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Job listing closed on 11 Jul 2024
20 Apr 2024

Lead Cybersecurity Engineer

🇺🇸 Tempe, AZ, USA
Full Time
4+ years exp.

Position: Lead Cybersecurity Engineer – Full Time/Exempt

Department: Information Technology

Reports to: Vice President, Information Technology

Location: Arizona Cardinals (Tempe, AZ) *rotational support at State Farm Stadium (Glendale, AZ)

Format: In-person

Note: Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Cardinals Organizational Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). We compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona, our home.

As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the Club has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, as well as a trailblazer for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives and firsts around the League. Our vision is to build a leading sports organization that competes for championships, drives business results, creates loyal fans, develops proud employees, and inspires hope in our community. We are relentless in our pursuit of greatness on and off the field, while positively impacting our people, our fans, and our community.

If you want to join an organization that values putting the team first, doing what is right, growing with positivity, valuing every voice, while driving performance, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here.

Job Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, passionate, and experienced cybersecurity engineer with a security background in cloud and on-premise systems. This position will be part of a dynamic and multifunctional technical team that supports, secures, and maintains the Arizona Cardinals multi-site network. This corporate network spans venues and facilities in Tempe, AZ and Glendale, AZ and collaborates with innovative technology vendors and venue partners.

This position is part of the technology department and participates in planning, coordinating, implementing, and reviewing cybersecurity technology systems throughout the organization, with special attention paid to network and security systems. We are seeking a proactive problem solver, possessing a strong work ethic and an ability to communicate with all technical staff, as well as management and operational departments.

This position will support day to day IT security enterprise networks and systems in addition to live events (Cardinal’s football games, concerts, activities, and events) at all sites. This role will be involved with many aspects of security for systems used by all staff and others if needed, potentially requiring 7 days a week and night schedules. Other responsibilities include event support, game day duties at games, training camp and extended trips.

Cybersecurity and network monitoring are high priorities of the Arizona Cardinals and the National Football League; thus, the network systems and related data and downstream applications must be safeguarded 24/7/365. This position is also responsible for support and troubleshooting for the Cardinals, related businesses, and vendors/partners with technology related issues.

Primary Job Duties:

The Lead Cybersecurity Engineer will have the daily responsibilities, without limitation, to include the following:

  • Responsible for configuring, installing, and securing critical info-security network solutions.
  • Analyze, design, install, and support complex cybersecurity solutions for on premise, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments.
  • Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and upgrading security measures for the protection of the organization's data, systems, and networks.
  • Responding to all system and/or network security breaches.
  • Ensuring the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls.
  • Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborate with networking team/staff and business units to secure and support business critical systems.
  • Network and security configuration and integration of existing and new networking hardware, IoT devices, and applications.
  • Respond to audit and cyber risk assessments annually and partner with the NFL CISO office and security team.
  • Responsible for continuous network monitoring, intervention, and response.
  • Continually improve the network security by innovating, securing via patch management & updates, and upgrading of networking hardware.
  • Drive cybersecurity automation and focus on continued service improvement.
  • Performs problem isolation and resolution of security and network problems.
  • Support live events throughout the year which will include domestic and global travel.
  • On-Call rotation to support our games as well as the 24/7 security operations.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Services, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: At least 4 years as a Cybersecurity Engineer in multi-site environment.
  • CISSP, CISM, or related certification preferred.
  • Experience and deep understanding with network protocols and methods, including Traffic Engineering, NAT, TCP/IP, Multicast, Layer 2/3 protocols, Wi-Fi, MPLS, VPN, 802.1x and IPv6.
  • Functional experience in configuring and supporting a cloud security measures and infrastructure (Azure, AWS, Google).
  • 2 years of work experience with incident detection, incident response, and forensics.
  • Experience in data loss prevention, security audits, Intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS).
  • Experience with Firewalls (functionality and maintenance), VPN, Office 365 Security, VSX, and Endpoint Security.
  • Proficiency in Python, Ansible, C++, Java, Ruby, Node, Go, and/or Power Shell preferred.
  • Operational and hands on experience with network security hardware (Cisco FMC, Palo Alto, Cisco ASA, Cisco Firepower, Cisco ISE, Cisco Secure X, Cisco Secure Endpoints, Palo Alto, Fortinet).
  • Understanding of authentication protocols and MFA integrations, Duo, Octa, etc.
  • Experience with firewall configuration and administration.
  • Ability to engage with third-party vendors, including evaluating multiple vendor data products, documenting test plans, assisting in vendor selection, and developing deployment workbooks.
  • Ability to create documentation, change management protocols, generate reports, and present them to leadership.
  • Strong troubleshooting techniques to quickly diagnose and resolve complex issues.
  • Great awareness of cybersecurity trends and hacking techniques.
  • Ability to accurately handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

Cardinals Benefits/Perks Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has developed a comprehensive benefits package that provides economic and inclusive benefits to full-time employees. The Cardinals benefits offer care, protection, and support for employees and their loved ones. The Cardinals organization encourages an environment that is conducive to living a healthy, productive, and flexible lifestyle.

Benefits and Perks include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options; effective the first day of hire
  • 401 (k) retirement option with employer match contribution
  • Paid Time Off Accruals (including sick time accruals)
  • Paid Time Off for most Federal holidays
  • Time off for Maternity, Paternity, Military, and Bereavement
  • MDLIVE: 24/7 medical support
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Care Saving Account options
  • Discounts on Cardinals gear & paraphernalia
  • Tuition reimbursement & Professional Growth opportunities
  • Daily free lunch
  • Complimentary season tickets
  • Subsidized gym memberships

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.