachi)
  • Vulnerability Management (Rapid7 Nexpose/Metasploit)
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Education & Professional Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree or better in Cyber Security, Information Systems Auditing, or any other security-related subject is preferred
  • CISSP and/or CISM and a technically focused certification is preferred

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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