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Principal Consulting Engineer - Security Advisory Servicesat CDW Careers

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Delivery Engineering
Post Date: 
Nov 01, 2021
Remote, Remote
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CDW’s vision is to be the best national provider of Advanced Technology Solutions. We’ll achieve this reputation by continuing to delight our customers and being the employer of choice for Advanced Technology Solutions. Principal Consulting Engineers at CDW are smart, hard-working Engineers who enjoy teaming with other best and brightest Engineers on highly visible, technically challenging projects and offerings. We’re looking for high-caliber, well-rounded professionals who are passionate about emerging technology, projects and consulting.
Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Lead in the delivery of security consultative engagements for a wide variety of clients in different industry verticals, to improve their security posture following CDW methodology
  • Assess segmentation challenges within an environment, identify key strategic issues and advise on best course of action to increase client’s security posture
  • Possess the ability to work in a client environment and develop a multitude of relationships with both technical and business staff
  • Through the application of industry standards and security best practices define and promote architectures that can meet compliance and regulation requirements while improving the security posture of the organization
  • Understand the security interplay in the areas of application assurance, data classification, network security, and emerging IT trends and threats.
  • Analyze and assess client facing challenges, and apply expert level knowledge for security and defense-in-depth to identify recommended solutions, and define a roadmap planning, and adoption strategies to successfully implement such solutions
  • Develop and deliver workshops in the areas of security to include but not limited to security policy, process flows, architecture, remediation and solution definitions.
  • Develop and deliver design workshops for complex designs and solutions to meet client business and technical objectives
  • Develop reports and supporting presentations for both client and internal discussions
  • Effectively communicate security policy and technology issues and product capabilities through both high-quality written documents unstructured interviews to all levels of client
  • Keep up to date with network security issues and products; develop and complete an education plan to grow your skills consistent with client needs
  • Follow life-cycle oriented processes and procedures
  • Regularly interface with technical and business staff of customers, including the project sponsor and stakeholders
  • Identify and communicate potential opportunities and recommendations to Sellers and Presales
  • Manage time and expense to meet or exceed expectations defined in the Statement of Work
  • Provide high quality content deliverables using the appropriate document templates
  • Ensure solutions are implemented as designed to the client’s satisfaction and approval
  • Work with Professional Services Managers, Account Managers, Project Managers and customers to manage expectations and timelines to ensure client expectations and commitments are being met
  • Proactively develops processes, plans and activities to avoid potential issues
  • Educates the client on solution as appropriate throughout the life of the project or consulting engagement
  • Participate in pre-sales activities, as needed, to demonstrate team competency, explain offerings, and provide guidance about engagement scope and structure.
  • Effectively communicate security policy and technology challenges verbally on both a formal and informal basis to all levels of client staff, ranging from end users to senior executives.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or equivalent
  • Five years’ experience delivering complex technical solutions including planning, development, implementation and support

Other Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years consulting experience
  • Ability to deliver consulting activities, including conducting comprehensive discovery, analysis and technical/business recommendations creation
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work with a customer at all levels from C-level executives to end users
  • Possess skill sets in regards to network segmentation design and implementation
  • Demonstrated background in technical understanding of diversified security solutions related to network security, credential and identity security, and general Microsoft security
  • Possess expertise in leading and managing a project comprised of technical and non-technical members
  • Demonstrated background in supporting, implementing, or designing secure configuration, vulnerability management, including patching, security hygiene processes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated knowledge on risk management methods and approaches to measuring effectiveness, understand and eloquently explain enterprise segmentation, and have practical experience dealing with highly diverse technical environments.
  • Seasoned ability in the development of professional level deliverables and highly effective skills in the presentation and communication of the deliverables in terms of findings, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Experience and understanding of compliance frameworks, standards, regulation, and legislation that directly impacts Information Technology (e.g. ISO27001, NIST CSF, PCI DSS, GDPR, HIPPA, NIST 800-53 etc.)
  • Minimum of one year experience in programming or analytical work
  • Knowledge of security specialty areas such as policy, disaster avoidance and recovery planning, technical investigations, or risk analysis
  • Ability to work weekends and/or off hours as necessary to meet clients' needs
  • Attention to detail on inventory and logistics is important

Preferred Qualifications

  • CISSP certification
  • At least one other standard certification (e.g., CISA, GCIH) preferred
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following scripting/programming languages: Python, PowerShell, or Perl
  • Experience with Active Directory environments including Group Policy, ADFS, AD LDS, LDAP, DNS, and DHCP
  • Experience with network generation firewalls including Cisco FirePower and Palo Alto Networks
  • Experience with segmentation technologies such as Network Access Control, Cisco TrustSec, Cisco SD Access, and Cisco ACI
  • Experience with advanced endpoint security solutions such as Carbon Black, Crowd Strike, Cisco AMP for EndPoints, and Palo Alto Networks Traps
  • Experience with cloud based hosting including Office 365, Google G Suite, MS Azure, and Amazon AWS
  • Direct responsibility for one of the following; policy and process design or review, forensics and incident response, application security, or security administration
  • Experience with micro-segmentation and containerization


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CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation.  Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

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