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Acxiom LLC Security Architect/Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Develops and executes security controls, defenses and countermeasures to intercept and prevent internal or external attacks or attempts to infiltrate company email, data, e-commerce and web-based systems. Researches attempted or successful efforts to compromise systems security and designs countermeasures. Maintains hardware and software utilized for data creation, collection and analysis. May be internal or external, client-focused, working in conjunction with Professional Services and outsourcing functions.

What you will do:

  • Oversee and review the following activities (concerning new security hardware and software infrastructure components or enhancements to existing solutions): research, analysis, selection, planning, and engineering.

  • Influence and provide authoritative advice to IT Architects to ensure that the modified security hardware and software infrastructure interacts appropriately, data conversion impacts are considered, and other areas of impact are addressed and meet performance requirements.

  • Develop methods to test, debug, analyze performance, and document security hardware and software infrastructure solutions.

  • Develop methodologies to implement new and emerging security hardware and software infrastructure, perform highly complex product customization for multiple configurations, developed implementation and verification procedures to ensure successful new and emerging enterprise-wide security systems hardware/software.

  • Manage highly complex hardware and software infrastructure analysis, and evaluation on resource requirements necessary to maintain and/or expand service levels or tune security hardware and software infrastructure solutions for optimum performance.

  • Develop and recommend to management technical strategies and solutions to maintain and/or expand service levels or tune security hardware and software infrastructure solutions for optimum performance.

  • Oversee and provide direct guidance to ensure that plans integrate effectively with other aspects of the technical hardware and software infrastructure.

  • Resolve highly complex or critical incidents involving multiple enterprise services and components.

  • Review, recommend, and approve major and significant changes for purposes of incident avoidance.

  • Oversee and drive effort to analyze highly complex problems and solution alternatives. Recommend best alternatives and implement upon approval.

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance in project management, planning, task definition, estimating, reporting, scheduling, documentation, and workflow.

  • Review and validate accuracy of other's estimates.

What you will need:

  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of related security experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or 3 years and a Master degree; or equivalent work experience

  • Required at least one of the following:

    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified Ethical hacker (CEH)
    • Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT)
  • Must be able to provide advanced event analysis, incident detection, and escalation procedures.

  • Must have significant experience debugging application and network problems.

  • Must have experience coaching, training, or developing junior analysts.

  • Must have experience in system development concepts, algorithms, and malware analysis.

  • Must be proficient with SIEM technologies.

  • Must be proficient with common security device functions, such as IDS/IPS, Network and Host-based firewalls, DLP (Data Leakage Protection), monitoring) etc.

  • Must be proficient with common network device functions, such as routers, switches, hubs, etc.

  • Must be proficient with possible attack activities, such as scans, man in the middle, sniffing, DoS, DDoS, etc and possible abnormal activities, such as worms, Trojans, viruses, etc.


What will set you apart:

  • Advanced knowledge of security operations, incident analysis, incident handling, and vulnerability management or testing, system patching, log analysis, intrusion detection, or firewall administration.

  • Preferred (Including but not limited to the following certifications):

    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
    • Global Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
    • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
    • Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT)

Primary Location City/State:

Homebased - Conway, Arkansas

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics or other protected status.

Who is Acxiom?

We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you’re an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security expert, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand out.

At Acxiom, our values begin with our associates, who are the single most important driver of our success. We’re looking to hire people who share our core values: collaboration, excellence, innovation, a focus on outcomes, and being empowered to make and own decisions that benefit our clients and our company. Our values represent our brand promise – to our clients and to our associates – and define our company culture.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Acxiom and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our recruiting department at 1-877-314-2049.

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