The Heritage Group
  • Information Technology
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, profit sharing)




Job Title: IT Security Engineer                                       Date: 04/1/2019

Location: Indianapolis                                          Department: ITSS                         FLSA Status: Exempt   



Job Summary

The IT Security Engineer is responsible for security operations and security-related projects, designed to protect the company's sensitive data and assets.  Responsibilities include protecting system boundaries, hardening systems and network devices and monitoring security tools.  The role is a member of the IT shared services team that supports a portfolio of privately held companies.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information
  • Identify and define system security requirements then work with team(s) to implement
  • Design system security architecture and develop detailed security designs
  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols
  • Audit compliance with company security standards and work with team(s) to remedy noncompliance
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks
  • Ensure that the company knows as much as possible, as quickly as possible about security incidents
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement
  • Develop, communicate and manage the IT security awareness program
  • Draft and execute on the IT security strategic plan
  • Ability to translate security vulnerabilities into risk and explain risk to non-IT colleagues



Relevant Skills


  • Very high-level of self-awareness and desire to develop leadership capabilities.
  • Ability to hold themselves and others accountable to high standards
  • Experience identifying and resolving issues independently. Demonstrates a solid sense of accountability and sound personal judgement.
  • Proven analytical skills with information systems and security systems.
  • Courage to take initiative in unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances.
  • Ability to gain alignment with different clients and represent a common point of view across multiple stakeholders. Must be confident building business partnerships with various business stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality






  • Proven work experience as a system security engineer
  • Experience in building and maintaining security systems
  • Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security
  • Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc. (Checkpoint and Palo Alto preferred)
  • Experience with network technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
  • Familiarity with web related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field
  • CISSP required (other security certifications preferred)
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.


The Heritage Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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