Systems Security Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Greenwich, CT, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Interactive Brokers
  • 24 Sep 16

Systems Security Specialist

Overview :

Interactive Brokers ("IB") is the largest U.S. broker, measured by trades, offering direct-access electronic trade execution and clearing for active traders, institutional investors, financial advisors and introducing brokers. IB serves more than 280 thousand customers in trading securities, commodities and foreign exchange in 21 currencies on over 100 market centers in 24 countries around the world. The firm leverages highly automated systems it builds for all aspects of its business to maintain a low cost base as the business expands. The business is in a stage of rapid growth.

Responsibilities :

The Systems Security Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Vulnerability assessments, management, report preparation
  • Monitoring and responding to security alerts
  • Software initiative
  • Internal penetration testing,
  • Verifying risk factors
  • Assisting with prioritizing of remediation steps and coordinating remediation steps with other technology teams
  • Building and extending IT security infrastructure and automation of related tasks


Qualifications :

Minimum of Bachelor's degree in a technology related field
5+ years of IT experience plus
3+ years of IT security experience plus
2+ years of Linux experience plus
2+ years of C programming or equivalent skill level (at least intermediate)
2+ years of hands on experience with a scripting language Python, Perl, Shell etc.
2+ years of hands on experience working with IP networks, firewalls and routing methodology.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a Self-discipline Security-focused mindset