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The Walt Disney Company Staff Security Engineer in Glendale, California

Job Summary:

From movie concept to film production. Global premiere to direct to consumer mobile applications. You will innovate and deliver solutions that support a studio whose content is legendary and transcends generations.

We’re looking for passionate engineers to help drive the technical selection, implementation, configuration, and operationalization of solutions and technologies that address today's and tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges.

The Staff Security Engineer will be integral to leading and partnering with teams to progress from the prototype, proof of concept, pilot, and production phases of security-driven programs.


  • Facilitate vulnerability management program across various systems, network and engineering groups

  • Evaluate current policies, provide risk analysis, and security reviews that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic systems

  • Partner with Global Information Security, Studio Content Information Security, Systems and Network teams to develop, test, deploy, and operationalize security monitoring, assessment, and response solutions

  • Partner with architecture and engineering teams in design review, and execution of solutions that protect the intellectual property of the Walt Disney Studios

  • Prepare, review, and present reports (e.g. penetration test results, incident response metrics, forensics, exceptions, risks) to team (peers) and leadership

  • Assist with the maintenance of metrics and scorecards in support of the information security program for quarterly and annual Information Security reports to executive management

  • Identify & evangelize new technologies, patterns, solutions and best practices

  • Interact with internal and external customers on security-related projects and operational tasks in addition to presenting findings to senior leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6-10 Years of Experience in cybersecurity and cloud infrastructure engineering/architecture

  • Hands on knowledge of Automation skills, Dev Ops skills etc.

  • System admin - Red Hat Linux/Unix, Windows – Experience and knowledge is mandatory

  • UNIX/Linux administration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, & security

  • Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server administration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, & security

  • Detailed understanding of TCP/IP and related communication protocols, Windows authentication mechanisms (Kerberos, NTLM, AD), networking technologies, software defined computing, containerization, routing and switching, big data, elastic compute, and risk analysis and risk management methodologies

  • Demonstrated experience in creating conceptual, logical and physical security diagrams, thorough understanding of vulnerabilities and countermeasures

  • Demonstrated experience with securing private cloud infrastructures

  • In-Depth knowledge of Public Cloud (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud Compute)

  • Experience in containerization technologies and orchestration (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Experience with software build and runtime security tools and practices

  • Experience with both commercial and open source security and vulnerability detection tools (e.g. Tenable, Qualys, Aquasec, Prisma, Synk, AWS Inspector, Kali, Metasploit)

  • Multiple scripting languages in your toolbox (e.g. Python, GO, Perl, Swift)

  • Demonstrated experience in creating conceptual, logical and physical security

  • diagrams, thorough understanding of vulnerabilities and countermeasures

  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for analyzing large sets of data

  • Information security technology/compliance experience (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley, NERC CIP, MPAA Content Security, PCI, PII, GDPR)

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, results driven environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including documentation and reporting

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to establish credibility and working relationships with a wide range of personnel including operations, management and legal staff

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Prefer certifications such as AWS-SAA, AWS-CSS, AZ-500, MS-500, AZ-300, CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, Cloud+, CEH, Pentest+, GSEC, GCIH, MCSE, VCP-CMA

Required Education

  • MS/BS degree in Information System management / Computer Science / Information Security or a related technical discipline

Job ID: 767438BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment

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