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Bayer IT Security Engineering Lead in St. Louis, Missouri


The Climate Corporation is modernizing the agriculture industry with a platform and products that are helping the world’s farmers sustainably increase productivity with digital tools. We build hardware, platforms, and a suite of grower-facing applications that collect and process vast amounts of agronomic data. We then deliver insights that allow farmers to improve their yield and operate sustainably.

The Climate Corporation is looking for a Security Engineering Lead who will be responsible for safeguarding information system assets by identifying and solving security problems, managing large complex projects, investigating areas of ambiguity, align security technology with business needs, define and document security standards, be able to communicate at all levels of the organization, and oversee Security products used within the Climate Organization, including building, customizing, and maintaining security products. This position will work with IT, CSO, and other Engineering staff to implement and maintain Security infrastructure that meets company and regulatory compliance initiatives. The Security Engineering Lead will also serve as a technical Security expert and support other Security resources in their tasks.

What You Will Do:

Secures Climate information by planning, implementing, and testing security systems; preparing and updating security procedures; mentoring team members.

  • Protects system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources

  • Implements security improvements by assessing current situation; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements; recognizes problems by identifying abnormalities; reporting violations

  • Proactively identify areas for improvement and possible solutions

  • Develop Security Standards and Standard Operating Procedures based on high-level Security Policies

  • Identifies security violations, deficiencies, and inefficiencies through periodic audits and regular monitoring. Ensures authorized access by investigating improper access; revoking access; reporting violations; monitoring information requests by new programs; recommending improvements

  • Mentor a team of Security Engineers and Analysts

  • Builds and upgrades systems to implement, and maintain security controls

  • Provide oversight and management of Managed Service Providers where services and/or tools have been outsourced

  • Keeps users informed by preparing performance reports; communicating system status

  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications

  • Analyzes access by utilizing logs, termination and transfer tickets, automated ID status reports, user ID validation, and user behavior analytics to summarize access trends and find anomalies


Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Security, Engineering, or Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years experience in a leadership role within Information Technology or Security

  • 9+ years overall IT/Security experience

  • Splunk query and reporting experience, or equivalent experience with log aggregation and reporting tool

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Administration of Forcepoint DLP and EMail Gateway or equivalent tools

  • Relevant IT/ cybersecurity certification is desired, such as GIAC, CISSP, CISM, Security+, CEH, etc.

  • Experience with Server, Infrastructure, and Endpoint configuration settings

  • Working background in Network and/or Infrastructure Security

  • Knowledge of Cloud Security Concepts

  • Proven understanding and application of Vulnerability Management

  • Understanding of Incident Response and application of process.

  • Proven understanding of Identity and Access Management

What We Offer:

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program

  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used

  • We take part in and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another

  • Innovate in all we do

  • Leave a mark on the world

  • Find the possible in the impossible

  • Be direct and transparent

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@climate.com.