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Senior Consulting Engineer - Information Security, Pentestingat CDW Careers

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Delivery Engineering
Date Posted 
Mar 17, 2022
Remote, Remote
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CDW’s vision is to be the best national provider of Advanced Technology Solutions. We will achieve this reputation by continuing to delight our customers and being the employer of choice for Advanced Technology Solutions. Senior 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 are looking for high-caliber, well-rounded professionals who are passionate about emerging technology, projects and consulting.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Perform and/or lead technical security assessment and penetration testing projects for customers of all sizes across industries. Areas of assessment and testing include external, internal and wireless network penetration testing, social engineering, application testing, red/purple teaming and related cybersecurity topics.
  • Take responsibility for managing projects, including taking ownership of customer communication, coordinating internal resources and planning and executing technical assessment and testing activities.
  • Communicate information security and technology issues verbally on both a formal and informal basis to all levels of client staff, ranging from senior executives to user representatives. Deal with client discussions in an unstructured environment and produce high-quality written technical reports and documents.
  • Work independently to manage and execute multiple projects in diverse customer environments, ensure that appropriate management is apprised of project status, bring projects to completion and follow up with customers regarding results.
  • Gain a clear understanding of client environment, identify client needs, and effectively communicate solutions.
  • Develop tools for internal team use. Actively contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of team systems and processes.
  • Develop and complete an education plan to grow your skills consistent with client needs.
  • Assist other team members with their efforts toward this goal.
  • Participate in pre-sales activities, as needed, to demonstrate team competency, explain offerings, and provide guidance about security assessment and penetration testing engagement scope and structure.
  • Conduct research on security topics and develop tools and documentation to assist security team activities.
  • Promote awareness of the team whether by building relationships with internal customers, publishing whitepapers or advisories, participating in marketing materials, or presenting at conferences.

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or equivalent experience
  • Five years’ experience delivering complex technical cybersecurity solutions or consulting 

Other Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years consulting experience
  • Prior work with a strong emphasis on security
  • Direct responsibility for one of the following; penetration testing, technical security assessment, security controls gap assessment, policy and process design or review, forensics and incident response, network defense, application security, or security administration
  • Familiarity with of one or more of the following compliance frameworks and standards: NIST SP 800-53, NIST CSF, DFARS/NIST SP 800-171, ISO/IEC 27000, HIPAA, PCI, , SOX, 
  • Ability to occasionally work weekends and/or off hours as necessary to meet clients' needs 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all stakeholders
  • Proven ability to maintain and create technical documentation for the enterprise-level customers
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to demonstrate solid attention to detail and a penchant for accuracy
  • History of balancing competing priorities with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% or as needed to other CDW locations or client sites

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following programming languages: C/C++, Perl Python and Ruby
  • Industry certifications such as CISSP, CISA, OSCP, SANS GIAC certifications or similar

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