Sr System Engineer - Cybersecurity

Post Begin Date 2 months ago(10/13/2021 9:25 AM)
Requisition ID
2021-35855
Location
US-TX-Dallas
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
20-Technology

Overview

Southwest will provide a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth.  Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Responsibilities

Lead and guide others to evaluate, develop, customize, install, and implement functionally appropriate, technically sound, and well-integrated systems in accordance with Customer requirements, and organizational methodologies and standards. Mentors others in working with vendors to respond to production problems and implement immediate resolution efforts across technology areas.

 

WORK ACTIVITIES/CONTEXT:

• Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

• May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.

• Consult with partner Teams in the ongoing design and cybersecurity assessment of both existing and new services, capacbilities and applications.

• Provide security guidance to application and Partner Teams to remediate security vulnerabilities, risk items, and policy exceptions.

• Facilitate planning and roadmap updates with Partner Teams and Cyber Leadership finding points of intersection between the Partner roadmaps and Cybersecurity priorities.

• Act as an agent for change to reflect the latest Cybersecurity standards and practices.

• Serves as a enterprise subject matter expert (SME) and advocate of IT Security standards and reference architectures.

• Deliver training for clients in use of the key and certificate management systems, and automated environments.

• Act as a Mentor to both Co-Hearts in Cybersecurity and Partner Teams.

• Bring a focus on automation to the team, with a history of focus on Python, Chef, Anisible, GitLab, and other automation technologies.

• Responsible for vendor management, partner governance, and oversight to deploy systems which are complete, designed and managed over life cycles.

• Proactively identify problems, plan solutions, recommend software and systems, and coordinate developments in an orderly manner to meet business requirements. Including but not limited to: monitor and test performance and capacity for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with partners to implement fixes.

• Responsible for providing innovative solutions to proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability in order to resolve escalations of high complexity.

• In collaboration with Enterprise Architecture, sets the platform strategy and road map.

• Maintain awareness of technology trends in area of responsibility and makes appropriate recommendations.

• Meet commitments and deliverables as related to leading projects and/or project oversight.

• Responsible for developing and executing against solution strategies and business plans that support business expansion

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

Required/Preferred

Education

Description

Required

High School Diploma or GED

 

Required

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems, or equivalent formal training required.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Required/Preferred

Years of Experience

Description

Required

5 Years

Work experience as a Systems Engineer or equivalent role required.

Preferred

2 Years

experience as a technical lead or team lead preferred.

 

  • Preferred: Deep expertise in a key partner team area such as; Network, Endpoint, or Cloud technologies. 
  • Preferred: Cybersecurity-Relevant knowledge of partner/consumer/supporting technology stacks and components such as AWS Private Certificate Authority (PCA), AirWatch, TLS-EAP/802.1x, Jenkins, Terraform, Docker, Nexus, F5 Load Balancers, Chef, Ansible, AWS EC2, AWS Security Groups, AWS WAF/Shield, Prolexic, Akamai Kona, Shape Botnet/SAFE/Recognize, Windows/Linux/Unix, Routing/Switching, AirWatch, and Citrix
  • Preferred: Experience building automation through leveraging technologies such as; Python, Chef, Ansible, GitLabs, and other automation technologies, preferred. 
  • Preferred: Experience leading/mentoring immediate team members from a technical perspective. 

 

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

Required/Preferred

Years of Experience

Description

Required

5 Years

Work experience as a Systems Engineer or equivalent role required.

Preferred

2 Years

experience as a technical lead or team lead preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES/WORK STYLE:

• Ability to analyze and resolve problems of high complexity, requiring expert knowledge of hardware components, systems, software, and networking technologies.

• Ability to complete and mentor others to perform troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, solution development, and implementation within specific technology areas.

• Expert partnering, negotiation, and communication skills in working with Business Customers and Technology support.

• Expert knowledge of systems development methodologies, practices, concepts, and technologies obtained through formal training and or work experience. Mentoring and leading Engineers.

• Able to develop, present, and effectively communicate complex ideas and strategies in both technical and user-friendly language to a variety of audiences.

• Additional job skills include, but are not limited to: excellent project management skills, excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, and excellent analytical/creative problem-solving skills.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

• Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

• Must be at least 18 years of age.

• Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.

• Limited travel with potential for increased/decreased travel based upon Department needs.

 

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