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Pike Corporation IT Security Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Summary: The Security Engineer is responsible for contributing to the planning and implementation of the overall information security strategy. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in cybersecurity, demonstrating a strong background in implementing technology solutions that protect the enterprise. This role requires a proactive individual who can anticipate and mitigate security threats, ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of our data and infrastructure.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement and manage security solutions, including PAM, EDR, WAF, and automation tools, to protect systems and data.

  • Develop and enforce security policies and procedures in line with best practices and compliance requirements.

  • Conduct regular security assessments and vulnerability scans to identify and mitigate risks.

  • Assist with incident response activities, including investigation, documentation, and coordination with relevant stakeholders.

  • Automate security processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of security operations.

  • Collaborate with IT and development teams to integrate security measures into existing and new infrastructure.

  • Provide training and guidance to staff on cybersecurity best practices and awareness.

  • Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, threats, and technologies to continuously improve our security posture.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or a related field.

  • 3 + years’ experience in a security focused role.

  • At least 1 security focused certification such as Security+, AZ-500, CySA, etc.

  • Basic coding skills, such as Python, PowerShell and other languages.

  • Experience managing firewalls, IDS, IPS, and network security solutions.

  • 2+ years of experience working with an AV/EDR solution (eg: SentinelOne, Crowdstrike)

  • 2+ years of experience working with a PAM solution (eg: CyberArk, Delinea)

  • 2+ years of experience administering and securing cloud environments.

  • 2+ years of experience administering email security tools (eg: ProofPoint, Mimecast)

  • Basic experience with incident response concepts and forensics collection.

  • Knowledge of cybersecurity trends and hacking techniques.

  • Able to respond to Security issues after hours when necessary.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant certifications (e.g. Security+, AZ-500, CySA, PNPT) are highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with SOC2, risk assessments, and other GRC functions.

  • Continuous growth and learning.

  • Strong willingness to create and modify documentation of key security practices.

  • Strong understanding of network security, protocols, and encryption technologies.

  • Experience with cybersecurity frameworks and standards such as NIST and CIS.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively convey security risks and strategies to technical and non-technical stakeholders.

    What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development in a supportive and collaborative environment.

  • Access to the latest tools and technologies in cybersecurity.

  • A dynamic and challenging work environment where you can make a significant impact on our security posture and overall success.

    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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle, and feel; and reach with hands and arms, and operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms.

    . Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work). The employee may be subject to one or more of the following atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

    Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with internal customers and department staff.

  • Self-Motivated

  • Team-Oriented

  • Customer Oriented

  • Must be able to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.

    Pike Enterprises, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

    NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

About Us

Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading provider of construction, repair and engineering services for electric and gas utilities, as well as telecommunications companies with a growing portfolio of turnkey renewable projects. We work with hundreds of utility clients across the country, and we continuously expand our offerings to supply our customers with the ideas, technology, experience, manpower and equipment to perform any job.

“Essential” is the one word that sums up who we are, the work we do and what our people mean to us. Each of our employees plays a critical role in ensuring that infrastructure systems are up and running when people and businesses need them.

Pike is a family-oriented workplace with a strong culture of safety, collaboration, innovation and exceptional customer service.

Requisition ID: 23005877

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