Principal Information Security Engineer in Roanoke, VA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 3/7/2020

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    Roanoke, VA
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Career Description

Job Description


Advance Auto Parts, a Fortune 500 retailer based in Raleigh, NC is looking for a driven and talented Security Engineer with an extensive background in information security as it relates to large Windows and Active Directory environments.  The right candidate is a detail oriented and analytical problem solver.  Someone who strives for excellence in everything they do.  If you are a person that can’t rest until an issue is fully resolved, this may be the position for you.

The preference is for this position to sit in Raleigh, NC.

The Security Engineer III will, under general supervision, perform all procedures asked to ensure the safety of Information Systems Assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Demonstrated ability to develop IT security standards and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of information technology industry trends and emerging technologies and an ability to relate them to the company and its objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Conduct security reviews with available tools to assess the security posture of applications and the hosting computer systems  Execute ongoing audit reviews in assigned technical discipline in support of our compliance goals and facilitate periodic audits as scheduled for regulatory compliance Facilitation of remediation/mitigation efforts through peer teams as identified by internal reviews and 3rd party assessments with tracking to closure Serve as a technical resource to assist peer teams in understanding identified security risks and consulting on best practices for remediation Maintain a knowledge base of security attack vectors and common system vulnerabilities for the purposes of applying defensive controls and the development of security hardening standards Develop a solid understanding of additional core technology area in either operating systems, application development, or enterprise middleware products Serve as team member in incident response engagements as assigned by the incident handler Project responsibilities as assigned by management


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Deep knowledge of multiple technology disciplines including operating systems, databases, application development, and enterprise middleware products Deep hands on knowledge of information security tools, concepts and techniques Firm understanding of the general cyber threat landscape Threat hunting and threat intelligence experience preferred Expert knowledge of application development and scripting with Python, PERL, Java and other coding platforms Experience with hybrid cloud environments preferred Excellent technical and team skills and solid analytical skills for problem determination and resolution Excellent verbal/written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities


Bachelors degree in related field of study; and

7 - 10 years of experience in Information Security; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




GIAC or (ISC)2 Certifications Preferred

MCSE Certification in Windows Server, Database, and/or Cloud Preferred


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus