Information Security Engineer

Balyasny Asset Management Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 month ago

The Job Details are as follows:

Role Overview:

Balyasny Asset Management is expanding our Information Security team and seeks an experienced candidate for an Information Security Engineer role. The role will be hands-on, span Information Security disciplines, and will require a candidate with deep technical experience. At BAM, you will have the chance to work with exciting technology and some of the smartest and most driven individuals in the industry.

The individual selected to fill this role will be accountable for designing, building, and operating security solutions for the organization. This position will report to BAM's Chief Information Security Officer.

Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Implement BAM's Information Security vision and strategy for the firm.

  • Build and maintain firm information security systems and applications.

  • Collaborate with technology teams to drive implementation of security controls and compliance requirements across the firm.

  • Leverage automation and emerging technologies to amplify a small team's capabilities.

  • Respond to information security incidents and execute the firm's incident response plan.

  • Promote a "secure culture" within technology and across the firm.

Tactical / Hands-On Responsibilities:

  • Manage security technology platforms, including anti-virus software, endpoint protection and response tools, email security tools, data loss prevention platforms, public cloud and SaaS security platforms, and security monitoring tools.

  • Develop custom solutions, as needed, to address BAM's specific security risks.

  • Act as a consultant within the organization to provide guidance on technical security best practices.

  • Create and maintain accurate documentation on the firm's information security policies and procedures.

  • Keep current on information security threat intelligence and industry news to determine BAM's best approach for dealing with new trends.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Systems Engineering, Networking, Computer Science, or a closely related field.

  • 5+ years information security background.

  • Experience managing email security platforms.

  • Experience hardening traditional IT environments (Windows operating systems, Active Directory, etc.) and public cloud environments (AWS, Azure).

  • Experience deploying and managing a variety of security tools, including anti-virus software, endpoint protection platforms, email security platforms, and cloud security platforms.

  • Experience responding to security alerts/incidents and performing investigations.

  • Strong understanding of basic information security concepts and best practices.

  • Ability to communicate technical and security concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Strong scripting skills (Python and/or PowerShell).

  • Strong understanding of networking and systems administration.

Bonus Points For:

  • Knowledge of financial services industry best practices and regulations related to information security (GDPR, SEC Regulations, CCPA, etc.)
  • Information Security certifications (CISSP, CEH, Security+, OSCP, SANS, etc.)

Don't have all of the skills listed above? Have extra skills you think are important that we haven't thought of? Please, let us know by applying and telling us a bit more about yourself and why you think you're qualified!

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