Security Engineer

About Seed IP

Located in Seattle, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Seed Intellectual Property Law Group is one of the country’s leading intellectual property law firms. We are a dynamic, team-oriented firm that maintains a professional and well-balanced working environment. At Seed IP, you will work one-on-one with attorneys who have the background and experience needed to represent a diverse client base in all areas of intellectual property. We invite you to be a part of the exciting, fast-paced world of intellectual property law at Seed IP.

Job Purpose

We are looking for an individual with System Administrator roots who enjoys deep diving into technical details, driving down vulnerabilities, and looking for ways to improve IT security systems. Does that sound like you or like someone you want to become? Great! We would like for you to apply.

The Security Engineer will serve as a technical expert for the security infrastructure and integration of Seed IP systems, providing expertise in designing, configuring, deploying, monitoring, and maintaining new and existing IT security systems. This highly collaborative position involves working closely with vendors, end-users, and teams across the organization to identify, prioritize, and remediate vulnerabilities relevant to Seed IP Infrastructure. You will build and maintain security tools and services to support the organization’s expanding needs and contribute to the IT team’s goals and strategic plan. 

Responsibilities & Duties 
Daily Operations
  • Participate in Scrum framework as a developer to continuously add value to the firm
  • Contribute to and maintain a custom scripts repository
  • Install, modify, and maintain servers, applications, databases, storage systems, networking infrastructure, and backup/recovery systems
  • Design, build, and support a hybrid IT environment, including but not limited to physical/virtual servers, storage, networking, applications, monitoring, security, and cloud services
  • Design, deploy, and administer LAN/WAN networks, including firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers, and wireless solutions
  • Participate as a 24/7 IT Incident Response Team member by responding to threats and security risks to the organization during office and after-hours as part of an on-call rotation. This includes collaborating with teams/individuals to formulate and apply remediation action
  • Monitor networks and systems for security events and alerts to potential/active threats, intrusions, and indicators of compromises; Analyze trends to determine the downstream impact
  • Maintain and audit all logs and records associated with operation procedures; Audit security logs, reports, daily system audits, security logs, and authentication features to ensure security-relevant actions are appropriately implemented and executed
  • Assist in after-action activity reviews; Identify findings associated with an incident; Engineer a plan to mitigate similar future incidents. Advise management on incidents and incident prevention
  • Provide security best practice guidance and expertise to project manager(s) to define requirements for applications, installations, and program architecture for information systems
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of cyber security policies, architectures, technical standards, technical controls, security solutions, guidelines, procedures, and other elements necessary to maintain security and compliance posture
  • Assist with Seed IP’s certification compliance and audit process, providing recommendations for remedial actions when needed
  • Interact with threat management tools to identify critical/high-risk systems and create threat analysis reports; Initiate follow-up action, and help reduce identified risks as needed
  • Build automation to remediate vulnerabilities and eliminate response inefficiencies rapidly
  • Drive company-wide vulnerability remediation campaigns

Education & Training
  • Provide cross-training and mentorship to other IT staff on the troubleshooting and resolution of security issues
  • Create and maintain documentation of security systems and infrastructure for IT staff and end-users
  • Maintain and expand knowledge by participating in educational opportunities related to IT security systems and tools

Qualifications and Experience
At a Minimum, We’d Like You to Have:
  • Proactive mindset
  • A positive can-do attitude and a desire to learn
  • Ability to write PowerShell and construct WQL and SQL queries
  • In-depth knowledge of the OSI model as it pertains to troubleshooting and system architecture
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 technologies
  • Experience with VMware vSphere administration
  • Deep familiarity with Windows Server OS, Active Directory, and other Microsoft Windows Services
  • Minimum of 4 years of related cybersecurity experience, including two years of increasing responsibility in the core technical area, or equivalent
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly responsive with an ability to handle escalations quickly and professionally
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work extended or weekend hours, including responding to emergencies as required
  • Ability to travel, as required

 

Ideally, We’d Like You to Have:
  • Working knowledge of Intapp Open and Intapp Integrate or similar automation and integration tools
  • Working knowledge of Aderant or similar ERP system
  • Working knowledge of iManage or similar DMS
  • Experience working with Cloud technologies
  • Experience with project management is a plus
  • Experience working with DLP tools
  • Familiarity with T-SQL and Microsoft SQL Server Administration
  • CompTIA Security+, Network+, Cybersecurity Analyst, or other IT certifications are a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, engineering, or other related field or equivalent work experience

Physical Requirements
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to operate computer keyboard and telephone.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Seed Intellectual Property Law Group offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. Seed IP is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended to:

Niels Eike

Director of Technology Services, Information Technology

206.622.4900

Diversity at Seed IP

Seed IP Law Group is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our organization. We recognize this commitment is key to the creativity and innovation that are so important to the continued success of our people and our firm. Our firm has and will continue to benefit from diversity and inclusion as core values.

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