Security Engineer in Denver, CO at Sykes

Date Posted: 9/28/2017

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    Denver, CO
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Job Description


This position provides technical knowledge of the security field to SYKES projects, employees and customers to ensure the security, regulatory compliance and contractual obligations of the organization are met. In addition the role encompasses monitoring, reporting and defining appropriate action on alerts, incidents, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and risk management.


  • Adheres to SYKES policies on ethics and integrity.
  • Provides knowledge and expertise of the security field that will assist SYKES to meet its security and compliance goals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; capable of building relationships with teams and individuals outside of the security and IT domains.
  • Determines, evaluates and communicates risks or threats to SYKES business objectives.
  • Conducts security monitoring, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, forensic analysis, incident response and investigations.
  • Supports and maintains the confidentiality of sensitive company and customer information.
  • Works as a member of a global team but remain productive and with attention to detail while working independently or without supervision.
  • Maintains project/task management prioritization when executing the requests of SYKES leadership and customers.
  • Be aware of and provides recommendations, assessments and communication of business appropriate security and regulatory body requirements and best practice.
  • Engages vendors and third parties providing security services.
  • Maintains certifications and knowledge appropriate to the role.
  • May perform other additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.







  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/related field or equivalent experience
  • 5 or more years IT experience with 3+ years in security.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Regulatory body and legal compliance requirements including PCI-DSS, HIPAA, ISO, SOX, SSAE, GLBA and FFIEC.
  • IDS/IPS/SIEM tuning and management.
  • Log analysis with both raw logs and SIEM tools.
  • Systems integrity checking.
  • Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
  • Industry standard operating systems.
  • Programming proficiency in at least one advanced scripting language (Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.) and an understanding of security best practices in software development is preferred.
  • Penetration testing/ethical hacking.
  • TCP/IP protocol and standards, perimeter security, defense-in-depth implementations and data leak prevention.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, corporate procedures/regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or listen.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.



Employees are required to maintain compliance with SYKES safety, security, and privacy programs.  Additionally, all employees world-wide are responsible for being an active participant in the SYKES safety, security and privacy programs to protect SYKES' business operations, facilities, and physical and intellectual property and to ensure a safe and secure working environment for all SYKES' employees.



Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated is firmly committed to conducting business in compliance with the letter and spirit of the law and other accepted standards of business conduct as reflected in the company's policies. Employees are encouraged to observe the highest standards of professionalism at all times, and are expected to adhere to the SYKES Standards of Conduct for Compliance and Integrity ( SYKES is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  We strive to treat all applicants and employees with respect and dignity.  Our diverse workforce provides many benefits, including creativity, variety in approaches to problem solving, and the ability to work effectively in our diverse markets.  SYKES is committed to selecting, developing, and rewarding the best person for the job based on the requirements of the work to be performed and without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability/handicap, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity and expression, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability.



The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed; the level of knowledge and skills typically required; and usual working conditions of this position.  It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive listing of all requirements or responsibilities that may be required by employees in this position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.