Windows Security Administrator Job
Job Title: Windows Security Administrator Job ID: 14229 Location: Dallas,TX, US Full/Part Time: Regular/Temporary: Regular Line of Business:Epsilon About the Opportunity Security administration is a hands-on role that requires a high level of technical expertise. The person in this position is responsible for a broad range of tasks, including the day-to-day administration of information security tools and devices; support and analysis for security incident response actions; and architectural design of a wide variety of IT security systems across the enterprise – including network, operating system, and/or application based systems, but primarily Windows-based environments. Additionally, as legal and regulatory compliance drivers continue to grow in impact and importance, many of the security administrator's tasks may also be part of an audit support function. The individual in this position interacts closely with security product vendors and service providers, with personnel from various ITO departments including the application development, operations and network, and client development and with business departments. Responsibilities * Perform system security administration on Windows-based environments in accordance with the defined policies, standards and procedures of the organization, as well as with industry best practices and vendor guidelines. * Perform installation and configuration management of Windows and endpoint security mechanisms and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, and Windows-based security systems. * Apply patches where appropriate and, at the direction of the Sr. Director, Information Security Operations, remove or otherwise mitigate known control weaknesses, such as unnecessary services or applications or redundant user accounts, as a means of hardening systems in accordance with security policies and standards. * Collate security incident and event data to produce monthly exception and management reports. * Report unresolved security exposures, misuse of resources or noncompliance situations using defined escalation processes. * Develop and maintain documentation for security systems and procedures. * Research, recommend, evaluate and implement information security solutions that identify and/or protect against potential threats, and respond to security violations. * Respond to and, where appropriate, resolve or escalate reported security incidents. * Investigate and resolve security violations by providing postmortem analysis to illuminate the issues and possible solutions. * Assist and develop with the implementation of integrated identity and access control solutions within the environment to support IAM functions – i.e. Windows domain architecture, Active Directory configuration, and Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager * Implement or coordinate remediation required by audits, and document exceptions as necessary. * Support information security architectural requirements. * Participate in information security working groups. Qualifications * Educational Qualifications * Minimum of two years of enterprise level IT or Windows security experience: * One to two years of experience for a junior security administrator. * Three to five years of experience for a senior security administrator. * Bachelor's degree in information systems, or equivalent work experience. * Microsoft Certifications * CISSP or equivalent is strongly desired (may be deferred depending on level of technical expertise). * Technical Competency * Knowledge of information security principles, including risk assessment and management, threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and identity and access management. * Technical proficiency with security-related systems, configurations, and applications, especially Microsoft Windows Domain/Server level systems, and their interface with Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and/or network/host based forensics. * Experience with implementing and maintaining Windows workstation security and Symantec Endpoint Protection in large distributed environments * Experience with Microsoft Forefront Identity Management preferred * Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures. * Knowledge of network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and associated network protocols and concepts. * Working technical knowledge of current systems' software, protocols and standards. * Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration/protocols. * Occupational Personality * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to enable effective security incident and problem resolution. * Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies, with the flexibility to handle multiple high-pressure situations simultaneously. * Ability to work well under minimal supervision. * Strong team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors and IT-business personnel. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Strong customer/client focus with the ability to manage expectations appropriately; provide a superior customer/client experience; and build long-term relationships. * Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures. About Us Epsilon is the industry's leading marketing services firm, with a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions that leverage consumer insight to help brands deepen their relationships with customers. Services include strategic consulting, acquisition and customer database technologies, loyalty management, proprietary data, predictive modeling and a full range of direct and digital agency services, including creative, interactive web design, email deployment, search engine optimization and direct mail production. In addition, Epsilon is the world's largest permission-based email marketer. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit www.epsilon.com or call 1.800.309.0505.
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