United Airlines Senior Engineer - IT Security in Chicago, Illinois

Senior IT Security Engineers wanted!

United Airlines is seeking talented people to join the IT Security, Risk, and Compliance Group. This team helps to protect the information of our customers and employees and reduce business risk through strong security practices.

Come join a leading information security team to help protect our customers and employees. If you're looking to further develop your skills through a variety of challenges and perform impactful work, this job is for you!

The Senior Security Engineer with our Security Technology Group will provide technical expertise covering a wide range of IT security solutions. The position will provide a great opportunities to grow technically in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

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  • Design, implement and support various on-prem or cloud security solutions/technologies (including support off hours)

  • Run enterprise projects for IT Security as well evaluate various proof-of-concept initiatives

  • Provide technical consultation, guidance, and assistance to UAL teams in regards various IT projects

  • Interface with various teams such as management, architecture, applications, engineering, deployment, and operations on a regular basis

  • Draft technical designs, system deployment plans, new processes and procedures, technical risk remediation efforts and support documentation

  • Work with architecture and engineering resources to research, evaluate, and select technologies/solutions based upon business needs and current UAL standards

  • Develop security requirements and test plans for various security solutions followed with assistance during validation.

  • Investigate and respond to security incidents

  • Troubleshoot potential operational issues related to security solutions

  • Establish and manage relations with vendors


  • 5+ years of demonstrated security experience in a combination of technical engineering, architect, leads, or enterprise engineering roles

  • 2 + years' of demonstrated experience in cloud security (experience with AWS or Azure IaaS cloud desired)

  • 3 + years' of demonstrated experience in network security

  • Proven experience with deploying and managing various security technologies, like:


  • NGFW

  • SIEM

  • Packet Aggregation Technology (Network Packet Broker)

  • SSL decrypt technology

  • Wireless Security

  • Web application firewalls and proxies

  • Endpoint security

  • Encryption


  • PAM

  • Hands on experience with Linux/UNIX and Windows operating systems

  • Experience with regulatory requirements such as PCI and SOX

  • Knowledge of GDPR

  • Experience working with Enterprise Architecture standards and processes

  • Proven experience with creation of technical diagrams and documentation

  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives

  • Strong communication skills to work with both collaborative cross-functional team of peers and departments within the company

  • Strong motivation and desire to learn

  • Bachelors in Computer Science, MIS or related field


  • CISSP certified

  • AWS Related Certification

  • Experience in travel industry, especially airline related

  • Coding/scripting skills is a plus


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Candidate must currently have or meet the requirements to obtain a US Government SECRET security clearance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT



Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled