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Sr. Information Security Engineer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Foundation

We are the largest nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. We believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve. We provide an exceptional benefits package to employees and their families which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with no premiums, generous paid time off, paid family leave, foundation-paid retirement contribution, regional holidays, and opportunities to engage in several employee communities. As a workplace, we’re committed to creating an environment for you to thrive both personally and professionally.

The Team

The Global Security (GS) team is part of the foundation’s operations division. We protect personnel, offices, information and the foundation’s reputation through our work on physical security and information security.

Application deadline: Friday, July 19 (11:59 PM PDT)

The Information Security team is seeking an experienced and highly skilled individual for our Senior Engineer role. In this role you will work across teams to combine security and business requirements to develop, prototype, document, and communicate technical security controls to ensure security outcomes and manage risk at scale for our foundation and affiliated entities. Additionally, you will design and implement operational security practices performed by implementation teams and service providers and serve as a partner and decision maker related to security operations. Incident response will be a core component of this position, playing the part of leader, investigator, and collaborating with service delivery teams on mitigation. This role is critical in performing and contributing to the continuous improvement of the foundation’s global Information Security program. This is an individual contributor role reporting to the Deputy Director, Information Security.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform Information Security incident investigation and response.

  • Ability to self-manage time and priorities in an environment where projects or goals may be ambiguous.

  • Participate in the Information Security design process focusing on technical controls.

  • In partnership with technology delivery teams, further refine, prototype, and continuously improve technical security controls as implemented across our technology environment.

  • Engage with partners to drive secure outcomes for business objectives.

  • Discover, manage, and track security risk through the design, implementation, and operation of security technologies.

  • Continuously improve upon Information Security processes, technology, and services to achieve our core risk management objectives.

  • Lead and perform vulnerability assessments using tailored approaches to the environment or technology solution.

  • Partner with IT teams during solution design and operation to develop implementation steps for security configuration.

  • Communicate our design philosophies, reference architectures, and use cases to ensure our technology partners and service providers have the knowledge they need to innovate and operate technical solutions safely.

Your Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in the Information Security field.

  • 3+ years of experience leading Information Security incident investigation and response.

  • 2+ years of experience with security preventative and detective controls such as endpoint protection, firewall policies, vulnerability management, SIEM, Microsoft Defender suite.

  • Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills with ability to present and influence to audiences of varying skill levels.

  • Experience with the security incident response process.

  • Experience with control configuration and security architecture patterns in common cloud environments (Azure, AWS)

  • Experience with scripting and automation tools knowledge: PowerShell, Python, Bash, Terraform, Ansible or related.

  • Experience with using a SIEM (Splunk, Sentinel, etc) to perform analysis, threat hunting, and incident response.

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows (server/desktop) and Linux (CentOS/Ubuntu/RedHat).

  • Experience with identity and access management technologies and their usage in Enterprise environments (i.e., Active Directory, Azure AD, LDAP, SSO, MFA and related technologies).

  • Experience with networking concepts, protocols, and tools, which may include firewalls, routing, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SSL/TLS, VPN, SSH.

  • Familiarity with securing infrastructure using Infrastructure as Code tools, such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, or Salt.

  • Familiarity with vulnerability assessment tools, such as Nessus, Rapid7, Metasploit, or nmap.

  • Familiarity with source code management (Git, GitHub, GitLab) and CI/CD (GitLab CI, Jenkins, Drone, Azure DevOps).

  • Familiarity with security and regulatory compliance standards and frameworks such as: HIPAA, NIST CSF, ISO27001, and GDPR.

  • Familiarity with securing workloads using application containerization and orchestration: Docker and Kubernetes or related.

  • Familiarity with server virtualization technologies: VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix, KVM, etc.

  • Understanding of authentication and authorization technologies and protocols including SAML, OAuth, and Kerberos.

  • B.S. in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent working experience

* Application deadline: Friday, July 19 (11:59 PM PDT)

* Must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.

* The salary range for this role is $151,200 to $226,800 USD. We recognize high-wage market differences in Seattle and Washington D.C., where our offices are located. The range for this role in these locations is $164,700 to $247,100 USD. As a mission-driven organization, we strive to balance competitive pay with our mission. New hires salaries are typically between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint. Actual placement in the range will depend on a candidate’s job-related skills, experience, and expertise, as evaluated during the interview process.

Hiring Requirements

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Candidate Accommodations

If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request here.

Inclusion Statement

We are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We strive for a global and cultural workplace that supports ever greater diversity, equity, and inclusion — of voices, ideas, and approaches — and we support this diversity through all our employment practices.

All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.