Kellogg Lead IT Security Operations Analyst in OAK BROOK, Illinois

Join our dynamic, progressive team of security professionals in an environment where you can learn, grow, and be an integral part of creating 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 and security — 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 Operations Analyst in Oak Brook, IL. This critical role will help lead the management and oversight of network security and endpoint protection technologies across Kellogg’s global environment.


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

  • Assisting with the management, maintenance and configuration of all network and endpoint security systems globally

  • Contributing to the creation and maintenance of security technical standards

  • Contributing to a proactive-reactive response to critical operational and security events affecting the organization

  • Participating in the remediation of security vulnerabilities

  • Collaborating with business users and Information Technology teams to ensure business requirements are properly aligned with security requirements

  • Contributing to global risk metrics and key performance indicators to assess the effectiveness of security services and identify improvement opportunities

  • Contributing to the review of new trends and proposing changes that will enhance the overall security posture; including the definition of new tool requirements


At the 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

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of networking fundamentals and protocol analysis

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of firewall, load balancer, proxy, and reverse proxy technologies

  • Strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills

  • In-depth understanding of security vulnerability types as well as attack and remediation methods

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze, communicate and resolve issues

  • Self-starter. A well-developed interpersonal style with emphasis on collaboration, influencing and building strong long-term relationships; particularly across the Information Technology organization

  • Ability to participate in on-call rotation and provide off-hours support


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or MIS

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of F5 APM, Check Point, Palo Alto Networks

  • Intermediate to advance knowledge of web application firewalls

  • Relevant professional information security/technology certification(s) including but not limited to GCIH, GIAC, CEH, CISSP, CCNA, OSCP, CISSP

  • Intermediate experience with scripting (Python, PowerShell, etc.)


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 Operations Analyst

Location: USA-IL-Oak Brook

Requisition ID: INF000954

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Aug 24, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No