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

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
* 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

* 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
* Educational background with BS / MS in Computer Science, Engineering
or related area.
* Strong knowledge of internet, web, application and network security

* 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.