Lead Security Engineer - IT Security
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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Do you want to be part of a thrilling revolution influenced by technology? The Home Depot is a $70 billion business-focused environment where you can contribute in a variety of functional areas covering all aspects of the consumer value chain. We are currently managing leading software packages and technology platforms to deliver creative results to our business partners and customers. We need people who understand how best to apply technologies to solve problems and develop innovative solutions. If you are looking for an opportunity to see instant, progressive, and substantial business benefits from your technology talents and experience, it's the perfect time to join The Home Depot.

As an IT professional you have expert knowledge in one or more programming languages or databases. Because of your excellent understanding of the entire project life cycle, you have the ability to direct project teams in the gathering, design, and development of complex applications/programs. You get to work closely with and learn from the brightest minds to ensure proper system design. Your role ensures highest quality implementations from design through quality insurance to production. You anticipate hardware and software design needs to take pre-emptive action. Our IT professionals support multiple team members and other project leads in day-to-day activities related to project work.

On- site and local perks:
Choose from a variety of benefit plans designed to meet your individual and family needs.
Take part in company Success Sharing - an incentive program based on sales performance.
Receive "Homer Awards" that lead to cash incentives for consistently demonstrating behaviors that reflect The Home Depot's values.
Work out at our on-site gym that offers classes and state- of- the- art equipment.
Eat at our on-site cafeteria that offers a plethora of options or enjoy discounts at neighborhood restaurants.
Pick up prescriptions on-site at the CVS pharmacy.
Bank On-site at our Credit Union.
Drop your child off at one of the largest corporate on-site daycare facilities.

  • Provide technical direction and guidance to associates and contractors.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others to perform at a high level, taking appropriate risks, and accepting personal accountability for actions and decisions.
  • Oral and written presentations and reports
  • Preparation of correspondence, information papers, executive summaries, weekly summaries, meeting minutes, and briefs
The Security Engineering team is peers and partners with other engineering teams at Home Depot; such as, Mid-Tier Engineering (Windows, Unix, Virtualization), Network Engineering (firewalls, routers, switches), Database teams (Oracle, Informix), and HomeDepot.com. We
are responsible for championing security throughout the solutions development lifecycle and providing SME support on various security
topics such as Device Hardening, Access Control, Identity Management, Application and Web Development, Database Security,etc. Working with
the organization, the lead security engineer will deliver an infrastructure solution that is technically sound, resilient to failure, operationally
supportable, meets the requirements of the business, and adheres to IT Security standards. The ideal candidate will exhibit strong leadership
skills, will be forward thinking, and will be able to work effectively in a diverse, highly talented team, continuously striving for excellence.

Senior level role that involves understanding the client, business and project requirements, and designing and deploying optimal security
solutions that balance risk versus usability while meeting audit and compliance requirements. Create high quality operational documentation, including Visio diagrams, high-level descriptions of the environment, as well as detailed instructions outlining the steps required to repeat the build
  • out and configuration of the infrastructure. Day to day interaction with security technology providers, internal and external auditors, assessors,
platform engineers (Windows, Unix and ESX) and Security Engineers with Security Operations groups. Work with internal customers and vendors in
developing Business Requirement Specifications for new security engineering deployments and all security Proof of Concepts with vendors.
Role sometimes requires scheduling and attendance on overnight maintenance windows. Create or help
review legally-binding statements of work (SOW), project scope documents, project plans, business cases, and formal technical solutions recommendations. Required to prepare recommendations and supporting details for formal proposals for security and compliance solutions. Current enterprise-class Systems Security Engineering experience within security
domains such as Identity and Access Control Systems, Vulnerability Management Systems, File Integrity/Configuration Compliance systems,
Critical Server Protection Systems, PKI/Encryption key management systems.

The Lead Security Engineer utilizes solid business knowledge and expert technical experience of security to provide a secure information environment for the business. Assists in the investigations of high level, complex violations of Information Security Policies by analyzing forensic data from Sr. Analyst. Develop recommendations and take appropriate action. Develop and drive the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity strategy. The purpose of the position is to provide effective Information Security services that: Continuously protect our critical information assets and brand name. Assure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies/standards & industry best practices. Simplify, enhance and enable business initiatives. Operates as a team lead providing technical direction to team members. May perform the function to automate access provisioning across supported systems and applications with documentation. May direct, define and provide audit reporting.

Lead investigation of high level complex violations of Information Security Policies and direct activity to analyze forensic data from Sr. Analysts. Develop recommendations and take appropriate action.

Present to Information Technology management development/implementation plan for secure solutions.

Present findings to manager on compliance reporting for Information Securities Policies.

Drive the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity strategy.

Provide technical direction to analysts, associates and contractors.

Develop Information Security Policies, Standards and Guidelines.

Automate access provisioning across supported systems and applications with documentation. Direct, define and provide audit reporting.

Typically reports to Manager, Information Technology

No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the leadership of a work group: assign and review work, train and contribute to performance appraisal (but not hiring, firing or disciplinary action).

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must successfully complete any required training or orientation courses.

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.


Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Direct hands-on experience with one or more of the following InfoSec solutions: Anti-Virus, intrusion detection, firewalls, content filtering, rick assessment.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced lead security engineer who will deliver infrastructure solutions that are technically sound, resilient to failure, are operationally supportable, meet the requirements of the business, and adhere to IT Security standards. The ideal candidate will
exhibit strong leadership skills, will be forward thinking, and will be able to work effectively in a diverse, highly talented team, continuously striving for excellence.
Capacity Planning and Optimization
Disaster Recovery
Security technology deployments and operational support
Familiarity with Windows Server 2003/2008/R2/2012 and Windows 7/8/XP
Familiarity with ITIL

Soft Skills:
Ability to lead a team of associates and project teams
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented
Abiity to take initiative and be pro-active
Complex problem solving and analytical skills
Creative and critical thinking skills
Ability to present complex information in a clear, concise manner

Industry certifications - CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCFE, GIAC, CCIE, CCSP,
CBCP, ABCP, MBCP. Network, system or application security knowledge, architecture design, implementation and support. 7-10 years
of related experience. BS Computer Science or related field, MS a plus. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
Assessment tools, technologies and methods.

Designing secure network, systems and application architectures.

Disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies and methods.

Planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures.

System administration role with experience in supporting multiple platforms/applications.