Information Security Analyst - Threat Modeling at Costco Wholesale (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco's success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. In 2018, Costco contributed over $39 million to organizations such as United Way and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in twelve countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco consistently ranks in the top five of Forbes "America's Best Employers".

The role of every Information Security team member is to support the overarching values and business goals of Costco Wholesale as they relate to meeting legal and regulatory obligations; protecting member, employee and vendor privacy; and ensuring a technologically secure operating environment.

Our Information Security Threat Analysts provide consulting services to internal project teams, work with vendors to review solutions under consideration for use in the domain, and mentor others with lesser subject matter expertise.

If you want to be a part of one of the BEST "to work for" companies in the world, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.

  • Performs project and solution security assessments for existing and new applications and infrastructure.
  • Assesses centralized user and configuration management systems.
  • Performs duties necessary to assist in establishing practices and system configurations to ensure the safety of information systems assets, and to protect information systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.
  • Works with information systems custodians (i.e., department managers, user community, and systems administrators) at different levels in the organization to understand their respective security needs; and assists with implementing practices and procedures consistent with Costco's Information Security Policy and industry standards.
  • Assists with auditing of information systems activities and systems to confirm information security policy compliance; and provides management with security policy compliance assessments.
  • Works with stakeholders to identify security solutions that support their business requirements.
  • Partners with other Information Security groups to conduct security risk assessments on new solutions and systems, periodic security risk assessments on existing systems; and identifies and/or recommends appropriate security countermeasures and best practices.

  • Experience with networking technologies, such as firewalls, routers, load balancers, and proxies.
  • Working knowledge of information systems security standards and practices (e.g., access control and system hardening, system audit and log file monitoring, security policies, and incident handling).
  • Demonstrated experience of "hands on" security knowledge of one or more of the following platforms: Windows, Linux, UNIX, AIX, or iSeries.
  • Experience with Threat Modeling, security assessments, and evaluating mitigating controls.
  • Experience with network-based detective controls like IDS, IPS, and various SIEMs
  • Working knowledge of networking protocols.
  • Working knowledge of web technologies.
  • Ability to interpret information security data and processes to identify potential compliance issues.
  • Ability to quickly understand complicated data flows in order to identify and validate security requirements.
  • Must be a team player and willing to establish a strong positive working relationship with all areas of the business.
  • Ability to work effectively, independent of assistance or supervision.
  • Innovative, creative, and extremely responsive with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to clearly communicate Information Security matters to executives, auditors, end users, and engineers using appropriate language, examples, and tone.
  • Willing to share knowledge and assist others in understanding technical and business topics.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a minimum of 3 to 5 years' of Information Systems security or related data processing auditing experience.
  • One or more professional audit or security certifications such as CISA or CISSP (or equivalent work experience).
  • Experience with performing and interpreting vulnerability scans, penetration testing reports and assessments.
  • Experience performing computer forensics.
  • Familiarity with SOA governance and policy management best practices.
  • Familiarity of SDM, SDLC, and project management processes.
  • Familiarity with Regulatory Compliance and industry standards, such as HIPAA, SOX, and PCI.
  • Familiarity in a DevOps or DevSecOps environment.

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

California applicants, please click here to review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.

Apart from any religious or disability considerations, open availability is needed to meet the needs of the business. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Applicants and employees for this position will not be sponsored for work authorization, including, but not limited to H1-B visas.
More Information on Costco Wholesale
Costco Wholesale operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA and Tucson, AZ. Costco Wholesale was founded in 1983. It has 54818 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 78 open jobs at Costco Wholesale, click here.
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