Senior Information Security Engineer at Blackbaud

| Austin
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About the role:

Information Security Engineers are responsible for the day-to-day management of company-wide information security toolsets and the protection of Blackbaud’s and our Client’s most sensitive information. They diligently investigate anomalous events and alerts, detect malicious activities, reverse engineer malware, and write signatures and scripts for various security tools to defend against malicious activity. Serving as the highest escalation point in the series, they are primarily involved in the analysis, troubleshooting and resolution of complex threats that impact the information security infrastructure at the data, application, service, operating system, and network levels.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for monitoring, assessing, and leads the response to security risks & threats across Blackbaud
  • Managing the development and use of techniques, procedures, and utilities for assessing risks to the company's sensitive information systems
  • Conducts vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, malware analysis, and reverse engineering
  • Works with both internal and external resources to conduct security audits, address gaps, and ensure compliance with regulatory and industry requirements
  • Evaluating new security technologies, hardware, and software, and maintains various toolsets including IPS/IDS systems, Security Information and Event Management Systems, Anti-Virus, etc.
  • Leading incident response engagements and investigations for data breaches in large and highly complex environments.
  • Designing & implementing security training programs, newsletters, and other ongoing awareness campaigns
  • Establishing Protocols for communication; Produce detailed incident reports and technical briefs for management, administrators and end-users

What we’ll want you to have:

  • College degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Security, or equivalent professional experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience in IT Security and threat detection.
  • Well-developed analytic, qualitative and quantitative reasoning skills and demonstrated creative problem solving abilities.
  • Well versed in network architecture, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Protection Systems, Operating Systems (UNIX, Windows), Networking (switches, routers, protocols, etc.), Network Services and Security Vulnerabilities; Remote Access; Multi‐factor Authentication; Platform Security; Antivirus; Federated Identity Management; Cryptography; Active Directory
  • Proficiency with forensic techniques and the most commonly used forensic toolsets
  • Experience with conducting log analysis of Windows Event Logs, Apache, IIS, and firewall logs.

Nice To Haves:

  • Certifications: CISM, CISSP, CCSK, CCSP, CCNP, CCDE, CCIE Security, or GIAC
  • Experience with command line tools (grep, sed, awk, powershell), python, and other programming languages
  • Experience with X-Ways, EnCase, and open source forensic tools.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Located in the Domain area, just steps from the Metro station and access to all that Austin has to offer!

An Insider's view of Blackbaud

What are some social events your company does?

We try to do at least one event per month that caters to all interest areas, whether that’s our Pinewood Derby, our May the 4th Be With You Movie Marathon or Progressive Potlucks, where employees tour the office to pick up different parts of the meal. We also championed having a float in the Austin Pride Parade this year for the first time ever.

Stefanie Greene

HR Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

The biggest technical challenge has been around consolidating data across all of our various legacy applications. This has been as much about changing the culture and tearing down historical silos as it has been about the tech. We have made huge strides in changing the organization’s culture and moving it forward.

Steve Merritt

Senior Distinguished Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

We have a very employee-focused environment. Our managers and team leads will often discuss career development strategies with us and offer opportunities to connect with people who can give us firsthand information about a role or experience. To help us be as successful as possible, they suit our strengths and the company's needs.

Kristin Nelson

Team Lead, Sales

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We have changed our fundamental offering from a software solution to a series of capabilities and analytics that have an immediate and measurable impact on customer outcomes. This allows our sales team to be highly consultative with clients, introduce them to a broader community and have confidence that the outcomes we promise will be delivered.

Brandon Phipps

VP of Sales and Market Development

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s amazing how Blackbaud listens to each individual customer to cater to their needs and help them reach their goal. I have also always admired Blackbaud’s devotion to giving back to the social good and local communities. From employer-sponsored volunteer days to community grants, Blackbaud allows its employees to give back to our clients!

Andrei Rogers

Cybersecurity Engineer

What are Blackbaud Perks + Benefits

Blackbaud Benefits Overview

At Blackbaud, we know how important it is to have good, affordable health and group benefits
and a retirement program that helps you save for your future. That’s why we offer competitive benefits that
can provide protection, peace of mind, and savings. Whether it’s health care, income protection, retirement savings, or other benefits, we’ve got you covered!

Volunteer in Local Community
Helping good take over is fundamental to Blackbaud. It can be as simple and personal as contributing to low waste in the office or leading a food/toy drive or championing a volunteer activity.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand Up
Open Door Policy
Team Owned Deliverables
Team Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Documented Equal Pay Policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
The B-Healthy Incentive rewards our employees for participating in important wellness activities.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match Charitable Contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We recognize the need to balance work and life priorities. Starting off, we offer 4 weeks of paid time off, with up to 6 weeks for tenured employees.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Blackbaud recognizes that an educated workforce is a strong workforce. We offer ​a $3000 per year tuition reimbursement to assist with the costs incurred from continuing education.
Diversity Program
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace (Recognized by Forbes in 2019) through cultural awareness and competency training programs, as well as Affinity group representation.
Lunch and Learns
Promote from Within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Volunteer for vacation time earning an additional 3 days per year PTO.
Endless volunteer & community involvement opportunities.
Matching gifts for donations.
9 paid holidays
Inclusive work environment as recognized by as Top Company for Women Technologists.