System Security Engineer Job Description

A System Security Engineer job description template to hire for your Information Technology department.

About the System Security Engineer position

We are looking for an experienced System Security Engineer to help us ensure proper level of security of corporate digital systems and network. Your duties will include protecting system boundariesÙ« keeping computer systems and network devices hardened against attacks and securing highly sensitive data.

You should possesses both deep and wide expertise in the security space and have a background in security or systems engineering.


System Security Engineer responsibilities are:

  • Organize computer security architecture and develop detailed cyber security designs
  • ReviewÙ« develop and implement security measures for the protection of computer systemsÙ« networks and information
  • Define system security requirements and prepare reports on your results
  • Review and document standard operating procedures and protocols
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices
  • Create technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks
  • Perform support and consulting of the company's personnel about security incidents and measures
  • Prepare detailed reports including assessment-based findingsÙ« outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement


System Security Engineer requirements are:

  • 2+ years' experience of working on System Security Engineer or other relevant position
  • Significant experience of building and maintaining security systems
  • Good experience in security systemsÙ« including firewallsÙ« intrusion detection systemsÙ« anti-virus softwareÙ« authentication systemsÙ« log managementÙ« content filteringÙ« etc
  • Good experience with network security and networking technologies and with systemÙ« securityÙ« and network monitoring tools
  • In-depth knowledge of database and operating system security
  • Good familiarity of the latest security principlesÙ« techniquesÙ« and protocols
  • Understanding of Web related technologiesÙ« including applicationsÙ« servicesÙ« Service Oriented ArchitecturesÙ« networking protocols and so on
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure
  • BS degree in Computer Science or other related area

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