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Security Design Engineer in St. Louis, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Security Design Engineer - (17014859)



Our Corporate Information Security department is responsible to secure enterprise information by determining security requirements; planning, implementing, and testing security systems prior to transition and operations.

The Security Design candidate will have a high degree of responsibility and will work closely with the Global Communication and Information Security and Corporate information technology teams to test, design, build and implement enterprise-class security systems to secure our global environments as a direct individual contributor operating in succession on multiple enterprise-scale projects. This individual will also act as an escalation point in troubleshooting critical issues escalated by Operations.


  1. Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies, preferably cloud computing and enterprise datacenter environments.

  2. Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats and recommendations for new technologies and standards to address the threats.

  3. Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements

  4. Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.

  5. Large scale implementation and design experience with endpoint and network based security technologies

  6. Build relationships, and influence decision makers in technology groups and business units across the client to create, refine, deliver and evangelize information security standards that balance business and security priorities

  7. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  8. Demonstrated independence, creativity and initiative to understand the company's architecture and business goals.

  9. Experience and detailed knowledge with design and implementation processes, including threat modeling, authentication, encryption and pen testing

  10. Linux/Unix/Windows system administration experience required.

  11. Practical experience with some specific aspect(s) of computer security: network security, system or application security, security protocols, cryptography



  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems or any other related technical field.

  • Certifications Desired but not Required

o CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional

o CISSP-ISSAP: Information Systems Security Architecture Professional

o CISM: Certified Information Security Manager

o CSSA: Certified SCADA Security Architect

o CCSP: Cloud Certified Security Professional


  • 4 + years of experience in multiple Information Security Roles required

  • 2 + years of relevant security design or architecture experience

  • 1+ years of hands-on experience in security investigations, threat detection & analysis, security program manager, and/or incident response.

  • Requires advanced to expert level understanding of regulatory landscape and related control requirements

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate in business terms

  • Must be comfortable presenting to all levels of management within the organization

  • Self-Directed /Self-motivated/Self Starter.