Job Description

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team. 
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 75,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. 

Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth. 

Employment with Progress Residential is conditional on a satisfactory background and drug screen as well as submitting proof satisfactory to Progress Residential that you are fully vaccinated against the Corona Virus COVID-19 disease, subject to any accommodations granted by Progress Residential based on disability or religion or as applicable by state law.

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Position Summary

The Security Engineer is responsible for ensuring the security of information across the enterprise. This role will interact closely with employees, software developers, IT administrators and technicians, compliance officers, and other key stakeholders in order to build information security strategies and programs, develop and implement enterprise-level information security policies and standards, lead information security awareness activities, and identify and remediate information security issues. The Security Engineer will serve as the primary information security interface and subject matter expert to all the firm's functional groups and project teams, as well as providing leadership and mentorship to the rest of the Information Security team.

Essential Functions

· The Information Security Engineer is responsible for implementation, operation, monitoring and administration of a variety of tools and processes to protect company information in accordance with the Information Security Program and related policies
· The engineer conducts Incident Response and investigates and assesses threats and responds to enterprise security events and incidents
· The engineer performs vulnerability assessments and supports mitigation efforts across the organization, supports penetration testing, and supports internal and external audit
· Establish and maintain strong working relationships with the departments involved with information security (Operations, Development, IT, Legal, Human Resources, and others)
· Participate in the development of Information Security Program policies, processes, procedures, standards, guidelines, and the training of staff
· Recommend and implement improvements to the effectiveness of the Information Security Program
· Provide direction to employees according to established policies and management guidelines for system, application and network security
· Implement, operate, manage, monitor and improve technical security controls and tools across the enterprise, including SIEM, SSO, AV, IDS, vulnerability scanning, WAF, code scanning, web proxies, encryption and audit log monitoring
· Perform periodic internal security reviews and risk assessments, support internal and external information security audits
· Perform vulnerability assessments and penetration tests of systems, networks, and applications to identify security vulnerabilities and weaknesses and ensure consistency and compliance with established standards and security policies
· Respond to security incidents, conduct root cause analysis of incidents, recommend corrective actions and ensure corrective action completion
· Document information security monitoring, scanning and testing procedures
· Keep up to date with the security field, including emerging vulnerabilities

· Perform other duties to support the technical and operational security of the organization as required


· Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field or equivalent experience and 2-5 years of experience in working in IT security, IT systems or network engineering, software development, QA, or a related role
· Desired certifications - one or more of the following: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) or CompTIA Security+
· Working knowledge of, and experience in, desktop and server environments, including Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
· Experience with implementation of SSO with SAML, encryption, and key management
· Experience using and configuring SIEM and log management tools
· Flexibility to work off-hours to support global project teams and maintenance windows
· Experience with vulnerability management, patching, and mitigation assessment
· Experience working within and implementing policies for a security framework such as ISO 27001, NIS, SOC, CIS 20, or PCI
· General knowledge of security implications of threats and vulnerabilities related to networks, servers, operating systems, applications, and databases
· Experience developing software, scripting and using SQL queries to automate controls, processes and reporting
· Strong analytical problem-solving skills and attention to detail
· Organization, Time Management & Prioritization - Self-starter that focuses on key priorities; plans, organizes, schedules and executes tasks and projects in an efficient and productive manner
· Ability to form productive relationships across the organization to accomplish information security objectives
· Ability and willingness to learn all aspects of the information security field
· Professional verbal and written communication skills in English
· Expresses ideas using clear, effective and efficient language
· Able to assess, document, and prioritize identified security flaws and vulnerabilities based on risk

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. 

  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.

  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 10 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 

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