Senior IT Security Analyst (Palo Alto NGFW)

Information Technology Calgary, Alberta Toronto, Ontario Edmonton, AB Mississauga, Canada


Description

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role:  Senior IT Security Analysts are responsible for improving the overall security posture of the organization. They evaluate, test and document security solutions and controls, and work closely with other security team members to remediate risk while ensuring the business can innovate.

Information security analysts must continually adapt to stay a step ahead of cyber attackers and stay up to date on the latest methods attackers use to infiltrate computer systems. Analysts in this role are expected to consistently learn and grow. This is not a passive career opportunity, but rather one that requires a passion for security and rigor to protect the business.

Information security analysts collaborate with internal and external audit and exam teams, along with technology management and business stakeholders.
 

Essential Job Duties
 

  • Design, install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage security solutions.
  • Implement technical systems and monitor them for unusual and suspicious activity across a wide range of products.
  • Assist with security configuration standards for systems and business applications.
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, and integrate the selection of security-related tools and emerging technologies for enterprise use.
     
  • Assists in ensuring information security policies and procedures are followed.
     
  • Participate in technical and non-technical projects requiring information security oversight and to ensure policies, procedures and standards are met.
  • Serve as an additional security team member, aiding in incident response (IR) with the IR and security operations center (SOC) teams.
  • Analyze, document, and maintain existing technical processes and procedures, deploying incremental process improvements.
     
  • Recommend new security solutions as well as effective improvements to existing security controls that do not negatively impact business innovation.
  • Drives root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions.
  • Serve as a liaison/mentor for the security team.
  • Collaborate with other security teams and partners to ensure systems align with our overall security program.
  • Provide metrics across security platforms to provide insight into value, trends, threat actors, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities
     

 Skills and Competencies
 

  • Expertise in incident response and system monitoring and analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise across multiple Information Protection capabilities (security monitoring, threat intelligence, threat hunting, network protection, data protection, endpoint protection, vulnerability management).
     
  • Deep understanding of perimeter security solutions (IDS/IPS, Web filtering, Application Filtering and Firewalling).
     
  • Knowledge with security platforms such as (Palo Alto NGFW, Proofpoint, Qualys, SIEM, EDR, ServiceNow, etc.).
  • Knowledge of multiple computing platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Unix, networks, and endpoints.
  • Understanding of vulnerability management programs and remediation processes.
  • Hands-on experience working in an agile security team and can point to your impact in how you’ve helped improve security posture, preparedness, or maturity.
     
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of an organization from end-user to senior management about both business and IT needs.
     
  • Proactively learn and utilize new technologies, concepts, and procedures as necessary based upon project requirements.
     
  • Understanding of change and project management processes.
  • Ability to write clearly and to effectively communicate project status.

Additional Qualifications
 

  • Possesses highly effective communications skills with the ability to influence business units.
  • Acts with integrity, takes pride in work and seeks to excel, be curious and adaptable.
  • Displays an analytical and problem-solving mindset.
  • Is highly organized and efficient.
  • Leverages strategic and tactical thinking.
  • Works calmly under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrates effective decision-making skills.
  • Is highly trustworthy and leads by example.
  • Stays current with evolving threat landscape.
  • Drives a security first culture.

Education Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3-5 years of information security experience (or combination of 3 to 5 years of IT system administration with security).
  • Palo Alto Networks NGFW experience strongly preferred.
     
  • Experience in complex enterprise environments with competing business priorities
     
  • Experience of cyber-attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).
  • Experience with Cyber Security frameworks such as (MITRE, Zero-Trust Extended etc.).
     
  • Hands-on experience working in an agile security team and can point to your impact in how you’ve helped improve security posture, preparedness, or maturity.


Preferred Certification Include:

  • CISSP, CEH or other security related certifications preferred.
  • PCCET, ACE or other Palo Alto Networks certificates.

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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