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IT Security Specialist

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Newfield Exploration Company

The Woodlands, TX

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IT Security Specialist


The Woodlands


As a Security Specialist on the Newfield Exploration IT Security Team, this position will play a key role in implementing and optimizing the technology required for our security program including Incident Response (IR), Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewall & Log Analysis, SIEM, Network Behavior Analysis tools, Antivirus, and Malware analysis and forensics tools.

Detailed Description

Provides functional knowledge of and ongoing support for IT security tools and products for IT and the corporate community

Participates in development of corporate IT security roadmap, providing technical expertise and knowledge of threats and risks, resulting in functional leadership responsibility for one or more roadmap areas

Participates and support SOX and SSAE-16 audits and reviews of corporate infrastructure to identify weaknesses and opportunities for improvement

Assesses security threats to corporate infrastructure based on industry information, trade journals, and peer reviews to make recommendations to management for improvements

Applies security and procedural improvements approved by management

Leads medium-sized IT security projects comprising discovery, planning, and implementation of individual software products through Project Management principles while working with other IT functions to achieve successful and sustainable results

Proactively seeks ways to minimize costs and maximize return on expenditures consistent with IT goals of delivering value that exceeds IT expenses

Resolves service requests related to IT security threats, viruses, malware, and loss of data due to theft or corruption

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Information Assurance, Business, or Engineering preferred, or additional equivalent experience considered

CISSP or CISM Professional certification is preferred

A minimum of four to eight years of experience implementing or supporting both automated and procedural information security solutions

Additional Details

Expertise in both server and personal computer operation and support

Working knowledge of networks and telecommunications and related security issues

Familiarity with various attack vectors used for information egress or network intrusion or data extrusion

Experience working with internal and external auditors

Highly motivated, self-starting individual. Able to multi-task and manage to timelines

Proven oral, written, and communication/presentation skills to a broad range of employees

Strong interpersonal skills that establish and sustain close working relationships with functional teams and subject matter experts as well as IT technical, development, and support personnel


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IT Security Specialist


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Company Profile
Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) is an independent energy company headquartered in the Woodlands, Texas. Newfield is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Company relies on a proven strategy of growing reserves through an active drilling program and select acquisitions. Newfield’s principal domestic areas of operation include the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains and onshore Texas. Internationally, the Company focuses on offshore oil developments in China.

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