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Lead IT Engineer

Naperville, IL

Advance your career as a Lead IT Engineer – Cybersecurity. You bring your skills and expertise in cloud and application security. You will be an integral part of creating innovative technology solutions, work in a fast-paced environment and on multiple projects.

You will partner with cross functional IT, operational, plant and business teams. This role will partner with our global Kellanova partners.  The ideal candidate will reside in the Chicago, Naperville, IL areas.


At the heart of Kellanova is technology — a key enabler of how we market, sell and manufacture our well-known and beloved brands to consumers around the globe. Be a part of a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, and North America frozen foods, with iconic, world-class brands including Pringles, Cheez-It and Pop-Tarts.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing

  • Innovate: Document technical security standards for implementing enterprise security policies. Lead the design and build activities for new cybersecurity capabilities, tools, and services. Analyze and recommend improvements for security control process and technology.
  • Collaborate: Serve as a technical liaison between business, IT, developers, and other engineering resources from a cybersecurity standpoint. Provide mentoring and security training to other members of the team.
  • Drive Results: Respond to security incidents and provide guidance across the organization on effective incident response processes. Create and manage performance metrics (KPI | KRI) to measure the effectiveness of new and existing cybersecurity capabilities, tools, and services.


Your Recipe for Success

  • High School Diploma or GED with related IT and IT Security work experience.
  • We are looking for someone with experience in security engineering or operations with hands on clou security implementation experience and experience in a scripting language such as PowerShell or Python.
  • Strong technical knowledge of multi-cloud IaaS, PaaS, SaaS environments; security tools (SAML/Directory Services, Anti-Virus, Endpoint Detection and Response, Data Loss Prevention, Next-Gen Firewall, and Security Information and Event Management); Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), Web Application Firewall, and Anti-Bot technologies.
  • Expertise in modern malware, TTPs and security vulnerabilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of NIST CSF or MITRE ATT&CK frameworks.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills at all levels of organization in a matrixed environment, along with ability to work independently and juggle multiple priorities. 
  • Proactive problem-solving, negotiation and decision-making skills to influence management, as well as internal and external partners.


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellanova interview.


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Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print

Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

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