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OFFICE OF THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL
JOB DESCRIPTION
Posting #22-E-15

Position: Cybersecurity Engineer

Bureau: Information Security

Location: Chicago

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer, the Cybersecurity Engineer will play a key role in further protecting our computer and networking systems from potential cyber-attacks. They will actively participate in designing, planning, and deployment of sophisticated security countermeasures and technical controls. The Cybersecurity Engineer will configure, troubleshoot, and maintain security infrastructure, hardware, and software components. They will also be responsible for the proactive identification of application, network, and system vulnerabilities and will lead the analysis and triage of suspected malicious events and campaigns to determine attack vectors and targeting.

The Cybersecurity Engineer will also be responsible for tracking the prevailing cyber threat landscape and for researching advancements in offensive tactics and defensive techniques.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cybersecurity or related technical fields and a minimum of 5 years work experience with security products including: IPS/IDS, AV, Anti-Malware, User Behavior Analytics, DLP, MFA, Network Proxies, Sensitive Data Scanning, and Content Filtering along with a minimum of 4 years of experience as a systems/software/security engineer. Certification in at least one of the following is required: Security+, PenTest+, GCIA, CCNA, OSCP or CISSP. Significant knowledge regarding current cybersecurity trends, best practices, and threat actor techniques is expected and a practical understanding of malware analysis and detection is also preferred.

This position requires technical knowledge of computer networking, firewalls, routing and switching, network protocols, VPN, DLP, IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy, Endpoint Security, Office 365 Security, authentication, authorization, applied cryptography, public key infrastructure, client/server implementation patterns, and cloud computing / “as-a-service” implementations. The ability to write and analyze code in multiple programming and scripting languages (i.e. x86/x64 Assembler, C, C++, Python, JavaScript, Java, PHP, and HTML) and a familiarity with the intelligence lifecycle and associated analytic methodologies is preferred. Ability to effectively coordinate, prioritize and collaborate along with outstanding written verbal communication skills. Attendance and the ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with OAG employees and the general public is required.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

Send resume with cover letter to:

Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph Street, 11th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
or
humanresources@ilag.gov


An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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