Home Depot Cybersecurity Staff-Lead Engineer – Network Security - DDos WAF in Austin, Texas
Within the walls of The Home Depot, you'll find empowered associates who ideate, build, and implement innovative solutions for the world's largest home improvement retailer.
The Staff Systems Engineer in the Network Security Architecture group works closely with the Principal Systems Engineer to help define a strategic roadmap, develop enterprise network security architecture, and lead design and implementation of network security solutions across The Home Depot enterprise.
Cybersecurity Architecture recommends enforcing the best practices purposed by Network Security during the hardening process as needed. Using recommendations from Network Engineering assist in providing solutions in concert with the principle of least privilege using network segmentation where it makes sense on the routing and switching level.
This person is the technical lead in the testing and piloting of existing and new network security software applications and hardware platforms. In this role, the Staff Systems Engineer should have a solid understanding of the network security landscape, network security principles, and best practices. In addition, the person will provide technical guidance to more junior Engineers.
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MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
20% - Strategy & Planning:
Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives
Leads the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements
Researches and designs best fit infrastructure, network, database, and security architectures for products
Proactively creates and maintains tools for monitoring and support
Participates in project planning and management across multiple efforts
Develops formal training courses
30% - Delivery & Execution:
Leads configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
Leads field and corporate roll-outs of technology
Leads the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs
Creates and optimizes specifications for technology solutions
Produces and manages purchase requests for hardware and software
40% - Support & Enablement:
Collaborates with product and project teams to understand needs and enable them with infrastructure
Supports technology architecture design review efforts for project and product teams
Leverages tooling and custom applications to monitor the operational status of applications, infrastructure, networks, databases, and security; optimizes and tunes performance as appropriate
Drives root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions
Maintains, upgrades, and supports existing systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability
Acts as a vendor liaison, owning resourcing, issue management, and documentation
Leads the production of in-house documentation around solutions
Monitors tools and proactively helps teams struggling with systems issues
Provides application support for software running in production
Creates scripts and tools that drive automation and enable product teams and end users to move towards self service
Acts as a mentor to more junior Systems Engineers
10% - Learning:
Keeps abreast of innovations and industry trends as well as changes to internal systems and determines how they impacts tools, training, and support necessary to keep systems up, running, and secure
Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern systems engineering core practices (communities of practice)
Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to the Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 3 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Years of hands-on experience in network security best practices for DDoS Protection, WAF, VPN (Prisma Access) and Perimeter Firewall Design.
This position will also participate in baselining and designing network security solutions.
Expert with Routing and Switching.
CCIE will be good to have. Candidate will be working with stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met while collaborating to improve the security posture of all network nodes involved in-line based on PCI requirements and best practices. Working with systems owners we will collaborate on investigation findings for Load Balancers, VoIP, Wireless, and ILO (out of band management).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization s goals
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
Self-Development: Actively seeing new ways to grow and be challenged, using both formal and informal development channels
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.