d Jun 16

HOT JOBS 06.03.2016

   ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Perimeter Area:

Staff Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. Strong GL accounting and financial reporting experience required. Advanced Excel needed. Salary:  $50-60k

Senior Accountant – Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required with strong GL accounting, reconciliation, month end close experience.  Advanced excel skills and willingness to learn proprietary software system.
Salary:  $60-65K

Audit Senior, Public Accounting Firm – Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree required. CPA or CPA candidate required.  Retirement plan (ERISA) audit experience highly preferred. 3-6 years of experience in a public accounting environment required. Salary is DOE.

Staff Accountant – 3 month contract with the potential to go perm. Must have experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL and cash reconciliations. $30-$35/hr.

Billing Specialist – Minimum of 3 years’ experience in fuel/energy. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Skills. $45k

Buckhead:

Staff Accountant– Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with CPA, or CPA track.  The position oversees the general accounting transactions, prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, month end close processes.  2-3 years of experience in financial services required. Salary:  $55-65K

NW Atlanta:

Staff Accountant – Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 2-3 years’ experience in a corporate accounting environment.  $50-60K

Senior Accountant - Bachelors’ Degree required; Masters, CPA, and public experience desired. Reviews and prepares accounting related schedules, performs month-end close activities, and responsible for aspects of Financial Reporting. Strong Excel skills required. Salary:  $80k

Financial Analyst – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required. 2+ years of experience. Advanced Excel, Microsoft Access, and SQL and Adaptive experience required. $60-70k

Sr. Financial Analyst – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required. 5+ years of experienced. Advanced Excel, Microsoft Access, and SQL experience required. $80-90k

Midtown/DT/Southside:

Senior Accountant - Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 5+ years of experience. Responsible for ensuring proper accounting for selected general ledger accounts and assisting with internal and external reporting.  Salary:  $75k

Staff Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 2-4 years of experience.  Strong foundation of accounting, excellent career track offered. $55-65k

Billing Coordinator – Advanced working knowledge of electronic billing. Previous experience with e-billing hub strongly preferred. Solid understanding and working knowledge of Elite Billing System.  $55k

Accounting Supervisor – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 5-7 years of experience. Managing work load, reviewing work of team, strong knowledge accounting principles. $70-79k

Senior Financial Analyst – Bachelor’s Degree in Finance required. Law firm experience preferred. CFA or MBA preferred. $70-90k

Senior Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Real Estate experience preferred. Advanced Excel skills required. $65-75k

Norcross/Tucker/Duluth/Alpharetta:

Staff Accountant – 1-3 years’ experience with GL closing activates, journal entry preparation, account reconciliations, and accounting for fixed assets. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or related field required. Manufacturing experience is preferred. Salary:  55K

Senior Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, 3-5 years of experience. Strong analytical mindset, intermediate Excel skills required, JD Edwards and Hyperion or any other ERP system. $70k

Finance Manager – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA and/or MBA preferred. Strong analytical ability and prior sales analysis experience preferred. Hyperion, JDEdwards, SalesForce.com, and Cognos experience preferred. $120k.

SEC Reporting Manager – Bachelor’s Degree and CPA required. MBA is a plus. 5-7 years of relevant work experience – public accounting experience required and SEC reporting experience a plus. $120k

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

North Fulton / Alpharetta / Roswell, GA:
Data Analyst - 3+ years of IT & business experience, Expert SQL coding/querying skills, Experience with XML Webservices (SOAP & POST), Experience with customer integrations and support, Ability to combine a solid understanding of the business with detailed knowledge of database elements and design, Exhibits strong analytical and problem solving skills, Strong written and verbal communication skills, Credit Industry Experience a plus, Self-starter with the ability to multi task.  Write complex SQL statements to create custom reports for customers or internal employees (including Management) using SQL reporting services or standard SQL query interface.  $70,000.00-$80,000.00/year

Atlanta, GA Sandy Springs:
IT Support - growing real estate investment firm in the Cobb Galleria/Cumberland Mall area of Atlanta for a mixed role comprising of Field tech engineer support/process documentation and coordinator with the different field and vendor groups. Office 365 implementation, install maintenance and troubleshooting.  PC build/break fix abilities.  Hardware and software install, update troubleshooting and maintenance.   VOIP phone set up and troubleshooting ability.   Exceptional ability to document all actions, processes and policy updates and present a finished document for review.  VM Ware 5.5 maintenance and troubleshooting. Windows Server 2008 and 2012.  SCCM 2012 experience a plus!  Exceptional communication skills and ability to break down technical needs to non-technical people.  Self-directed individual that can get a lot done with minimal direction or oversight. Travel up to 50% (locally), must have own vehicle and be reimbursed for mileage.

Technical Business Analyst (2 openings) - The technical business analyst will work with the product owner, subject matter experts, and the architecture and development teams to define and document detailed functional and technical requirements, create stories, attend product planning and oversight meetings, and manage processes through the SDLC. The person in this role must be a self-starter have leadership skills and be someone who takes initiative, without having to be told what to do.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Computer Science or related field with 5-7 years of experience.  Self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player and exhibit good relationship management skills.  Have a passion for building high-quality products with software implementation best practices.  Possess knowledge of sound business practices and a proven track record of exceeding customer expectations and anticipating their needs.  Salary $80,000-$85,000.00

Information Security Engineer - Customer Service – Monitors the ticket queue and provides superior customer service for any end-user Information Security need.  Access Control – Vets, routes, and/or implements permission changes.  TVM Hardware Deployment –Deploys and maintains advanced SIEM, IDS, WAF, and antivirus solutions.  Architecture Consulting – Assists developers and architects with network and system design.  Firewall – Deploys and maintains advanced high-performance firewall environments.  VPN – Designs and maintains SSL VPN hardware and 2-factor authentication.  Load Balancer Administration – Designs and maintains a mission-critical high-performance traffic management solution.  Content Filtering and Advanced Threat Protection – Designs and maintains content filtering technology including proxy servers and cloud-based services.  University degree in Engineering, MIS, CIS, or related discipline.  Hands-on experience with Systems Administration and/or IP Networking.  Experience supporting an advanced software development organization.  Checkpoint Firewall-1, Bluecoat, Symantec DLP and AV, Juniper SSL VPN, RSA SecureID, F5 LTM, 40gbE, Infiniband, Varonis, Arcsight, Fireeye, OpenDNS, Nessus, ServiceNow, Imperva, SourceFire, McAffee Nitro, PacketSentry, SWIFT.  Salary Range $75,000 to $85,000.00/year

Gwinnett/Norcross:
Enterprise Web Application Developer - Develop and execute project plans for all aspects of software development including process, analytics, and user interface functionality.  Participate in design sessions and execute results in collaboration with team members.  Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in thinking about ways to analyze and present data within the tool to support customer needs.  Support the design and development of entirely new products.  3-5 years of relevant business experience (procurement related work a plus).  2+ years of web-based toolset programming experience.  2+ years of database programming experience.  2+ years of GUI design / programming.  Experience using the following programming languages (or comparable): PHP (CakePHP is a big plus), MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript (especially jQuery), AJAX.  US Citizen and Computer Science Degree (or equivalent) preferred.  $85,000.00

UC Engineer - core infrastructure, voice, and collaboration expertise will provide post-sales technical deployment activities for government and commercial clients. The UC Engineer will need to demonstrate a high level of competency in the planning, implementation, and migration experience for deploying UC solutions. Candidates should also be highly motivated, eager to learn new technologies, and able to effectively communicate ensuring superior customer service to maintain a strong customer relationship. Strong preference given to candidates with Microsoft Lync and Cisco experience and certifications.   Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) and minimum of 5+ years’ experience designing and implementing IP based network equipment and/or software applications with a strong preference given to videoconferencing technology.  CCNP, CCVP or equivalent experience required.  Demonstrated successful track record for engineering project life cycle management from architecture and design to cutover through the first week of system usage.  5 years+ of Cisco VoIP and IP Telephony deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting and deployment experience.  5 years+ of Cisco UCS deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting experience desired.  Experience with Cisco Unified Communications applications, including CallManager, CallManager Express, Unity, Unity Connection, Unity Express, IM&P, VCS, Expressway, TPS, Conductor and Contact Center Express.  Experience with IP Telephony protocols, including SIP, H323, and MGCP.  Experience with Cisco Voice gateways, including technologies such as CUBE, PRI, FXO, FXS, and SRST.  Experience with Nexus, UCS, B-Series, C-Series, SAN, FCoE, NFS.  Experience with designing and implementing Quality of Service and Multicast.  Strong knowledge of IP protocols, Cisco IOS, switching/routing protocols and Firewall Traversal for H.323 and SIP video. 

Cisco Data Center Architect - Data Center Engineer with core infrastructure, compute, and storage expertise will provide post-sales technical deployment activities for government and commercial clients. The UC Engineer will need to demonstrate a high level of competency in the planning, implementation, and migration experience for deploying Cisco UCS solutions. Candidates should also be highly motivated, eager to learn new technologies, and able to effectively communicate ensuring superior customer service to maintain a strong customer relationship. Strong preference given to candidates with Vmware and Cisco experience and certifications.  Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) and minimum of 5+ years’ experience designing and implementing IP based network equipment and/or software applications with a strong preference given to videoconferencing technology.  CCNP, CCNP-DC or equivalent experience required.  Demonstrated successful track record for engineering project life cycle management from architecture and design to cutover through the first week of system usage.  5 years+ experience of Cisco UCS deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting experience desired.  5 years+ experience with Vmware applications and networking.  5 years+ experience with Nexus, UCS, B-Series, C-Series, SAN, FCoE, NFS, iCSI.  5 years+ experience with designing and implementing Quality of Service and Multicast.  Strong knowledge of IP protocols, Cisco IOS, switching/routing protocols.  Experience with cloud and hybrid deployments.  Experience with EMC, NETAPP, Symantec, VEAMM.  Experience Microsoft services and applications including DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, SQL. 

DevOps (Linux or Windows) - Minimum 3 or more years of relative experience in systems administration and hosting services.  Strong communication skills verbal and written with ability to build relationships and influence. A depth of experience in Web/Cloud based technologies (HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, .NET, etc.) or Salesforce’s Force.com platform. Familiarity with SDLC functional disciplines: QA, Development, design, etc.  Clear customer focus and understanding how their actions directly impact the experience our customers receive. Outstanding knowledge of modern Linux or Windows Server operating systems, preferably in an online, customer facing environment. Expert knowledge of database design, replication and administration (MySQL, MSSQL & NoSQL all welcomed!) Task automation using scripting languages such as Perl, PowerShell or shell scripting to increase efficiency and reduce error in an online environment. $120,000/year

Midtown Atlanta, GA:
Network Systems Administrator -
We are looking for a Network Administrator for the Information Technology group that will support: 50+ users in multiple locations and time zones, 50+ Windows 2008/2012 Servers running on VMware 4x/5x and MS Exchange 2010.  Manage and support all aspects of the IT environment, onsite and remotely.  Respond and provide end users with a positive experience by meeting their technical needs.  Manage and support Active Directory (AD) in a Windows Server 2003R2 / 2008R2 environment.  Be on call 24/7.  Support backup system.  Support Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008.  Maintenance of all standard operating procedures for all system builds, application loads, custom configurations, etc.  Ensure compliance with all SSAE16 regulatory requirements.  Hardware procurement for IT Department: laptops, towers, servers, SAN’s, switches.  Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, computer technology or related field (transcripts required).  3+ years hands-on system administration experience.  Technical Certifications (MCP, MCSE, MCITP, etc.) are a plus.  Inherent curiosity of new technology.  STRONG interpersonal skills

Information Security Governance Support Analyst - Thorough understanding of governance concepts, approaches, controls and frameworks.  Strong familiarity with information security concepts and systems (firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, encryption, authentication, etc.) as well as a solid and broad general technical foundation (networking, servers, applications, etc.).  Familiarity with relevant compliance requirements (HIPAA, state privacy laws, EU privacy, etc.).  Experience with relevant governance frameworks (ISO27000, NIST, etc.).   Ability to work well in a team (team player) and individually (self-starter).  Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical individuals.  Ability to multitask and switch focus among multiple different efforts quickly.  Excellent organizational and self-management skills.  Strong project management skills and experience.  Associate or bachelor degree is not required but preferred.  Prior experience with compliance or governance is required.  Applicable certification (CISSP, CISA, etc.) strongly preferred.

Downtown Atlanta, GA:
Data Analyst - Candidate must be able to understand the value of the product/enhancement and communicate concrete designs for realizing that value. Candidate must become the subject matter expert (SME) for assigned accounts’ data processes, and must be able to articulate processes/requirements in a format that is digestible by Account Management, Data Services, and other teams. This resource must be self-managed, self-directed, and priority-minded.  This role receives direction from the Manager, Data Services, but also must share the responsibility of defining and planning the work for maximum benefit to the success of the product.    The role requires strong SQL skills and data analysis acumen.  If you have knowledge of, or exposure to, Big Data, Hadoop, Hive QL, Impala, Sqoop, or Oozie, any of them would be nice to have.  If not, you will get an opportunity to develop them further in this role.  Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  3+ years of Experience in business analysis, Prior experience working within cross-functional teams in a matrix organization, Experience with  MS SQL, MS Excel , MS PowerPoint, MS Visio and/or other relevant software, Experience with data processing design, and wireframing tools, Nice to have: Knowledge of, or exposure to, Big Data, Hadoop, Hive QL, Impala, Sqoop, or Oozie.  If not, you will get an opportunity to develop them further in this role.  Contract to Hire, $30 to $40/hour.

VM Ware Engineer - Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT networking and systems infrastructure. Active Secret clearance or higher required.  Windows Server Administration, SQL Administration, Exchange Administration, Active Directory, Blade Server Administration, VMware 5 Administration, SAN administration, Network Administration, Desktop Support/End user support, Telecomm Administration, Will be in contact with clients and all levels of management within the company.  $75,000.00

Security Analyst MID SOC - Security Analysts perform real-time log analysis to provide network and data security for Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) clients leveraging log correlation platforms.  Analysts evaluate the type and severity of security events by making use of packet analyses, and their in-depth understanding of exploits and vulnerabilities. Analysts customer service by following the appropriate escalation procedures. Analysts work in a team environment and monitor the health and wellness of network and security devices within the SOC.  Qualifications:  3-5 years of experience in a data security environment.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field or relevant work experience.  An understanding of a wide array of server grade applications to include Exchange, DNS, SMTP, IIS, Apache, SharePoint, Active Directory.  Experience with Microsoft Windows, Linux, TCP/IP, UNIX, IP Routing, Internet connectivity and protocols (TCP/IP) VPNs, VLAN, NAT and security concepts.  Understanding of basic network services.  Experience with/Knowledge of Enterprise Security Information/Event Management (SIEM) systems, IDS devices, firewalls, and/or antivirus management.  Investigative and analytical problem solving skills.  Understanding of security threat and attack countermeasures.  Experience / Knowledge of variety of Intrusion Detection/Prevention platforms.  Experience with VPN, SSL, other encryption methodology / technology a plus.  One of the following certifications CISSP, CEH, Security+, GIAC, CCNA a plus.  Knowledge of/Experience with the following:  Lancope (Stealth Watch), PaloAlto Next Gen Firewalls, Fire Eye MPS', HP ArcSight, HP Tipping point, Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, Attention to detail and great organizational skills, Ability to maintain focus while performing in depth log analysis, Ability to think outside the box when investigating events.  Must hold a current Secret Clearance or higher.

Chief Technology Officer - Responsible for the overall technical planning and architecture.  Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering services. Direct development and execution of all software products and services. Lead the software team and provide expert-level, hands-on technical skills as well as mentoring, performance reviews and code reviews.  Communicate the company’s technology strategy to investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders.  Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.  10+ years of overall software experience with at least 5 years in a leadership capacity (Director, VP, or C-Level).  5+ years of recent experience with C#, ASP.NET, MVC, and SQL Server or Microsoft Azure.  Strong background with OO development and architecture using Java or C++ is a nice plus.  Agile process expertise, Scrum and an ability to implement and scale best practices is required.  Strong experience with ORMs such as Entity Framework and/or NHibernate strongly desired.  Should have experience building large-scale SaaS web applications. Familiarity with cloud-based software development is required.  Should have very strong HTML/CSS skills, ideally with experience in both web and mobile interfaces.  Strong JavaScript skills and expertise with frameworks such React and Angular would be great.  Familiarity with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements including ACH transactions and wire transfers is preferred.  Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management is required.  BS/MS in CS, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, EE or similar is strongly preferred.  Experience with PCI standards and strong security is preferred.  Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development. Excellent understanding of project management principles.   Demonstrated success developing and supporting SAAS based applications and infrastructure at 5 9’s of availability.  $150,000.00+bonus+equity

OracleEBS Project Manager - Provide client side project management and leadership on an Oracle EBS reimplementation initiative.  This is a 6 to 9 month contract position.  Bachelor’s Degree.  Above average skills, knowledge, and experience required in Oracle Enterprise Business Software.  5+ years of consulting experience leading large.  This position will be based in Atlanta but there will be trips to Perry, GA 1-2 days per week.  Consulting Rates.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THESE OR ANY OF OUR OTHER OF OUR POSITIONS, PLEASE EMAIL TRAVIS MCGREW TMCGREW@KF-RESOURCES.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

d May 16

HOT JOBS 05.27.2016

  ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Perimeter Area:

Staff Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. Strong GL accounting and financial reporting experience required. Advanced Excel needed. Salary:  $50-60k

Senior Accountant – Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required with strong GL accounting, reconciliation, month end close experience.  Advanced excel skills and willingness to learn proprietary software system.
Salary:  $60-65K

Audit Senior, Public Accounting Firm – Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree required. CPA or CPA candidate required.  Retirement plan (ERISA) audit experience highly preferred. 3-6 years of experience in a public accounting environment required. Salary is DOE.

Staff Accountant – 3 month contract with the potential to go perm. Must have experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL and cash reconciliations. $30-$35/hr.

Buckhead:

Staff Accountant– Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with CPA, or CPA track.  The position oversees the general accounting transactions, prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, month end close processes.  2-3 years of experience in financial services required. Salary:  $55-65K

NW Atlanta:

Staff Accountant – Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 2-3 years’ experience in a corporate accounting environment.  $50-60K

Senior Accountant - Bachelors’ Degree required; Masters, CPA, and public experience desired. Reviews and prepares accounting related schedules, performs month-end close activities, and responsible for aspects of Financial Reporting. Strong Excel skills required. Salary:  $80k

Financial Analyst – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required. 2+ years of experience. Advanced Excel, Microsoft Access, and SQL and Adaptive experience required. $60-70k

Sr. Financial Analyst – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required. 5+ years of experienced. Advanced Excel, Microsoft Access, and SQL experience required. $80-90k

Midtown/DT/Southside:

Senior Accountant - Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 5+ years of experience. Responsible for ensuring proper accounting for selected general ledger accounts and assisting with internal and external reporting.  Salary:  $75k

Staff Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 2-4 years of experience.  Strong foundation of accounting, excellent career track offered. $55-65k

Accounting Supervisor – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 5-7 years of experience. Managing work load, reviewing work of team, strong knowledge accounting principles. $70-79k

Senior Financial Analyst – Bachelor’s Degree in Finance required. Law firm experience preferred. CFA or MBA preferred. $70-90k

Senior Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Real Estate experience preferred. Advanced Excel skills required. $65-75k

Norcross/Tucker/Duluth/Alpharetta:

Staff Accountant – 1-3 years’ experience with GL closing activates, journal entry preparation, account reconciliations, and accounting for fixed assets. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or related field required. Manufacturing experience is preferred. Salary:  55K

Senior Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, 3-5 years of experience. Strong analytical mindset, intermediate Excel skills required, JD Edwards and Hyperion or any other ERP system. $70k

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Canton:
Senior Web & SharePoint Developer - Must have 4 years of professional experience in C# .NET programming, including testing experience, design, configuration, and user support.  Should have proven .NET experience as well as a solid understanding of Object Oriented Design and Programming.  Experience with Javascript/jQuery, CSS, and HTML layouts, and the ability to write functional cross browser code.  Experience in building and supporting all aspects of SharePoint 2013 including sites, site collections, master pages, templates, web parts, content types & policies, lists, libraries, workflows, authentication, security groups, permissions, and customized InfoPath forms.  Experience in the configuration and administration of SQL databases (including queries, stored procedures, functions, triggers, tables, views and indexes) and understanding of SharePoint content databases.  Extensively worked with C#, ASP.NET for creating SharePoint 2013 Grid/Form/Detail views, Lists, Libraries, and custom workflows.  Experience with SharePoint 2013 permission management, and content management.  Experience in SharePoint 2013 templates, customization, branding and web development (HTML, CSS, XSL, XSLT, CAML, JavaScript).  Experience in KenticoCMS, including template creation, E-commerce customizations, as well as Maintenance and configuration knowledge a plus.  Knowledge of Oracle JD Edwards Enterprise One ERP is a plus.  Bachelor's degree in a computer related field. 

North Fulton / Alpharetta / Roswell, GA:
Data Analyst - 3+ years of IT & business experience, Expert SQL coding/querying skills, Experience with XML Webservices (SOAP & POST), Experience with customer integrations and support, Ability to combine a solid understanding of the business with detailed knowledge of database elements and design, Exhibits strong analytical and problem solving skills, Strong written and verbal communication skills, Credit Industry Experience a plus, Self-starter with the ability to multi task.  Write complex SQL statements to create custom reports for customers or internal employees (including Management) using SQL reporting services or standard SQL query interface.  $70,000.00-$80,000.00/year

Atlanta, GA Sandy Springs:
IT Support - growing real estate investment firm in the Cobb Galleria/Cumberland Mall area of Atlanta for a mixed role comprising of Field tech engineer support/process documentation and coordinator with the different field and vendor groups. Office 365 implementation, install maintenance and troubleshooting.  PC build/break fix abilities.  Hardware and software install, update troubleshooting and maintenance.   VOIP phone set up and troubleshooting ability.   Exceptional ability to document all actions, processes and policy updates and present a finished document for review.  VM Ware 5.5 maintenance and troubleshooting. Windows Server 2008 and 2012.  SCCM 2012 experience a plus!  Exceptional communication skills and ability to break down technical needs to non-technical people.  Self-directed individual that can get a lot done with minimal direction or oversight. Travel up to 50% (locally), must have own vehicle and be reimbursed for mileage.

Technical Writer - Technical Writer for 2 month contract possible extension.  Must be able to work on-site.  Please be prepared to show technical writing samples applicable to the role and responsibilities. Extensive experience updating existing network diagrams.  Ability to effectively diagram how internal applications interconnect and their dependencies.  Be able to assemble an operations manual for our disaster recovery solutions.  Work effectively with existing team for updates.  When needed - be able to interview, communicate with and deliver updates to the executive team as needed.  5-7 years as a technical writer accustomed update project work.  Experienced with tools such as Visio, MS Word, Excel and applicable Technical writing tools.  Bachelor’s degree in applicable field preferred.  $25-$30/hour

Technical Business Analyst (2 openings) - The technical business analyst will work with the product owner, subject matter experts, and the architecture and development teams to define and document detailed functional and technical requirements, create stories, attend product planning and oversight meetings, and manage processes through the SDLC. The person in this role must be a self-starter have leadership skills and be someone who takes initiative, without having to be told what to do.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Computer Science or related field with 5-7 years of experience.  Self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player and exhibit good relationship management skills.  Have a passion for building high-quality products with software implementation best practices.  Possess knowledge of sound business practices and a proven track record of exceeding customer expectations and anticipating their needs.  Salary $80,000-$85,000.00

Information Security Engineer - Customer Service – Monitors the ticket queue and provides superior customer service for any end-user Information Security need.  Access Control – Vets, routes, and/or implements permission changes.  TVM Hardware Deployment –Deploys and maintains advanced SIEM, IDS, WAF, and antivirus solutions.  Architecture Consulting – Assists developers and architects with network and system design.  Firewall – Deploys and maintains advanced high-performance firewall environments.  VPN – Designs and maintains SSL VPN hardware and 2-factor authentication.  Load Balancer Administration – Designs and maintains a mission-critical high-performance traffic management solution.  Content Filtering and Advanced Threat Protection – Designs and maintains content filtering technology including proxy servers and cloud-based services.  University degree in Engineering, MIS, CIS, or related discipline.  Hands-on experience with Systems Administration and/or IP Networking.  Experience supporting an advanced software development organization.  Checkpoint Firewall-1, Bluecoat, Symantec DLP and AV, Juniper SSL VPN, RSA SecureID, F5 LTM, 40gbE, Infiniband, Varonis, Arcsight, Fireeye, OpenDNS, Nessus, ServiceNow, Imperva, SourceFire, McAffee Nitro, PacketSentry, SWIFT.  Salary Range $75,000 to $85,000.00/year

Gwinnett/Norcross:
Enterprise Web Application Developer - Develop and execute project plans for all aspects of software development including process, analytics, and user interface functionality.  Participate in design sessions and execute results in collaboration with team members.  Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in thinking about ways to analyze and present data within the tool to support customer needs.  Support the design and development of entirely new products.  3-5 years of relevant business experience (procurement related work a plus).  2+ years of web-based toolset programming experience.  2+ years of database programming experience.  2+ years of GUI design / programming.  Experience using the following programming languages (or comparable): PHP (CakePHP is a big plus), MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript (especially jQuery), AJAX.  US Citizen and Computer Science Degree (or equivalent) preferred.  $85,000.00

UC Engineer - core infrastructure, voice, and collaboration expertise will provide post-sales technical deployment activities for government and commercial clients. The UC Engineer will need to demonstrate a high level of competency in the planning, implementation, and migration experience for deploying UC solutions. Candidates should also be highly motivated, eager to learn new technologies, and able to effectively communicate ensuring superior customer service to maintain a strong customer relationship. Strong preference given to candidates with Microsoft Lync and Cisco experience and certifications.   Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) and minimum of 5+ years’ experience designing and implementing IP based network equipment and/or software applications with a strong preference given to videoconferencing technology.  CCNP, CCVP or equivalent experience required.  Demonstrated successful track record for engineering project life cycle management from architecture and design to cutover through the first week of system usage.  5 years+ of Cisco VoIP and IP Telephony deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting and deployment experience.  5 years+ of Cisco UCS deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting experience desired.  Experience with Cisco Unified Communications applications, including CallManager, CallManager Express, Unity, Unity Connection, Unity Express, IM&P, VCS, Expressway, TPS, Conductor and Contact Center Express.  Experience with IP Telephony protocols, including SIP, H323, and MGCP.  Experience with Cisco Voice gateways, including technologies such as CUBE, PRI, FXO, FXS, and SRST.  Experience with Nexus, UCS, B-Series, C-Series, SAN, FCoE, NFS.  Experience with designing and implementing Quality of Service and Multicast.  Strong knowledge of IP protocols, Cisco IOS, switching/routing protocols and Firewall Traversal for H.323 and SIP video. 

Cisco Data Center Architect - Data Center Engineer with core infrastructure, compute, and storage expertise will provide post-sales technical deployment activities for government and commercial clients. The UC Engineer will need to demonstrate a high level of competency in the planning, implementation, and migration experience for deploying Cisco UCS solutions. Candidates should also be highly motivated, eager to learn new technologies, and able to effectively communicate ensuring superior customer service to maintain a strong customer relationship. Strong preference given to candidates with Vmware and Cisco experience and certifications.  Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) and minimum of 5+ years’ experience designing and implementing IP based network equipment and/or software applications with a strong preference given to videoconferencing technology.  CCNP, CCNP-DC or equivalent experience required.  Demonstrated successful track record for engineering project life cycle management from architecture and design to cutover through the first week of system usage.  5 years+ experience of Cisco UCS deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting experience desired.  5 years+ experience with Vmware applications and networking.  5 years+ experience with Nexus, UCS, B-Series, C-Series, SAN, FCoE, NFS, iCSI.  5 years+ experience with designing and implementing Quality of Service and Multicast.  Strong knowledge of IP protocols, Cisco IOS, switching/routing protocols.  Experience with cloud and hybrid deployments.  Experience with EMC, NETAPP, Symantec, VEAMM.  Experience Microsoft services and applications including DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, SQL. 

DevOps (Linux or Windows) - Minimum 3 or more years of relative experience in systems administration and hosting services.  Strong communication skills verbal and written with ability to build relationships and influence. A depth of experience in Web/Cloud based technologies (HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, .NET, etc.) or Salesforce’s Force.com platform. Familiarity with SDLC functional disciplines: QA, Development, design, etc.  Clear customer focus and understanding how their actions directly impact the experience our customers receive. Outstanding knowledge of modern Linux or Windows Server operating systems, preferably in an online, customer facing environment. Expert knowledge of database design, replication and administration (MySQL, MSSQL & NoSQL all welcomed!) Task automation using scripting languages such as Perl, PowerShell or shell scripting to increase efficiency and reduce error in an online environment. $120,000/year

Downtown Atlanta, GA:
Data Analyst - Candidate must be able to understand the value of the product/enhancement and communicate concrete designs for realizing that value. Candidate must become the subject matter expert (SME) for assigned accounts’ data processes, and must be able to articulate processes/requirements in a format that is digestible by Account Management, Data Services, and other teams. This resource must be self-managed, self-directed, and priority-minded.  This role receives direction from the Manager, Data Services, but also must share the responsibility of defining and planning the work for maximum benefit to the success of the product.    The role requires strong SQL skills and data analysis acumen.  If you have knowledge of, or exposure to, Big Data, Hadoop, Hive QL, Impala, Sqoop, or Oozie, any of them would be nice to have.  If not, you will get an opportunity to develop them further in this role.  Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  3+ years of Experience in business analysis, Prior experience working within cross-functional teams in a matrix organization, Experience with  MS SQL, MS Excel , MS PowerPoint, MS Visio and/or other relevant software, Experience with data processing design, and wireframing tools, Nice to have: Knowledge of, or exposure to, Big Data, Hadoop, Hive QL, Impala, Sqoop, or Oozie.  If not, you will get an opportunity to develop them further in this role.  Contract to Hire, $30 to $40/hour.

VM Ware Engineer - Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT networking and systems infrastructure. Active Secret clearance or higher required.  Windows Server Administration, SQL Administration, Exchange Administration, Active Directory, Blade Server Administration, VMware 5 Administration, SAN administration, Network Administration, Desktop Support/End user support, Telecomm Administration, Will be in contact with clients and all levels of management within the company.  $75,000.00

Security Analyst MID SOC - Security Analysts perform real-time log analysis to provide network and data security for Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) clients leveraging log correlation platforms.  Analysts evaluate the type and severity of security events by making use of packet analyses, and their in-depth understanding of exploits and vulnerabilities. Analysts customer service by following the appropriate escalation procedures. Analysts work in a team environment and monitor the health and wellness of network and security devices within the SOC.  Qualifications:  3-5 years of experience in a data security environment.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field or relevant work experience.  An understanding of a wide array of server grade applications to include Exchange, DNS, SMTP, IIS, Apache, SharePoint, Active Directory.  Experience with Microsoft Windows, Linux, TCP/IP, UNIX, IP Routing, Internet connectivity and protocols (TCP/IP) VPNs, VLAN, NAT and security concepts.  Understanding of basic network services.  Experience with/Knowledge of Enterprise Security Information/Event Management (SIEM) systems, IDS devices, firewalls, and/or antivirus management.  Investigative and analytical problem solving skills.  Understanding of security threat and attack countermeasures.  Experience / Knowledge of variety of Intrusion Detection/Prevention platforms.  Experience with VPN, SSL, other encryption methodology / technology a plus.  One of the following certifications CISSP, CEH, Security+, GIAC, CCNA a plus.  Knowledge of/Experience with the following:  Lancope (Stealth Watch), PaloAlto Next Gen Firewalls, Fire Eye MPS', HP ArcSight, HP Tipping point, Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, Attention to detail and great organizational skills, Ability to maintain focus while performing in depth log analysis, Ability to think outside the box when investigating events.  Must hold a current Secret Clearance or higher.

Chief Technology Officer - Responsible for the overall technical planning and architecture.  Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering services. Direct development and execution of all software products and services. Lead the software team and provide expert-level, hands-on technical skills as well as mentoring, performance reviews and code reviews.  Communicate the company’s technology strategy to investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders.  Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.  10+ years of overall software experience with at least 5 years in a leadership capacity (Director, VP, or C-Level).  5+ years of recent experience with C#, ASP.NET, MVC, and SQL Server or Microsoft Azure.  Strong background with OO development and architecture using Java or C++ is a nice plus.  Agile process expertise, Scrum and an ability to implement and scale best practices is required.  Strong experience with ORMs such as Entity Framework and/or NHibernate strongly desired.  Should have experience building large-scale SaaS web applications. Familiarity with cloud-based software development is required.  Should have very strong HTML/CSS skills, ideally with experience in both web and mobile interfaces.  Strong JavaScript skills and expertise with frameworks such React and Angular would be great.  Familiarity with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements including ACH transactions and wire transfers is preferred.  Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management is required.  BS/MS in CS, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, EE or similar is strongly preferred.  Experience with PCI standards and strong security is preferred.  Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development. Excellent understanding of project management principles.   Demonstrated success developing and supporting SAAS based applications and infrastructure at 5 9’s of availability.  $150,000.00+bonus+equity

OracleEBS Project Manager - Provide client side project management and leadership on an Oracle EBS reimplementation initiative.  This is a 6 to 9 month contract position.  Bachelor’s Degree.  Above average skills, knowledge, and experience required in Oracle Enterprise Business Software.  5+ years of consulting experience leading large.  This position will be based in Atlanta but there will be trips to Perry, GA 1-2 days per week.  Consulting Rates.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THESE OR ANY OF OUR OTHER OF OUR POSITIONS, PLEASE EMAIL TRAVIS MCGREW AT TMCGREW@KF-RESOURCES.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

d Apr 15

Hot Jobs 04.10.2015

Information Technology

Georgia
NW Atlanta

Senior IT Auditor - 5+ years of total experience (2+ years of public accounting experience preferred).  BA/BS in Information Systems, Finance or Accounting, or equivalent.  Strong experience with auditing SAP (or relevant ERP system) general and application controls across all business processes.  CPA, CIA, CISA or equivalent certification.  Knowledge of COSO framework and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.  $100,000.00/year.

Senior Internal Auditor - A Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Three years of audit and/or internal control experience in a manufacturing and distribution environment. CPA, CIA, and/or CISA preferred.  Conducts audits in accordance with audit guidelines and departmental standards and tests the financial and operational controls, documenting any weaknesses.  Analyzes current business processes and internal control systems of the group companies.  Loads process and internal control documentation into compliance support application.  $80,000.00/year

Downtown Atlanta

Senior IT Auditor – Bachelor’s Degree, 2 - 4 years of experience with internal or external auditing of Information Systems, Information Technology controls, Information Security, IT compliance, or regulatory standards.  COSO Internal Control – Integrated Framework and a professional designation such as CISSP, CIA, CISA.  Public Accounting Firm experience a plus.  $90,000.00/year

Principle IT Auditor - 3-5 years (or more) Big 4 IT Audit experience needed.  Travel: can request how much they prefer to travel; most travel is international for 8 weeks sessions.  Internal rotational program so they prefer people to stay in the audit division 3 years before rotating to other divisions in the company.  No Busy Season!  Salary is $82,000.00 -$87,000.00/year plus annual incentive of 10%.

Oracle Financials Business Analyst - 3-4 years of experience supporting Oracle Financials are required.  Knowledge of Oracle development tools and languages such as SQL or PL/SQL.  Knowledge of core Oracle E-Business Suite financial modules such as AP (including Payments), GL, AR, CE INV and PO (R12 Financials).  Oracle Discoverer, XML Publisher and Financial Statements Generator tools.  Background or practical experience in Finance or Accounting.  Note, knowledge of accounting is very important as this role independently works with the Finance team to automate and improve financial reporting and business processes. $90,000+.

Alabama
Huntsville

Cyber Research Lead – MS or PhD in computer engineering, computer science, or a related field.  Previous work experience in one or more of the following application areas is desired: cyber security, information assurance, and/or anti-tamper techniques.  Solid understanding of networking fundamentals and encryption technologies is required.  Experience with C++, Java, and other object oriented programming languages.  Experience with multi-threaded programming.  Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining a Secret clearance to work on Government R&D projects.  $100,000.00/year.

Tennessee
Metro Memphis

Enterprise Architect – Perm position.  7 years minimum experience with at least 4 years in data modeling design for complex projects.  Experience in leading review sessions to determine data rules and data model reviews with stake holders.  Experience working with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).  Design experience using ERWIN and other related data modeling tools.  Experience and knowledge of database systems like Oracle, Postgres, DB2, etc.  $140,000.00+bonus (relo paid).

New York
Manhattan

Senior Technical Support Engineer – Bachelor’s Degree in CS, MIS, or relevant engineering/science fields.  8+ years of experience in technical support, engineering, IT, project management or consulting.  Prior customer-facing experience.   Knowledge of how the Internet works (HTTP and DNS).  Programming knowledge and experience (Perl/shell scripting or Java preferable).  Knowledge of common network protocols (TCP/IP, ICMP) and tools.  Knowledge of web programming (HTML, javascript, ASP, JSP).  Familiarity with technologies like: J2EE (using Tomcat and/or Websphere) or .NET architecture, Web Services (SOAP, XML), Configuring webservers (Apache, IIS) and the infrastructure necessary to support a dynamic website (load balancers, connecting to databases, etc), SQL and databases. $120,000.00

Illinois
Chicago Metro

Business Systems Analyst - Bachelor’s degree in business, IT, engineering, or related discipline.  Minimum 3-5 years related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.  Strong understanding of business processes in the areas of supply chain, finance and manufacturing operations.  Proven experience with development and implementation of ERP Software, IFS (Industrial and Financial Systems) experience preferred.  Working knowledge of SDLC methodologies.  $80,000.00/year.

California
San Francisco Area

Senior Technical Support Engineer - 8+ years’ experience in technical support, engineering, IT, project management or consulting.  Prior customer-facing experience.   Bachelor’s Degree in CS, MIS, or relevant engineering/science fields.  Knowledge of how the Internet works (HTTP and DNS).  Programming knowledge and experience (Perl/shell scripting or Java preferable).  Knowledge of common network protocols (TCP/IP, ICMP) and tools.  Knowledge of web programming (HTML, javascript, ASP, JSP).  Familiarity with technologies like: J2EE (using Tomcat and/or Websphere) or .NET architecture, Web Services (SOAP, XML), Configuring webservers (Apache, IIS) and the infrastructure necessary to support a dynamic website (load balancers, connecting to databases, etc), SQL and databases.  Salary $130,000.00

 

Accounting & Finance

Perimeter Area:

AR/AP Specialist – High School diploma or GED required. 1 – 5 years of related Accounting experience. Previous accounts receivable experience preferred. Salary neg. at $35k.

Senior Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters, CPA and public experience desired.  Responsible for all day-to-day accounting functions: month end, budgeting, controls, reconciliations, tax filings, and other special projects as assigned. Heavy GL work.  Salary neg. at $70k

Senior Accountant/Analyst – Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters, CPA and mixture of public and industry experience desired. Responsible for interfacing with external auditors, lead on global project implementation, financial controls documentation, financial reporting, etc.  Salary neg. at $75k 

Corporate Controller – CPA with 8 to 12 years of accounting experience with international background.  The company needs someone who is a go getter and can think outside the box.  Person must have the ability to dive into new areas and figure out how to handle anything that comes up. Controller will be responsible for international consolidations, financial reporting, foreign currency, M&A, post M&A integrations, budgeting & planning, and interacting with external auditors.  Position will report directly to the CFO.  Salary will commensurate with experience: however range is $110,000 to $130,000 plus bonus. 

Buckhead: 

Staff Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.  3 – 5 years of General accounting experience.  Salary neg. around $50k

Senior Accountant – Rebates - Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters, CPA and public experience desired.  SAP systems experience preferred. Salary neg. around $65k

SOX Accountant – International Manufacturing Company – Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, CPA or CPA track preferred.  4+ years in similar role or public accounting background, or combination.  SAP experience is a plus.  Salary neg., up to 80K + 14% bonus.

SOX Auditor (2) – Bachelor’s degree, CPA preferred.  Recent SOX experience with BIG 4 experience highly preferred.  3+ years of experience with sox testing/controls.  Salary is neg., up to $85

Property Accountant – Growth oriented Commercial Real Estate Company – Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of accounting experience (real estate preferred).  This position is responsible for AR/AP and GL, Reconciliations, and provide assistance to Controller as needed.  Salary is $50k

NW Atlanta:

Senior Accountant – P&L – Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters, CPA and public experience desired.  Responsible for all aspects of accounting related to Payroll, Insurance, Benefits, Accruals, Distributions, etc. This position will manage direct reports, so management experience highly desired.  Will take someone that has indirectly managed or trained. Salary neg. around $70k (20% bonus

 

Corporate Accountant - Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters desired.  Responsible for all aspects of general accounting: month end, oversee financial reporting/general accounting projects from beginning to end. Salary neg. around $60k 

 

Temp to Hire Accounts Payable Admin – Associates degree desired.  1 – 3 years of Accounts Payable experience.  Responsible for all expenses and other projects as assigned.  Hourly range between $14.00/hr to $16.50/hr.

 

Midtown/Downtown:

Senior Property Accountant – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.  Minimum of 5 years of experience managing the property accounting (CAM, AP, AR, GL, etc.) for Commercial Office Properties a must. Salary neg. at $80k, plus bonus

Assistant Controller – Class A Commercial Real Estate Company – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required, CPA preferred but not required.  Yardi experience needed.  Salary is neg., up to 100K + bonus

Corporate Accountant – QuickBooks Pro - Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters desired.  MUST be proficient in QuickBooks Pro, AR and AP, other general accounting activities as needed.  Salary neg. at $60k

Billing Analyst – Law Firm – Bachelor’s Degree required.  Strong excel and analytical skills.  Ability to review and manipulate data to present reports from the billing system.  Salary neg. at $70k

Internal Auditor – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.  Minimum of 2 – 3 years of experience in internal audit.  Public experience a plus, but not required.  Salary neg. at $60k

Senior Internal Auditor – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.  Masters in Accounting preferred. Minimum of 2 – 3 years of experience in audit in a Big 4 firm.  Fortune 500 company, voted one of the best places to work. Salary neg. at $70k

Principle Internal Auditor – Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters, CPA and public experience desired. Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in audit in a Big 4 firm.  Fortune 500 company, voted one of the best places to work. Salary neg. at $85k

d May 14

Six Lessons From The Target Security Debacle

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel has resigned effective this morning. This is a key moment for boards, CEOs, and CIOs the world over.  This comes roughly two months after the company’s CIO Beth Jacob resigned also in the fallout of the infamous data breach that the company announced on December 19, 2013.  If this could happen to highly regarded executives like Steinhafel and Jacob, at a company that was considered one of the world leaders in data management, this could happen to you, too!
I am in the throes of a series on board-level CIOs.  Through the course of conversations with the CIOs of companies like FedEx FDX -0.8%, Cardinal Health CAH +0.28%, Texas Instruments TXN -0.13%, and Intel INTC -0.91%, I have been heartened to hear that there are a number of companies that are seeking the counsel of CIOs who have successfully balanced IT-based innovation with securing the data of the enterprise.  Sadly, most companies do not yet have that voice in the board room to provide that balanced perspective.
The Target TGT -3.45% news is an opportunity to re-think the wisdom of proceeding without the counsel of a talented IT voice in board-level conversations.  Like so many disasters, it will likely cause some companies to swing the pendulum toward dramatic security measures that put a governor on innovation. This would have disastrous implications, as well. Here are six thoughts on what companies should do to better secure the enterprise while ensuring that innovation still reigns:
First, ensure that your CIO has successfully guided your company or others through security issues. This may sound odd. Wouldn’t you want a CIO who has never had a security breach of any kind? If a CIO indicates that they have a 100% record in preventing security issues, it may well mean that he or she has not monitored security as well as he or she should. As the old adage goes, there are two kinds of companies: those that have experienced a breach, and those who are simply not aware that they have. If you have a CIO who is in the latter camp, either ensure that he or she has a strong network to leverage to draw lessons from, or consider a new CIO.
Second, hire a seasoned Chief Security Officer (CSO) or Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  The CIO role is so complex, and to an increasing extent is focused on innovation. By definition, innovation means risk. Risk is not a bad thing. In fact, it is essential. The CSO/CISO and his or her team ought to be the filter to help the company understand when new or old ideas are increasing the risk to the company to an extent that counter-measures are necessary, while also ensuring that the existing infrastructure (physical and virtual) remains secure.
Third, ensure there is a comprehensive approach to security.  Physical security and data security are often linked. Unfortunately, in many companies, security has evolved almost like the creatures on the Galapagos Islands. Some functions are proactive and creative in their approaches, while others are slow moving and largely ignorant.  A well-balanced and comprehensive approach that is led by a single executive is optimal.  That executive should have team members in each of the functions and business units of the company, as well. It is also important to note that study after study have pointed out that the biggest risk to companies is actually internal rather than external bad actors.  This requires solid and well communicated guidelines about how to access company data, how to allow multiple devices (both company issued and personal) to access it securely, and what to do in the case of an issue. This then leads to the next idea.
Fourth, develop a well tested disaster recovery and business continuity plan.  Many companies have nicely documented BC/DR plans, but  a healthy majority never tests them comprehensively.  Putting the plans into action only when an issue has arisen means that they are being put into action too late.  Develop solid plans, but test them with some frequency. The learnings of each test need to be well documented, and new approaches that reflect the evolving risk to the company are also essential.
Fifth, seek the counsel of outsiders.  This means speaking with executives from other companies about issues that have arisen to share perspectives and approaches. Security best practices should be shared to a greater degree since they should not be the source of competitive advantage.  The more one can learn from the issues that have arisen elsewhere means that mistakes need not be made within your company. Also, the security landscape is much to complex to have an insular stance and perspective.
Sixth, and lastly, it is important to ensure that security be a board-level topic. Some companies are making the CSO or CISO a peer to the CIO, and having that person report to the CEO.  This is often a good idea, as it gives that executive a degree of objectivity and independence internally, and it ensures that that person will have the credibility and weight of opinion in board meetings.  Companies should increasingly invite technology experts onto the board, as well, to ensure that all discussions are filtered through a security lens.
There are a wide array of process and technology recommendations that dovetail from these six. The pace of innovation in the security space is such that companies generally, and CIOs, CSOs, and CISOs more specifically, must remain abreast of new vendors and solutions, and ensure that tools and processes provide both proactive and reactive ability when it comes to security.
A disaster is a terrible thing to waste.  Clearly this lesson is not lost on Target, who has hired one of the most talented and seasoned CIOs in Bob DeRoades.  No doubt, a comparably talented and seasoned CEO will be hired to replace Gregg Steinhafel. Worse than letting the disaster go to waste is to repeat the mistakes of another company.  Companies must act to ensure that this same fate does not befall them.
He is also the author of  World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs, and the moderator of the  Forum on World Class IT  podcast series. To read his series on CIO-pluses, visit  this link. To read his series profiling CIOs who have risen beyond that role, visit  this link. Follow him on Twitter @WorldClassIT. In September, Wiley Press will publish his next book,  Implementing World Class IT Strategy.