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Specialist Information Security

🇺🇸 Durham, NC

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Cybersecurity

🗓️ December 19th, 2022

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

As the Information Security Specialist your focus will be on Security Data Analytics, Vulnerability Management, and Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support Security engineering activities to configure/develop connectors extending open source platform supporting Identity Management Platform, Product Security log analytics including ETL into UBA/SIEM platform for Threat Anomaly detection, continuous build/deploy code to existing home grown Vulnerability Management platform
  • Experience with Python application development (required)
  • Experience in AWS (Preferred) or other Cloud providers is a must
  • Experience with code repositories like GitHub, developer collaboration, hands-on experience with CI/CD deployments (required)
  • Experience with building automation, dashboards, correlations, key performance indicators to improve the quality of threat detection capabilities (required)
  • Good communication skills and ability to directly interface with the business units in requirements gathering, architect, automate and deploy
  • Takes an active role in the daily standups and agile frameworks to ensure tasks are being completed/delivered in a timely manner

Nice To Have
  • Experience with Django, Django Rest Framework, and Celery (preferred)
  • Experience with modern development tools like Docker and Docker Compose (preferred)
  • Experience with other scripting and markup languages such as JavaScript, Bash, YAML, HTML, CSS (Preferred)
  • Experience with SIEM tools like Splunk or other similar platforms, to perform data analytics, forensic analysis and fraud detection. Background with ML toolkit (preferred)

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. 

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology
Schedule: FULL_TIME
Req ID: 9269
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