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Senior Engineer - IT Security

Company name
United Air Lines, Inc. (UAL)

Chicago, IL

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United Airlines is seeking talented people to join the IT Security, Risk, and Compliance team. This team helps to protect the information of our customers and employees and reduce business risk through strong security practices.

Job overview

Come join a leading information security team to help protect our customers and employees. If you're looking to further develop your skills through a variety of challenges and perform impactful work, this job is for you!

The Senior Security Engineer primarily responsible for improving visibility into our infrastructure, identifying gaps in ingress security visibility and rule coverage, building out automated alerting and notifications for security events, working with teams to understand critical services/devices and how to monitor them for security events. The position will provide great opportunities to grow technically in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

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Own and improve our security monitoring pipeline

Experience with log collection and storage

Design, implement and support various on-prem or cloud security solutions/technologies (including support off hours)

Provide technical consultation, guidance, and assistance to UAL teams in regards various IT systems

Interface with various teams such as management, architecture, applications, engineering, deployment, and operations on a regular basis

Draft new processes and procedures, technical risk remediation efforts and support documentation

Work with architecture and engineering resources to research, evaluate, and select technologies/solutions based upon business needs and current UAL standards

Develop security requirements and test plans for various security solutions followed with assistance during validation.

Act as a mentor to your team members.


Demonstrated experience in cloud security (experience with AWS or Azure IaaS cloud desired)

Bachelors in Computer Science,MIS or related field or relevant experience

3 years' of demonstrated experience in network security

Familiarity with cyber apps, scripting skills, SQL knowledge, DBA background, networking

Proven experience with various security technologies, like:




Packet Aggregation Technology (Network Packet Broker)

SSL decrypt technology

Wireless Security

Load Balancers

endpoint security tools

Email Security


Hands on experience with Linux/UNIX and Windows operating systems

Experience with regulatory requirements such as PCI and SOX

Knowledge of GDPR

Proven experience with creation of technical documentation

Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives

Strong communication skills to work with both collaborative cross-functional team of peers and departments within the company

Strong motivation and desire to learn

Should be comfortable working in a global, distributed environment with a remote workforce


CISSP certified

Experience in travel industry, especially airline related

Coding/scripting skills is a plus

QRadar experience is a plus


Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsors

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT



Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT


47 Technology/IT


Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Company info

United Air Lines, Inc. (UAL)
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Company Profile
United Airlines, Inc. is an American major airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. United is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings following a $3 billion merger in 2010. The airline was previously owned, at one point in its history, by The Boeing Company, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers. Since its merger with Continental Airlines, the company boasts more revenue passenger miles than any airline in the world.United operates out of 10 airline hubs in the continental United States, Guam, and Japan. George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston is United's largest passenger carrying hub handling 16.6 million passengers annually with an average of 45,413 passengers daily. The company employs over 88,500 people while maintaining its headquarters in Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower). Through the airline's parent company, United Continental Holdings, it is publicly traded under NYSE: UAL with a market capitalization of over $10.5 billion as of October, 2013.

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