Senior IT Security Analyst

Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials

Chicago, IL


We are recruiting an experienced Senior IT Security Analyst with strong enterprise experience. You will deliver activities to support IT security projects, resolve day-to-day IT security operational problems, respond to IT Security incidents, and provide security best practice guidance to projects and business units.

You will provide hands-on, technical support and security expertise to the local business and report into the UK IT Security Operations Manager and ensure that pragmatic, cost effective, industry best practice security governance and technologies are appropriately implemented across the business. You will also hold a senior position within a diverse security focused team, providing skills transfer and mentoring to fellow Security Analysts. 

Market Overview

Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.


Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up. 

Function Overview

Our IT teams manage the technology that makes what we do possible. They deliver an intuitive, premium interface on all digital devices, globally. They protect Dyson secrets through cutting edge digital security measures. They ensure our infrastructure performs around the clock. And they find a way to fix issues that stop us from doing our jobs. In the next few years, Dyson is getting even bigger – more people, space, and resources. Embracing the change, our IT teams are in the midst of digital transformation – critical to making our ambitious growth happen


  • Actively monitor and respond to security events using fundamental tools like SIEM, DLP
  • Design, coordinate and oversee security testing procedures to verify the security of systems, networks and applications and manage the remediation of identified vulnerabilities
  • Provide security risk assessment & recommendations to projects, ensuring appropriate controls are in place to protect the business
  • Operate and maintain our security toolsets
  • Write, maintain, and follow security documentation including technical standards, processes, procedures, and operations manuals
  • Keep abreast of security advisories and alerts, information on security trends and practices, and IT implications of regional data laws and regulations
  • Manage security projects and provide expert guidance on security matters for other projects
  • Conduct security event and trend analysis to support the production of reports and statistics, and produce & communicate IT Security risk reporting
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences at various levels
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key IT and business contacts


  • A minimum 5 years IT experience, with at least 3 years of experience in an IT Security role
  • Expert knowledge of security tools, techniques and implementation into enterprise environments.
  • Knowledge of IT Security Governance frameworks & practices
  • Knowledge of the ITIL framework
  • Holding a professional security management certification, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or other similar credentials are highly desirable
  • Relevant vendor certifications; such as Microsoft, Networking, DLP, SIEM are highly desirable
  • Formal training and Certification in ITIL or Project Management is desirable
  • Experience of supporting Security investigations, including responding to incidents involving malware, data loss, or network intrusion

  • Knowledge across a number of information security technologies, including hands on working knowledge in any of the two following categories:

    • Identity Security: Privileged User Management, multi-factor authentication

    • Network Security: Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Web & Email filtering

    • End Point Security: Malware, common operating systems, full disk encryption, antivirus

    • Data Security: Including: Data Loss Prevention, Encryption, SIEM systems

  • Experience of supporting Risk Assessments using best practice risk management methodologies
  • Strong conceptual thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision, and across long distance teams
  • Team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors, IT and business personnel
  • Good understanding of technology and process optimization techniques in standardization, consolidation, simplification and automation and appetite for continuous improvement
  • Comfortable working outside of core working hours when necessary to complete tasks
  • Able to travel to world-wide sites across the enterprise

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Posted: 27-Mar-2018

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