Cybersecurity Engineer

Job Locations US-TX-Plano
ID 2024-5726
Information Technology
Position Type


Cybersecruity Engineer 

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking to hire a cybersecurity professional to join our team. The position is a hands-on role responsible for protecting Westwood's digital infrastructure, sensitive data, and information systems from cyber threats. This role involves implementing security measures, monitoring security protocols, and responding to incidents. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of information security frameworks, experience with various security technologies, and the ability to communicate complex security concepts to a non-technical audience.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Monitor Westwood's networks for security breaches and investigate violations when they occur.
• Install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information.
• Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses, and security assessments.
• Define and implement security standards, policies, and procedures that meet or exceed industry best practices.
• Facilitate internal and external security audits.
• Work with Legal to perform client contract reviews.
• Anticipate security alerts, incidents, and disasters and reduce their likelihood.
• Manage network, intrusion detection, and prevention systems.
• Analyze security breaches to determine their root cause.
• Coordinate security plans with outside vendors.

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field.
• Professional information security certification, such as CISSP, CISM, CEH, or CompTIA Security+.
• 3 – 5 years’ work experience in an information security leadership role.
• Knowledge of various information security frameworks (e.g., ISO 27001/27002, NIST, COBIT, etc.).
• Experience with computer network penetration testing and techniques.
• Understanding of firewalls, antivirus, and IDPS concepts.
• Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to educate a non-technical audience about various security measures.
• Strong IT skills including knowledge of hardware, software, networks, and data centers.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively, on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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