Kellogg Lead IT Security Engineer in OAK BROOK, Illinois

Join our dynamic, progressive team of IT professionals in an environment where you can learn, grow, and create innovative technology solutions to help our business flourish. Become a part of our rich heritage that has grown from a small family business to a global organization with a presence in over 180 countries.

At the heart of the Kellogg Company is technology — a key enabler of how we market, sell and manufacture our well-known and beloved brands to consumers around the globe.

We have an opening for you to grow with us as a Lead IT Security Engineer in Oak Brook, IL. This critical role will contribute to the design and build of the global IT security solutions which will protect the Kellogg brand, digital assets, and enterprise systems.


In your role as a Lead IT Security Engineer you will help Kellogg grow our business and build on our success by:

  • Acting as a subject matter expert and hands-on technologist for the design, coordination, technical evaluation, integration, and implementation of various IT security technologies around the globe.

  • Providing IT Security engineering consulting services, including assessment, design and implementation of secure solutions and environments throughout the project life cycle.

  • Contributing to the review of new security threats and trends and provide input on the strategic direction to enhance the overall security posture of the company and the security roadmap.

  • Documenting and coordinating changes and enhancements of security standards and procedures, prepare and/or present documentation of business/technical presentations, provide technical support for the member(s)/business to ensure adherence to requirements, and document problem areas and coordinate resolutions.

  • Ensuring that individual initiatives, commitments and services are delivered in a timely, effective and professional manner.

  • Contributing to a proactive-reactive response plan to resolve critical events affecting the organization; you will assist in incident and emergency response as well as assist in investigating security breaches and pursuing appropriate corrective actions.

  • Supporting audits by designing and building security solutions to mitigate and remediate audit findings and assessments, and to continuously improve Kellogg’s security posture


At Kellogg Company, we recruit the best people to help grow our business and build on our success. To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate the following:


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Working knowledge and experience of current Information Security best practices in an enterprise environment

  • In-depth knowledge of IT security & IT controls concepts, practices, software, hardware and networking information technologies including IDS/IPS, NGFW, authentication, encryption, VPNs, secure protocols, data protection, data loss prevention, identity management solutions, application security and other domains as becomes necessary.

  • Highly developed interpersonal style with emphasis on collaboration, influencing and building strong longer-term relationships particularly across the Technologies organization.

  • Working knowledge of ethical hacking, malware and penetration testing techniques in current use

  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, sense of ownership

  • Self-starter. Ability to work with minimal guidance or supervision in a time critical environment, and be flexible and quick to adapt to changing business needs and processes

  • Ability to explain complex problems and concepts to all levels in the organization

  • Ability to work within a high-performing team that challenges each individual to formulate the best possible solutions while maintaining both professional candor and intellectual integrity

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and skillsets as demanded by changing technological, business, and regulatory landscape


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Relevant and active professional certifications such as CISSP, CEH, OSCP/E, relevant GIAC or SANS certifications

  • Additionally, ideal candidate will have experience with specific technologies such as:

  • Identity governance & lifecycle solutions

  • Web application firewall (F5 ASM)

  • Working knowledge of AWS cloud and cloud security

  • SQL / MySQL

  • Active Directory knowledge


  • Scripting (JavaScript / Python)

  • Traditional and Next Gen Firewalls (Palo Alto, CheckPoint)

  • Advanced Malware Detection

  • Open source Security Tools

  • ISO 27001/27002 framework

  • Load Balancing

  • IDS / IPS

  • SIEM Solutions


The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Title: Lead IT Security Engineer

Location: USA-IL-Oak Brook

Requisition ID: INF000943

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Jul 29, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No