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Security Engineer - Illinois Tollway

Position Overview


The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and efficient system of highways while ensuring the highest possible level of service to our customers. Whether it's I-PASS, the Move Illinois Program, open road tolling or keeping you safe with our H.E.L.P. trucks, we are committed to delivering great benefits and services to customers.

The Tollway is a user-fee system – no state or federal tax dollars are used to support maintenance and operations. Operations are funded by toll and concession revenues.

Under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Executive Staff, the Tollway is committed to achieving the following goals: increase collaboration with regional transportation and planning agencies, promote the regional economy, maintain financial integrity, foster environmental responsibility and sustainability, maintain the safety and efficiency of the Tollway system, further transparency and accountability, enhance customer service, and maintain public trust.


In support of this mission, the Security Engineer will protect the Tollway’s information systems, detect threats to these systems, and respond to threats and cyberattacks. 


Essential Job Functions


  • Develop, define and implement requirements, polices, and procedures focused on cyber security risk mitigation. 
  • Lead cyber risk assessment, perform monthly scans, develop responses to remediation from vulnerabilities and attacks utilizing cybersecurity tool sets.  
  • Must have hands on experience with managing vulnerability management tools for example Risk Sense, Nessus and etc. 
  • Manage, monitor and harden IT cyber security & compliance processes including review cyber security readiness, incident response plans, proactive intrusion detection capability, external and internal vulnerability assessment, and asset management.
  • Coordinate cyber security assessment activities with internal/external auditors
  • Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures
  • Leads and coordinates SSAE18 and PCI DSS assessments 
  • Must have Cisco firewall management experience (ASA and Firepower/FMC)
  • Must have experience in NIST CSF and 800-53 frameworks 
  • Must have excellent written/presentation skills to document standards, policies, designs and ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management




Skills and Experience (Required)

  • Eight or more years of experience in information technology (“IT”) with a minimum of five years in IT Security for an enterprise-level organization
  • Advanced to expert-level knowledge and understanding of enterprise security best practices, application design, security engineering and integration as required.

Education (Preferred)

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or fifteen or more years of relevant work experience
  • CISSP certification -preferred



The Illinois Tollway is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, unfavorable discharge from military services, age, order of protection status, military status, **gender** or **gender** orientation.


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