Job Description :
Security Lead

Location: Manhattan, NY

Duration: 1+ year contract

Job Summary:

The IT Security Lead will manage and maintain the Firm''s security program.
He/she will need to pro-actively identify security risks, recommend
solutions, work with affected departments to address the risk, and ensure
that the solutions remain in effect. He/she must have extensive hands-on
experience supplemented by an understanding of theory and practice. The
candidate''s responsibilities include security for all areas of I.T.
including servers, networks, desktops, third party services and application
development.

Major Responsibilities:

* Lead a small team of security engineers to implement technical
solutions and provide operational capabilities.
* Project manage security initiatives and provide project oversight of
all security projects.
* Provide oversight and technical direction for security initiatives.
* Provide leadership and technical guidance to other members of the
team.
* Provide overall technical design & architecture for all aspects of
security in the infrastructure.

* Need to be hands-on both from a mentoring standpoint, as well as
from an execution of tasks when team members are not available standpoint.
* Supervise third-party vendors for various projects or services.
* Create operational capabilities within the security organization.
* Review security platforms, identify deficiencies, recommend and
implement improvements.

* Work with vendors and colleagues to assess different technologies
and determine their impact on security.
* Troubleshoot security issues and assist with security incident
responses and forensic investigations.
* Prepare risk reports to senior management including security
incidents, system vulnerabilities, and ongoing compliance functions.

Required Qualifications:

* Strong hands-on technical experience in the security domain. .i.e.
must have hands-on experience with some of the key security technologies
IDS, SIEM implementations, Firewalls, Endpoint Security; SSL intercept
etc.

* Strong communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate ideas,
solutions etc.
* Organized with Strong Project Management skills.
* Self-driven Ability to lead projects from initiation to
completion.
* Educational background with BS / MS in Computer Science, Engineering
or related area.
* Strong knowledge of internet, web, application and network security
platforms.

* Strong knowledge of Linux & Windows operating system security.
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and
resolve security issues.

* Ability to perform and interpret vulnerability assessments.
* Ability to administer the operations of a security infrastructure.
* Ability to balance and prioritize work.
* Experience with threat modeling, penetration testing or running
security scans with third party software.

* Experience working with IP networking, networking protocols and
understanding of security related technologies including Encryption, VPNs,
PKI, Firewalls, IDS, Proxies, NAC, SIEM, AV, DNS, Email, Wireless.
* Experience working with leading firewall, network scanning and
intrusion detection products and authentication technologies.
* Some scripting experience is necessary.

Additional Qualifications:

* Possess security certifications (CISSP, CCNA, etc
* Experience with project management and industry best practices.
Experience working within the Financial Services industry.