IT Security Specialist

The Information Security Specialist is hands on role responsible for implementing a formal system security program and policies for SparkCognition.


  • Provides oversight and guidance ensuring systems are properly configured, optimized, and tested ensuring all policy and technical requirements are met.
  • Performs control validation and verification of network servers, routers, and switches to ensure they comply with security policy, procedures, and technical requirements.
  • Evaluates potential network security risks and take appropriate corrective and recovery action.
  • Provides oversight to all personnel monitoring/managing firewalls and intrusion detection systems and end-point security systems.
  • Provides security awareness training for all personnel.
  • Security requirements will require the ability to draft technical and security related documents, controls and packages for corporate work.
  • Liaise with Engineering department to maintain server uptime and ensuring disaster recovery process is in place.
  • Manages the remediation/mitigation of security violations to determine if the network has been breached, assess the impact, and preserves the evidence.
  • Perform web application vulnerability assessments and reporting using web application assessment software, which also provides web application security intelligence to the Web Application Firewall solution.
  • Perform real-time web application protection against SQL injection attacks, malicious bots, zero-day attacks, data loss and defacement protection and any other Web Application attacks that exist.
  • Perform end user device threat containment and access control to ensure VA security policies and
  • Perform real-time network and system malware protection, detection and log analysis
  • Ensure security compliance requirements are met.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • Consulting experience in support of systems development, web development, technical administration or design a plus
  • PMP, CBAP, CSM/PSM, CISSP, Security+ or CISA certification a plus
  • Experience with ISO-27001/2
  • Experience with Bro/Snort, Metasploit, OWASP and other malware detection tools
  • Broad knowledge of IT systems infrastructure, architecture dependencies
  • Some experience in project management & leadership is desired.
  • Experience working with AWS, Google Compute Cloud and Docker is a plus


To give everyone a stake in the business, we ensure everyone gets equity. Plus, there's the usual good stuff like gym reimbursements, Apple hardware, free snacks, lunches, and soda.


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