Security Consultant, IBM, Dubai

Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today’s businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM’s clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities:
IBM Security Consulting (SIOC) team takes a holistic approach to building and operating cyber security and response solutions and capabilities that support the cyber threat management and regulatory compliance needs of the world’s largest enterprises. Our team combines robust methodologies for security intelligence and operations with industry-experienced consultants and market-leading technology.

Position Description:
The (SIOC) Senior Security Consultant will take direction from the SIOC leader and work directly with the client to ensure the security solutions are implemented or improved according to the client's business requirements. The Senior Security Consultant will work to develop solutions and capabilities to identify, analyze, and respond to cyber attacks, violations, and abuse within the client environment.

Manage the day-to-day interactions with various business groups, executive management, and other key business stake-holders.
Manage or lead the day-to-day operations of a cyber-defense capability on behalf of the client (if needed/required).
Develop solution processes, procedures, and information workflows.
Develop threat models
Develop business lead use cases and correlations rules
Assist the client and consultant team as needed to ensure all aspects of the project are completed on-time.
Establish and manage project plans for SIOC engagements.
Communicate on a regular basis with the client and with IBM leadership team regarding the overall progress of the project, current challenges, risks, and other information that may impact the project
Manage engagement risk and define deliverable content.
Assist with team selection (recruiting, interviewing, etc).
Manage skill development, training, and career progression of client solution staff (if needed).
Develop client solution staffing schedules and training plans.
Serve as the primary IBM approver for solution processes, procedures, and information workflows for the engagement.
Engages in peer-to-peer dialogue with clients about their industry and their situation
Opens new discussions and builds new opportunities with clients
Builds strong rapport with clients creating respect and trust
Opens new relationship opportunities within the client environment
Understands how to construct and gain agreement for business cases
Selects appropriate tools available to develop and validate business cases
Shapes and influences client attitudes to outcomes and key benefits for both the client and IBM
Plan and lead delivery of workshops and facilitated client events

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
7+ years working within the information security field, with emphasis on security operations, incident management, intrusion detection and analysis, firewall deployment, compliance efforts, and security event analysis.
4+ years’ experience leading a security operations center team to solve business problems
Experience in designing and building security or network operations centers, implementing and managing (processes, technology, governance model, people)
Incident management process development and/or incident management experience
Ability to train level 1 and level 2 security operations center analysts/engineers
Product knowledge of SIEM:

Qradar is a plus, ArcSight, SPLUNK, etc.
Depth of Knowledge in Threat modeling, Use Cases and response runbooks (A Must)
Experience in building Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunting capabilities,log management or security information management tools,Security Assessment tools (NMAP, Nessus, Metasploit, Netcat)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:
Great customer service skills
Strong communication and presentation skills
Advanced technical writing skills
Strong analytical skills
Good project management skills
Comfortable working in a project based / client serving model
Drive client pursuits and engage in complex deals
Ability to work with global and diverse teams in a dynamic environment
Professional certifications to include CISSP, SANS GCIA, GMON, Cloud certifications are a plus (i.e. AWS)

About Business UnitIBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBMIBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location StatementIBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you, this might
mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern,
please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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