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Security Engineer Temp

Position Name: Security Engineer Temp
Department: IT
Location: Watsonville, CA

Job Description

  • Manage and Maintain Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection technologies in accordance with West Marine‚Äôs security policies and guidelines
  • Coordinate reporting and response of managed WAF events to the appropriate personnel
  • Manage and Maintain Vulnerability Management technologies and coordinate reporting and response to vulnerability events
  • Effectively communicate security status, risks, and issues in a timely fashion to stake holders
  • Quickly resolve/escalate issues as necessary
  • Review remediation plans and provide security guidance for efforts in various stages of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Manage and Maintain File Integrity Monitoring technologies and coordinate reporting and response to FIM events
  • Provide escalation support for the helpdesk on all security device issues and as an incident response resource
  • Assist with efforts to ensure West Marine is compliant with security and privacy standards
  • Research and develop continuing innovation within the Information Security team.


  • A combination of education (B.S. Computer Science preferred), experience, certifications, and training (ISC(2), ISACA, or GIAC certifications are highly desirable)
  • 4 – 6 years of experience with security engineering, to include design, configuration, setup, and management of IDS/IPS, vulnerability management, and FIM technologies.
  • Added value will be placed on candidates with extensive knowledge with Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7, Alert Logic, Imperva, and OSSEC solutions
  • Experience in analyzing IDS and IPS sensors
  • Experience interpreting sensor logs and applying changes to the IDS/IPS based on best practices and following security guidelines
  • Experience helping the business determine requirements for specific IDS/IPS policies
  • Experience with Web Application Firewalls
  • Experience with Enterprise – level network design, engineering, and architecture
  • Experience with Sarbanes – Oxley, PCI, PII, SSAE – 16, COBIT, and ISO 27001/27002
  • Experience with Incident Response efforts
  • Excellent communication skills (oral/written)


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