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United Airlines Principal Engineer - IT, Security in Chicago, Illinois

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Information Technology

The United IT team designs, develops and maintains massively scaling technology solutions that are brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics and digital solutions.

Job overview and responsibilities

The Principal IT Security Engineer – IT Security Systems position has responsibility as a primary security and technical resource for the IT Security and Risk Management department and provides security and technical oversight for evaluating, developing, designing, testing, implementing, deploying and administration of information security solutions in coordination with other IT groups as necessary.

  • Builds relationship and partners with member of IT Security and Risk Management and with functional areas across IT and the business to raise awareness and support

  • Performs evaluation, design, development, deployment, and testing of endpoint security systems & devices.

  • Develop security requirements, guidelines, documentation, processes, procedures and best practices, and standards.

  • Review applicable security support models and identifies opportunities for continued process improvement.

  • Monitor and assist requests for change to assure they do not introduce any security risks to the enterprise and meet security guidelines.

  • Assist fellow IT Security & Risk Management team members as needed.

  • Monitor and assist in the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) process.


  • BS or BA degree preferably in a technology related field or equivalent experience

  • Expert knowledge of network security best practices, excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Minimum five years engineering experience with Checkpoint and Crossbeam systems.

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

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • CISSP certification or equivalent

  • Expert knowledge and experience in Cisco security

  • Ideal candidate will possess all of the above qualification, experience in the airline industry, large multi-platform mission critical IT environments that are complex, diverse and fast paced.

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled