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Anixter Inc

Senior Security Engineer

Anixter Inc - Glenview, IL

Position Profile:

Anixter is seeking an Information a Senior Security Engineer for its Information Technology team in Glenview, IL.

The Information Security Senior Engineer works with members of Information Security, Infrastructure Technology and Business Systems teams to implement and manage appropriate security measures for the protection of corporate information assets. The Information Security Senior Engineer is responsible for the complex and detailed technical work necessary to establish and maintain information security systems such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems. In addition, the Information Security Senior Engineer redesigns and reengineers internal information handling processes so that information is appropriately protected from a wide variety of problems including unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized use, inappropriate modification, premature deletion, and unavailability.

This position occasionally requires some weekend and evening work as well as off-hours for on-call support rotation.


The Information Security Engineer's responsibilities include:

Day-to-day management of security systems and processes

Assessing, building, and supporting security solutions and controls including: SEIM (security information and event management), network firewalls, ACLs, IPS, internet content filtering, web application firewalls(WAF), penetration tests, intrusion detection and prevention, network monitoring, certificate management, encryption, and logical access controls

Service as subject matter expert for firewalls

Initiate upgrades to security systems as necessary

Researching and deploying new technologies

Preparing for and responding to security incidents

Serving as an internal Information Security consultant to the organization

Communicating threats and countermeasures to management and staff to promote security awareness and compliance throughout the organization

Developing and/or maintaining BCP/DR plans for security systems and participating in tests

Troubleshooting resource access issues

Collaborating with IS management, legal, human resources and law enforcement agencies to manage security vulnerabilities or investigations


The idea candidates will have:

•         Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, including the ability to effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences, in both a one on one as well as in a group environment

•         Strong understanding of the TCP/IP networking protocol suite

Strong understanding of LAN/WAN technologies; experience configuring FTP services, DNS and SMTP architectures

Experience with network protocol analysis and common forensic tools

Adaptable and flexible to learn other technology

Three or more years of experience in the deployment of network security and operating system solutions and information security infrastructure elements such as Firewalls, VPN, DMZ, Security Event Monitoring systems, IDS/IPS, and Directory Services. 

Strong understanding of common network and system exploits and vulnerabilities.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to troubleshoot network access issues

A solid understanding and work experience with virtualization technologies and host operating systems, including Windows and Linux

Experience with Digital Certificates, SSL, IPSEC, and other encryption technologies.

Experience with scripting languages

Experience with security auditing tools such as COPS, Tripwire, Nessus, etc.

BS in a Technology related field or an equivalent work experience

The following experience and certifications are a plus:

Technical Certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCSA, CCSE, SANS GIAC series

Professional Certifications such as CISSP

An understanding of application security and OWASP

•         Experience designing and developing security countermeasures for Web and e-commerce environments.

Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran. We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

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Anixter Inc


Senior Security Engineer Anixter Inc - Glenview, IL, United States


Location: Glenview, IL

Company Profile:
From a small family loan of $10,000 in 1957 to a global company with more than 8,200 employees in over 50 countries, Anixter has been redefining the distribution of wire and cable for more than 50 years. When Anixter wrote the Blue Book in 1968, it reached more than $10 million in sales and had 700 employees. By 1980, Anixter had more than 2,000 employees and added locations in Canada and the United Kingdom. As the millennium drew to a close, Anixter doubled its workforce, topped $1 billion in sales and had locations in Latin America, Asia and the South Pacific. In the first decade of the 2000s, Anixter achieved $6 billion in sales, had more than 8,200 employees and served markets as diverse as fasteners, physical security and data communications. For a company that speaks 30 languages and has more than 100,000 customers worldwide, Anixter has grown remarkably from the first day Alan and Bill Anixter started to cut wire to length with the help of their mother's loan.