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Jr Cybersecurity Analyst
Chicago, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on October 27, 2021
Job Id #51208 Posted October 7, 2021


ISRM-Architect Team:

  • Cybersecurity Architecture team is responsible for the security of data, applications, network, systems, end-user devices and over all cyber architecture on premise or in the cloud.
  • We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate person to join our team.
  • The select applicant will work with the Architecture team on multiple projects and initiatives such as endpoint security, application security, network security, managed cloud security, data protection, etc.

The Cybersecurity Junior Engineer key areas of responsibilities:

  • Review security designs to ensure they comply with security best practices
  • Guide the application and technical specialists during the design phase in what and how their applications, appliances and/or solutions should be secured or mitigated against risk.
  • Aligns cybersecurity with the business needs and objectives.
  • Maintain and track metrics for specific initiatives and projects
  • Document operationalization of technologies and procedures
  • Support security policies, processes, and procedures

Knowledge and skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork, yet strong individual worker.
  • knowledge of TCP/IP networks
  • basic understanding of firewalls and IPSs
  • ability to read and understand reports from vulnerability scanning and pen testing
  • a basic understanding of the OWASP top 10
  • a basic understanding of NIST CSF
  • a basic understanding of endpoint security (e.g., desktop, laptops, and mobile devices)
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of 2-3 years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Degree in Computer Science or related discipline a plus but not required.
  • One or multiple formal certifications in security such as CompTIA Security+, CISSP, PMP a plus but not required.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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