Senior Engineer Information Security


IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global organization and one of the world’s leading hotel companies.   With a broad portfolio of 9 hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Staybridge Suites® and Kimpton Hotels®.  We have over 4,900 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world, and another 1,000 hotels in our development pipeline.   Our vision is to become one of the great companies in the world by creating Great Hotels Guests Love.

All of “YOU” at IHG

At the heart of everything we do are our people – more than 350,000 of them that bring our brands to life.   IHG plans to hire 90,000 new employees over the next few years to support our expanding global business.  You’ll have all the support you need to make a great start, be involved and grow.  So if you want to work somewhere with “Room for You,” find out more about this exciting career opportunity described below…


Our Americas Corporate office, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is looking for a Senior Engineer Information Security.  This position will be based at our Information Center office (Alpharetta, GA) 

Responsible for engineering the information security environment and developing security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure. Confer as required with management, development personnel, risk assessment staff, auditors, facilities management, and other relevant personnel to identify and implement security plans for data, software applications, hardware, telecommunications, and computer installations.  Function as technical lead for design, operations and maintenance for a critical security system(s) such as intrusion detection systems, forensics systems, firewall software and operating platforms or extranet/intranet access management systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities – (Key Activities)

  • Research, evaluate, design, test, recommend and plan implementation of new or improved information security software or devices: analyze new or enhanced software application or tool implementations for implications to existing security software and devices.


  • Ensure the protection, integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information in the custody of or processed by the Company by: respond in a timely manner to a loss or misuse of information assets; participate in investigations of suspected information security misuse or in compliance reviews as requested by auditors; communicate unresolved security exposures, misuse or noncompliance situations to management.


  • Research and consult with key technology suppliers and industry consultants to evaluate, select, install, and configure hardware and software systems that provide appropriate security functions.


  • Assist resource owners and IT staff in understanding and responding to security audit failures reported by internal and external auditing departments.


  • Review operation logs and event console activity to determine cause of security related events or to identify potential security related events.


  • Provide technical consultation in new systems development and enhancement of existing systems related to system security.


  • Aid in review of security policies and guide the administration of security tools that control and monitor information security, including: access control, alert on and investigating potential misuse or breaches, design computer system access and reports to limit risk and identify possible security violations, document data privacy and protection.



Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience. Security certifications such as CISSP and/or CEH are desired.


Experience –

8+ years progressive work related experience in IT, with a broad range of exposure to business planning, systems analysis, application development, and information security with mastery of technical and business knowledge and understanding of multiple disciplines/process related to the position.  Typically leads/mentors less experienced staff of complex projects in area of expertise.


Technical Skills and Knowledge –

  • Specific technical knowledge of security technologies related to any of the following areas:
    • Strong operational understanding of both Windows and Linux Operating Systems
    • Network Security Management including Firewall, IDS/IPS, URL Filtering, HTTPS Inspection
    • Wired & Wireless Network Access Control
    • Secure Remote Access Management & Integration, 2-Faction Authentication
    • SIEM, Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Log Analysis & Triage
    • File Integrity Monitoring & Policy Compliance
    • Internal and CDN WAF & DDoS Protection
    • Public Cloud Management including Shadow IT Discovery, DLP, Cloud Brokerage
    • Vulnerability Management, Patch Management
    • Server & Endpoint Protection including Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, HIPS, Whitelisting
    • Mobile Device Management, Security, and Policy Enforcement
    • Certificate Authority, PKI, Encryption
    • Database Security, Access Control, Access Monitoring
    • Email Security, Legal Hold, E-Discovery, Fraud Detection


  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies, and security attack pathologies.
  • Demonstrated project execution experience in planning, development and implementation
  • Demonstrated experience in data administration and security methods, plus experience in various technology design techniques.
  • Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to clients, vendors, senior management and staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multi-platform environments and their operational/security considerations.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to clients, vendors, senior management and staff.

Total Reward:  Base salary plus annual bonus potential

Travel:  (insert percentage of required travel based on job description)

You must meet the legal requirements to work in this country.

Your individual talents, interests and dreams that make you who you are.  If you are interested in joining us as in (insert the dept. or division) at IHG, know that a team with different perspectives and passions can only make us stronger.


So why not work somewhere that gives you the freedom to be yourself and in return we’ll provide competitive financial and benefit packages including a matching 401K plan and global hotel discounts. Find out more about joining us today by visiting


IHG is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V


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