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EY Security Technology Services Lead in Des Moines, Iowa

Security Technology Services Lead

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00IH2

Post Date Jun 21, 2021

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.

Our GPS Technology Organization is a structure within the US GPS practice that implements and maintains a new operate and technology model designed specifically to support U.S. defense and Government engagements.

The opportunity

As the Security Technology Services Contributor, you’ll also function as a Team Lead, managing a small technical staff as well as being primary point of contact for our internal clients. In this role you’ll be involved in leading and coordinating activities related to multi-functional security technologies to maintain the security posture of our US GPS practice. You’ll also work with internal security teams including IAM and Cyber Defense to ensure the related systems are secure, robust and compliant.

Your key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the run state of our security technologies

  • Bringing operational expertise into efforts which introduce new technologies and upgrade current ones

  • Providing technical oversight of Information Security technologies that fall under the team’s responsibilities, confirming they are operating within agreed service levels, compliance specifications and at peak performance

  • Managing and coordinating planned maintenance activities as well as incidents for Information Security technologies

  • Representing the team in specific project activities, including leading projects and managing the activity of others towards successful completion

  • Articulating technology issues/concerns that may emerge at any level of the technical stack, and from any component across the ecosystem, to technology leaders

  • The role will likely be 100% remote and require <10% travel

  • Occasional weekend and off hours work to support the business. It will also require a rigorous on-call schedule of every other weekend (at least initially). However, we strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities

Skills and attributes for success

  • Operational experience in a large environment

  • Perform detailed troubleshooting of issues, by using their analytical skills and collaborating with other technical teams, stakeholders and internal and external customers

  • Functional and/or technical experience in supporting security technologies including detailed knowledge of many of the following: Cloud Operations especially Azure, o365 Tenants, networking concepts & mechanisms, EDR, DLP, AV/AM, DNS, Encryption, E-Mail technologies including DMARC, DKIM, SMTP, TLS as well as a myriad of other related security and desktop technologies.

  • Comfort working remotely in virtual teams

  • Ability to react appropriately during stressful and ambiguous situations and communicate clearly to senior leadership when the situation requires

  • Strong problem solving, decision making and collaboration skills

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • 8 plus years of experience in managing Information Systems and Security, including demonstratable knowledge of the various platforms and interactions

  • Experience in leading a team, training and coaching staff in technical processes and practices

  • Experience with Azure LogAnalytics Workspaces, Defender ATP

  • Several years of experience working in a large global virtual environment

  • Strong English language skills – written and verbal

  • Be a U.S. Citizen and eligible for a DoD Top Secret clearance as well as maintain it.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer related field or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience with Microsoft Sentinel, MS Exchange, O365, and Azure

  • Advanced skills in troubleshooting cloud environments

  • Knowledge of FedRAMP, NIST SP 800-53, and NIST SP 800-171

  • Federal Government experience, including CMMC Maturity Level 3

  • Strong ability to document processes, procedures and security controls clearly and accurately for distribution to internal teams and customers

  • GSEC/CISSP or other security related generalist certification from ISC2 or GIAC

  • Experience in incident, problem and change management

What we look for

Individuals with strong business and technical acumen who demonstrate drive, vision, teaming and purpose and are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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