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Randstad Lead Security Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Lead Security Engineer

job details:

  • location:Boston, MA

  • salary:$105,000 - $125,000 per year

  • date posted:Friday, May 21, 2021

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Information

  • reference:842358

job description

Lead Security Engineer

job summary:

Lead Security Engineer

The Security Engineer will lead efforts in the areas of threat analysis, detection, incident response and remediation. In this technical, hands-on role you will have a unique opportunity to continuously refine the organization's posture, leverage advanced technologies and drive modernization. You will play a key role in securing our hybrid, multi-cloud environment.


  • Team approach in working with system, network and support engineers, plus legal.

  • You'll advise and lead cybersecurity best practices;

  • Remain current on emerging technologies and threats, proactively evaluating impact and adoption;

  • Maintain and continuously improve our overall security posture;

  • Define requirements for log ingestion into SIEM and MDR;

  • Develop incident response playbooks with the ability to scale at business speed;

  • Deliver detection and response capabilities in conjunction with MDR services;

  • Lead for all security related activities, including but not limited to - inquiry, documentation, threat detection, incident response, app security, firewall configuration requirements, vulnerability management, penetration testing, awareness training, patching and other defensive strategies.

  • Monitoring events and ticket queues; Ticket management, metrics and operational tasks.


  • 5+ years of concentrated and progressive cybersecurity experience;

  • Network, infrastructure or systems engineering background experience with in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP - network, routing and web related protocols;

  • Hands-on technical cybersecurity and network engineering skills with expertise in most of the following: Firewall configuration, IPSec, Active Directory and domain security, IAM and integrations, VPN, network access control, MDR, SSL and certificate compliance and management, patching and endpoint protection;

  • NAC experience, Forescout preferred;

  • Experience with threat detection, response and compliance platform, Varonis preferred;

  • Experience with MDR platform and security partner collaboration

  • Knowledge of authentication protocols and frameworks

  • Experience with vulnerability scanning and penetration testing in hybrid environments

  • strong familiarity with security frameworks

  • Infosec risk and compliance engineering as it pertains to PCI is a must for consideration;

  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to adapt/prioritize and learn new technologies quickly

  • Very strong written, communication and documentation skills

  • Experience working in a 24x7 mission critical environment

location: BOSTON, Massachusetts

job type: Permanent

salary: $105,000 - 125,000 per year

work hours: 8am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


Interface with other IT members, so that any problems arising during design or implementation can be resolved in accordance with the fundamental architectural concepts, and user needs and constraints


  • Experience level: Experienced

  • Minimum 5 years of experience

  • Education: Bachelors





  • Juniper

  • rapid7 (4 years of experience is preferred)

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