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IT Security & Systems Engineer


The IT Security & Systems Engineer supports the IT Security Manager in ensuring that the corporate network as well as (external) services are secure from external (cyber) attacks and leakage of information to the outside world.  You will also work as desk-site support for corporate headquarter in Oakbrook Terrace and worldwide Helpdesk Engineer.  You will be responsible for a continuous optimal availability of computer- and communication systems for Data Security during US business hours.  You will spend approximately 60% of your time on IT Security and 40% on IT Services.  The IT Security and Systems Engineer reports to the IT Security & Compliance Manager.


-Administer network and computing devices/systems that enforce security policies and audit controls in Windows environment.
-Assist in responses to external audits, penetration tests and vulnerability assessments.
-Recommend and coordinate the application of fixes, patches, disaster recovery procedures as part of the ongoing Risk management program as well as in the event of a security breach.
-Be responsible for application of fixes, patches, disaster recovery procedures as part of the ongoing Risk management program as well as in the event of a security breach.
-Conduct risk assessments, penetration tests and diagnose internet/extranet security, intrusion attempts, and cyber-crime response.
-Answer support calls by mail, phone, etc. based on the IT ticketing system and identifying, solving and communicating the solution to the user.
-Provide local support to employees (hard/software).
-Install client software and operating systems.
-Support Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications.
-Identify infrastructural needs through listening to user requests, pro-active monitoring and following advice of the IT -Security & Compliance Manager of existing infrastructure to confer with the Head of Global IT Services to establishing requirements for new systems and/or modifications.
-Monitor the daily performance of the local and worldwide IT infrastructure.
-Monitor the daily logs of the worldwide security infrastructure.


-3 years hands-on experience in a system administration (e.g., Network, Windows) role and IT Security.
-General solid familiarity with application and network security.
-Must be able to perform support for a wide range of security technologies like IPS, DLP, PKI, malware analysis and protection, firewalls, vulnerability scanners, LDAP, forensics software, security incident response.
-Experience in working with compliance and regulatory program requirements.
-Experience analyzing network, event and security logs, IPS alert logs as vulnerability scanning tools.
-Hands-on experience in vulnerability scanning tools like Nessus is a must.
-Hands-on experience in third party patching is a must.
-Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a solution-focused attitude.
-Extensive practical knowledge of Windows XP/7/2008/2012 and Linux.
-Extensive knowledge of Active Directory.
-Good knowledge of MS SQL, IIS, Exchange 2010/2013, SharePoint 2010/2013
-Good knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, NAT, VLAN, switching, routing and network topology.
-Good knowledge of firewalls.
-Good knowledge of VMware Vsphere/vCenter.
-Knowledge of VOIP.
-Knowledge of IDENTIKEY/DIGIPASS is a plus.
-Knowledge of Mobile Device Management is a plus.
-Excellent written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to write with purpose, clarity, and accuracy.
-Strong self-directed work habits, exhibiting initiative, drive, creativity, maturity, self-assurance and professionalism.
-Willingness to join a 24x7 availability program.
-Willingness to travel to Belgium (2 weeks/year).



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