CDW Associate Consulting Engineer - Information Security in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

CDW’s Associate Consulting Engineer (ACE) Program is a paid 18-month, industry-leading training program for people with a passion for technology, an aptitude for problem solving, and a drive for customer loyalty. Upon successful completion of the program, Associate Consulting Engineers will become full-fledged consultants on the Professional Services team, responsible for assessing risk related to Information Technology for our clients throughout the US.

This is a full time, salaried position responsible for conducting technically-focused penetration tests and security assessments and advising clients of security risks discovered and suggested steps to remediate. ACEs focusing in Information Security work with our customers to identify and mitigate Information Security risk.  Through the ACE Program, skills are developed to perform technically-focused security assessments for our customers, including:

  • Uncovering and exploiting security weaknesses on a client network through vulnerability scanning and penetration testing (i.e. white-hat hacking). 

  • Providing reports and briefings that are consumable by both executives and technical audiences.  These reports help our clients understand their current security posture and provide actionable guidance on how to most effectively reduce risk.   

  • Opportunity to expand into Information Security policy and control consulting related to PCI, HIPAA, and NIST.  

_ Key Areas of Responsibility_

The Associate Consulting Engineer (ACE) is responsible for building technical and consulting skills in order to be promoted to the Consulting Engineer role within the required timeframe. As an ACE, they are responsible for the following:

  • Pre-Sales – listen and observe sales activities, maintain professional demeanor in client and vendor interactions, understand the customer needs, asks appropriate questions. Provide in-depth technical expertise on security assessment and risk mitigation.

  • Planning – participate in kick off meetings. Communicate client information and requirements with the project team. Review Statement of Work (SOW), validating scope and tactical project requirements.

  • Design – Discover and enumerate network targets and design a penetration testing approach. Participate in joint discovery and design sessions, as appropriate, to provide an technical analysis on implementation sequencing.

  • Implementation – perform assigned engagement activities as directed, seek assistance as needed. Implement the security assessment approach, enumerating and documenting security weaknesses in the client’s environment. Summarize all findings and suggestions into a report. Keep team members informed on assigned tasks via status reports.

  • Closure – participate in post-project debrief sessions and provide knowledge transfer as appropriate.

  • Operations –Recognize need for problem management and own what is needed to drive resolution, identify and recommend process improvements. As appropriate, contribute to Wiki forums and provide feedback/questions to stimulate discussion, intellectual capital including internal tool development and continuous process improvement.

CDW is a leader in providing Information Security risk assessment services. By joining our team, you will be partnered with industry leading Engineers, Consultants and Technical Architects as colleagues to help enable your success.

  • Qualifications*

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be authorized to work for CDW in the United States; immigration sponsorship (H-1B, TN, etc.) is not currently available for this position.

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license

  • Bachelor degree or one of the following:

o Associate degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or related technology focused concentration plus 1 year of relevant practical experience or;

o 3+ years relevant practical experience in IT networking, information systems management or application development or;

o 1 year of relevant practical experience plus one or more applicable technology related certifications (certifications must be in active standing)

  • Ability to travel up to 50% (can vary by location)

  • Ability to work select weekends and/or after hours when business needs arise

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 1 semester or equivalent experience of programming experience. Python, Perl, Ruby, PowerShell

  • Experience with Linux

  • One or more of the following professional certifications: CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, CCNA, CISSP, OSCP, SANS GIAC

  • Experience in cyber competitions.

  • Public speaking experience

  • Military Information Security background is a plus

  • National technology related challenges, awards or achievements

CDW is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Associate Consulting Engineer - Information Security CA-Los Angeles 17000395_4