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Principal-Technology Security

Bedminster, New Jersey

Overall Purpose: Responsible for review and analysis of security requirements, works with senior team members to develop integrated plans to protect corporate assets and information technology, and administers security systems to support daily security operations.
Key Roles and Responsibilities: Includes researching, recommending, documenting, and coordinating implementation of changes to policies, procedures, facilities, and systems to enhance security as well as developing and delivering corporate security awareness training for users and technical security training for system administrators. Facilitates compliance with company security policies, practices and legal requirements. May provide support to non-management employees, including coaching, on-the-job and formal training, reference materials, procedures and system documentation. Provides information to management regarding the negative impact on the business caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information. May interface with other stakeholders including vendors, application development and technical support staff, and clients. May provide inventory and asset management resources to security operation, including administrative supplies, security specific resources such as SecurID cards or cryptographic key management, and specialized security software.
The candidate will work as a member of the AT&T Chief Security Office Global Response Team, as a threat analyst, on a project that analyzes event data for security relevant events using a variety of network-data processing platforms. Position will have a strong focus on the Flood platform, using AT&T’s unique visibility of the greater internet. The candidate will work in a collaborative manner with other analysts to identify, characterize, provide recommendations for remediation, and define analytical methods to automate the analysis. The candidate will perform ad-hoc analytical processing on a variety of network data feeds, system processed data derivatives (metadata), automated system alerts, and open source information. This will require collaboration with other analysts, as well as collaboration with outside organizations. The analyst will require knowledge in some of the newest areas of security including Cloud technology, Big Data environments, Mobility, and Advanced Persistent Threats. Some aspects of the analysis may require use of deep packet inspection packet analysis.  The candidate will be responsible for reporting findings in written and verbal form.  Results of analysis will be used to inform management, notify affected customers, advise network operations, and advise network engineering on security issues as well as recommended remediation and solutions.  The candidate will also work with researchers to help define algorithms for automation of ad-hoc analysis methods and will work with the analysis platform engineering and development team to help define automated processing reports and alerts for automation of ad-hoc processes.
Required Skills:
-Deep understanding of Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocols, devices, security mechanisms and how they operate.
- Strong understanding of network security threats including APT, botnets, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, worms, and network exploits.
- Experience with network probing/testing/analysis tools (Nessus, nmap, burp, wireshark, etc.)
- Deep technical knowledge of Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems as both an expert user and system administrator
- Programming skills that will be used to construct, modify, and execute testing tools including shell(ksh, bash), [g]awk, Python, PERL, regex, .NET Programming, Java, C, C++, C#, Powershell, curl, Web application development (PHP, ASP.NET, etc.)
- Comprehensive knowledge of software security testing principles, practices, and tools, experience of vulnerability assessments in a complex environment.
- Experience with Malware (including reverse engineering) and with internal and external attacks.
- Experience or familiarity with vulnerability analysis, computer forensics tools, cryptography principles
- Excellent team work skills for collaboration on analysis techniques, implementation, and reporting.  Must be able to work both independently as well as effectively work in teams of individuals with a variety of skills and backgrounds.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have demonstrated ability to present material to senior officials.
- Highly self-motivated requiring little direction.
- Demonstrates creative/out-of-the-box thinking and good problem solving skills.
- Demonstrates strong ethical behavior.
Desired Skills:
-Strong knowledge of an enterprise architecture
- Experience with database management software (Oracle, MongoDB, MySQL, DB2, etc.)
- Ability to obtain a strong and ongoing understanding of the technical details involved in current APT threats and exploits involving various operating systems, applications and networking protocols.
- Knowledge of tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with malicious insider activity, organized crime/fraud groups and both state and non-state sponsored threat actors.
- Understanding of cloud-based architectures and highly distributed big data architectures
- Understanding of mobile android and iOS environments and app development
- Experience with application security testing tools, such as Qualys Web App Security, IBM AppScan, HP WebInspect, HP Fortify, Metasploit framework
- Knowledge of security frameworks (ISO 27001/27002, NIST, HIPPA, SOX, etc.)

One or more of these certifications;
- CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
- CPT: Certified Penetration Tester
- CEPT: Certified Expert Penetration Tester
- GPEN: GIAC Certified Penetration Tester
- OSCP: Offensive Security Certified Professional
- Possession of a United States government security clearance desired (if no security clearance currently held, the candidate must be willing and able to apply for a security clearance)
Job Contribution: Expert level technical professional. Advisor on technical knowledge and ATT technologies.
Education: Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Computers, Engineering, or Mathematics preferred.
Experience: Typically has 5-8 years of relevant experience. Technical Career Pathway (TCP) role. Supervisory: No. Environmental Requirements: This position may be responsible for contributing to AT&T's compliance with environmental laws and regulations as applicable to its job function. This may include, but is not limited to, work related to fuel tanks, emergency and stand-by generators, boilers, hazardous waste, hazardous materials, batteries, manholes and vaults, water wells, linear and other construction projects, water discharge, or air emissions.

Principal Functional Skills / Competencies associated with this Title:
  • Business Orientation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Encryption Technologies
  • Endpoint Security
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Information Security Architecture
  • Information Security Management
  • Investigative Information Security Technologies
  • IT Service Continuity Management
  • Network and Internet Security
  • Process Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Software Security Assurance
  • Solutions Development
  • Technical Excellence
  • Technology Advising
Note: Additional skills / competencies may be added to this specific requisition. During the application process, you will be asked to provide your proficiency and experience with all the skills / competencies associated with the requisition.

Job ID 1843961 Date posted 12/14/2018

Associate Director Technology Development


Opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.
Support for women in technical leadership roles.
Pride in diversity & inclusion with 12 Employee Resource Groups with 40k+ members.
Great benefits including 4+ weeks vacation, 6% salary match of 401k, paid maternity/paternity leave, financial support for adoption.
Flexibility to work from home or office in newly renovated collaboration zones.
Lots of opportunity to move around the company & work on new products.


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