Junior Strategic Security Engineer

Employment Type

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Junior Strategic Security Engineer


Title: Junior Strategic Security Engineer

Job ID: 2019-4566
Type: Permanent Full Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Product Management
Lexington, Massachusetts


This US-based (Lexington, MA) role reports into the Strategic Security team, which works to improve the overall security of Mimecast’s people, processes, and technology.


  • Perform strategic end-to-end security design review and approvals at key points of project life-cycles to identify threats, security requirements, risks or capability gaps that needs addressing. Document designs and make recommendations about relevant security hardening and risk mitigation controls that should be implemented.
  • Assess and design security controls and architecture for Cloud platforms (AWS, Azure)
  • Create, review, and update documentation, including process workflows, diagrams, playbooks, threat models, solution architectures, etc
  • Assist with the design of processes or technologies to improve Security Operations Center (SOC) activities, such as log collection, threat investigation, and incident response, and automation
  • Support the implementation of technical security measures necessary to support the overall information security program as needed
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Assist with the coordination of resources, training, and communications to ensure effective Incident Response preparedness and response activities for the Security team as a whole
  • Work under general direction of security engineers, security analysts, or security leadership with the ability to act independently as needed


  • Strong analysis, writing, and communication skills
  • Strong and demonstrated understanding of networking, applications, desktop and server operating systems, encryption, authentication, and other security controls (anti-virus, firewalls, etc)
  • Strong and demonstrated understanding of information security threats, risks, and control objectives, and has previously worked within an established and robust security program
  • Familiarity with Cloud solutions (Azure, AWS), and other emerging technologies
  • Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Visual diagramming tools (Visio, draw.io, etc).
  • Experience with JIRA, Zendesk, or other Project management and ticketing systems
  • Capable of programming in one or more languages, including ability to write scripts and automation tasks, review and understand code and logic for security issues
  • Solid understanding of vulnerability management and offensive security tools and concepts
  • Experience with SIEM and Security Operations Center (SOC) activities a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, team, and "customer-facing" skills a must. Previous Helpdesk, Desktop Support, or other troubleshooting experience a plus
  • Experience with Incident Response activities a plus
  • High school diploma, and achieved or actively pursuing advanced degree related to Information Technology and/or Security
  • US Citizen (due to FedRAMP compliance issues)
  • Security-related certifications a plus


We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including private healthcare, dental and life coverage. Mimecast is an entrepreneurial and high growth company which will provide the right candidate with a wealth of career development opportunities. All Mimecasters strive on being high performers, problem solvers, and team players with passion and integrity.

Mimecast is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. EEO is the Law.


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