Pondurance Careers

Do you have what it takes to be on the Pondurance Team?

Founded in 2008, Pondurance has since become one of the leading information security solution consultancies in the Midwest. Our experts engineer, pursue, and develop the latest industry trends and cutting-edge security technologies and innovations.

Every member of our team is an expert in their own right. This allows us to provide our clients with a formidable, confident and dedicated partnership. Many leading companies throughout the Midwest partner and collaborate with our team and have become trustees in our business.

Our Culture = Partners with Purpose

We operate with the lights on and windows open. Our clients can always reach us, and each team member operates with a sense of ownership and is a mentor to others on their team. We work hard to provide solid-as-a-rock, custom-fit solutions for our clients which means our partners (like you) have to be up for the challenge.

At Pondurance we thrive on a culture of excellence by adhering to the following core values:

  • Champion Others: Our foundation is rooted in a tenet of servant leadership.
  • Be Genuine: Strong relationships backed by a culture of integrity, purpose and trust.
  • Pursue Balance: Seek equilibrium in data, confidence, risk, work, and life itself.
  • Creative Collaboration: No islands. No outcasts. Problem solvers at heart designing impactful solutions.

If you think you have what it takes–submit your resume and cover letter to team@pondurance.com. Below is a list of our current positions.

 

All Open Positions

Summary

Pondurance is rapidly growing. We are looking for a Marketing Strategy Manager who can be a key contributor to our Sales and Marketing team and a trusted advisor to our clients.

Job Description

The Marketing Strategy Manager will oversee the development and execution of strategic marketing initiatives in order to increase overall brand awareness and support demand generation activities in conjunction with the sales team.

Qualifications

At a minimum, the Marketing Strategy Manager will be responsible for:

  • Conducting market research and analysis to identify target industries and customers for outbound lead generation campaigns
  • Recommending strategies for creating and distributing targeted messaging to promote Pondurance products and services to target customers
  • Evaluating geographic market potential and opportunities for service area expansion in North America and abroad
  • Staying current on the competitive landscape and managing the brand positioning for Pondurance’s consulting and Threat Hunting and Response offerings
  • Planning, executing, and measuring targeted marketing campaigns, including development of messaging, content, collateral, and creative assets
  • Building a consistent prospecting and lead qualification process and advising the sales team on effective use of the process and related marketing assets
  • Researching, recommending, and reporting on industry events/speaking opportunities/tradeshows that offer Pondurance the opportunity to build brand awareness and/or forge relationships with customers, prospects, and potential strategic partners
  • Establishing metrics and implementing measurement tools/techniques in order to calculate marketing ROI
  • Developing and managing annual marketing budget
  • Identifying, evaluating, and selecting strategic marketing partners (e.g., creative/digital agencies, PR firm) as needed
  • Working across departments to effectively communicate with and leverage resources and insights in operations, engineering, delivery, etc.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, psychology, business, or a related field (MBA preferred, but not required)

Other Qualifications

  • 7+ years of combined experience in corporate marketing, sales, data analysis, or agency work
  • Desire and ability to create strategic plans and communicate those plans internally to gain buy-in and participation from executive leadership and sales and delivery teams
  • Demonstrated record of successful marketing campaigns and achieving strategic objectives
  • Experience building a team and developing talent
  • Working knowledge of cyber security industry
  • Self-motivation and ability to accomplish projects without constant oversight
  • Organization, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and individually, within a team, and with other groups
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, across all stakeholder levels
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Summary

Pondurance is rapidly growing. We are looking for a Project Coordinator Level 1 who can be a key contributor to our PMO and assist in the delivery of our consulting and TH+R engagements.

Job Description

As a Project Coordinator Level 1, you will manage project communication and reporting. You will provide support to our delivery teams by facilitating communication between Delivery, Operations and Management in all aspects of a project lifecycle.

Qualifications

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracking and maintaining project reporting
  • Providing project-based profit and loss reporting
  • Administering and monitoring project management software
  • Reviewing weekly updates with consultants to track project progress and identify and resolve issues
  • Attending, and facilitating, as necessary, project status meetings
  • Facilitating project communications

Education

Associates Degree

Other Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Profit/Loss or project-based accounting
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written across all user levels
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Punctuality and excellent time management skills
  • Highly organized, able to multi-task, the ability to work individually, within a team, and with other groups
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Summary

Pondurance is rapidly growing. We are looking for a Customer Engagement Specialist who can be a key contributor to our Sales and Marketing team and a trusted advisor to our clients.

Job Description

The Customer Engagement Specialist will be an integral part of the Business Development team. The Customer Engagement Specialist will be a key contributor in the evolving growth and success of Pondurance through the acquisition of new clients. A Customer Engagement Specialist will provide clients with excellent experience and facilitate retention by building strong relationships with their prospects and customers in order to help them navigate the complex array of IT Security problems they face. The Customer Engagement Specialist will also assist in performing market and client research, the development of marketing materials and analysis of current and past marketing efforts.

Qualifications

  • Responsible for leading the generation of revenue through inside sales methods.
  • Responsible for timely, appropriate responses to all inbound leads (email, web and phone calls)
  • Responsible for assignment and tracking of inbound sales leads
  • Manage an assigned book of customer accounts to provide excellent customer service and enlarge the account footprint when possible.
  • Provide clients with excellent experience and facilitate client retention by building strong customer-relationships.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and recommend new service offerings to increase revenue flow.
  • Take the lead in resolving customer complaints and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate ability to close sales and meet company objectives.
  • Research consumer demand and recommend ways to increase it.
  • Assist with the development and writing of marketing materials, such as plans, industry specific content and presentations.
  • Analyze current and past marketing data to support marketing strategy.
  • Position Pondurance’s solutions as a strategic advantage to our customer’s long term needs.
  • Stay in tune with the Cyber Security and Compliance trends to make recommendations.
  • Attend sales/marketing events that highlight our service line offerings.
  • Work with Customer Engagement Managers to maintain existing customers.

Education

o Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field

Other Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years of sales, marketing, and/or customer service experience preferred
  • Desire to gain knowledge or direct experience in cyber security
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience a plus
  • Highly competitive and self-motivated
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • Strong relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • Great communication, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to multitask
  • Research and report writing skills
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Summary

Pondurance is rapidly growing. We are looking for a Senior Security Analyst who can be a leader within the organization and a trusted advisor to our clients.

Job Description

The successful candidate will assist in Incident Detection and Response as well as Vulnerability Management for our Threat Management Solution clientele. The candidate will be expected to perform duties to include both host-based and network-based forensic investigations after correlating events from the analyst console tool as part of our monitoring service. The analyst will use static and dynamic malware analysis to repeatedly identify detectable indicators of compromise and work with the team to develop
countermeasures. The candidate will also be required to work with the team to resolve issues, tweak current processes, and develop/improve existing work instructions. The candidate will also need to research new threats to an enterprise environment and work with the team to develop effective countermeasures.

Qualifications

  • Must have excellent oral and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with system or network administration (Unix/Linux experience preferred)
  • Experience and knowledge of information security, IPv4/v6 networks, network devices,
    proxies, IDS/IPS, and monitoring tools
  • Demonstrate experience with 2 or 3 of the following:Packet Capture (PCAP) analysis using Wireshark, Familiarity with commercial or open source log or SIEM solutions, Event analysis, correlation, reporting, and alerting, Reverse engineering malware and host-based analysis/detection, Service discovery tools such as nmap and vulnerability scanning tools such as
    Nessus, Nexpose, and/or Qualys
  • Ability to communicate technical problems, vulnerability, and risk into a business
    context understood by the client.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to make sound decisions and possess excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate strong composure with a balance of urgency and intensity, as well as
    focus.
  • Possess the desire to grow both technically and professionally in the information
    security field
  • Experience with electronics social engineering exercises and campaigns, using social
    media, email, and phone.

Education

Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience

Other Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience with Linux Systems Administration
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Summary

Pondurance is rapidly growing. We are looking for a Security Analyst who can grow within the organization and become a trusted advisor to our clients.

Job Description

The successful candidate will assist in Incident Detection and Response as well as Vulnerability Management for our Threat Management Solution clientele. The candidate will be expected to perform duties to include both host-based and network-based forensic investigations after correlating events from the analyst console tool as part of our monitoring service. The analyst will use static and dynamic malware analysis to repeatedly identify detectable indicators of compromise and work with the team to develop
countermeasures. The candidate will also be required to work with the team to resolve issues, tweak current processes, and develop/improve existing work instructions. The candidate will also need to research new threats to an enterprise environment and work with the team to develop effective countermeasures.

Qualifications

  • Must have excellent oral and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with system or network administration (Unix/Linux experience preferred)
  • Experience and knowledge of information security, IPv4/v6 networks, network devices,
    proxies, IDS/IPS, and monitoring tools
  • Demonstrate experience with 2 or 3 of the following:Packet Capture (PCAP) analysis using Wireshark, Familiarity with commercial or open source log or SIEM solutions, Event analysis, correlation, reporting, and alerting, Reverse engineering malware and host-based analysis/detection, Service discovery tools such as nmap and vulnerability scanning tools such as
    Nessus, Nexpose, and/or Qualys
  • Ability to communicate technical problems, vulnerability, and risk into a business
    context understood by the client.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to make sound decisions and possess excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate strong composure with a balance of urgency and intensity, as well as focus.
  • Possess the desire to grow both technically and professionally in the information
    security field
  • Experience with electronics social engineering exercises and campaigns, using social media, email, and phone.

Education

Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience

Other Qualifications

None

 

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Summary

Pondurance is rapidly growing, especially in compliance related engagements. We are looking for a Senior Compliance Consultant who can be a leader within the organization and a trusted advisor to our clients. Previous experience in consulting is not necessary, but a strong auditing, and/or information security, with working technical background, is needed for this position. The Senior Compliance Consultant would be expected to achieve the Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) designation.

Job Description

Senior Compliance Consultants lead compliance related projects from an assessor, tester, and project manager perspective. Our clients have a broad variety of regulatory compliance requirements, such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, NERC CIP, ISO 27001/2, and NIST.

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with compliance, risk management, or information security best practices and standards. Industry specific experience, such as healthcare, retail, or energy is a plus.

Qualifications

  • Auditing, assessment, information security, with strong working knowledge of IT competencies (networking, operating systems,databases, etc.)
  • Current CISSP, CISA, and or CISA designation is a plus
  • Organization and project management skills
  • Ability to focus on, including some leadership of, multiple client engagements
  • Ability to lead and direct a team of consultants
  • Ability to review the work of team members
  • Serve as a mentor to junior staff
  • Experience or willingness to learn various regulatory compliance requirements or frameworks
  • Ability to speak in a public forum / events

Education

Bachelor’s degree in a technical, business, or accounting field.

Other Qualifications

  • CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA or comparable certifications desired
  • Minimum 2 – 5 years of comparable work experience
  • Ability to travel up to 40%
  • Eligible to work in the US without sponsorship
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Summary

Pondurance is rapidly growing. We are looking for a Security Testing Consultant who can be a leader within the organization and a trusted advisor to our clients.

Job Description

The successful candidate will assist Pondurance clients with uncovering vulnerabilities and weakness that put their environments at risk. The issues identified will be accompanied by a strong desire to assist the client with understanding how the risk applies and how the client can prevent and remedy specific issues. The role also requires contributing to the ongoing development and improvement of the Security Testing practice through team building/training, industry tool and article (blog) development, and client advisement.

Qualifications

  • Use automated tools as well as manual testing methods to identify and validate vulnerabilities identified in client organizations
  • Uncover meaningful risks relative to specific client environments and their (information) assets, exploitable through identified attack vectors
  • Ability to follow, manage, update, and create well-defined methodologies across a variety of security testing disciplines.
  • Strong competency with security testing tools required (e.g. Nessus, Nexpose, Qualys, Burp, Nmap, Kali, Metasploit, Responder, Wireshark, Kismet, Aircrack-ng, Redseal, Nipper, etc.)
  • System administration experience or familiarity with a variety of network devices/systems, operating systems, and development/software suites is required (e.g. Linux, BSD, Windows, Cisco, Oracle, JBoss, Active Directory, LDAP, etc.)
  • Understanding of strategic and tactical remediation techniques and approaches
  • Ability to demonstrate creating comprehensive deliverables is required (e.g. Penetration Test Reports, Configuration Review Assessments, Vulnerability Assessments, Social Engineering Exercise Reports, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with thorough documentation peer review processes as both the submitter and reviewer
  • Ability to work independently with no supervision as well as in team environments with more complex projects
  • Strong attention to detail as it pertains to statement of work, project management, and project documentation
  • Balancing multiple projects simultaneously with effective time management skills is required
  • Experience with scripting and/or programming languages such as Python, Ruby, Javascript, C/C++, Assembly, etc.
  • Passion for automating repetitive security testing tasks and creating tools to gain time efficiency and data consistency
  • Demonstrated experience with most or all of the following:
    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Penetration Testing
    • Configuration Review/Hardening of network devices and general purpose operating systems
    • Wireless Network Security Assessment
    • Physical Security Assessment (Red Team) and Social Engineering
    • Web Application Security Testing

Education

Bachelor’s Degree with disciplines in the area of Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Assurance, or Cyber Security are preferred. Equivalent experience and/or training also acceptable

Other Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years experience performing Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Tests, Wireless Security Testing and/or Configuration Review, and Social Engineering to enterprise organizations
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a consulting services role, or related information security position
  • Certifications are not required, candidates with OSCP, OSCE, GIAC, and CISSP are preferred.
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