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IBM Global Security Vulnerability Management Consultant in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


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

The Global Security Vulnerability Management Consultant will be a part of X-Force Red Offensive Security, IBM's veteran security testing team. It is critical that as a consultant you will be able to rapidly interact to on-demand requests with minimal assistance.

In this role you will be responsible for conducting vulnerability management activities for the clients' vulnerability management needs, you will provide assistance in the sales process with potential or existing clients and you will act as a client's primary technical contact for vulnerability management projects delivered by X-Force Red Offensive Security.

There is a potential for 25% travel, including international travel. Travel depends on project requirements.

The following Core Consulting skills for this role include:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated written skills.

  • Comfortable working in a project based / client serving model.

  • Ability to lead and shape client expectations.

  • Help drive pursuits and engage in complex deals, matching outcomes to expectations.

  • Ability to work easily with diverse and dynamic teams.

  • Ability to work in a matrix management model.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with at least one of the following vulnerability management tools: Qualys, Nessus or Rapid7. Certifications are highly valued.

  • At least 3 years of consulting experience, preferably in the information security field.

  • At least 5 years of system administration, network administration, or programming experience.

  • Experience coordinating vulnerability management projects.

  • History of presenting to executives.

  • Effective English writing skills.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of consulting experience, preferably in the information security field.

  • At least 2 years of experience managing one or more of the following: Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM).

  • Programming experience in one or more of the following: Perl, NodeJS, Python , Java, .Net or Ruby.

  • Database experience in one or more of the following: SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL.

  • CISSP, OSCP, or other technical certifications.

  • Hands-on experience in security aspects of compliance standards (ISO 27001, SSAE 16, COBIT, PCI, SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, etc.)

  • Experience editing documents for grammar, clarity, and technical accuracy.

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.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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