Endpoint-Desktop Security Engineer in New York, NY at Open Systems Technologies

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

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Job Description

A finance and insurance company is seeking an Endpoint/Desktop Security Engineer to join their team in Livingston, NJ.


  • Analyze, identify, and document best practices to ensure optimal security tool functionality
  • Perform capabilities gap analysis of existing platform security tools to determine adequacy for security objectives
  • Identify and document security infrastructure capacity thresholds
  • Ensure all tools are monitored for capacity, performance, and availability
  • Develop dashboards or periodic status reports that communicate the health and risks of IT security platform tools and report key metrics being provided by those tools
  • Document and Manage security infrastructure configuration files, logs, and other artifacts to perform root cause analysis when there are issues
  • Ensure processes are documented and run books are developed and maintained
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with security tool vendors to stay on top of new functionalities and find ways to add value with existing tools
  • Manage requests from internal and external auditors on company security controls and provide required evidence when needed
  • Work with project managers on required project related tasks
  • Act as a liaison between the security groups, business owners, clients and system managers


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, business administration, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in an information technology role with increasing responsibility, with at least 3 years in information security with focus on endpoint security
  • Knowledge of security issues related to endpoints, data loss prevention, anti-malware, host firewall, host intrusion detection/prevention, and mobile device security
  • Must be a creative self-starter with the ability to dig deeply into problems, identify root causes, and recommend sustainable solutions
  • Familiarity with how endpoints are provided either via hardware or virtual deployment
  • Must have ability to identify gaps in security tools, procedures and ability to communicate them to the team, and suggest improvements
  • Ability to balance project work with day-to-day operational tasks and troubleshooting in a highly dynamic business environment
  • Experience with reviewing industry best practice standards and apply them to the tools deployed
  • Experience with scripting languages to develop scripts for automating processes/procedures
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft and/or *nix operating systems
  • Good understanding of multiple networking protocols (TCP/IP, NetBIOS etc.) and networking concepts including local networks and wireless networks, and how these are utilized at the endpoints
  • Strong understanding of OS and network security
  • Ability to research, analyze and resolve complex problems with minimal supervision and escalate issues as appropriate
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • CISSP is preferred

Preferred Tools Experience

  • McAfee ePO Orchestrator, VSE, DLPe, HIPS, MOVE
  • ATD/EDR/NG-AV tools like Cybereason, Bitdefender, etc.
  • Mobile Security tools like Lookout, Zimperium, etc.
  • Trend Micro Deep Security (Anti-Malware, Firewall, DPI, etc.)
  • Microsoft BitLocker
  • Troubleshooting/Debugging tools like Sys Internals, IDA Pro, Win Debugger, etc.
  • AD GPO management tools
  • MDM tools like AirWatch, Microsoft Intune, Good etc.
  • Scripts: PowerShell, Python, Perl, VB Script, TSQL, etc.
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