Cybersecurity Engineer

$120,000 - $140,000 yearly

Job Category:Technology

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:Remote

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [Remote]

Job ID:124922

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Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Cybersecurity Engineer with expertise in Incident Response and Vulnerability Management to join our client’s dynamic and growing team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about maintaining the security and integrity of systems, applications and networks through proactive incident response and effective vulnerability management practices. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the enhancement of the overall cybersecurity posture and protect this organization against emerging threats.

Cybersecurity Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Lead and participate in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of incident response procedures, playbooks and processes
  • Detect, analyze and respond to security incidents, ensuring timely and effective containment, eradication and recovery
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to investigate and document security incidents, root causes and recommended remediation actions
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members in incident response techniques and best practices
  • Stay up to date with the latest cybersecurity threats, attack techniques and incident response strategies
  • Manage the vulnerability management program, including vulnerability scanning, assessment and remediation efforts across our systems, applications and network infrastructure
  • Conduct regular vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to identify potential security weaknesses and risks
  • Analyze and prioritize vulnerabilities based on severity, potential impact and business risk, and collaborate with relevant teams to implement effective mitigation strategies
  • Stay informed about emerging vulnerabilities, advisories and patches to ensure timely and appropriate actions are taken
  • Collaborate with the Security Operations Center (SOC) team to monitor, analyze and respond to security alerts, ensuring accurate and efficient incident identification and resolution
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of security monitoring and detection tools, processes, and technologies
  • Contribute to the development and execution of security awareness training programs for employees to enhance security awareness and best practices

Cybersecurity Engineer Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security or a related field; relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH) are highly desirable
  • Professional experience in cybersecurity, with a focus on incident response and vulnerability management
  • In-depth knowledge of security incident handling methodologies, including forensics and malware analysis
  • Proficiency in utilizing industry-standard tools for vulnerability scanning, assessment, and penetration testing
  • Strong understanding of common security frameworks, regulations, and compliance standards
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically under pressure
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across teams and convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell) for automation and analysis is a plus
  • Proven track record of staying current with evolving cybersecurity threats and best practices

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • Access to cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and resources
  • Chance to contribute to the organization's security strategy and initiatives

If you are a dedicated and knowledgeable Cybersecurity Engineer with a strong background in Incident Response and Vulnerability Management, we encourage you to apply. Join this company in their mission to ensure the security and resilience of systems and protect valuable assets from emerging cyber threats.

Thank you,

Kelsey Person
Recruiting Lead
LaSalle Network


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.