IS System Admin-Contract Role | Cognizant Technology Solutions | Teaneck, NJ 07666

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  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
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Job Description

The Information Security Systems Administrator is

responsible for deploying and maintaining Cognizant’s cloud security controls

are in place for the security of Cognizant’s information assets. The Information Security Systems Administrator

safeguards information by implementing technical controls in Cognizant’s Cloud environments.

The Information Security Systems Administrator is a subject matter expert in Cloud

security and engineering in the Microsoft Azure environment. The Information

Security Systems Administrator consults within the organization as to providing

subject matter expertise carrying out the technical implementation of security

and compliance related activities and responsibilities in the cloud.

In this position, we a looking for someone who can

work both with the technical side of our environments as well as the policy



Assist in technically enforcing enterprise-wide information

security policies and procedures. Ensure policies and procedures are

communicated to all applicable personnel and compliance is enforced on an

ongoing basis.

Ensure appropriate administrative, physical and

technical safeguards are in place to protect Cognizant’s information assets

from internal and external threats

Perform projects that span both technical and

security work streams to ensure the advancement of Cognizant’s security


Meticulously identify, introduce, and implement

appropriate operational procedures, including checks and balances, to test

these safeguards regularly.

Monitor threats and take preventive measures as

needed. This may include monitoring and responding to specific security

vulnerabilities and any intrusion-based threats within the Cognizant

environment, network, host systems or proprietary applications.

Identify, control and report on incidents.

Participate in security incident response activities and any technical

investigations of security-related incidents. Review investigations after

incidents, performing impact analysis and providing recommendations to

executives around how to prevent similar incidents.

Passionately manage and assist in performing

ongoing security monitoring of information systems

Conducting functional and gap analyses to determine

the extent to which key business areas and infrastructure comply with statutory

and regulatory requirements,

Evaluating and recommending new information

security technologies and countermeasures against threats to information or

privacy and developing security reports and dashboards.

Brief applicable teams on risk status. Communicate

with stakeholders throughout the business around security threats.

Assist with proposing, evaluating and deploying

solutions to manage information security risk in line with Cognizant’s larger

risk reduction strategy.

Ensure that disaster recovery and business

continuity plans are in place and tested regularly.

Advise on the design of security systems and

controls while providing support to maintain those systems.

Interface with customers, business partners and

other third parties it relates to information security.


Strong understanding Microsoft Azure

platform architecture and industry best practice cloud security controls.

Strong knowledge and understanding of

security policies, audits, governance and risk compliance frameworks including

industry and security best practices in Cloud computing environments e.g.

ISO27001, CIS, CSA etc.

Have a strong understanding of

advanced threat detections, continuous vulnerability assessment, response and

mitigation strategies used in Cyber Security operations in cloud environments

Excellent knowledge of technical

management, information analysis and of computer hardware/software systems.

Expertise in Cloud management and

data governance including Firewall functionality, encryption, host and network

intrusion detection systems.

Proven experience of threat

assessment and vulnerability management across complex business structures

Hands-on experience with Cloud

computing networks, network administration and network deployment.

Strong analytical with exceptional verbal and

written communications skills – must have the ability to articulate technical

knowledge and understanding to non-technical audiences.


Around 5 years’ experience in the IT

Security field

Around 5 years’ experience in the IT

Operations field

3+ years’ experience as an Azure

Cloud Practitioner or Engineer

CEH,CCSP, Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer


Significant experience working in a

fast-paced environment with constantly shifting priorities.

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Nov 18 2020

About Cognizant Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 194 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @USJobsCognizant.

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