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Become A Senior Systems Security Engineer

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Working As A Senior Systems Security Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $90,120

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Systems Security Engineer Do At Salesforce.Com, Inc.

* Management/Review of systems host security configurations
* System vulnerability assessments and remediation, including the assessment/deployment of vendor security updates
* Support ongoing and new security/compliance initiatives
* Security incident response in coordination with other teams across the company and/or externally as required
* Deploy and manage system security, remote access, and identity access management & authentication systems, privilege access management systems.
* Design and development of tools to automate security or security reporting tasks

What Does A Senior Systems Security Engineer Do At Kbrwyle

* Perform Test and Evaluation (T&E), parsing scan results, assessing IA Controls, and producing Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM).
* Creating DIACAP / RMF packages in Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS).
* Evaluates technical / non-technical features of an information system for a Designated Approving Authority (DAA) to assess if a system is approved to operate at an acceptable level of (residual) risk based on implementation of an approved set of technical, managerial, and procedural safeguards.
* Facilitates or supports C&A activities to include the Pre-certification, Certification, and Accreditation activities.
* Participates in and influences IT/IA projects by providing expertise in security design and implementation.
* Manage patching solutions such as Windows Update Services (WUS) or Shavlik to sustain the environment.
* Document /manage changes through a standard Configuration Management work flow to establish any changes to the risk/compliance posture of the system.
* Maintains a Project Management (PM) Lifecycle Discipline for Certification & Accreditation(C&A) initiatives.
* Serve as PM interface with the Government Stakeholders for Information Assurance (IA) projects and Controls.
* Apply project principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate C&A for information technology (IT) or military weapon systems

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How To Become A Senior Systems Security Engineer

Most information security analyst positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Employers usually prefer analysts to have experience in a related occupation.


Information security analysts usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field. As information security continues to develop as a career field, many schools are responding with information security programs for prospective job seekers. These programs may become a common path for entry into the occupation. Currently, a well-rounded computer education is preferred.

Employers of information security analysts sometimes prefer applicants who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. Programs offering the MBA in information systems generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Information security analysts generally need to have previous experience in a related occupation. Many analysts have experience in an information technology department, often as a network or systems administrator. Some employers look for people who have already worked in fields related to the one in which they are hiring. For example, if the job opening is in database security, they may look for a database administrator. If they are hiring in systems security, a computer systems analyst may be an ideal candidate.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are a number of information security certifications available, and many employers prefer job candidates to have one. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from information security analysts. Some are general information security certificates, such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and others have a narrow focus, such as penetration testing or systems auditing.


Information security analysts can advance to become chief security officers or another type of computer and information systems manager.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Information security analysts must carefully study computer systems and networks and assess risks to determine how security policies and protocols can be improved.

Detail oriented. Because cyberattacks can be difficult to detect, information security analysts pay careful attention to their computer systems and watch for minor changes in performance.

Ingenuity. Information security analysts anticipate information security risks and implement new ways to protect their organizations’ computer systems and networks.

Problem-solving skills. Information security analysts respond to security alerts and uncover and fix flaws in computer systems and networks.

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Senior Systems Security Engineer Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Serbian


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Real Senior Systems Security Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Systems Security Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2015 $150,696
Senior Network & Systems Security Engineer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY May 26, 2015 $125,000
SR. Systems Security Engineer World Wide Technology Holding Co., Inc. Saint Louis, MO Dec 26, 2010 $97,000
Senior Information Systems Security Engineer ATEM Corp. Santa Clara, CA Apr 19, 2015 $96,762
Senior Information Systems Security Engineer ATEM Corporation Santa Clara, CA Apr 19, 2014 $96,762
Senior Information Systems Security Engineer ATEM Corporation Santa Clara, CA Apr 19, 2013 $96,762

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Top Skills for A Senior Systems Security Engineer


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Top Senior Systems Security Engineer Skills

  1. Assurance Vulnerability
  2. Compliance
  3. Vulnerability Assessments
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and deployed Information Assurance Vulnerability Management Update Servers.
  • Coordinate, track and review IA compliance in the Connection Approval Process (CAP)
  • Perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testing in accordance with the US Army Regulation.
  • Conducted data backup and restoration; created disaster recovery plans.
  • Tested target systems against their claims of assurance evaluating capabilities for potential vulnerabilities on a DoD contract.

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