Principal Security Engineer

Job Overview

Our client in New York City has an excellent opportunity for a Principal Security Engineer!



  • Collaborate with engineers to develop secure services.
  • Audit source code for security vulnerabilities.
  • Develop/implement automated systems to help spot known security exposures.
  • Consult on discovered security flaws, how to exploit them, and how to remediate flaws.
  • Conduct threat mapping with respect to competitors, state-sponsors and hacktivists.
  • Conduct intelligence gathering including digital, social and physical aspects.
  • Conduct attack simulation exercises on a periodic basis.
  • Continuous assessment around effectiveness of defense response.
  • Demonstrate use of information and access by adversaries to stakeholders.
  • Ensure adherence to appropriate standards, best practices workplace policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively as a team member, providing hands on support, maintaining communication and updating senior staff on progress.
  • Participate in Incident Response procedures if/when required.



  • Strong understanding of the intelligence lifecycle and models including Cyber Kill Chain and MITRE ATT&CK framework.
  • Experience in cyber threat landscape, TTPs, threat actors and groups.
  • Experience in threat actor and threat group profiling.
  • Exposure and understanding of open source intelligence OSINT.
  • Exposure and understanding of cyber threats in the financial sector.
  • Exposure and understanding of underground criminal communities and dark web.
  • Technical knowhow of malware reverse engineering.
  • Visibility and presence in the threat intelligence community.
  • Experience with SIEM technologies, threat hunting, monitoring and investigations.
  • Excellent analytic and writing capabilities.
  • Mentor and guide security analysts in cyber threat intelligence skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum guidance.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and seek requirement clarification.
  • Exposure to Unix/Linux environments with knowledge of commands & basic shell scripting will be an added advantage.
  • 7-11 years relevant experience, successfully delivering in an Enterprise environment.
  • Bachelor / Master’s of Engineering in Computer Science / Information Security / Cyber Security
  • Network and security and tools, including IDS/IPS, NAC, DLP, VPN, firewall management and audit, endpoint, anti-malware, database audit and monitoring.
  • Strong experience with secure architecture design.
  • Security expertise in one or more of:  Python, Bash, C, C++, cryptography, reverse engineering, wireless networks, common web vulnerabilities (SQLi, XSS, CSRF), exploit development.
  • Security applications utilized for logging, packet capture, email, directory services, web, authentication, remote access, and encryption.
  • Database audit / security background is a strong plus.
  • Cloud security deployment and controls.
  • IT security technologies, policies, and procedures.
  • Flexible to work in different time-zones, based on Business requirements.
  • Conduct training and mentoring of team members.
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