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IBM Senior Security Focal for IBM Cloud in St Louis, Missouri


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Work Location (State and City): Austin, TX, Foster City, CA, and Dallas, TX

IBM Cloud offers the most open and secure public cloud for business with a next-generation Hybrid Cloud platform, advanced data and AI capabilities, and deep enterprise expertise across multiple industries. Our Cloud Platform team is expanding, and we are hyper focused our services maintain a high level of audit readiness and compliance. These services include Security Services offerings, Business Support Systems, and Identity and Access Management capabilities running on IBM’s industry leading containers platform.

We are looking for an additional Security Focal to join our team, who can take on varied roles in assisting with security issues across a large enterprise with multiple offerings. The right candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment, think like both an attacker and defender, and help our development squads take the right actions in the right time frames to mitigate security exposure risks. In addition, the candidate has passion for working with engineering teams daily on security related issues, has a willingness to learn, and recognizes and fills gaps related to defined security controls that must be implemented as part of our defined business processes.

The candidate should also have a general background in information technology and be willing to gain experience on the job while working across the organization hand in hand with peer security focals. Our security focals are expected to assist in the gathering of security requirements and controls while communicating implementation progress of those controls on a regular basis to management and senior leadership. We value security related technical knowledge, specifically in any one of these fields is a plus: Cryptography, Network, Infrastructure, Software Security, CICD Pipelines, Virtualization, Cloud-Native Technologies and Cloud Infrastructure, Application Security, Malware Analysis, Forensics, Security Operations, and Incident Response. Are you ready to lead in this new era of Cloud technology and help remediate some of our most challenging security problems to help keep our Cloud platform secure? If so, we’d like to talk to you!

Key Duties:

• Oversee enterprise-class security controls for production environments for audits both internal and external to IBM.

• Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats, including security patch management.

• Help create solutions that balance business requirements with company information and IBM security requirements.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • BS degree in related technical field

  • Experience working in security areas dealing with secure engineering, security controls, vulnerabilities, and audits, etc.

  • Working knowledge of cloud technologies with the ability to describe security concerns and what the impact might be for an organization

  • Good communication and critical thinking skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Kubernetes/Containers experience

  • External audit standards and process knowledge (ISO 27K, PCI-DSS, SOC 2, FedRAMP)

  • Experience using ServiceNow

  • General development and scripting knowledge.

  • Experience using GitHub

About Business Unit

Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.