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Keypath LLC Lead Cybersecurity Engineer in Schaumburg, Illinois

Lead Cybersecurity Engineer

The Lead Cybersecurity Engineer will report to and assist the Director of IT Infrastructure and Security in driving secure architecture, design and development efforts with a view to protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Keypath infrastructure, applications and products.

The Lead Cybersecurity Engineer will provide cybersecurity expertise and will work with functional leaders on broad technical initiatives around design, implementation, rollout and monitoring of enterprise systems in support of Keypath’s global cybersecurity roadmap. The Lead Cybersecurity Engineer will also provide mentoring of System Administrators, Security Engineers/Analysts in security-related topics.

The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience implementing technology, policies, and controls or worked as an internal auditor to comply with security frameworks such as SOC 2 or ISO 27001.

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  • Co-lead security certification and periodic audit initiatives (i.e. internal audits, SOC 2, ISO 27001).

  • Develop and maintain a global IT security strategy, framework and roadmap.

  • Clearly articulate security frameworks (i.e. SOC 2, ISO 27001, NIST CSF, etc) and its relevancy to risk management and impact to IT policies and procedures.

  • Partnering with the Development and Data Analytics teams to drive the design, build, implementation and compliance monitoring of security controls for enterprise infrastructure and applications for on-premise and cloud architecture in support of security framework initiatives.

  • In conjunction with 3rd party gap assessments, identify and recommend mitigation for security gaps in existing and proposed architectures.

  • Manages relationships with security partners, vendors, and auditors.

  • Coordinate with functional and departmental leaders to ensure changes required by new and upcoming applicable security frameworks and cybersecurity risks are considered when building departmental budgets and plans.

  • Maintain an understanding of and keeping current on policies, procedures, standards, and supporting technologies, and educating staff accordingly, to effectively identify potential cybersecurity risks and alternatives to mitigate cybersecurity risk exposure leveraging security best practices and technology.

  • Configuring and managing next-gen security hardware (i.e. firewalls, anti-virus, anti-malware, etc) SIEM, and other security solutions.

  • Participating in the security incident process.

  • Draft and assist in the implementation and maintenance of Keypath’s information security policies and procedures.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a minimum 5-years’ experience in a cybersecurity or IT security auditor role


  • Experience with and working knowledge of IT security frameworks (ex: SOC 2, ISO 27001, NIST CSF, COSO) required.

  • Hands-on experience with SIEM, encryption, endpoint protection, anti-virus, security monitoring agents, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and data loss prevention required.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and Teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with Legal, IT Management, and functional leaders to drive decisions and move projects forward.

  • Experience in leading teams and project management.

  • Hands-on experience with a variety of cybersecurity tools (i.e. vulnerability scanning, pen testing).

  • Experience with Office 365 administration (i.e. Security & Compliance, Intune, etc) a plus.

  • Basic understanding of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) a plus.

  • CISSP, CISM, CISA certifications a plus.

  • Experience in drafting and maintaining security policies and documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Preferred Qualifications

Direct involvement in preparing for and implementing risk mitigation and controls to comply with SOC 2 or ISO 27001 assessments.

Technical skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience in operational, maintenance, monitoring, and development of company LAN/WLAN/WAN, including server hardware, operating systems and network administration tools.

  • 5+ years’ experience networking, Windows, web servers, virtualization, cloud computing, capacity planning, security, and problem solving.

  • 5+ years’ experience with Microsoft servers and desktop environments, including Windows Server and Active Directory/Azure Active Directory.

  • 2+ years’ experience with networking hardware (i.e. firewalls, switches, IDS/IPS).

  • Experience and knowledge in cybersecurity frameworks.

Special Requirements Specific to Job:

  • Experience with enterprise network security architecture and design.

  • Experience with security of data center or cloud-hosted enterprise infrastructure and applications.

  • Ability to be self-driven, with a passion for technology and cybersecurity.

  • Strong decision-making and influencing capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one.

  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program and project management and analysis, negotiation and conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrated strong effective communication ability in presentation and advanced writing skills including reflecting sensitivity to tone, audience and organizational politics.

  • Ability to communicate highly-technical matters effectively to non-technical audiences in public or private forums, across a spectrum of groups, from senior leadership to middle management and staff, demonstrating the ability to clearly define a problem/issue, succinctly describe current status, analyze data and draft reports, presentations and other materials.

  • Demonstrates the ability to use active listening skills, oral communication skills to speak effectively and demonstrates outstanding writing skills via e-mail, letters and in person to teams and customers.

  • Demonstrated understanding of policies and procedures, best practices and management of incident response.

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience developing and implementing organization-wide end-user security education and awareness programs.

  • Demonstrated understanding of client relationship management, process mapping and improvement, project management and production support.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • A critical thinker

  • Curious and confident to ask questions and learn quickly

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple tasks

  • Team player

  • Always demonstrate the Keypath values – Commitment, Collaboration, Innovation and Lifelong Learning


Keypath Education offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Life insurance, disability and 401K

  • Generous paid leave policies

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Get a degree at one of our Partner Programs with free tuition!

About Keypath Education:

Our global mission is: Educate professionals to transform their world. We do this by partnering with the world’s leading universities who want to deliver career-relevant education to professionals. Keypath Education provides a market-led & tech-focused online education solution. We set ourselves apart from other providers, thanks to our global team of education experts who provide us with a breadth of diversity and data, which allows us to respond quickly to the “Future of Work” trends. We have an unwavering commitment to the student experience, an unrivalled desire to innovate, and a drive to leave a positive mark on the world.

Keypath acts as an extension of the university's team, keeping its brand and academic rigor intact while accelerating the growth and quality of the university program portfolio and providing an exceptional student experience through industry-leading technology. Services provided include

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External Company Name: Keypath Education, LLC

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