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Consultant- PCIat CDW Careers

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Associate Engineer
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The ideal PCI Advisory Consultant (“Consultant”) will possess a broad skillset, demonstrating excellent communication and presentation skills, analytical thinking, and a desire for learning that will support sustainable career growth. The Consultant will assist with a variety of technical PCI assessments, including validation of applications, databases, servers, networking devices, and security tools and software. The Consultant will work closely with Senior Consultants, Managers, and Directors to accomplish the teams goals and deliver the highest quality work to our clients. The Consultant will often interface directly with clients; therefore, the ability to clearly articulate complex and technical results to a general business audience is paramount.



What you will get to do:

  • Performing detailed audits of Merchants and Service Providers against the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS);
  • Performing PCI DSS Readiness or Gap Assessments to identify current compliance status and consult organizations on the proper path moving forward;
  • Performing SWIFT Assessments using the Customer Security Controls Framework (CSCF) (All architecture types);
  • Developing information technology and security policies and procedures;
  • Providing clients with trusted advisory services and guidance that will reduce their organizational risk and improve their overall cyber security posture; and
  • Preparing reports and other deliverables, which contain strategy, technical analysis, and findings in connection with our Practice’s advisory and assessment engagements, also communicating these results to multiple levels of clients’ management. 

What you’ll need to succeed: 


  • 2+ years of relevant experience in the field(s) of IT Audit or being a PCI QSA. Alternatively, a 4-year degree in a computer science, Information Systems, or an analytical field (e.g., engineering) – See Education Section Below
  • Ability to learn independently through shadowing and “on-the-job” training vs. structured boot camps and detailed step-by-step instructions
  • Strong written communication and organizational skills to capture notes during PCI interview sessions with clients
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, demonstrating an ability to understand and communicate complex client-business processes
  • Personal qualities like professionalism, attention to detail, a team-oriented focus, dedication, resourcefulness, strong organizational skills, an eagerness to learn, and grow professionally
  • Ability to leverage available technical resources and tools (online and otherwise) to research and expand personal knowledge when needed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Office suite of products, (i.e., Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  • Basic knowledge of using a Linux command-line interface

Technical Skills & Proficiency

  • Basic knowledge and familiarity with the following technologies and concepts: 
    • IT governance, operations, and resource planning
    • Information system and security architecture, including:
      • Firewalls, routers, switches, and load balancers (e.g., Palo Alto, F5, Cisco)
      • Operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux, Unix, iSeries)
      • Remote access systems (e.g., multi-factor authentication)
      • Databases (e.g., SQL, Oracle, DB2)
    • Symmetric and asymmetric cryptography
    • Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and change management
    • Information system implementation processes
    • Systems administration and computer operations
    • Threat and vulnerability management
    • Incident response preparation and management
    • Data backup and recovery practices
    • Logical access controls (e.g., Active Directory)
    • Physical Security best practices


A 4+ year bachelor’s degree (or greater) (transcript will be requested for candidates without work experience):

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Another field that demonstrates similarly extensive analytical coursework (e.g., mechanical engineering)

Travel and Location:

  • Anywhere in the US, with travel averaging 10-20%
Date Posted: May 20, 2024
Job Category: Engineering
People Leader v. Individual Contributor: Individual Contributor
Travel Percentage: 10
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