Security Engineer - Bethesda Softworks

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Zenimax Media Inc.
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Bethesda Softworks is looking for a world class Security Engineer to be responsible for operational security of AAA MMO titles in live and studio development environments. The ideal candidate will be well versed with analyzing network data, logged information and investigating systems for indicators of compromise. This position requires hands on experience with cloud security, network security, intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment methodologies. Prior game experience and an ability to understand the unique challenges facing the industry is a definite bonus.

The Security Engineer position is located in Austin, TX and reports to the Director of Security.

This is a great opportunity to be involved with the development and implementation of AAA MMO and game titles and to work in a fast paced challenging environment.


Working with DevOps teams to ensure AWS Cloud resources are secured appropriately
Monitoring and updating intrusion detection and prevention systems
Monitoring and updating denial of service systems
Monitoring security bulletins, determining applicability and coordinating action plans
Escalating and coordinating appropriate action for security incidents
Review access control lists and updating firewalls as needed
Interfacing with Network Engineering Team to ensure appropriate security measures are in place
Adhering to high-quality standards and best practices, high performance, and scalable, repeatable processes and deliverables in accordance with applicable regulations
Analyze, troubleshoot, and investigate security-related, information systems’ anomalies based on security platform reporting, network traffic, log files, host-based and automated security alerts
Evaluate systems using vulnerability scanners and manual techniques to verify system security settings and configurations
Participation in an on-call support rotation required
Travel may be required, but less than 10%


3+ years security experience
Experience operating and securing multiple AWS accounts
Demonstrated ability to meet stringent project deadlines
Prior experience in hands-on technical network security architecture & design, network security solution engineering, network security technology implementation, and network security operations role
A strong knowledge of security issues surrounding Linux, Windows, TCPIP, SMTP, HTTP and DNS (and other internet protocols) is essential
Experience in the configuration and operation of network and/or host-based security solutions such as firewalls, IDS, web application firewalls, ddos protection systems and load balancers
Experience troubleshooting, auditing, and performing forensic analysis on TCPIP based networks through utilization of log analysis, protocol analyzers, and network-sniffing technologies
Must be able to create documents, spreadsheets, detailed drawings using the MS Office Suite and Visio
Strong technical writing, documentation, and communication skills
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Certifications in one or more of the following desirable: CISSP, CCNA, CCNP, CCSE, GCIA, GCFW, GCED or GSEC


Bachelor's degree in an IT discipline
Ability to program in an administrative language (Perl, Python, Ruby) to automate analysis of security data
Experience with server virtualization and cloud infrastructure with a preference for vSphere and Amazon Web Services
Experience performing analysis and reverse engineering of exploit code, attack tools, malware samples, and other malicious content using debugging tools like IDA Pro and OllyDbg
Experience shipping a software product
Previous Game Industry experience

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301)-948-2200
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team

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