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Chicago IL Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
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A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN'S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles - Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom - inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Our Mars Global Services team is currently recruiting for an experienced Network Security Engineering Senior Lead to safeguard the security of the Mars network, ensuring all private information and assets remain safe from threats to the network.

This role requires a deep technical subject matter expert to determine the proper course of action in the event of a security incident or threat. This is a global role that requires context of how Mars, Inc. and all legal entities operate so that technology choices support business objectives in a supportable manner.

Day to day your extensive knowledge of Firewall technology will enable you to develop and build the Firewall security network rules, whilst you will review and analyse requests for security exceptions to the network. You will play a key role in what the network of the future might look like by liaising with the security architecture team, digital transformation team and other stakeholders using network diagrams to depict the evolution of the future network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and recommend global strategic roadmaps for focus areas within security technology
  • Define security standards, ensure global acceptance and adherence
  • Create architecture and designs for global security technologies
  • Lead implementations of major security technologies for Mars, Inc.
  • Trusted expert on how to best leverage security to deploy business enabling solutions
  • Assist projects with development of solution architecture and review with security architecture
  • Tier 3 support role for incidents and operational tasks related to deployed security technologies
  • Core member of incident response team to identify and clear security incidents
  • High levels of communication to lead and facilitate cross functional internal and external meetings

Context and Scope:

Broad knowledge of vendor landscape and capabilities. Technical expertise in network and security technologies and deep knowledge of Mars platforms. Strong communication and critical thinking skills. Solid internal relationships including platform ownership. Leverage project management skills to deliver new technologies.

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

Education & Professional Qualification:

  • University degree (engineering/IT/computer science) or equivalent work experience
  • Advanced university degree preferred, CISSP
  • Other certifications that are beneficial, but not required: SEC+, Network+, Linux+, CCIE Security, NGFW, SANS, ITIL, PMP certs


  • 10+ years' work experience implementing broad range of IT technologies, significant experience with security infrastructure technologies, networking technologies, factory/ICS platforms
  • PCI, OWASP and NIST framework knowledge


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Chicago IL, United States of America
1/15/2020 12:19:37 AM

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