Consultant I - Threat Vulnerability Management & Remediation | Remote, USA - East Coast

Optiv Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 2 months ago

At Optiv, we're on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We're one of the fastest growing companies in a truly essential industry.

In your role at Optiv, you'll be inspired by a team of the brightest business and technical minds in cybersecurity. We are passionate champions for our clients, and know from experience that the best solutions for our clients' needs come from working hard together. As part of our team, your voice matters, and you will do important work that has impact, on people, businesses and nations. Our industry and our company move fast, and you can be sure that you will always have room to learn and grow. We're proud of our team and the important work we do to build confidence for a more connected world.

Who we are looking for:

A Senior Consultant on the Threat Vulnerability Management team serves as a technical thought leader and possesses extensive practical experience in several areas of an organization's security and information systems configuration and how they relate to asset tracking (attack surface) and vulnerability management and remediation. The Senior Consultant should be capable of performing complex assessments and interviews with staff while maintaining a business focus on meeting client demands. This position will work both independently and as part of a team to perform a number of Vulnerability Management tasks to include: Discovery of Vulnerabilities and Asset Ownership, Prioritization of Data and vulnerabilities, Remediation of vulnerabilities, and Verification through risk-based analysis of findings.

Successfully implement changes within client environments to reduce their overall risk

Perform other duties as assigned

How you'll make an impact:

  • Assess an organization's vulnerability management program through the use of automated tools and manual techniques to identify and verify how assets and vulnerabilities are tracked and remediated

  • Provide tactical and strategic leadership and detailed remediation advice aimed at improving clients security posture

  • Use creative approaches to triage, prioritize, define, and remediate vulnerabilities

  • Assess Vulnerability Management programs including documented procedures, workflow from asset discovery through to remediation tracking.

  • Create comprehensive assessment reports that clearly identify existing vulnerabilities, average time to remediation, compensating controls, work in progress, as well as roadmap for remediation for vulnerabilities.

  • Interface with client personnel and technologies to gather information, clarify scope, and remediate vulnerabilities

  • Execute projects using established methodology, tools and documentation

Qualifications for success

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience performing Hands-on Configuration changes and patching, Vulnerability Management Engineering, and Vulnerability Assessments.

  • Ability to travel up to 20-29% of the time to client sites with a possibility of higher travel at times.


Experience with native and 3rd party patching tools (WSUS/SCCM/Ivanti/SolarWinds/JAMF/etc.) Experience with and Understanding of commercial and open source vulnerability scanning tools is required (e.g. Nessus/Tenable, Rapid7, Qualys, Burp, Nmap, etc.) Ability to combine multiple separate findings to identify complex blended vulnerabilities and attack chains

Ability to identify, describe and report vulnerabilities and detailed remediation activities, to include clear demonstration of risk to clients

Knowledge of Risk Based analysis tools (i.e. Kenna/Brina/etc.) Familiarity with scripting languages (PowerShell/Python/Bash/etc.) Deep understanding of different Operating Systems, network architectures, network devices, and software suites required (e.g. Linux, Windows, Cisco, Active Directory, GPO, etc. Must be able to work well with customers and self-manage through difficult situations, focus on client satisfaction. Ability to convey complex technical security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences including executives Ability to work both independently as well as on teams to meet deadlines required. Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related area of study preferred; related experience and/or training is required.CISSP and other industry certifications preferred


If you are seeking a culture that supports growth, fosters success and moves the industry forward, find your place at Optiv! As a market-leading provider of cyber security solutions, Optiv has the most comprehensive ecosystem of security products and partners to deliver unparalleled services. Our rich and successful history with our clients is based on trust, serving more than 12,000 clients of varying sizes and industries, including commercial, government and education. We have the proven expertise to plan, build, and run successful security programs across Risk Management, Cyber Digital Transformation, Threat Management, Security Operations - Managed Services and Identity and Data Management.

With Optiv you can expect:

  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality and Inclusion through Affinity groups including but not limited to, Women's Network, Optiv Pride, Black Employee Network, and Veterans Support Network.

  • Work/life balance. We offer "Recharge" a flexible, time-off program that encourages eligible employees to take the time they need to recharge

  • Professional training resources, including tuition reimbursement

  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects

  • Volunteer Opportunities. "Optiv Chips In" encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.

  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remote/from home (where applicable)

Optiv is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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