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Cybersecurity Operations Engineer

Cybersecurity Operations Engineer

locationPittsburgh, PA, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/20/2024
Full Time

Join Howmet Aerospace’s Corporate Information Security team and help positively impact our business. The Cybersecurity Operations Engineer role is an exciting opportunity to help mature our security program through implementing leading technologies, challenging enterprise projects, and evaluating new platforms. We are advancing our solid set of security tools to enable our business units to function securely and efficiently aligning with security best practices under NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and program accreditations such as ISO 27001 and the DOD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The Cybersecurity Operations Engineer will report to the Senior Manager, Cybersecurity Operations under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This is role has responsibility for designing and implementing technology solutions that support our overall Cybersecurity program.

Major Activities and Key Challenges:
  • Build, deliver, maintain, and update security technology, platform, and security system solutions in Howmet’s Global Information Technology space that addresses business and technical requirements, leveraging standard principles and patterns. Security platforms, including but not limited to; Endpoint Detection & Response platform, Forensics tools, Privileged Access Management systems, Multifactor Token/Certificate management systems, Remote Access systems and Identity Security
  • Provides subject matter expertise to Global Information Systems teams and the business, providing recommendations based on best practices and articulating operational or security risks appropriately
  • Leads proactive efforts to ensure security systems and platforms are properly configured, tested, well documented and successfully implemented and maintained, in partnership with Cybersecurity Operations team 
  • Defines tuning and configuration parameters/settings for technologies, platforms and systems to meet security, business and operational requirements
  • Leads lifecycle management activities for security technology, platform, systems and related documentation to ensure operational health and security
  • Monitors technology, platform, and systems to ensure required performance, availability, and capacity. Identifies and eliminates gaps in monitoring and potential impact on service delivery
  • Continuously seeks to more efficiently manage and utilize security technology, platform and systems
  • Follows industry, organization, and NIST CSF standards and best practices to maximize quality and efficiency of our internal systems and tools Provide hands on assistance with security administration of the cybersecurity solutions as needed
  • Provide off-hours on-call assistance as needed

Essential knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Solid communication skills, capable of conveying technical information effectively across all levels of the organization; capable of expressing feedback and opinions in a constructive and productive manner
  • Capacity to coordinate processes and effectively collaborative across departments
  • Solid project management skills to effectively gather requirements, analyze complex situations and swiftly determine next course of action 
  • Aptitude to plan and prioritize own work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems or information cybersecurity
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in information security, with at least 3 years in a leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of information security principles, technologies, and best practices, including risk management, vulnerability management, incident response, and security operations
  • Experience implementing and maintaining security tools; EDR/XDR, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, Privileged Access Management, Privileged Remote Access, Enterprise Identity & Access Management, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience working though a cybersecurity incident
  • Demonstrated experience developing, documenting, and implementing information security strategies, policies, and procedures in a complex organizational environment
  • Experience with regulatory compliance frameworks (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, SOX) and industry standards (e.g., NIST, DARS, CMMC, ISO 27001)
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a diverse team of information security professionals, including remote teams and third-party vendors
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • This position entails access to export-controlled items and employment offers are conditioned upon an applicant's ability to lawfully obtain access to such items

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in cybersecurity, information systems or a related field
  • Experience with operating systems and networking
  • Cybersecurity certifications, such as CASP+, GSE, CISSP
  • Experience with Privileged Access Management, MFA Token management, Identity & Access Management and comparable security products
  • Experience with Manufacturing environments and Operational Technology (OT) 

Salary Range: $120k – $140k/year approximation (Actual compensation is subject to variation due to factors such as education, experience, skillset, and/or location).

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Working at Howmet’s Corporate Center
  • You'll receive a generous 401k retirement plan, medical insurance, and free access to additional resource such as our Employee Assistance Program’s: counseling, legal consulting, childcare, convenience services, and more.

  • Diversity Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) dedicated to fostering inclusive work environments that leverage the diversity of backgrounds, experience and thought within our organization.

  • Ongoing opportunities to participate in a wide variety of Learning & Development programs.

  • Offers a hybrid work schedule, promoting a collaborative work environment and flexibility.

  • Participate in corporately sponsored volunteer service events

  • Opportunities to plan and/or attend organized social & community based activities to build your network

  • Onsite cafeteria options with a terrace overlooking the city, direct access to the Riverwalk, and a close proximity to PNC Park.

  • Access to LifeBalance, where you can save money on the things we all love most - fun family time, the great outdoors, health, fitness, travel, sports, and the arts