Information Security, Senior

Freddie Mac
Reston, VA
Oct 07, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
Full Time
The Information Security, Senior will be part of the Information Security Operations and Engineering within the Information Security Division. An Antivirus/Anti-malware administrator responsible for reporting, upgrades, policies, remediation, and management of configurations for a large financial organization.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Security Administration and Operations
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot Endpoint antivirus/antimalware and other detective agents on Windows desktops, as well as Windows and Unix servers.
  • Apply patches and upgrades to clients, administrative tools, and utilities on a regular basis.
  • Perform daily monitoring for integrity and availability of appliances, management servers, systems and processes which may also include reviewing system and application logs, and verifying services and jobs are running as expected.
  • Establish and maintain operational, configuration and other process/procedures to ensure effectiveness of new and existing detective and preventative configuration policies.
  • Provide support Management and IT Security Audit teams to provide answers, artifacts and solutions.
  • Provide support to the Cyber Security Operations Center and Threat Detection Teams with recommendations and handling of their requests for changes, updates and improvements to endpoint polices.
  • Coordinate with other infrastructure, engineering and application project/support teams to ensure new policies/assets are deployed and issues impacting tools and systems are resolved quickly and effectively without adversely impacting the affected business systems.
  • Augment production support team to ensure 24/7 coverage and operations. Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little or no advanced notice.
  • Coordinate with Information Security team to ensure solution assurance and compliance to security policy, procedures, standards and baseline security configurations.
  • Understand and advocate IT Security standards, reference architectures.
  • Possess an understanding of malware, threats, vulnerabilities and the complete affect these could have in the environment.
  • Communicate effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions and strategies.

  • Nurture junior engineers.
  • Support the retention and growth of existing talent.
  • Strong communication to keep leadership informed and aware.
  • Be a role model and technical mentor to the junior and mid-level engineers, work alongside of highly collaborative, open minded, technology savvy and dedicated team members.

  • Problem solving with repeatable processes.
  • Develop SOP's and Runbooks to promote successful operations.
  • Ensure processes reflect our technical obligations of system uptime and performance.
  • Present metrics and other attributes to convey accomplishments.


  • Typically has 5-8 years of relevant experience in IT Security.
  • 3-5+ years of experience in administration of Antivirus/Anti-malware such as Bromium, FireEye and Symantec Endpoint Protection or similar.
  • An understanding of Malware Isolation, SaS security solutions and cloud client security.
  • An understanding of HIPS clients and firewall rules and settings.
  • Strong organization and the ability to multitask by working multiple problems, tasks and still seeing tasks through to closure working with all type of endpoint technologies.
  • Experience working on physical and virtual appliances.
  • Experience with Configurations, Linux and Network commands.

Keys to Success
  • Must be able to effectively perform both independently and collaboratively as a strong team contributor
  • Ability and drive to mentor team members

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions
  • Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
  • Customer Focus - Personally engage with customers to learn their needs

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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