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Senior Cyber Security Engineer #2402-375000-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, February 07, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:00 AM
Innovation & Technology
  • $105,618-$132,022 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The Innovation and Technology department for the City of Charlotte is currently recruiting for a Senior Cyber Security Engineer. This position is responsible for protecting information systems by managing compliance, coordinating response to Cyber security incidents, and researching and maintaining awareness of the latest Cyber threats and vulnerabilities. This person will work with the all City technology teams to ensure that all necessary technical security requirements are met and the Innovation and Technology attestation of compliance is renewed. As a member of the Innovation and Technology Security team, this individual will focus on security infrastructure that protects the City’s networks while also facilitating the use of technology to ward off attempts by attackers who are targeting sensitive consumer and corporate information. 


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and execute security tasks related to Innovation and Technology projects or initiatives.
  • Develop automation using high-level programming languages and other software to reduce manual time spent on Cyber security processes.
  • Coordinate and conduct the maintenance and monitoring of Cyber infrastructure security systems.
  • Configure and install security infrastructure to include scheduling and attendance of after hours maintenance windows.
  • Produce Information Security architectures and documentation.
  • Assist the Cyber Defense team in the maintenance and monitoring of the information security infrastructure.
  • Provide support in response to information security incidents.
  • Manage remediation plans for any gaps reported in audits or recommended process improvements.
  • Collaborate with City departments to manage security vulnerabilities or investigations.
  • Conduct security research in keeping abreast of latest security issues.
  • Must be able to work efficiently, expeditiously and independently with limited supervision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong expertise in firewalls, load-balancers, and DDOS appliances.
  • Extensive Cyber Security or Network Engineering support experience.
  • Experience configuring web security involving TLS termination, ciphers, protocols, and iRules.
  • Experience configuring and maintaining mission-critical firewall infrastructure and designing secured infrastructure for application environments.
  • Knowledge in programming, developing, or scripting for interaction with API services.
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
  • Ability to self-manage tasks for meeting schedules and deadlines of the work.
  • 3+ years of expertise in configuring, installing and maintaining Checkpoint or Palo Alto firewalls.
  • 3+ years of expertise in advanced networking and security technologies. 
  • OS experience with Windows, Linux and BSD.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Preferred Qualification


Minimum Qualifications

High School Graduate or Equivalent and nine years related work experience


Associate's Degree with seven years related work experience


Bachelor's Degree and five years related work experience


Master's Degree and three years related work experience

Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to perform the essential job functions.

Eligibility for Federal security clearance is required, existing clearance preferred.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.


Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.


Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.


The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.


Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.


You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.


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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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